Palm Equipment

Gear for paddlers

We’ve been making specialist apparel, accessories and safety equipment for paddlesport since 1979. Palm supplies everything you need to take to the water – we also manufacture and distribute Dagger Kayaks in Europe, Islander Kayaks, Wilderness Systems, Mad River Canoe and VE Paddles – through an international network of distributors, to activity centres and your local paddlesport retailer.

Making Things Better

More enjoyable, safer, better experiences – are at the heart of Palm designs. Take for example our new Terek jacket, 100% recycled nylon in a three-layer waterproof fabric that feels great. Or the next step in whitewater safety with the Piggyback chest harness system on the Nevis PFD. And we were the first to introduce a waistbelt inflatable certified to ISO standards with the Glide PFD.



Last year we led a litter pick and river clean on the Kent, the river at the heart of Kendal. This year we want you all to join in, looking after your nearest waterway. All together we can make a noise on Sunday to raise the importance of respect for our waterways and the damaging effects of pollution and waste. Share your haul of plastic bottles, shopping trolleys, flotsam and jetsam on social media

Gear for Paddlers



A roll-top drybag with removable shoulder strap. Supple, hardwearing PVC free material with tough high frequency welded seam.



Smooth looks and curves conceal a highly capable touring buoyancy aid; with Comfort Fit foam‚ supple face fabric and deep pockets.



With a tough ABS shell and multi-impact EPP liner‚ the Shuck protects you from the kinds of hits kayaking and other watersports serve up.

Proud Sponsors Of

Palm & Pyranha Paddlesports Session

The explosion of paddlesports during 2020 has seen a monumental uptake with people taking to the water to explore their local waterways and discover a new way to see the world.

Building on the success of 2019 and the growing popularity of paddling this year, the Paddlesports Session is proud to showcase a variety of speakers from all disciplines.

Hear stories about starting out, finding nurture within the sport and listen to tales of local adventures, expeditions around the world and river activism.

Join us live with hosts Cal Major and Chris Brain as they introduce you to our exciting lineup including Cumbrian locals Fi and James Corfe, river legend Ben Stookesberry, whitewater adventurers Sal Montgomery and TV host Steve Backshall, and introducing Eleanor Wong, British Canoeing #ShePaddles Ambassador, and Clare Rutter, British Canoeing #ShePaddles Ambassador for Wales.

Plus see what Bren Orton has been up this summer with Olaf Obsommer and a chance to hear River Activists from Save Our Rivers, Balkan River Defence, Free Rivers Fund, Wildwasser Erhalten Tirol and Save The Heart of Kendal.

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