|Read the OP Review HERE|
One of the surprise packets of the cooler months has been the huge popularity of the Peak UK Tourlite Shorty paddle jacket.
It has a bunch of stuff going for it, even allowing for the great price at just $129 for a premium piece of cool weather kit.
In our climate it's a warm enough jacket for all but the rare howlers, when most of us are watching the action from behind a window anyway.
It's more waterproof than a non-cag paddle jacket, because the ingress point for water isn't around your wrists, it's above your elbows. This means any splash from a wave or your paddle won't slowly allow cold water to seep through, always a risk with a long paddle jacket that doesn't have tight gasket seal.
It's lighter than a traditional heavy duty cag, and being short-sleeved is practical as a warm weather shell on blustery summer days, or for immersion activities like surfing, where short high-octane sprints are interspersed with long periods sitting still, wet, in the wind.
We've found that that in this mild Sydney winter, the Shorty has been the go-to jacket, worn in concert with the Peak UK Thermal Rashie.
The UK's Ocean Paddler Magazine have written an excellent review of the Shorty which you can read HERE. You can buy the Peak UK Tourlite Shorty paddle jacket through our online store HERE, for $129.00 including delivery nationally.