We are proud to represent the following paddlesports brands in New Zealand. Though they come from different parts of the world they have one parameter in common: quality. We only sell gear that we would be happy to own ourselves or to recommend to our best friends. Please read on to learn more about what is behind the names and logos.
HIKO Sport have been manufacturing top quality paddling gear in the Czech Republic for over 25 years. HIKO products include PDFs and Life Jackets, Paddle Jackets and Paddling Pants, Thermal Wear, Neoprene Wear (Long Johns, Pants, Shorts and Jackets) Neoprene Accessories, Neoprene Shoes and Socks, Safety Gear, Spraydecks, Dry Bags and much more. HIKO aim is to provide you with a gear that is highly functional, comfortable, durable and that is great to look at too.
HIKO have some top athletes in their team, Including double Olympic Champion Stepanka Hilgertova, New Zealand kayakers Ryan Lucas and Jamie Sutton and many young paddlers who push the limits of the sport and provide valuable feedback to Hiko designers. More product info here.
It doesn’t take long to notice what sets Feelfree kayaks apart. With unique color combinations and the most innovative standard features, Feelfree kayaks have redefined paddling as we know it today. However, these innovations weren’t developed overnight. The Feelfree product development team, with over 30 years of design and development experience, consistently reviews, refines and evolves each kayak and accessory down to its finest details.
Feelfree kayak portfolio includes recreational sit-on and sit-in kayaks, but the main focus is on kayak fishing. This is area where Feelfree kayaks lead the world market with innovative design and untraditional thinking.
KAYAKER Limited is part of a world wide team distributing Feelfree kayaks to over 40 countries around the world. We supply Feelfree product to specialized kayak and marine stores in New Zealand. To find a dealer near you, click here.
GUMOTEX, a.s. is one of the oldest manufacturers of inflatable kayaks in the world. The company started making inflatables more than 60 years ago using technology of vulcanization, which has been continuously modernized by a capable team of scientists and engineers. Gumotex has a very competent design department, prototyping boats that have been shaping the direction of the inflatable boat industry for the last decade or two. Sales of Helios kayaks alone are estimated to have reached more than 100,000 units since start of production in the 70’s.
Gumotex, a.s. is based in the Czech Republic, where there is a strong tradition of kayaking and canoeing. Martin Straka – owner of Kayaker Ltd has worked for Gumotex for a period of 12 years, starting in the marketing department and later working in the sales team.
TRAK is a Canadian company specializing in a very unique product a FOLDING KAYAK. Folding kayaks are essentially modernized portable kayaks based on a similar principle to the original boats that Inuit people designed about 4,000 years ago. There are other manufacturers making folding kayak but TRAK is unique in its philosophy of an ultimate versatile boat – The Seeker.
Seeker ST-16 utilizes achievements of the 21st century in technology and material, using aircraft aluminium for the frame and polyurethane coated materials for the skin of the kayak. Fitted with a comfortable seat and three hydraulic jacks to tighten the kayak’s skin, it is a boat that is hard to match. TRAK claims that the Seeker is so versatile that it's the only kayak you will ever need. Check out what is so special about TRAK here.
There are dry bags in many shapes and forms: see-through, lightweight or heavy-duty, with shoulder straps or without. K-gear also produces rescue throw bags, and many small kayak accessories both for safety and for boating people’s convenience.
All K-gear products have a fresh modern design and are made with attention to detail. But you mainly notice that they have been designed by paddlers for paddlers. Check out the K-gear products here.
TNP is a top quality brand of paddles made by Laminex s.r.o., a paddle and oar manufacturer from the Czech Republic. The factory is based by Vltava river on the outskirts of city of Ceske Budejovice (German name Budweiss), infamous for quite different, well known product.
TNP paddes are great value in entry to mid level recreatinal paddles, white water paddles and touring and sea kayak paddles. TNP paddles are very well known in many European countries and in the USA for superb quality, durability, and also in unmatched accuracy in couplings (talking split paddles) which make the product even more interesting for inflatable or folding kayak owners. Choice of aluminium alloy, fibreglass or carbon shafts allows vitrually everyone find the best fit. The brand has been around for over 25 years and going stronger all the time. Coming soon...