Best water sports according to redditors

We found 1,270 Reddit comments discussing the best water sports. We ranked the 795 resulting products by number of redditors who mentioned them. Here are the top 20.

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Top Reddit comments about Water Sports:

u/hypercorrections · 42 pointsr/TheSilphRoad

Order your inflatable, 2-person kayak from Amazon now. Then live out a math problem by floating your fellow raiders to the roof one at a time.

u/dross85 · 30 pointsr/pics

Looks like this one.

Intex Explorer K2 Kayak - 2-Person Inflatable Kayak Set with Aluminum Oars and High Output Air Pump - 10.25ft

u/karabeckian · 29 pointsr/NatureIsFuckingLit

Since you're already thinking about it -

u/yooston · 15 pointsr/houston

Intex Challenger K2 Kayak, 2-Person Inflatable Kayak Set with Aluminum Oars and High Output Air Pump

u/thinkcodemake · 15 pointsr/nashville

Hey Hermitage, Old Hickory here.

They are inflatable. $70 with paddle. My friends liked them (I have the red kayak). I haven't ridden in them personally, but so far I've only heard good reviews.

I've seen them for sale at Academy in Madison, or on Amazon.

u/SpyderCold · 11 pointsr/Welding

Got it on amazon

Put it on my safety glasses and hood. Works great :)

u/NonReligiousPopette · 11 pointsr/running

Heeeeeey glasses wearers! Last week I raved about silicone temple grips to help keep spectacles from shimmying down the nose and cutting off air supply. This week I'm going to continue on that theme with a couple of anti-fog reviews.

First I tried two home remedies to keep my lenses from fogging up while I run. The first is good ol' saliva. I horked a glob on my lenses, rubbed it around with my finger, gagged a couple of times, and begrudgingly put my glasses on. As soon as my spit dried, my glasses were left with streaks and splotches that were almost worse than the fog that happened before I reached the end of the block.

The second home remedy I tried was dish detergent. I coated a thin layer of dawn on my glasses and lightly buffed it with my tee shirt before setting off on my run. It must have been a self-fulfilling prophecy situation. I was terrified of my sweaty eyelashes rubbing against my lenses and picking up bits of soap to sting my eyes. And that's exactly what happened. Minimal fog, though!

I ordered a couple of products on Amazon to try as well. The first was a generic cleaning wipe that's apparently so generic and worthless, Amazon doesn't remember me ordering them. I've got the box to my left, and yet searching for it on Amazon and checking my order history yields nothing. As far as anti-fog properties, it yielded nothing, too. It did make my glasses pleasantly clean, though.

Up next we have Cat Crap. I was having flashbacks to the dish detergent day when I tried this stuff and my eyes could not stop watering. Or maybe I was sobbing. I don't really recall. What I DO recall is my entire run that day, on the lense I put the Cat Crap on, was so incredibly clear, I could see the reflection of my tears in my lenses if I angled the daylight just right. I ended up looping back to my car to coat a thin layer of Cat Crap on my other lense and buffed it with my tee shirt.

The last product I tried was Jaws Quick Spit. After cleaning my glasses thoroughly (that Cat Crap worked for a couple of days 'cause I'm gross and don't clean my glasses unless they're visibly soiled), I spritzed a bit of Spit on one lense, buffed it clean with my tee shirt. Are you seeing a pattern here with the buffing? It works considerably better with all products if you use a cotton tee over a dri-fit tech shirt. My lense only fogged up in the tiniest streak where I must have missed a spot. By the end of the day, they were right back to fogging when I opened the dishwasher too soon.

The Cat Crap ended up being my favourite for a couple of reasons.

  • You can control exactly how much goes on your glasses, and the tiniest amount is really all you need. While the Spit worked as well as the Cat Crap, you're left to the mercy of the spray pump, and I had a lot of wasted product come off onto my shirt.

  • It's such a small, convenient container. It can fit into the tiny, unused pockets of hydration systems. It can sit unnoticed in a pocket. Hell, you can probably tuck it in your sock, not that you would have much need. As I said, it lasted for a couple of runs.

  • It lasted for multiple runs! Hell, my glasses didn't even fog up in the bathroom for my post-run shower.
u/WNW3 · 11 pointsr/ToyotaTacoma's all the stuff I bought on my Amazon list lately. Does that help?

AUKEY 1080p Dash Cam

Black Off Road Scene Easy Fit Mud Guard

Car Travel Inflatable Mattress

Xprite Amber 240 LED Roof Top Mini Flashing Strobe Light

Smoke Tint Slim Wind Deflector

Pet Dog Seat Belt Leash

30 Ft. Polyester Tow Strap

Hood tie-Down Loops

Seat Cover for Pets

Silicone Wedding Ring For Men (For the radio knobs)

Toyota Tacoma Center Console Tray

Toyota Tacoma Center Console Organizer

Front Car Seat Covers

Husky Liners Front Floor Liners

Annnnnnnnnnd I'm just now seeing you were talking about the 2nd Gen...

u/FONEmobile · 10 pointsr/fountainpens

This is probably your best bet --

You can also get it from Walmart for the same cost.

Obligatory: order from Goulet to support small businesses. $3 for 1/8 of a oz, which will last a long time.

u/WakiWikiWonk · 8 pointsr/subaru

>Why tf can't Subaru just make a outdoor oriented roof rack system?

Because for every 1 person who carries things on the roof there are 50 who don't, and some carry bicycles, others carry surfboards, other carry skis, and so on. To accommodate all of these different customers Subaru gives you a good solid low noise and low wind resistance base so you can add a roof rack of your choice.

Just buy a Thule Portage roof rack like all the other canoe owners do and quit whining.

And if you really think you need a front tie down point, just buy one.

u/54338042094230895435 · 7 pointsr/Kayaking

You shouldn't hang if from the carry points. Run straps under the kayak. Get yourself one of these and you'll be better off.

u/EdwardDupont · 7 pointsr/thalassophobia

Pretty fucking awesome. And the mom is pretty hot too.

Edit: Ok apparently they are a bitch to clean and obviously $1600 seems a little too cheap so that's why it's not a good product. /s

u/Junkmans1 · 6 pointsr/Cruise

There are various types of waterproof wallets or cases that you can find. I've tried quite a few types and most leak. This is the only one I've ever had that doesn't leak and lasts a long time:
It is just the right size to hold a couple sea passes, a couple driver's licenses, a credit card and a bunch of US currency wrapped around them. Even keeps things dry when snorkeling and diving 10 feet or more under water.

With other cases: if bills do get slightly damp then vendors still take them and they'll dry out if you spread them out a bit in your cabin overnight.

I always take my phone and leave in a beach bag if necessary. I realize that we're taking a chance on anything we leave in a beach bag but I've never had an issue. They do make similar cases, even the same brand, that fit a phone so you can take it into the water but I've never tried those.

In Europe and places where water is not involved but pick pockets are more of a concern, I carry my passport and most of my money and second credit card in a money belt type hidden pocket worn under my clothing. I carry just a few dollars and one credit card in my wallet so I don't have to go into the hidden pocket very often.

u/De1ph · 6 pointsr/Swimming

All goggles no matter how good they are lose their anti fog coating sooner or later. I simply started to use this and the problem went away completely:

u/RedRavick · 6 pointsr/ottawa

I am the brother. I bought one from amazon. Intex Challenger K1 Kayak, 1-Person Inflatable Kayak Set with Aluminum Oars and High Output Air Pump

The price is always around $90.00. Don’t be fooled by the scam sale. I love this thing so much. It is inflatable and fits into the bag in comes in. The bag is a big duffel bag. I kayak to work and I am able to keep it in my locker.
I absolutely love the freedoms this gives me. Without a car or a garage it is not feasible to keep a solid one. I keep it stored under my stairs in my condo. I have been out with it three times this week. Actually I really think it’s been three days in a row.
Like another poster said, don’t think you’ll win races, it’s pretty slow and I paddle up stream to work. It’s tough but I love a challenge. It gets me out and I’m able to switch things up and not go biking every day. I have spelt hours reclined in this thing reading and I love bragging to my colleagues that, ”I kayaked into work today.”
I have wanted a kayak for a long time but couldn’t handle the space so I never got one until I thought about getting one that could blow up. I searched on amazon and found this one. The reviews are really good. I was going to wait until this season to buy it but a freak sale came on late last summer. I don’t know why but it was listed for $26.00!!! How could I have resisted. Sometimes I see it at around $80.00ish but you never know when things are going to go on sale.
Make sure to check out the other options on amazon. Just type in blow up kayak.
Let me know if you want to go kayaking together someone! 👍

u/TacticalSatan · 6 pointsr/Austin

It's. Inflatable kayak! Here is a link to it. It's great. Can fill it up in about 5-7 minutes with the included Manuel pump. Explorer K2

For the price you honestly can't beat it. We love it.

u/flargenhargen · 6 pointsr/Kayaking

yarp. those racks can and do come off, so a rope to the front and rear could save your yak, and prevent you from killing somebody.

something like this makes it easy.

u/GeorgiaDawgs247 · 6 pointsr/XVcrosstrek

You can Google or Amazon t style hood loops it kayak hood loops, like this:

Shoreline Marine Propel hood Trunk tie-Down Loops

I've used Thule before with no issues. Basically you hold the strap or rest it outside the hood and back and have the black plastic piece under the hood and then close it. The black plastic piece orevents it from coming out from under the hood and you can set it on either side if the hood and same with the back.

u/schlossenberger · 6 pointsr/Honda


2000 h/b w/ B16 owned for over 5 years!

2006 TL six-speed owned for over 5 years!

Don't mind that pool noodle kayak carrier system on the TL, that was a one time solution lol. Wanted to suggest what I bought for kayak bow and stern lines by the way - noticed you're tying them down to below the car - that was always a bit of a pain in the ass. I got a couple sets of these two years ago and they've been awesome! I'm sure there's other brands, but holy hell what a solution. I put them on either side of the hood and inside the trunk. Have used them for long hauls and for just taking going local, and to secure my giant 14' sea kayak alongside our cheapy Walmart kayak.

u/aMinnesotaBro · 5 pointsr/financialindependence

Here's the link! The reviews are phenomenal and the price is the cheapest they've ever been.

u/thunderatwork · 5 pointsr/canada

In my experience, prices are very similar unless you're not buying directly from Amazon. There's always the odd crazy sellers that want to make extreme profits on rare items...

Look at the thousands of products that are prime eligible and compare prices. Of course, if you only look at the rare product, you may find outlier prices.

I just bought this, it's about $2 cheaper on the Canadian side.
I also bought this:, it's $4.50 more expensive on the Canadian sides. same price.

Compare prices on and, and you'll find very similar prices.

u/Balistoides · 5 pointsr/marinebiology

There are special ear covers that you can use! Two of my marine biologist friends have ruptured their eardrums and use these:

I'll be honest, those ear muffs are a real pain in the butt, but they keep your ears totally dry. And bonus, you won't have any problems equalizing!

u/magus · 5 pointsr/scuba

Diving + earplugs = bad idea. There are some special masks with tubes that connect the ears and the nasal area - check here.

Freedivers can use the normal pinch-nose technique (called Valsalva equalization) for diving up to 30ish meters.

For deeper dives the volume of air in the lungs is too small for the lungs to be able to push it up all the way to the eardrums. Advanced techniques are needed (such as the Frenzel maneuver). You can find more info here for example. Most of them use the tongue or jaw in some way to push the air from the mouth area, through the eustachian tubes up against the eardrums.

These techniques will work up to a certain depth (not sure exactly which, but let's say 120m or so.

However, the current world record for freediving is 214m. How is that possible? Well, a select few world-class freedivers use a technique where they stop during the dive and inject their cavities (eustachian tubes, sinuses etc.) with fluid. Since fluids are incompressible, there's no need to equalize anymore and you can go to whatever depth.

It turns out that depth is around 250m though (that's what Herbert Nitsch reached in an attempt, but had an incident - you can find more online). Also I've heard theories of your larynx getting crushed when you reach a certain depth.

u/zxj4k3xz · 5 pointsr/airsoft

I use the I-force, though my Valken Sierras (V2G-XPs) work great as well.

They work great in the summer. For the 10-15 minute games at Miami Airsoft, I get nearly no fog, with just a bit around the edges, though I think that's more condensation and sweat than fog. At AO-X this past Saturday, it got a bit annoying after an hour or so. Next time I play long games, I'll probably just get some anti fog spray to really prevent it.

The only thing I've used that was better was my Dye i4 which uses black magic to prevent fogging.

u/driftunicorn · 4 pointsr/fountainpens

Current FP Carry:

  • VP with [[Sailor Yama Dori]]
  • Montblanc Classique with [[iroshizuku shin-ryoku]]
  • TWSBI Diamond 580 with [[Diamine Oxblood]]
  • Lamy Safari with [[iroshizuku fuyu-syogun]]
  • Lamy Al Star with [[iroshizuku yu-yake]]
  • Pilot Elite 95s with [[iroshizuku kosumosu]]
  • Pilot Metropolitan with [[Diamine Soft Mint]]
  • Pilot Ergo Grip with Oxblood
  • Pilot Ergo Grip with [[iroshizuku ama-iro]]
  • Muji with [[J. Herbin Emerald of Chivor]]

    I also have a Tombow mechanical pencil, a Montblanc ballpoint, and a metallic gold G2. It's a good fist-full, and a little too bulky for my preferences. BUT I LOVE THEM

    For the price, the Pilot Ergo demonstrator is an awesome pen and the EF nib is truly EF. I've even seen some people on here transfer that nib into other pens. I converted my Ergos into eyedroppers pretty easily with just silicone grease and the ink looks fantastic in them. I haven't had any leaking problems yet and they've been in action for about a month now. Despite being so fine, I haven't had any issues with them drying up too quickly either. The only thing I don't like so much about them is that they don't show off ink subtleties as well on paper since the line they lay down is so fine. I don't think they come with anything other than that EF Penmanship nib.

    I also really love my TWSBI Diamond, and I have heard great things about the Eco so I'll probably pick one up sometime soon.
u/X-51 · 4 pointsr/fountainpens

I think I've seen this one recommended around here before

u/tacoissoggy · 4 pointsr/TravelProTips

Not sure about the sand-in-your-bag part, but I cut out the lining of my swim trunks and just wear Ex-Officio boxers underneath...they dry super-fast, and you don't get any of the chafing issues.

I also recommend one of these for keeping your cash dry (and your cards/ID/keys safe) while you swim:

Just fold it up and put it into the inside pocket of your swim trunks.

u/MrSparkle666 · 4 pointsr/oculus

You could try a defogger solution like this.

u/DocOculus · 4 pointsr/oculus
  1. If you have trouble with the lenses fogging, Quick Spit seems to work wonders. A lot comes out per spray, though, so it's best to hold the Rift upside down while spraying it to avoid fluid running into the screen area. Polish the excess off with lens cloth.

  2. Yes, they say that the "A" lenses are proper for people with 20/20. But the "B" lenses present no problems for most people and allow you to dial the screen in closer to your eyes without brushing your eyelashes. The closer the screen, the wider the FOV.

  3. While the Rift technically draws a little more power than the USB spec provides, I've yet to encounter a USB port that couldn't power it. If you pick up the proper cable you can ditch the wall wart and have one less wire to trip over.

  4. Overwhelmingly, it's better to run at 60 FPS (or whatever Hz you're running at if you're overclocking the display) with lower graphics settings than 59 FPS at best graphics settings. Because each frame misses its target refresh and has to be displayed on the following one, missing your target refresh rate by even 1 FPS will drop the number of displayed frames by half and double your latency. Yes, when it says 59FPS, you're only seeing 30FPS. And that's a MUCH bigger deal in a HMD than on a monitor.

  5. Even though the screen is 1280x800, running at higher resolutions actually makes a striking difference in visual quality. Why? Downsampling effectively acts as high-end anti-aliasing. For this reason, text is often much more readable when running at higher resolutions.

  6. If you don't mind a little risk (and your machine is capable of driving the required frame rates), it's possible to run most DK1s at up to 72Hz without obvious distortion (and up into the low 80s if you're bolder and more tolerant of visual artifacts). The reduction in blur and improvement in responsiveness is striking. These settings worked fabulously for me in Win7 and stock Win 8, but using them after an upgrade to 8.1 went very, very poorly for me. Note that you must either extend your desktop or make the DK1 your primary monitor in clone mode for it to work. I had to delete the stock resolution settings after adding the custom ones before Windows would allow me to select into the higher refresh rates (in the advanced properties for the DK1 "monitor").

  7. If you love trippy stuff, SoundSelf is something else. You'll need a microphone.

  8. Sometimes it's nice just to mellow out in the Rift. Blue Marble is perfect for this because dropping your own music (converted to OGG) into the music folder lets you select the music, and the speed at which you drift away from earth will be timed to the length of the music. Drop "Shine on You Crazy Diamond I-IX" by Pink Floyd in the folder, kick back, and spend the first 5 minutes of the 26 minute trip drifting slowly backwards out of the aurora borealis watching meteorites skip off the atmosphere. It's heavenly.
u/Dunkalax · 4 pointsr/airsoft

I have heard people using anti-fog treatment that is made for SCUBA diving masks on their airsoft masks with good results. here is a link to one of these, it may be worth trying before you spend the money on another pair of goggles

u/Marelynn · 4 pointsr/actuallesbians

Soo I know they're not as widely promoted, but I was dying for a kayak a couple of summers ago, so I did some research and bit a desperate bullet on an inflatable one. It was quite possibly the best $80 bucks I've spent.

It's inflatable, so storage is a roomy medium duffel they provided.

It is very hard to capsize, due to buoyancy.

I've had big dogs, little dogs, and medium dogs in it, even jumping out of it, and it has not popped or stretched, or shown wear from it. It's pretty durable.

This is the one I got -

u/GoodyPower · 4 pointsr/Kayaking

You can buy straps/loops that gun under your car hood and give you a tie point. Can reduce chance of paint running vs tying to something underneath the car.

Propel by Shoreline Marine Hood and Trunk Loop Kayak Tie Down Straps

Like the above. There's also kinds that you attach to a bolt/screw under the hood that may be an option. Those you just flip out from the hood when you need to use.

u/ARoundForEveryone · 4 pointsr/Kayaking

You're probably fine if everything is tight, but I picked up these a few weeks ago and they just give me a little extra security. I strap them to the tie down on the kayak with a bungee.

Shoreline Marine Propel hood...

u/ProfessorPhysics · 3 pointsr/Nerf

I believe people have been using a tub of silicone grease and not a tube for reasons I am not qualified to explain. I have been meaning to buy this one since it works well with O-rings I hear.

u/Cuiser001 · 3 pointsr/Cruise

I've never brought my passport to the beach, I have thrown a photo copy in my beach bag. In 20 cruises, 15 of them in the Caribbean, I've never ever been asked for my passport at a port of call stop. Leave your passport in your stateroom's safe. If there is an emergency and you miss the sail away the ship's officers will empty the contents of your safe and leave it with the port agent. There will be no place at the port to get your passport stamped. If you want it stamped you'll have to locate an appropriate governmental office, which won't be at the port, and take a taxi there. My only experience with that was on a joint taxi ride once with someone who wanted this done and I was a bit upset at the unexpected amount of time it took.

I use a waterproof wallet when going to the beach. I put ship card for my wife and I, a credit card, both of our driver's licenses, and enough cash for the day in it. Even if it gets wet nothing will be ruined - you'll just have to dry off the money and no one on a Caribbean island has ever refused damp money from me. There is only one waterproof wallet I've had that has worked pretty much perfectly and that is the Dry Pack waterproof wallet, they run under $10 on Amazon.

I also have either taken a waterproof camera or just a waterproof camera bag. I've used the Digipack camera bags for snorkeling down to as deep as 15 feet with no issues at all.

The rest of our stuff (towels, clothes, sunscreen, hats, etc) we've just left in a beach bag (they supply really cheap ones on the ship at no charge) on a beach chair we rented and have never had a problem. I leave my cell phone in there too, usually in a plastic sandwich bag to keep it dry and sand free. I realize that I'm running a risk of theft but it is one I take and I've never had an issue. If you're worried about your cell phone the companies I've mentioned make dry bags for them too and I'd trust those while they were relatively new as well. If you're really paranoid I've seen theft-resistant beach bags that can't be cut through and can be used with a cable lock to lock them to a beach chair or other stationary object.

u/ski3 · 3 pointsr/Cruise

Some sort of waterproof wallet, portable hand sanitizer, portable battery pack (for charging phones/cameras), selfie stick or cell phone tripod, luggage tags

u/prolemango · 3 pointsr/Swimming

I got a 2 pack of swedes for $23 and one pair took me from beginning of training to finishing a half IM. I really like them. Here they are on amazon. I also use my scuba diving defogger. The defog says not to use it with swim goggles but I put just a tiny drop on each lens and it works great

u/omar2595 · 3 pointsr/beatsaber

Jaws JAW1795 Quick Spit Antifog Gel, 1-Ounce

I use this stuff man works like a charm .

u/zero_dgz · 3 pointsr/Kayaking

The Intex Challenger K2? 350 pound weight limit, inflatable, slow, forgiving, extremely green. $115 on Amazon.

u/hell-is-coworkers · 3 pointsr/OkCupid

I have this inflatable kayak and I know it sounds ridiculous but it honestly works great. I've used it multiple times without any issue.

u/highlander311 · 3 pointsr/boston

to echo /u/jtet93- you're not going to find any good "secret" spots, unless you know someone with a private roof deck. Memorial drive side is usually less crowded, but still very much so.

Otherwise, I bought these and they're effing great. Dropped them in 10 minutes before the show

u/driftalong83 · 3 pointsr/Kayaking

Intex Challenger K1 Kayak, 1-Person Inflatable Kayak Set with Aluminum Oars and High Output Air Pump

Intex Explorer K2 Kayak, 2-Person Inflatable Kayak Set with Aluminum Oars and High Output Air Pump

I own both and can attest that they are perfect for calm water with light breeze. The pump they come with inflate the kayak in under 10 minutes. They weigh about 15-20 lbs each.

The explorer k2 handles more like a canoe.

Happy paddling!

u/Bizrown · 3 pointsr/Kayaking

Frig been looking for a great inflatable kayak? Anyone have a good suggestion (links please) under 200$. Ive been on amazon for a while and have a few I like, but it’s hard to tell if it will be shit or not.

Leaning on this one: Intex Challenger K1 Kayak, 1-Person Inflatable Kayak Set with Aluminum Oars and High Output Air Pump

u/16JKRubi · 3 pointsr/Wrangler

I've seen videos showing people just lifting it off. I'm a strong guy, and I could never manage it (that I was comfortable enough not to drop it). I wouldn't advise it.

I ended up picking up a garage canoe hoist (mine looks like this one). Of course, I had the garage ceiling to work with. Without a garage, I'm not sure what I'd do... a six-pack and phone call to a neighbor, I guess?

u/MookiePoops · 3 pointsr/kayakfishing

Stupid bot.

This is what I use:

RADD Sportz Kayak Hoist Quality Garage Storage Canoe Lift with 125 lb Capacity Even Works as Ladder Lift Premium Quality

On mobile so not sure how the link will do. You're right, it isn't right on the ceiling. I have higher ceilings in my garage.

My kayak is currently down and loaded for the weekend but I'll try to remember to get a picture Sunday evening.

u/IWishIWereFishing · 3 pointsr/Kayaking

I bought and installed this a while back. No problems and it works great.

u/whatarestairs · 3 pointsr/INEEEEDIT

Try these. I had the same problem, and these helped immensely. They are available on Amazon as well:

u/killaskezo · 3 pointsr/kayakfishing

That is the one I bought. Pretty much because it was cheap. It gets the job done. I really don't think there is a need for anything fancy. I know you can make your own out of PVC... there are DIY videos online.

u/OBLIVIATER · 3 pointsr/videos

Funnily enough it was an Intex, looks like this one:

I don't have personal experience with this specific one but it has fine ratings on amazon so I'm sure its good.

u/Scoopable · 3 pointsr/Winnipeg

you will never believe me. I was so doubting this thing, but my goodness it does the job well, better oars soon, and this is after 5 evening trips and yes even the boat scraping things, and going from Henderson to Pembina and than back.

Figured it to be a cheap way of seeing if I'd truly enjoy this, I'm now already saving for a real one next summer.

u/kmadnow · 3 pointsr/pics
u/bst82551 · 3 pointsr/roadtrip

It's all fantastic! Start your hikes early (at sunrise) if you want privacy on the trails. They fill up fast. Most of the Banff parking lots are full by 9 or 10 AM.

Bear spray is a must. Pepper spray is technically illegal in Canada, but I told the border guard I had it when I crossed and and he let me take it in with zero grief. Just don't try to hide it.

I also highly recommend bringing a kayak. I brought my inflatable Intex Explorer K2 ($94.94 on Amazon and usually about $70 at Academy). You might be able to buy one when you arrive if you don't want to fly it in. The water is an excellent place to really take in the views and break away from the crowds.

u/farinx · 3 pointsr/CompetitionShooting

[Quick spit anti fog] (

This works pretty well, but not 100% if it is really humid. When it's my turn to shoot I sometimes turn my hat backwards to allow more air flow and this seems to help quite a bit.

u/sedaak · 3 pointsr/motorcycles

I have explored this extensively. The best permanent solution is actually not a market solution and involved depositing a layer of silicon then some layers of PVA.

The easiest market solution is an antifog spray used for aquatic goggles. At less than $10 for a spray that can last years across multiple visors/helmets, I don't know why anyone would go for another option.

IMO pinlock is overrpriced and prone to issues. The antifog spray provides PERFECT fog protection for a few months at a time. Spray it on visor, let it dry for a few hours, buff out. It performs better than rain-x and similar in my testing.

u/phineas1134 · 3 pointsr/kayamping

Here is a really different perspective. A few years ago i bought this little inflatable model for about $70 from a big box store. I replaced the paddle with something better from a local sporting goods store. It performs much better than you would think. I am smaller than you at about 6' 220lbs. But it holds me with room to spare, so I think it would fit you well. It works great on small lakes and lazy rivers, and when I'm done it folds down to backpack size, and I can just throw it in my trunk. It wont get you on the big water or handle the over night trips. But will get you started for very little investment in money or space while you shop for your ultimate rig.

u/insomniacpyro · 3 pointsr/kayakfishing

Leashes! These work great for me. Have yet to lose a rod or a paddle. The paddle one can be looped simply enough and attached with cheap caribiners. The rod ones are similar but I used a key ring and two zip ties on the butt of the rod, hasn't moved in two years and still removable if I need it to be.
Everyone else has been sharing some great advice, I followed the same advice when I started.

u/kursah · 3 pointsr/kayakfishing

I own a couple Perception Sound 10.5's which are the same thing but without the extra fishing gear that Dick's slaps on to sell them as the Hook 10.5.

  1. Agreed, these boats go through waves and rapids instead of over, and while the website says class 1 and 2 capable, you're gonna get wet and I wouldn't push it either, try to avoid.
    1. They're fun, but one should be careful, and avoid bigger ones. Also strap your stuff down if you're gonna take gear, no sense in losing it. Is fun to punch through waves and get wet on a hot summer day for sure.
    2. If I was going to keep using my Sound 10.5, I was going to invest in a bilge pump. I have since purchased and started using different kayaks, but still have the Sounds in storage. Debating if I'll keep em or not. Damn good little stable sit-in fishing kayaks, utility focused, fun floaters, decent seat, price was right, they got me back into the water sport and most of all, fishing again.
  2. I keep em in my net which is that clear plastic/rubber style webbing, I have a couple sets of pliers on hand. Most of the time I would do okay. Bigger fish I would sometimes do over the side, for sit-in kayaks the Sound/Hook 10.5 are pretty stable, but can feel pretty tippy of course. I was still cautious, this was never an easy thing with larger and feistier fish and this kayak, some may have more or less trouble with it. My new kayak is much more open and wider for dealing with these situations. It has been fun getting pulled around by large trout and pike.
    1. Pinch your barbs too! Might lose a few because of it...but if you hook yourself its at least less painful and messy of an extraction on the water. You may not have much time to deal with it when it happens.
    2. Maybe a hawg trough would be helpful if you can keep them held down to it. I don't have one (yet), so not sure if that's a good idea or not.
  3. Install some hoops or kleets to clip/tie off to, tie to small carabiners or clip at the end of your stringer to clip onto the hoop. Problem solved. I mostly catch and release unless I'm out camping so not often I run into this. Generally if I'm thinking of keeping anything I'll bring a soft cooler with ice in that I strap down in the back. One issue with this kayak is limited access turning around. I really appreciate my new kayak more for being able to turn around and reach back.
  4. My wife lost an expensive rod/reel combo to the small branch of a tree that grabbed it out of that rear rod holder as we floated under it. Didn't even hear it go...was totally ridiculous. I've dealt with some lake chop and had my rod/reel combos not been clipped down, I would've lost em. I almost flipped...but kept upright, pulled the straps to recover my sank rod/reels, cleaned em at home, good to go. The 1-carabiner + 3 straps solution is like $12 on Amazon. A small price to pay for keeping gear. I always strap my paddle to. I don't want to have to chase my gear if I flip, especially on a river. Even if it never happens, it's not that big of a deal to me to be prepared but early on it was kind of annoying to adjust to. Not losing another rod/reel combo though? Priceless. :)
    1. On the Sound 10.5, I used the 0-ring on the end of the seat back adjuster strap on the right side behind the seat support sidewall. Worked great, I was able to leash my paddle and two rods. I used some extra bungees for my milk crate that would clip onto the larger holes in those same supports on both sides of the seat.

      Glad you got to have a good river float yesterday! Got some pictures of them fish? :)
u/BrettMM88 · 3 pointsr/Swimming

I've found Jaws Quick Spit to be the best option i've evr tried. It works consistently, and for 3-4 practices and if it stops working you just reapply. One bottle typically lasts me a single season, going from August to March.

u/boxesandcereal · 3 pointsr/Volvo
u/Daekar3 · 3 pointsr/flashlight

I think I found one:

AAA size, tailcap, keyring attachment, black, 110 lumen max output from a Cree emitter. Don't see any neutral options though. :-(

There are a few packages, but some of them come with a magnet tailcap. Pretty neat.

Try these Amazon links. It's Prime eligible.

EDIT: I take it back, there are high-CRI options, just not in black anodizing. There is a copper version, and one that is either titanium or plated copper, it's unclear from the description, and they are both available with Nichia emitters. If it's the same Nichia that's in the Worm I just bought from them (a twisty) then it's a great emitter with wonderful color.

u/PhotoJim99 · 2 pointsr/fountainpens

Thanks. This is the grease I ordered, although I got mine directly from Amazon. Looks like it's about $9 US. Goulet Pens in Vermont, USA sells little tiny jars of it for $3.00, too (and you can piggyback an order of some of their found-nowhere-else inks). I imagine a little goes a long way?

u/Wdc331 · 2 pointsr/diabetes

Same here. It's really amazing to see the algorithm do all the work. It's eye opening to see just how much insulin needs fluctuate during the day. Regular pumping gets you part of the way there, but it really is an imperfect tool.

As for cases - I spend a lot of time around water during the summer so am trying two waterproof cases (recommended by people on the Loop Facebook group). This one and this one. The latter is a hard case, so a bit more protective, but also more bulky. My bigger concern is water, as I've seen some people post on the Facebook group that they've killed their RileyLink with just a splash of water.

I also invested in a decent solar-powered spare battery pack, as I realized that if we're out and my phone or RileyLink dies, I need access to some way to charge them.

u/tacoiiiii · 2 pointsr/airsoft

The glasses under the goggles are fogging, probably going to use some anti fog gel like this

If that doesn’t work then I will rework the whole setup.

u/RickyBobby05 · 2 pointsr/teslamotors

Scuba gel works pretty well for camera lenses so it should work here as well

u/fireplug911 · 2 pointsr/beatsaber

After a year+ of foggy lenses I finally bought this diving mask “Spit” stuff from Amazon, put a BB sized drop on one lens and used a lens cleaning cloth to divide it between both lenses and haven’t had any fog now in two weeks playing 2 hour sessions of Beat Saber.

Just Add Water JAW1795 Jaws Spit Antifog Gel, 1-Ounce

u/PuxinF · 2 pointsr/motorcycles

I use an antifog solution on my glasses.

u/Seanm57 · 2 pointsr/OculusQuest

Your breathing too much. Jk. Just get that spit stuff from amazon that is used for divers masks. I use that every once in a while and totally prevents any fogging.

Jaws Quick Spit Antifog Spray, 1-Ounce

u/Zankwa · 2 pointsr/Swimming

You can buy little sprays of swimming anti-fog off Amazon or probably at a sport store. Usually spray it once at the beginning, but sometimes you don't need to do it every swim. Been using this one and find it works well.

The fogging is basically your original anti-fog coating that may have come with the goggles is already wearing off. There's not much to do besides spraying it with anti-fog and rinsing it. Rinse is thoroughly as you don't want this in your eyes.

u/fantom2415 · 2 pointsr/oculus

Not a problem! Here’s what I got. Jaws Quick Spit Antifog Spray,...

Multiple sources - both websites and forums - have recommended this solution dating back to the CV1. Since it only fogs up in the beginning, I’ve held off on using it. I’ll probably use it only if/when long sessions start resulting in fog.

u/supernova383844 · 2 pointsr/airsoft

Here's my setup,

Revision Desert locust goggles :

These thermal lenses :

Magnetic Fog Wiper for Ski & Snowboard Mask

Jaws Quick Spit Antifog Spray, 1-Ounce

Tactical Crusader 2G Airsoft Strike Steel Half Mask, Jungle Camouflage

Take the face mask, goggles and zipties and follow this video tutorial

This is what I'm running. Best thing out there in my opinion. If you are STILL having issues - return the goggles and get these

These have a fan in them to help. And you can put the thermal lens in these and everything else too.

Now you don't have to go all out, there's cheaper stuff out there. But for the love of god, do SOMETHING different. Because with a "setup" like that nobody's gonna feel bad for u when u get an eye shot or lose a tooth.

u/ill5 · 2 pointsr/guns

I used to use this stuff back when I swam to keep my goggles clear. JAWS Quick Spit Anti-fog Spray

It worked out pretty well. There are a bunch of anti-fog sprays out there that work well with swimming, and I can only imagine inside your glasses is less humid than a pool.

u/Polyfauna · 2 pointsr/Swimming

I use quick spit spray and it’s worked well for me.

Jaws Quick Spit Antifog Spray, 1-Ounce

u/hparamore · 2 pointsr/airsoft

Yep :) both invest in some anti fog goggles, as well as the spray from amazon. It works so well, it is crazy.

I have always had a problem with fogging, both for this, or snorkeling, or snowboarding. this stuff here has been amazing and life changing for me.

Make sure you follow the instructions though, including spraying on, letting dry a bit, and then buffing.

u/stephentheheathen · 2 pointsr/Kayaking

Challenger K2 Kayak

If you're in Canada here is the link to the one we bought. 10/10 would recommend

u/sexual_orientation · 2 pointsr/Kayaking

Gonna go ahead and recommend a much cheaper option- the Intex Challenger K1. It's a surprisingly great little inflatable and packs up pretty well, with a $70 price tag to boot. I used mine for two summers on some calm lakes and rivers and never had an issue with leaking. In my opinion, definitely the best budget option for someone just tipping their toes in kayaking.

u/user3915 · 2 pointsr/Kayaking

Looks like this might be it: Intex Challenger K1 Kayak

u/seanlax5 · 2 pointsr/pics

You can get an inflatable one for <$100 to see if you actually like it. I've had this one for 3 years and I still use it!

u/Anabeer · 2 pointsr/Kayaking

Most inflatable kayaks are either kids toys or pretty much expensive and heavy.


I was on a local lake a few weeks ago and saw a group paddling a couple of inflatables along with a rec boat. We chatted. These boats are packable, come in a bag with pump, skeg, paddle, seat and boat for $90 CAN. Must be less in the US.

Here it is in Canada:

The girls said these were the most comfortable things like evar, they felt safe on the lake and they certainly had no trouble scooting didn't seem like they were working hard to get anywhere like in those inflatable raft things.

u/algo2 · 2 pointsr/Knoxville

You can buy inflatable kayaks for relatively cheap. Here's one on Amazon for $87.80 and ships for free if you have a Prime account. I think I saw some Kayaks in Target or Wal-mart but I'm not sure how much they were. They may have cheaper inflatable ones also.

Check all sporting good stores. There's a new one near Cedar Bluff called Acadamy Sports + Outdoors.

u/BeerForThought · 2 pointsr/Denver

Welcome to our beautiful state. There are too many scenic lakes to list. I'd recommend you buy an inflatable kayak and start exploring. Most people won't share their favorite spots anyways.

I use this on lakes and annually on the Platte

Intex Challenger K1 Kayak, 1-Person Inflatable Kayak Set with Aluminum Oars and High Output Air Pump

u/Myatariisbusted · 2 pointsr/Kayaking

I know you mentioned that you don't have garage room, but this hoist ($25) works great for storing up off the floor. Easy to assemble and strong parts.

u/makeeveryonehappy · 2 pointsr/Sup

We have an NRS Baron 6, an Isle Airtech, and a Solstice Bali (listed most expensive to cheapest, also most volume to least, and I think longest to shortest). We bought the Solstice four years ago because it was the cheapest one available at the time and I wanted to see if we liked SUPing before throwing a bunch of money into it. I'm 5'10" and 150lbs and my boyfriend is 6'2" and 225lbs. He can ride the first two, but the solstice is much too short and thin (too little volume) to support him stably and he said he doesn't enjoy it at all. The NRS Baron is too much board for me to maneuver around the lake over a few hours and especially on rivers, thus I have a less enjoyable time on it. However, the Baron is super stable when inflated to the right pressure and it can hold a heavy cooler and I can even sit on it with him. It's a pricier board, but I thought I'd throw that in there if you ever find yourself wanting more stability. I primarily only ride the Isle and I love it, but I do find the Solstice easier to maneuver as it is shorter and has the touring style. I mostly ride the Isle over the Solstice for silly reasons--I like the graphic design better and since I spent more on it I feel like it should see the light of day more often.

Your height and weight can make a significant difference as to your enjoyment on the board so I would base your decision on how much weight there is to you and how much core strength/stability you have (more weight/less stability/easier board to balance on, go with a higher volume board, want ease of maneuverability, go with a touring board; it's kind of a balancing act of features to get the right fit). Here is a very short guide from REI, and one from StandUp Journal (which I recommend a subscription to if you get really into paddling).

Also, if you get one with D-rings but no deck rigging, I highly recommend getting some. I clip my water bottle to it with a carbiner and use it to hold down my shoes, food, hammock, and drybag.

When it comes to ordering, we've both had much better customer service with Backcountry than REI, and with Amazon, they have a great customer protection policy if you're unsure of your seller.

Edit to add that I couldn't imagine backpacking/hiking with my Isle. It's so cumbersome alone, and any additional gear would be too much bulk for me (I can fit inside the bag) to carry over terrain that isn't completely flat. I'm not very strong for a female but I am athletic (for an idea of fitness level I do Insanity 5 days/week for the past year and jog ~ 8 miles 3 days/week). My boyfriend has some severe back issues so I couldn't tell you how it is for a taller or more muscular person as he is unable to carry it far without pain.

u/toothfairy32 · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

this SUP is the most spendy of them all!

I'd love to have to to go paddling on the lake this summer, but if I didn't get it I would be ok with it!


Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds

u/malevolenc · 2 pointsr/kayakfishing

I bought this one for use with my Vibe Seaghost and it works well. Just make sure to tighten the straps before you try to haul it around.

TMS CART-CANOE/KAYAK-KY001 Boat Kayak Canoe Carrier Tote Trolley

u/10ac · 2 pointsr/Kayaking

Yes. It is great, and you can find it for $35 on Amazon!

u/daniellinphoto · 2 pointsr/kayakfishing

By the time you reach $30 in materials plus labor, why not just get a commercially made cart?

u/TheGimpLikeThat · 2 pointsr/kayakfishing

Just got this recently. Seems fairly sturdy and decently priced.

u/firestorm6 · 2 pointsr/Fishing

Can’t speak for OP, but I have an inflatable Intex kayak
My wife got it for me as a Valentine’s Day present. I’ve only used it a few times but it’s amazingly stable. There is plenty of room for all your gear and pole. The only thing I found is that it drifts ALOT if you try and sit in one spot.

u/DrOCD · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

This kayak

Oh my god I would never leave the water if I owned a kayak. (Actually I would when it freezes over in the winter).

u/alaskaj1 · 2 pointsr/Sup

I have the intex k2 explorer. Its ok at best. I would take it out paddling in a small lake but I wouldn't take it out over any distance. It killed my arms going maybe a quarter mile.

u/chrisbluemonkey · 2 pointsr/preppers

Have you considered an inflatable kayak? I have a couple of these and they're great. At that weight I can carry one in a backpack with other gear and use folding oars like walking sticks. I like the chambered design of this one too. I was out on a lake in Yellowstone as one chamber was deflating (cut on obsidian sand shards) but the thing stayed afloat and steady. I was out there with 2 squirming kids for over an hour after that side went completely flat and we were fine. It's easy to patch too.

u/rugerjp88 · 2 pointsr/financialindependence

Sure does, and the pump. Looks like the price went up though, at least on Amazon.

u/notadoughnut · 2 pointsr/guns

Scuba divers have similar issues, we use our spit, or various products to coat the plastic to prevent fogging. You need to see, and to protect your eyes.

u/badsalad · 2 pointsr/oculus

Get some antifog spray like this:


It's been happening to me too, so I need to order some as well. I've heard good things about it working well though.

u/SwiebelKuchen · 2 pointsr/preppers

How about an Inflatable kayak my friend has one it's pretty cool.

u/northeasternlurker · 2 pointsr/Fishing

I've got this thing and bought the trolling motor for it... it's pretty awesome actually haha

u/BoomerFTW · 2 pointsr/WildernessBackpacking

Thank you!
It is the Sevylor Coleman Colorado 2-Person Fishing Kayak.

u/rogueknits · 2 pointsr/running

I can't keep my glasses properly on my face when I'm just sitting at my desk, so no. I wear contacts when running. Why not get a pair of sports sunglasses that you can switch out the lenses (clear for night/low light) and wear those with your contact to protect your eyes? They tend to be built with holes in the frame to reduce chance of fogging. There's also some anti-fog spray out there that might work on your glasses. This is one brand. I've only used it in snorkeling masks, though, and I don't know if it might mess up your lenses if you have any kind of anti-glare on them.

u/jay4523 · 2 pointsr/OculusQuest

Thanks for the info! I have been wondering about this subject quite a bit, because the Go lenses get dirty every time I accidentally touch the lens when I put the Go on or off.

Do you have any source/proof that lens pens wont harm the Quest lens in any way?

I had also considered Quick Spit due to many reviews claiming it was good for Oculus. Im just fearful that it is slowly doing long-term damage, so I never got it. Any thoughts?

u/Elrox · 2 pointsr/GearVR

I use jaws quick spit, it's made for scuba divers. works perfectly

Edit: Link

u/WhynotstartnoW · 2 pointsr/Plumbing

This is the one I use, you can actually keep the glasses on while wearing a dust mask or respirator without having the wipe them off every minute.

It smells a bit, but isn't as strong as PVC glue. Just put a little drop onto the glasses, I think one spray is meant for a large ski goggle or motorcycle visor.

u/wwabc · 2 pointsr/canoeing

I always have front and back lines. Especially for highway speeds. I have a trailer hitch on back, and there's a nice hole under the front (honda pilot).

you could get under the hood and under hatchback tie downs:

u/kvelec4326 · 2 pointsr/Kayaking

I haven't used them personally but these.

u/preprandial_joint · 2 pointsr/Kayaking

Check these out for more tie-down points:

Sherpak Hood Loops

Hood/Trunk Tie down Loops

Also, as others have said, you should look into a roof rack with stacker bars.

u/delayclose · 2 pointsr/flashlight

Thanks for doing another international giveaway!

Lumintop Tool Ti

The price is a bit close to the limit, and I can't find a way to check what it would actually be in dollars. I'd be perfectly happy with copper nichia version (on the same page) if that's a problem.

u/TheGUARDIAN_TM · 2 pointsr/flashlight
u/Pattycaaakes · 1 pointr/airsoft

So, something like this for the air seal parts?

u/Oncotic · 1 pointr/fountainpens

Silicone grease is just silicone grease, not any other kind of grease like plumber's grease. It's the stuff that scuba divers use because it doesn't accumulate or alter materials like tubing. Ideally, you don't want to use plumber's grease but I guess it will work. It's just a cheap Kaweco but on something more important I wouldn't use a grease with any additives because you could get stuff like discoloration.

u/Dhon13 · 1 pointr/ElectricSkateboarding

Thanks for the info! Bought silicone grease off of Amazon because I can’t find any in Dubai. Might take a couple of days to get here, is it still alright to ride it even if I haven’t applied any grease yet?

u/Lordica · 1 pointr/CPAP

It depends on your face. Mine sits right above my upper lip. I use a silicone gel to seal leaks.

u/Amgroma · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon
u/Jessie_James · 1 pointr/hottub

Probably an easy fix. Drain it, get the new gasket in there, and use a silicone grease like this:

u/richiec772 · 1 pointr/hardwareswap

It's just pure silicon. I put a link to where I bought it off Amazon. The Bold isn't working on the font. (Fixed it) Divers swear by this stuff so I figured good enough for salt water perfect for watercooling.

Doesn't take much to re-lube the O-rings. Tiny pinch in the fingers or using a dap on a Paper towel and run the O-Ring thru it. A small amount goes pretty far.

Just don't touch a Latex Painted surface. aka a typical house wall. It can be very difficult to remove. And it'll repel just about everything.

u/Ickarus_ · 1 pointr/oculus

Has anyone ever tried experimenting with scuba mask defogging solution? It's a gel you rub onto your lenses inside your mask and cuts down on fogging significantly.

u/Birthwrong · 1 pointr/airsoft
u/BrickOfJustice · 1 pointr/airsoft

I use this with no issues at all.

u/ImTheDoctah · 1 pointr/scuba

I use this stuff. It's what my LDS sells and it's always worked perfectly for me.

I would reiterate what /u/kushnsammy said though, make sure you've really prepped the mask in the first place. I found that 10-20 minutes of scrubbing really hard with a whitening (i.e. abrasive) toothpaste does the trick.

u/captainwelch · 1 pointr/medicalschool
u/schmete · 1 pointr/longboarding

How do you all keep your full face visor from fogging when you breathe? I just tried bar soap and had pretty good results. I'm considering picking up some anti fog spray to try out.

u/OoogaOoogaYoink · 1 pointr/airsoft

They make sprays that work really well. Like this one,

You can get a bottle at a local scuba gear shop. As you can imagine divers also have this problem.

u/Warphim · 1 pointr/AdviceAnimals

Anti Fog Spray... I usually spray my glasses before I go to a bar (where it's incredibly humid when u step back inside)

u/bigkids · 1 pointr/Swimming
u/reddit_nas · 1 pointr/Swimming

I use JAWS Quick Spit Anti-fog! and it works

u/dmahr · 1 pointr/squash

I use a non-hazardous anti-fog spray on my squash goggles called Quick Spit ($6 on Amazon) specifically made for safety glasses, snorkeling, skiing, welding, etc. I share it with the other players at my gym and most folks say it works pretty well. A few people say it doesn't make a difference. For the cost of two squash balls, it's probably worth a try.

In addition to the spray I also wear a headband, avoid wiping the goggles (which makes it easier for water to condense), and wear them slightly down my nose instead of pressed closer to my eyes. I also sweat a lot and practically never have fog issues unless I stand still for awhile.

u/laluser · 1 pointr/snowboarding

You have two options:

  • You could try an Antifog spray
  • Buy new goggles. I have the Smith I/Os and I've never had a problem. Although, they are a bit pricier than your $20 goggles.
u/Fhquijan · 1 pointr/oculus

I used to put a tiny bit of dishwasher soap on my motorcycle helmet visor for the fog and later heard/noticed this damages the visor a little bit. I switched to this product and been using it on both the visor and my DK2 lenses as well:

u/titanicx · 1 pointr/Kayaking

Well, thats the wrong boat....

It's This one, I think that one is their older one? I'm not sure.

u/sports_undelete · 1 pointr/sports_undelete

>As the title states, I currently live in an apartment with very limited storage space for a kayak. My options for storage - in order of least feasible to most feasible - are my apartment (safe but up 3 flights of stairs), my apartment building's shared basement (half a flight down, but can be accessed by all tenants), the "backyard" area behind my building (no stairs but can be accessed by anyone), and my car (crossover-sized).
>I have been using this inflatable for the past year and a half, and it's been a great solution to my storage problem since I can keep it in the trunk of my car/my apartment. I used it about once a week last summer and it's held up decently well. I'm looking to upgrade it to a non-inflatable, though, as the tracking is pretty bad, I can't take it to any larger lakes, I get nervous about popping around rocks and branches, etc. My tandem K2 is also kind of of impractical because I use it by myself 90% of the time, which makes the tracking even worse. (I originally bought it to use occasionally with friends, but I've found that I like taking it out by myself a lot).
>I've been looking at the 8 ft Pelicans and Sun Dolphins, since they're short and light. I know that they're supposed to be pretty shitty, though, and I'm open to spending more than they cost. Another option could be to get the one-person version of the same inflatable which hopefully would have slightly better tracking. The other thing I've considered is buying a modular kayak, but I was really hoping on staying under $500.
>Would it be possible to get a hard kayak with these limitations or do you think I should just stick with my inflatable? Are modular kayaks really worth the cost? Thank you!

u/sunnyday__ · 1 pointr/londonontario

Do you by any chance want to buy a kayak for really cheap? I have an inflatable one that I bought off Amazon a couple years ago and it's still in the box. :)

u/edward_nigmatic · 1 pointr/Wilmington

These kayaks frequently drop to $65. We've used them 6-7 times ourselves and have been amazing. A little bit of work to get them inflated but they don't require a kayak rack or an excessive ammount of room to move them. Also super cheap at that price. This is a two seater but there is a one seater and other variations. I've had NO problems with them being inflatable. Have hit things in the water and run them up on shore. I know it's not exactly what you asked for but hope it helps. :)

u/inquisitivechild · 1 pointr/Kayaking

I just got one of the inflatable ones and freaking love it. The single has 2 chambers and the double has 3. It's pretty tough stuff and as a complete newb, I felt really safe and stable.

Basically, how bad do you want to get on the water?
How much to rent a handful of times vs $60 for a single or $75 for a double. Both with really high reviews.

I love the double because I can just lean back and relax. I'm in Buffalo NY and went down the river and got to the edge of the lake. It got really choppy and I felt exttemely stable and safe.

My friend and I are planning on taking them to Allegheney and kayaking into where we want to camp. 400 lb limit on the double. The two of us went out on it when I first got it, for a total of about 475 lbs and we were able to slowly move along but felt completely safe. It convinced him to by both the single and double.



Guy who went on class 3/4 whitewater on the double:

u/ItsACharlieDay · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

Girlsplaywow is a jerk

You are too kind generous stranger.
Maybe you're not a jerk like you say... maybe. :)

Possibly Both?

If not I'm not picky if you want to pick and choose from my list instead.

u/FerociousFrizzlyBear · 1 pointr/nova

Not really answering your question, but if it's just for casual use and not trying to do anything hardcore, or cover a lot of distance, I'd recommend looking into an inflatable kayak.

They take about 5 minutes to pump up, can be used on minor rapids (not too rocky and sharp), handle okay, and best of all, they can be packed down into a bag that fits in any car.

u/Raspberry-FI · 1 pointr/financialindependence

This is the one I purchased. It's holding up pretty well so far. I personally don't fish much but I'll go to Leesylvania State Park with family members to fish from time to time.

Intex Challenger

u/Internet151 · 1 pointr/shreveport

Here's a pretty good one for only 70 bucks. I'm almost tempted to get one lol.

u/BookWol · 1 pointr/Fantasy

LOL that movie has made me salty as all hell. My favorite hike was dry creek falls because you hardly ever saw anyone else there on a hot day (they all used to go to Oneonta because you wade through cool water the whole way or one of the ones that has lots of streams to dip in and stuff) and it's RIGHT at the bridge of the gods, where the movie ends. GUESS WHICH TRAIL SUCKS NOW.

The kayaks are made of a really thick vinyl, much sturdier than I expected (I share your inflatable mattress pain, can't tell you how many of those we've gone through out camping). We haven't gone over any sharp rocks as far as I know but I have been dragged along the bottom of Scappoose Bay for about 60ft and didn't so much as lose the rudder. We have used them in rivers too, they're great. There are reviews of the particular model we bought (with picture evidence) by people saying they take their dogs out in them no problem. We love ours, we only have a small car with no roof rack so it's ideal for us to be able to toss them in the trunk and go. :)

u/BeepBoopist · 1 pointr/SBU

I have [this kayak] ( from Amazon. It's ~$60 and works pretty well, just annoying to inflate and deflate. Pretty compact though

u/bowiesbelafonte · 1 pointr/Kayaking
u/RugerRedhawk · 1 pointr/HomeImprovement

Depending on how invested you are in your current plan, they make simple commercial products for this, example:

u/major_wood_num2 · 1 pointr/DIY

I bought one of these a year ago and I've had really good luck with it.

u/[deleted] · 1 pointr/scuba

There are some options.... Vented ear plugs have helped some people (such as Doc's Pro Plugs).
This is also a possible option. I have heard some positive things, but you may need to shave your head to get a proper seal, I don't know.

edit* You should seek out a Doctor who is also a diver to review these options with. Many MDs don't properly understand diving, I work at a dive shop and you should hear the crazy shit people's Doctors have told them.

u/SynthesizerShaikh · 1 pointr/Sup

I just got this iSUP at <$500. It rides very nicely on a mildly choppy river bank. Seems well built and overall I feel like we got a good deal. Lots of reviews on amazon

u/swiftslayer · 1 pointr/Sup

This post is a bit old but I'll post my experience so far for anyone searching for more info on iSUP. I have a Saturn iSUP (SOT330) I bought from last year. It's 11' long and 6" thick and inflates to about 12PSI. I'm new to the sport so it was a cheap way to get started and I can bring it in my car anywhere easily. I have no problems with that board so far. It does ride a bit higher in the water than a normal board, but it's pretty stable. I really like the option with the D-ring setup on this board because I got their kayak seat and kayak/SUP paddle combo so I can kayak around the lakes sitting too. Some boards only have d-rings in the front/back. I got that whole setup with electric pump for under $700 shipped.

My girlfriend just got a Solstice Bali (35128) inflatable on amazon so we can both tryout different lakes. It's 10' 8" and 4" thick board that inflates to 15 PSI. It rides lower in the water than the Saturn and bows slightly in the center depending on weight of the rider. I feel it's a bit faster in the water than the Saturn, but you're feet get a little wet since it rides so low. The one thing I don't like about this board is the removable fin requires a screw to secure it while the Saturn slides in and locks without any screws.

I will say one of the challenges we've had with the inflatables is inflating them properly. It is key to get it up to the max pressure or you will be disappointed. At higher PSI you really need to adjust your stance and put your weight into the hand pump. A lot of the bad reviews I find with iSUP's are people simply not getting them up to the proper pressure. It's a bit of a system you just have to work out for yourself because the first few times maybe frustrating or take much longer than you would like.

We bought a 12 PSI electric pump and small battery pack and that works well at getting both boards filled up most of the way with little effort right away. Sometimes the pumps struggle to get the higher PSI though, so I just finish it with hand pump (or in the case of the solstice board it needs 15 PSI).

The problem I've run into is the connections on the hand pumps and electric pumps are a bit iffy, they always show people on videos just plugging the hose on a connector with nothing securing it or sometimes they come attached using a small zip-tie to secure it, but as the pressure increases and/or the hoses heat up from the electric pump I've had the hoses shoot off the connectors and then you're back to square one. So I recommend getting some metal hose clamps and Teflon tape right away and redo all the connections or at least be prepared to do so. Nothings more frustrating then hand pumping a board from 10PSI to 15PSI only to have the hose go shooting off on the last few pumps and having to start over. After re-securing the connections, we've had no issues and can get both boards ready to go in about 15-20 minutes from parking the car to walking down to the beach to launch after putting away the pumps and such.

u/doryteke · 1 pointr/Atlanta

I bought mine from Amazon a couple years ago and love it here is the link. It is inflatable and takes about 5 minutes to get all ready to go from the trunk of my car. Also, when I bought my annual pass to Stone Mountain (for only 40 bucks) I scored a second for my gf for only 25 buckeroos. So long story short go in with someone if you want a pass and split the 2.

u/Paris_d · 1 pointr/kayakfishing

Went with this aluminum two-wheel version. Here's a link on Amazon: TMS CART-CANOE/KAYAK-KY001 Boat Kayak Canoe Carrier Tote Trolley

u/bjm00se · 1 pointr/sailing

How big's the dog, by the way?

Based on everything you've written in this thread, a Snark may be your boat.

But if so, sail it for what it is. None of the upgrades you mention will meaningfully enhance your sailing experience or the speed you travel at.

You're not going to store the boat *in* your house are you?

If it's just the carry and cartop, folks do commonly do that on a laser and similar boats with the aid of a dolly for moving the boat and properly configured roof rack, where, as another poster mentioned, you stand the boat up, lean it on the rear rack, then lift it upwards.

A dolly like this makes the 100 yard carry a cinch:

For your use case, I might still go with a craigslist canoe fitted with a sailing rig. Still probably want a dolly to schlep it with but they make those pretty cheap:


I looked at your earlier replies. You already have a sailing pram that does everything you need - it's just a pain to cart it and load it.

Rather than engineering a snark that doesn't capsize, I'd suggest turning your engineering mind back to the problem of transporting the boat you already have more easily.

Start with a boat dolly like I linked before. That gets it to your SUV.

Now you just need to deploy a couple slide ramps to protect the car, then slide the pram up onto the roof rack without touching the body of the car.

Break down the dolly and throw it in the back. Reverse at the other end.

Show up at a Laser regatta sometime and watch the sailors deploy their boats. Many come on a trailer, sure. But not all. And they all rig and launch the boat single handedly. And lasers weigh 130lbs.

Here's a couple clever approaches:

u/Iwasborninafactory_ · 1 pointr/kayakfishing

I think you were trying to link to this one:
And you cut too much of the link off.

u/ididnotdoitever · 1 pointr/canoeing

Get yourself some wheels. That dude will be heavy at the put-in. Something like this.

That dude will ride like a tank through whitewater. You got yourself a good deal on a solid boat. Have fun.

u/lube_thighwalker · 1 pointr/carcamping

Great Job! Did something similar once. I recommend looking into this kayak. Works great for trips n such.

u/SoJenniferSays · 1 pointr/Kayaking

My husband and I have the Explorer ( for tandem and it is just the slowest, clumsiest, most comfortable boat. We call it the RaftYak. Tracks like hell without the skeg, but does alright with it.

u/TheVikingCoffeeMan · 1 pointr/blackmagicfuckery

Oh yeah, apparently, the inflatable kayak in question can handle some “mild rapids”. I would use it for fishing, but wouldn’t take it anywhere rocky

u/MasterbeaterPi · 1 pointr/pics
u/aliyaelkawa · 1 pointr/DestinationWedding70

Flighty Aunt of Avery- Cindy Lee

I found a nice man last night that has a large boat, I think he might have been the DJ, or maybe he's The Backstreet Boys cover artist in the hotel lounge-- not entirely sure. He is using it to escape the looming tsunami and plans to sail to Australia. A vacation at my favorite spot AND escaping doom, how could I not? Not to mention this boat is fannnncy.

He was leaving pretty early in the morning so unfortunately I didn't get a chance to say bye to anyone-- never really been good at them if I'm honest. **REMINDER TO TALK ABOUT THIS IN THERAPY NEXT WEEK** Although I have to say, this has been quite the memorable trip. Our family vacations get pretty insane, but add Billy's to the mix and that's a whole nother level of crazy. Anywho, it's not a goodbye... it's a see you later! Right?

Speaking of Billy and Avery, I really hope they like their wedding gift, since I decided to come to this whole thing last minute I had to be creative! I had something fast tracked over here for their convenience. Check it out

Au Revoir my dearest family! xo

u/DeleriumTrigger · 1 pointr/bassfishing

I use the Intex Explorer K2 - the '2 person' kayak, which actually means "my fat ass, plus my tackle". It's okay - takes maybe 5-10 mins to inflate and deflate, especially with the $10 Intex electric pump on Amazon. It did a good enough job getting me off the bank and out to fish - 9 of my 10 biggest fish last year came from the kayak, once I got off the shore and out to where the fish were. It makes all the difference in the world, even in a pond.

Edit: Just to elaborate a bit more - much like /u/TNNRR I had some big worry about punctures - I had to constantly be on the lookout for submerged timber or rocks that could ruin my day, and sometimes retrieving lures was a dicey proposition when there were branches and such around. Mine also 'wore out' pretty quickly - the skeg just slides in and is super easy to lose, and once you lose it the kayak twists and turns back and forth and makes paddling a nightmare if there's even the slightest bit of wind. It is tall and inflatable so it drifts even more than a normal kayak, and for me an anchor was a necessity. One time, the seat became deflated while on the far side of the lake, and that paddle back, into the wind, with no seatback, was one of the most painful things I've gone through while fishing. Despite that, it's a sub-$100 inflatable, so you expect most of those things. It did a fine enough job, and if you're on a budget it's still a good option.

u/voodooziggy · 1 pointr/askportland

I inflate it on site because it's big and won't fit into the back of my vehicle. The dimensions are in the link. I plan to get a small air compressor that plugs into my car because inflating it by hand takes a little while.

u/tacopie3 · 1 pointr/FashionReps

That't what I was thinking too, but maybe it will be different with these because the 2 holes on the side of the shoe and the holes in the toebox.

Also, theres this

u/kayakyakr · 1 pointr/AustinFishing

Generally places like REI and ACK will rent kayaks by the day. There are also a few decent angler models at the box stores.

This is the entry level kayak I always wind up recommending: The pescador is a mold of a classic hull (the old Wilderness Tarpon 12) and is a good, multipurpose boat.

You can go cheaper, though. Heritage is a good brand with a cheap boat: This is not going to be as good as their more expensive hulls or hulls from other brands, but it's a step up from Pelican.

Avoid Pelican at all costs.

You could also go cheap inflatable as a way to get started. For example: These won't track well, and probably won't last you as long as a proper kayak (which are nigh indestructible), but they'll get you on the water.

Gonna turn this into its own post.

u/bigflatfeet · 1 pointr/preppers

I'm assuming fording isn't an option from your description, but an inflatable might not be a bad idea; this one is highly packable and includes a paddle and hand pump (and isn't a pool toy.) Also, 12V pump on the same page. You still need to be able to use it properly, of course, and decide whether your river is tame enough to allow a crossing in bad weather, at night, etc.

u/InferiorAmerica · 1 pointr/bassfishing

Those look pretty slick, but if I'm going the inflatable route, I'm going to get this

u/TBSchemer · 1 pointr/houston

I have this one.

It's pretty durable. Yeah, the bottom has a harder plastic, and the rest of it is coated in a tough canvas.

u/dgfish · 1 pointr/Fishing

About to pull the trigger on this:

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u/apfroggy0408 · 1 pointr/flyfishing

Quit while you're ahead.

JK, just be prepared for some headaches. What kayak do you have? I fish out of a hobie compass and it's a great platform for me to fish with both conventional gear and fly gear. I fish warm water lakes though with an 8 wt rod. I can catch fish with conventional gear from the kayak but still haven't caught a bass with my fly rod yet.

My biggest struggle is casting with a kayak that is constantly moving. So I use a yakattack 8ft stakeout pole, they also have one that breaks in down in 2 combined with a DIY anchor trolley in more shallow areas. Haven't messed with a deployable anchor yet though.

I also really like the yakattack omega rod holder as it can hold a fly rod, or spinning, or baitcast.

Leash it or lose it EVERYTIME you go out on the water go out as if you know you're going to flip. Wear appropriate clothing depending on the weather. If it's cold don't go out alone.

u/ME4Twaffle · 1 pointr/kayakfishing

I'm officially picking up my yak tomorrow and I'm pretty pumped about it. I'm not bringing my fishing gear the first few times I go out. As the top comment on your post states I'll only be bringing my PFD, paddle, leash and my watertight box to protect my keys and belongings while I'm out there.

I bought this PFD and wasn't aware that it actually comes with a whistle in the front pocket. Didn't realize that's what that orange thing is in the picture. The description doesn't even mention it.

As for leashes, I bought this pack of 1 paddle + two pole leashes, though I got super lucky and got an Amazon Warehouse Deal that cut the price in half. Another highly-rated option would be this set, which are a lot cheaper without taking advantage of used or sale products.

This is the watertight box I'm bringing. Only $10 at Walmart. They carry the same one at Dick's for $15.

u/johnwayneblack · 1 pointr/kayakfishing

I really like these these leashes. Cheap small and strong.

u/t_dtroll · 1 pointr/kayakfishing

I use these.

u/blind_zombie · 1 pointr/GearVR

or you can spit on it. I'm not kidding.

You can use the old divers trick. My goggles used to fog up when I went snorkeling so you just rub some spit on it and it stops it from fogging. You can even buy "spit" if you think this is disgusting

u/ThereIRuinedIt · 1 pointr/Construction

I bought some anti-fog dewalt goggles that immediately fogged up when I work them. The next step is to try those anti-fog sprays. Has anyone here tried those yet? Apparently, they are used for diving/snorkeling. If it's anything like Rain-X anti-fog for windshields, then I would expect it to work for a few weeks and then become completely unusable and blurry until you clean it off and reapply it.

u/teethwhiteningomg · 1 pointr/Swimming

I swim 5-7x a week and use Speedo Vanquisher 2s - they last about a year, give or take 6 months. I started using Jaws No-fog and that helped immensely.

u/heartbeats · 1 pointr/PacificCrestTrail

Different strokes for different folks. I've needed eyewear almost my entire life and generally find contacts too fussy and annoying. The last thing I want to do after hiking all day is mess with contacts, I'd rather just put my glasses in a case and be done with it. Basically the only thing I used contacts for was swimming.

For what it's worth, anti-fog spray is a thing and works pretty well. I use croakies to keep my glasses from slipping off my face when sweaty. Zenni Optical sells cheap prescription glasses so you don't have to feel too bad if a pair breaks on you. I usually wear a pair with a backup and a pair of prescription sunglasses.

u/H720 · 1 pointr/INEEEEDIT
u/LordweiserLite · 1 pointr/NatureIsFuckingLit

Don't worry, they are only $1600!!!!

u/diogoweb3 · 1 pointr/volt

Front and back:
Shoreline Marine Hood Trunk Tie...

u/JoyRide008 · 1 pointr/KiaSoulClub

the way the front and rear bumpers go you would put strain on them, i use these on my 2014 front and back and they work pretty well

Propel by Shoreline Marine Hood and Trunk Loop Kayak Tie Down Straps

u/blumpkinowski · 1 pointr/XVcrosstrek

I would assume something like this [hood tie down ](Shoreline Marine Propel hood Trunk tie-Down Loops

u/your_message_here · 1 pointr/XVcrosstrek

Something like this that you close in your hood and trunk Shoreline Marine Propel hood Trunk tie-Down Loops

And the ropes Malone Auto Racks SpeedLine Mini Ratchet Tie-Downs

u/smithaa02 · 1 pointr/Kayaking

Generally speaking it is important to tie the front and back...especially if you will be driving on the freeway near big trucks. I learned this the hard way when my kayak without front/back straps almost worked its way free on an windy day despite being firmly tied in to the j-bars.

But in some cases this isn't as important... Shorter kayaks are easier to secure without front-back straps. Another important variable is the space between the support bars for the boat and the horizontal straps. Close together is bad...and you'll need the extra front-back protection. Saddles are also much safer than j-bars and if you can compress a boat to the roof using pads that helps a lot.

There are other options though... My dad uses hood straps which are quite common and likely not as bad on the paint. eg On my Suburu I have a bug deflect and my front tie-downs goes over that. Not sure if that helps in you case. Some straps are better than others. I love rope ratchets for front/back tie-downs and have had zero paint problems with them:

u/colonelpan1c · 1 pointr/Kayaking

I have the same bars and the WB400 carriers for my Mazda. Great hardware. Unfortunately Yakima bought them for their patents and discontinued the whole line.

On the bow and stern lines - I usually run a bow line only. No good place to attach the stern line on my car without significant inconvenience.

I have these little straps I close in my hood I can hook the bow line to that might work for you - just close it in the frunk. Something like this:

u/anonymous_weasel · 1 pointr/kayakfishing

Main straps I open the doors and go through the car. I do that mostly for speed because I don't have to worry about the extra length of straps. Got them from Home Depot:

When I travel more than 20 minutes to the lake, I strap down the front and back using:


I installed a hitch on the car, so the rear tie downs get tied to that.

u/dukeface13 · 1 pointr/preppers

Thanks, para! ti tool

u/Bro-mo_sah-bee · 1 pointr/EDC

Yeah, it was just an attempt at some humor. I was thinking that if oxidation is a problem for you since you're out at sea a lot then titanium might be a good option. I know you can "Google" titanium "x,y,z" and you'll be able to find some things. I don't go to sea a lot but I personally carry TPT and Knox keyring. I've been eyeing Maratac's or Lumitop's lights.

u/skubasteve81 · 0 pointsr/scuba

As far as diving goes, there is a type of mask that covers your ears as well. A few of the instructors I've worked with in the past have used them. Pretty sure your dreams of diving haven't been totally crushed.

Here's an example

u/MrBillyLotion · 0 pointsr/Kayaking

Do you have an easy way to transport it? If not, a decent inflatable kayak might be a good choice. I recently picked this up for cheap and am enjoying it

That's on the cheap side, but for calm stuff it's fine, pretty comfortable actually. As for a life jacket, I would recommend the NRS brand, not too expensive but pretty well made.