I have an insane friend who agrees to paddle for me nearly every weekend at a local lake.... except for those weekends when she puts in 40+ hours (3-days of CONSTANT cat-herding that is also known as 9-11 yr old swim coaching) at a HUGE age-group swim meet for her "real job."
Anyway....she also said that she'd paddle for me as long as I would get in the water, even when it starts to get cold, stays cold, etc. BUT, neither one of us really have a good idea of what she should wear as it gets colder.
It won't get SUPER cold down here until mid-late November...sometimes in to December, as long as you're dry.
We've got SPF long sleeves for her, a buff for her face, and a floppy hat for summer....and sun glasses, of course. And a light towel to cover her legs, plus copious sunscreen for the summer months.....cold weather....we're completely in the dark.
I'm wondering about her feet, and wind off the water.
Hat and gloves, of course.....but, what DO kayakers wear in the cold?
Looking for recommendations -- general ones as well as brands/stores if you're comfortable with that.