The most important thing in the cold are the right clothes. The body loses lot of heat through the head. Therefore, headgear, such as a beanie, is highly recommended to avoid hypothermia and to keep the ears warm. The same applies to your hands: Having to hold the paddle with ice-cold fingers can quickly ruin a leisurely tour. Thick padded gloves are essential for a ride in winter. Of course, warm clothing is for upper body, legs and feet. This should best be layered, so that layers can be laid off and applied if necessary.
There is always a risk of capsizing. Since the cold water cools the body down quickly and makes swimming more difficult, a life jacket and a waterproof outer layer of clothing should be worn. Safety is also a top priority when kayaking.
Kayaking is one of the few water sports that is possible all year round. Whether on your own, with friends or family - as a strenuous sport in white water or quietly in the lake to observe nature - kayaks are fun for many people. Maybe you will also discover your passion in paddling!