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Best Women’s Buoyancy Aids and PFDs in 2024

Me (Tamsyn) in the Hiko Sport Guardian 3D    Facebook   Twitter   Messenger   Linkedin   WhatsApp It's crazy to think that not so long ago, women's specific PFDs didn't really exist. Thankfully, in 2024 the selection of women's buoyancy aids is growing! So we now have an increasing number of options to choose from! We’ve put together this handy guide of some of the best women’s kayak, canoe and SUP buoyancy aids on the market in 2024. Some of these are specifically designed for...

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5 Essential Tips for Choosing the Perfect Paddle and Board Combo

Flow Kayaks Watersports Shop provides a comprehensive guide for selecting the ideal paddle and board combination, offering five critical tips: assess your skill level and use, consider board and paddle materials and construction, determine the correct size and volume, test various paddle lengths and blade shapes, and read expert reviews. They also highlight the importance of understanding the different board types and the role of additional accessories for a safe and enjoyable experience.

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Which Spray Deck for Kayaking Do I Need?

Choosing the right spray deck for kayaking can make a significant difference in your overall experience on the water. A spraydeck helps keep water out of your kayak and there are multiple options out there. Have a read of our quick guide in picking the right spray deck for your kayak. Material For many beginners, paddlers in kayak clubs and also flat water paddlers, nylon spray decks prove to be an excellent starting point. They are affordable, durable and easy to use....

Paddle Your Way to Their Heart: A Valentine’s Gift Guide from Flow Kayaks

Tamsyn and David Love is in the air, and in the rivers too. What better way to celebrate Valentine's Day than by surprising your special someone with a unique and adventurous gift? This Valentine's Gift Guide is curated with passion for paddling, ensuring that your loved one's heart races not only from love but also from the thrill of the water. Romantic Sunset Paddle: Take romance to the next level with a sunset tour. Paddle along serene waters as the sun sets, casting...

Half Slice Roundup

For most paddlers a half slice is the perfect boat, combining a comfortable, predictable bow to get you through the rapids, with a low volume playful stern for tearing up every eddyline on the way down. With their soaring popularity manufacturers are bringing out boats in every shape and size to cover all your half slice niches. Maybe you want a more stable river runner, or maybe you want to get vertical on every ripple and micro eddy, we’ve done...

Launching into the Rapids: Welcome to Flow Kayaks’ Paddling Blog!

Hello everyone! We’re super excited to announce the launch of the Flow Kayaks blog space. As I’m sure many of you know, Flow started out almost 6 years ago, out of a passion for paddlesports and a desire to get the best gear on the market into the UK. Over time, Flow Kayaks has grown, we’ve had the opportunity to meet and help a whole load more of you UK paddlesports enthusiasts, and 3 years ago we even finally set...

The EXO x GUIGUI-Prod/ Carbon Helixir Helixir Review – Nathan Hefford

Paddler: Nathan Hefford - Photo: Tom Clare Photography Nathan is one of our team paddlers, shop assistants and a GB Freestyle Team member. He is representing Team GB at the 2023 ICF Freestyle World Championships in Columbus, GA, USA in October! Here are a few words from him about his plastic and carbon Helixir! I paddle the plastic small EXO x Guigui helixer standard outfitting and the Carbon Small (+5mm) helixer. I love both boats for a whole variety of different reasons....

How To Find Us

Our Nottingham showroom is located just five minutes from the National Watersports Centre (HPP) in the Nottingham Wholesale and Trade Park.  Click here for directions. Our van should be easy to spot when you arrive, but if you can’t see us straight away don’t panic! Drive clockwise around the trade park and key an eye out for the “Flow Kayaks” sign, we are in unit 13. Here are some handy pictures so you know what to look for! Entrance to the trade park at...

ZET Kayaks UK

In November Flow Kayaks took over the exclusive distribution for ZET Kayaks from Canoe and Kayak Store. We are thrilled to be presented with this opportunity to import ZET into the market! What's Changing? Richard and his team at Canoe and Kayak Store have done a fantastic job of supplying ZET to the market and we certainly intend to match their high levels of service, availability and expert advice. So we don't plan on making any major changes! We will continue...

NRS now in stock

Born among the rivers, lakes and oceans of the wild and beautiful northwestern United States, NRS has served paddlers in the U.S. and around the world with the finest equipment and apparel since 1972. NRS founder Bill Parks created the first purpose-built dry bag for paddling in 1974, the now-legendary Bill’s Bag. Other innovative products soon followed, and today we are the world’s leading manufacturer of professional-grade paddlesports gear. We have stock in store and online of a wide range of...