North Wales Kayak Fishing

Newfoundland Paddle Top

This is my first impressions review
Firstly you notice the quality of the material and build is second to none it’s made by palm so you know its top notch kit using only the finest quality material and fittings

This top is a lightweight paddle top it’s the ideal top for using with paddle pants or over your wetsuit while fishing
The official features are.

• Easy on and off design works well over or under PFD
• Seamless underarm design
• Front venting pocket
• Lightweight, volume adjustable rollaway storm hood with wired peak
• Large storm collar with water-resistant zip and inner baffle - wide opening for venting
• Adjustable neoprene waist featuring gripper elastic to prevent ride-up and draw cord adjustment
• Wrist seals with Velcro® tab adjustment
• Front pocket with water-resistant zip
• Fully taped seams
• High visibility reflective piping

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The bright orange colour and solas reflective piping are very visible to the eye
So if in a rescue situation you would be seen easily the material is xp50 which is a light weight breathable fabric

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The clever cut of the top with the elasticised waist seals mean you could easily wear a jumper underneath in the winter note the ample material around the shoulders to help when paddling or reaching forward

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The side profile shows the deep wired hood which would keep the rain out of your eyes when fishing or paddling

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The superb double neck fastening system has a water tight zip and Velcro fasteners as well to keep out the rain and spray

 

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The hood area shows the wired outer hood and the inner storm seal which can be pulled tightly with a draw cord this is an extremely effective system which will keep you dry in the rain the hood can also be folded back there is a small Velcro retaining clip at the back of the collar

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Behind the front pocket there is a well designed flock lined hand warmer for those cold hands

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The large front pocket also has a water resistant zip the front pocket is semi dry

Below the superbly designed velcroed storm cuffs these are very comfortable and will not rub or chaff your wrists while paddling or fishing

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I think this is the ideal fishing/paddling top it offers top quality and a massive amount of features I patricianly liked the wired hood and the overall comfortable feel of the top you feel protected yet it still feels very light and not restricting at all you could comfortably fish wearing it all day the quality of the design and materials mean it will last along time I think palm have got this top just right for us kayak fishermen the top retails at £69.95 which is excellent value for the quality you are getting

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