The new Peak UK Ocean Bothy and the well-established Kokatat Storm Cag are designed to be pulled over your cag and buoyancy aid when emergency clothing is needed, and allow access to your buoyancy aid pockets.
They are equally at home when setting up camp in wet or windy conditions, or just chilling out in exposed spots.
Both are in stock and available to buy online or in person our shop in Oban.
Introducing the new Peak Ocean Bothy, your very own shelter for when things get rough at sea. Developed with the folks at Glenmore Lodge National Outdoor Training Centre, the Ocean Bothy is a lightweight, waterproof and breathable jacket that is worn on top of all your existing paddling kit.
The Bothy folds into it’s own hood and packs down small. Stash it away, then simply pull it out and throw it on when conditions turn nasty.
The jacket is constructed from a lightweight X2.5 nylon with 10m waterproofing and comes in a bright orange with reflective stripes on the sleeves and hood.
There are twin chest zips which give easy access to your PFD pockets so you can still grab your radio, flare or flapjack. And 2 huge side pockets giving plenty of extra storage.
The fully adjustable hood features our easy stow toggle system to fasten down when not in use and the drawcord waist allows the jackets to be cinched in securely around your waist.
The wrists are velcro closing and neck is a simple zipped collar making it easy to pull on over your regular kit.
Exists in 2 sizes, SM and LXL, designed to be roomy so if you normally wear S or M, then the S/M Ocean Bothy will fit over your cag and PFD.
The Kokatat Storm Cag
This one-piece combination jacket and spraydeck cover is designed to be worn over existing clothing and PFD in inclement weather on or off the water.
The Storm Cag also functions in an emergency when needed for extra insulation or when dealing with an injured paddler. When not in use, it is highly compressible and can also be rolled into the hood for compact storage and tucked behind a seat back or into a day hatch.
This full coverage pullover has an integrated shock cord rand to assure a secure fit over the spray skirt, and is an oversize cut to provide full mobility over outerwear and life vest.
Other features include dual adjustable hood with internal foam bill, large, zippered front cargo pocket with pass-through for access to PFD, pile-lined hand-warmer pocket, zippered self draining pocket on sleeve, and reflective tape on hood and sleeves.
One size fits most (cockpit size L, jacket size XL).
As an aside, wheelchair-bound customers found the Kokatat Storm cag offers excellent protection over their knees, yet gives them easy access to the wheels, as well as access to the handles on the top of seat when someone else was pushing them.