3 customer reviews
I wore the Sharkskin Climate Control long sleeve. This thing is unbelievable!
I have been wearing Sharkskin garments for preparation and execution of kayaking the Tasman. In 84 days I gave it a hammering like no other. It was the ultimate test of function and durability. One of the hardest components of the expedition is to stay healthy in such a small and wet environment. Initially the conditions in the Northern Tasman were warm and I wore the Sharkskin Rapid Dry long sleeve top. The sun protection and Rapid Dry function were vital. As I progressed south I wore the Sharkskin Climate Control long sleeve. This thing is unbelievable! I wore it every day while paddling for over 3 weeks without washing and often with a heavy thermal survival suit on top. It's the only garment that could protect my skin and keep the heat in these conditions.
Faced with climatic extremes on an almost daily basis !!
Multisport for me is a year-round obsession. Living in Wanaka I am faced with climatic extremes on an almost daily basis. My competitive advantage often comes from my willingness to train in all conditions. My Sharkskin gear matches my attitude perfectly. Whether it is snowing on Lake Wanaka, blowing a gale on the Clutha River or the sun is roasting me in summer, I know my Sharkskin gear has an answer to every situation. It is simply the most effective paddle gear I have used, and it goes pretty well on the bike too.
Discovered this wonderful product!
If you have not already discovered this wonderful product then you need to. Sharkskin comes in many different forms and if you are searching for something that will allow paddling on colder days they have you covered (from head to toe), gloves, vests, long sleeved tops, pants - short and full length and even socks. I have tested this product to its fullest while paddling Bass Strait, and also survived because of it in one nasty swim offshore in Sumner on a cold winters day. I have one long sleeve Sharkskin top that has logged over 60 Waimak river trips in 8 years, if it's too hot to wear it I always carry it as a back up.