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kiwiladbrad
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Thu May 09, 2019 10:01 am

Off the back end of Hainesy's "shell suit comeback" comment... Where is a good place to get some new paddle pants on a budget? Are Rasdax still king, if so where from. I can only find them at Hunting and Fishing but not exactly what I'm after. What other options are out there and where from?

Any thoughts welcome!!!

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Thu May 09, 2019 10:08 am

Couple of years ago I bought mine from Canoe & Kayak North Shore.
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Thu May 09, 2019 2:09 pm

Hellensteins are the go to place these days


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Thu May 09, 2019 4:14 pm

The sharkskin pants are pretty mean. Flexible and warm. :y:
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Thu May 09, 2019 7:29 pm

Schecter wrote:The sharkskin pants are pretty mean. Flexible and warm. :y:
And they were on sale at Marine Deals too...


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Thu May 09, 2019 7:52 pm

i just ordered a pair of Rasdex fishing pants should be here in the next day or 2 im hoping.

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Fri May 10, 2019 9:25 am

Coromandel Kayak Adventures (Rob and Janet) do Rasdex pants. Or Viking Kayaks do NRS dry pants.

I have NRS pants, which I'm fond of, but I don't love. I like the semi-dry thigh pocket, but they have a pretty narrow fit. I'm 6ft and ~100kg. To get a pair that fits comfortably around my waist I had to get size 2XL, which drag on the ground if I'm not wearing booties.
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Fri May 10, 2019 6:29 pm

kiwiladbrad wrote:
Thu May 09, 2019 10:01 am
Off the back end of Hainesy's "shell suit comeback" comment... Where is a good place to get some new paddle pants on a budget? Are Rasdax still king, if so where from. I can only find them at Hunting and Fishing but not exactly what I'm after. What other options are out there and where from?

Any thoughts welcome!!!

Ta much
Hey bro, I still have my sharkskin top and pants if you're interested?
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Fri May 10, 2019 10:20 pm

Viking Kayaks sell them
I bought a pair from them in the last couple of months
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Tue May 14, 2019 10:16 am

Been looking at NZ Sailing, prices seem excellent, any feedback welcome, had some rasdex pants and these have lost all their waterproofing qualities, good for keeping the sun off tho!

[url]https://www.nzsailing.com/your-waterspo ... ypants/url]

https://www.nzsailing.com/your-waterspo ... s-drypants
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Tue May 14, 2019 2:24 pm

I recommend over-all type pants that keep your back warm and dry.

I use these:


https://www.gul.com/technical/sail/prot ... salopettes


Actually someone can have my old pants for free if they want.

Scott waterproof snowboarding pants in medium. (A few frays and marks but work well and are warm).
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Tue May 14, 2019 3:09 pm

Yeah I was looking at a similar style of salopette / overall version also.
NZ Sailing sell the ones you have but I was hoping to spend a little less hence looking at the gul Ballistic.
https://www.gul.com/sail/mens/trousers/ ... sers-25245
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Wed May 15, 2019 8:31 pm

I had the gul code zero salopettes from NZ sailing and although fairly comfortable and warm with the high front and back, the waterproofing was average. I think the seated knees up position in the kayak seat stretches the fabric and compromises the waterproofing. Got worse and worse and I finally got sick of it at the end of last winter and chucked them out. Not sure what I’ll do this winter but may just go to pvc leggings for now.

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Wed May 15, 2019 11:58 pm

im very happy with these, although they are now selling a new improved version it seems:

https://slhobie.com.au/gear/kayak-acces ... hing-pants
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Thu May 16, 2019 6:37 am

Telecaster wrote:
Wed May 15, 2019 8:31 pm
I had the gul code zero salopettes from NZ sailing and although fairly comfortable and warm with the high front and back, the waterproofing was average. I think the seated knees up position in the kayak seat stretches the fabric and compromises the waterproofing. Got worse and worse and I finally got sick of it at the end of last winter and chucked them out. Not sure what I’ll do this winter but may just go to pvc leggings for now.
I hear these work well lol
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Thu May 16, 2019 12:54 pm

Telecaster wrote:
Wed May 15, 2019 8:31 pm
I had the gul code zero salopettes from NZ sailing and although fairly comfortable and warm with the high front and back, the waterproofing was average. I think the seated knees up position in the kayak seat stretches the fabric and compromises the waterproofing. Got worse and worse and I finally got sick of it at the end of last winter and chucked them out. Not sure what I’ll do this winter but may just go to pvc leggings for now.
Have a read of this thread... if you want good ones, Lovig are the bees knees....

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Thu May 16, 2019 8:32 pm

DocProfit wrote:
Thu May 16, 2019 6:37 am
Telecaster wrote:
Wed May 15, 2019 8:31 pm
I had the gul code zero salopettes from NZ sailing and although fairly comfortable and warm with the high front and back, the waterproofing was average. I think the seated knees up position in the kayak seat stretches the fabric and compromises the waterproofing. Got worse and worse and I finally got sick of it at the end of last winter and chucked them out. Not sure what I’ll do this winter but may just go to pvc leggings for now.
I hear these work well lol
Is that the NSKFC new uniform? :rofl:
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Fri May 17, 2019 8:35 pm

:x

The disturbing part is you had that picture already right??

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