Links: Gear, accommodation, services and retailers I use.

Coaching and guiding:
Boat supported kayaking trips
Kayak manufacturers:
Kayak gear/clothing:
  • Flat Earth Kayak Sails: Flat Earth Code Zero sail, 0.8sqm.
  • Fourth Element: UK manufacturer of Thermocline thermal protection clothing using Polartec Aquashell (for summer), Xerotherm (for autumn and spring) and Arctic (for winter) baselayers
  • Kayalu: Kayalite rear deck light and RAM GoPro mount.
  • KCS: J bars, V bars and expedition trolley
  • Kokatat: Gore-tex expedition drysuit, Gore-tex TecTour anorak, Gore-tex Whirlpool bib, MSFit Tour PFD, woolcore merino/polypropylene thermals.
  • Lendal Paddles: Kinetik Wing, carbon modified crank shaft
  • Lomo: Boots, airbags, knives etc.
  • Palm: pogies
  • Reed: spray decks and cockpit covers.
  • VE paddles
  • Werner paddles: Cyprus neutral bent shaft 210cm.
  • Wheeleez: mini trolley
Other related gear:
Sea kayak retailers:
Outdoor retailers:
Other links:

If you are not able to enjoy kayaking but would like to see some of the West Coast of Scotland from a small boat try:


  1. Sir Douglas, I thoroughly enjoyed and learned loads from Issue #29 of Ocean Paddler.. especially your articles on your recent trip out to St Kilda, and learned more about melanomas and sun damage and what to look for and how to take care of my face from your medical piece.
    Thanks for lessons learned.
    PS When does your 'table-top' calendars come out?
    All the best
    Graham Milne

  2. Greetings Graham, you are such a fine judge of character!

    I am Glad you liked the ST Kilda and sun damage articles in Ocean Paddler.

    I am working on the 2012 desktop calendar at the moment!

    If you get in touch with your adress, I will post you the DVD of the Perth show presentation that your wife missed. d.e.wilcoxatclinmeddotgladotacdotuk