Gear Review

Published on septembre 23rd, 2016 | by Kayak Session https://www.kayaksession.com/img-current-issue/upload-your-video.png

New @ PADDLEexpo 2016 – Peak UK, Peak UK Racer ST

Peak UK Racer ST – Performance Enhancing Paddling Equipment

The all new Racer ST is a unique and ground breaking three in one garment that combines a paddling jacket with spray deck and buoyancy aid for the ultimate streamlined performance. This revolutionary garment was four years in development and collaboration between Derbyshire based Peak UK Kayaking Co Ltd, British Canoeing and the English Institute of Sport. It sped Joe Clarke, David Florence & Richard Hounslow down the whitewater course in Rio to Olympic Gold and Silver.

Traditionally with a regular PFD ( life jacket ) athletes will have 40-50mm of buoyancy foam on the front and back of their body. The Racer ST holds around 30 percent of it’s flotation in it’s spraydeck, meaning now there’s less than 20mm of flotation foam on the athlete’s body. Lines can be cut closer to the poles and run times reduced. This piece of kit is truly “Performance Enhancing”. It does of course meet all the ISO 12402 and ICF 6.12kg pfd safety standards. 

The Racer ST is available now in long and short sleeved versions attached to a Slalom C1 or K1 spraydeck. It is also available with a Whitewater Composite or Keyhole deck for the ultimate in freestyle or surf kayak performance. 

Key Features:

•SS3 four way stretch, breathable and waterproof fabric with 20m hydrostatic head and 20k moisture transmission.

•Gaia environmentally friendly super soft flotation foam. Only 20mm thickness on the body.

•Load bearing and secure webbing body harness.

•Tough faced 4mm neoprene spraydeck with added Gaia buoyancy.

•EU Registered Patent Pending design..

•ISO 12402-5 Certified. ICF 6.12KG Approved.

•Olympic Gold and Silver medal winning performance.

Colours:  Black. Blue. Lime or full Custom designed colours.

Body Sizes: XS. S. M. L. XL

Cockpit Sizes: SC1. SK1. Composite. Keyhole

Prices>>> Short Sleeved £249 / €350 – Long Sleeved £269 / €375

Available now at www.peakuk.com


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Peak K Racer ST ©kayaksession.com


Peak K Racer ST ©kayaksession.com


Peak K Racer ST ©kayaksession.com


Peak K Racer ST ©kayaksession.com


Peak K Racer ST ©kayaksession.com


Peak K Racer ST ©kayaksession.com


Peak K Racer ST ©kayaksession.com


Peak K Racer ST ©kayaksession.com


Peak K Racer ST ©kayaksession.com

 This serie of articles, called “NEW @ PADDLEexpo 2016” and produced by KS Publishing (publishers of Kayak Session, Paddle World and Sup World magazine, showcases the new products for 2017 to be exposed at the PADDLEexpo show taking place in Nuremberg, Germany on October 7-9th. PADDLEexpo is the world’s largest paddlesport-specific trade show (‘trade show’ meaning entrance is reserved for professionals) highlighting what the general public will find on shelves and in stores in 2017. It includes everything from kayaks and canoes to stand-up paddle boards and inflatables, with the apparel and accessories needed for it all. See the product and meet the manufacturer at PADDLEexpo 2016 in Nuremberg > www.paddleexpo.com

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