The Cags that look after you

  • By Cathy Wagstaff
  • 28 Mar, 2017
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.
Peak Adventure One Piece suit for sale Sea Kayak Oban Argyll Scotland
Peak UK Ocean Bothy giving extra protection during your coffee break...
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.
Peak UK Adventure kayak suit for sale at Sea Kayak Oban Scotland
or just thrown over your kit to warm up when still on the water
Peak Adventure kayak suit shoulder entry low bulk zip at Sea Kayak Oban for paddling
Compact and easy to pack up inside the hood
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.
Adventure kayak suit fully waterproof with pee zip for great days paddling in Scotland with Sea Kayak Oban and National Kayak School
Peak Ocean Both with huge pockets and access to PFD pockets
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.  
Thrown over your PFD, the Kokatat Storm cag is also a spraydeck and offer great additional protection from wind and rain
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.
Kokatat Storm Cag keeps you dry when setting up camp on a wet and windy spot
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.
By Cathy Wagstaff 16 Apr, 2017
We are a specialist sea kayak school and sea kayak shop located in the town centre of Oban, on the west coast of Scotland.
It’s a great place to be and every week we meet scores of really nice people who want to talk about their hobby or who want to take up sea kayaking.
             
We are looking for a sea kayaker to join the team in the shop, full-time or part-time, and to help us with the sea kayak school bookings and rentals from April/May to September.
By Cathy Wagstaff 09 Apr, 2017
We are open 5 days a week, Thursday to Monday and closed only on Tue and Wed.
Yes, we are open Easter Sunday and Easter Monday

Monday: 10am to 5pm
Tuesday: closed
Wednesday: closed
Thursday: 11am to 5pm
Friday: 10am to 5pm
Saturday: 9am to 5pm 
Sunday: 10am to 4pm

As always we are available on email and our online shop is open 7 days a week.
By Cathy Wagstaff 28 Mar, 2017
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.
By Cathy Wagstaff 18 Mar, 2017
A huge thanks to everyone who came to try our boats or offer support on the shore.
The demo day was a big success with about 40 people trying out over 20 different sea kayaks and surf skis.
Many thanks to Mike Sunderland  Simon McElroy for their help organising, loading and taking picture, and Geoff Pardoe for the use of the Killington Lake Sailing Club facilities.
The weather was perfect with just enough wind to make testing realistic, no rain and some sun.


Epic V6, Epic V5 (14ft plastic fast sit on top)

Northshore Atlantic & Atlantic LV composite and plastic & Ocean 17 & 17.6 composite.
P&H Cetus LV & MV , Scorpio MV, LV & the new HV
Valley Sirona 15.10 & 16.1 in both composite & plastic
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By Cathy Wagstaff 11 Mar, 2017
Sunday 12th March 2017 from 10am to 2pm
By Cathy Wagstaff 25 Feb, 2017
Delivery received Fri 10th March 2017! 

"The north west of Scotland is quite simply the best place to paddle a sea kayak in the world." - Gordon Brown.

On the north west coast of Scotland and around Skye there are islands galore, hidden beaches, tide races, great places to enjoy the local seafood and amazing people to meet. All of this set within a fantastic, variable culture of Norse and Gaelic influence that go to make this an area you will return to time and again. Ardnamurchan Point to Cape Wrath, the names of the headlands at either end of the area contained within these pages, even have their own section in the weather forecast.

Fifty great voyages are described in a way that is both inspirational and informative. Details of launching and landing sites, tides and potential hazards are provided and the coast is described in exquisite detail. This means that it can also be used as a kayaker's 'pilot' for any journey they might wish to undertake in this area. It follows the successful format of other Pesda Press sea kayaking guides, presenting the information in a user-friendly fashion and making good use of maps and colour photographs.

Doug Cooper has wored at Scotland's National Outdoor Training Centre, Glenmore Lodge, as a Level 5 Coach in Sea and White Water. When not out on the water, Doug can be found in the mountains at work as a Mountain and Ski Instructor or at play in search of new crags or fresh powder tracks. He has sea kayaked extensively around the world and has always got a new destination and adventure planned. Doug is the author of several other books published by Pesda Press.

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By Cathy Wagstaff 07 Feb, 2017
We are happy to announce that Peak UK's new shoulder-entry One Piece Suit  is in stock. Several years ago Peak introduced their unique leg-entry system, with the Explorer and Creek (now Whitewater), which has been copied but never bettered!  They are hard-wearing and we have been using them in National Kayak School since 2009.  The new   Adventure   suit now offers an alternative to the leg-entry, with a fully waterproof, flexible and curved Tizip 5mm shoulder-entry zip.
By Cathy Wagstaff 21 Dec, 2016
OPEN Thursday 22 December 10am to 5pm

OPEN Friday 23 December 10am to 4pm

As always we are available on email and the online shop is open 7 days a week.

We wish you a merry Christmas and Happy New Year.

Thank you for visiting our shop and buying from us in 2016.
By Cathy Wagstaff 15 Dec, 2016
This is a great sea kayak guide released just in time for Christmas.

Over 285 pages of stunning photos, detailed maps and informative text in English, this is the first comprehensive sea kayak guide to the Lofoten Islands in Norway.
With multi-day trips and day trips, this book has something for everybody. Combined with some inspiring photos we hope it will encourage paddlers to visit this amazing place.

BCU 5-Star Leader Jann Engstad, native of the Lofoten Islands, is the author.
His knowledge of the Islands, history and environment has no equal.  We met a few years ago when we rented sea kayaks from this company www.lofoten-aktiv.no  and paddled off between the mystical islands in the midnight sun (and lost count of the sea eagles we spotted! )

Foreword by contributing editor Olly Sanders, paddler extraordinaire.
By Cathy Wagstaff 15 Dec, 2016
In December and February the shop is only open 3 days a week  Thursday, Friday and Saturday 10am - 5pm

We are closed on Sundays, Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays.

As always we are available on email and the online shop is open 7 days a week.
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