Misc. Gear

Dakine Half Finger Kiteboarding/Sailing Gloves

I use the Dakine Half Finger Kiteboarding/Sailing Gloves and they’re great, especially with the easy way they come off. If you’ve ever worn half-finger gloves you know they’re difficult to take off. These gloves have a finger pull (a small pull tab) on three of the five fingers that make it much easier to take them off. The gloves also help to prevent callouses (wimpy, I know!) but more importantly keep the sun off your hands. The gloves also feature a non-slip palm, comfortable, breathable mesh and a neoprene, compression-molded back panel. These are a pretty good deal at about $30. They’re great for kite boarding, kite surfing, kayaking, stand-up paddleboards and other water sports. And while there are cheaper kiteboarding/kitesurfing gloves many don’t have the finger pull tabs and one vendor claimed their gloves were made out of neoprene when they were actually made out of lycra.

 

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WeatherFlow WINDmeter

The WeatherFlow WINDmeter is a cool little (and extremely portable) gadget that plugs into your smartphone to show you real-time wind conditions. Simply plug it into the audio port on your phone and you’ll get the wind speed (average, lull and gusts) and direction. It’s very accurate and was calibrated at the University of Florida Aerospace Engineering Department’s wind tunnel.

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Mystic Golf Bag Pro 2016 with 2 Vacuum Bags and Pump

Lightweight and strong the Mystic Golf Bag Pro 2016 with 2 Vacuum Bags and Pump is great for traveling with your kite gear. It clearly says “Golf” on the bag so check with your airline, some airlines let you check a golf bag for free. The bag features: secure straps outside and inside, an air ventilation patch, shoulder strap, durable, high-density protective PVC bottom with padding, PVC-reinforced sidewalls, three neoprene handles, two vacuum bags and a pump. Put a kite in each vacuum bag and press/pump out the air in the bag to make space for more gear. And if a zipper breaks you’re covered, it comes with a replacement zipper. Measures 4’10” wide. Each vacuum bag measures 40” x 27.5”.

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Hyperflex Playa Surf Jacket with Harness Opening

I have the Hyperflex Playa Surf Jacket with Harness Opening and it’s great! You can wear it on the beach to keep you warm or while kiting on the water. The front of the jacket has a zipper opening for your harness hook. It’s wind and waterproof, keeping in your core temperature when you’re not on the water. The jacket also features: a 2mm rubber skin exterior, two large, front pockets, an oversized hood that easily fits over a wetsuit, a fleece lining on the pockets and wrists and a waist cinch cord for a tighter fit.

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