While Emotion Kayaks can be used as they come, you may find that the following accessories will enhance your use and enjoyment of the kayak.
Keep dry in your sit-in kayak with a sprayskirt. Emotion Kayaks Sprayskirt will help keep you dry and warm, allowing you to extend your paddling season into the colder months. ($43)
Sit-on-top kayaks contain small holes in the main seating area, near the foot rests and in the rear storage areas, to drain out any water that has splashed up into the kayak. In colder weather, you may want to plug these holes with Emotion kayak scupper plugs. You can pick up a set of scupper plugs for less than $20.
If you plan to paddle for long periods or have any back pain issues, you should consider adding a backrest. There are two backrests compatible with Emotion kayaks. Both provide excellent support and do not interfere with your paddling.
The Emotion Kayak Low Back Seat provides support for the low back region. ($65)
The Emotion Kayak High Back Seat provides greater back support, supporting both lower and mid-to-upper back regions. You will appreciate the high back seat if you do a lot of longer or full-day outings. ($82)
There are a number of paddle options for an Emotion Kayak. You will want one that is lightweight and powerful, and that keeps the swing balanced and comfortable. Some of the most popular Emotion paddles include:
- Emotion Kayaks Kukri ($112)
- Emotion Kayaks Bolo ($70)
- Emotion Kayaks Slingshot Kayak Paddle ($48)
- Emotion Kayaks Blackjack Kayak Paddle ($39)
Don’t let your paddle get away when you put it down. An Emotion Kayaks Paddle Leash will keep your paddle secure.
The Emotion Kayaks Fishnetting Side Pockets are useful for storing cameras, water bottles or dry bags inside any sit-in kayak. These are mounted on the inside of the kayak near the paddler. A pair of these side pockets sell for about $25.
You will also want a drybag to keep your gear or food dry. You can get Emotion Kayak Drybags in 30-litre 20-litre or 6-litre sizes, starting at $9.
If you plan to transport your kayak on your car, you’ll need a rack system. Thule and Yakima are two leading vendors. There are many options for Thule kayak racks and Yakima kayak racks. Note that a kayak rack also requires you to purchase the base rack system itself. There are numerous rack systems from Thule and Yakima.
If you travel with your kayak on your car roof, you will want the Emotion Kayaks Cockpit Cover to keep the opening covered and the inside dry.
Personal Flotation Devices
Three excellent PFDs for kayaking are:
- Extrasport Sturgeon Kayak Fishing Type III PFD ($92)
- Stohlquist Brik Kayak Lifejacket ($99)
- Astral Nova Kayak Lifejacket ($98)