Palm Gear

by Rod

Gear for Paddlers

Palm Equipment International Ltd. started like many other companies inside a small shed with a leaky roof. There stood Andy Knight, working hard and covered in a fine layer of glass fibre dust. A man who wanted some better gear to take paddling, and had decided to make it himself. The sign on the door read ‘Palm Glass Fibre Mouldings Ltd’. Palm is still based in Somerset England and if you would like to read more of their story follow this link.

Their slogan “Gear for Paddlers”


Kaikoura PFD

Wind, waves and exposure in open water can remind you how small you are, the Kaikoura is perfect for tackling the big adventures.

  • Material – Cordura 500Dpalm-gear
  • Weight – 1242gms
  • Entry – YKK front zip
  • Flex fit
  • Adjustable shoulder straps
  • Refective detail
  • 3D Anti ride up waist belt
  • Large front pockets with clip in points,
  • Internal compartments & 2 way zip for VHF radio aerial
  • Fleece lined hand warmer pockets
  • Large rear pocket – water bladder compatible
  • Vent mesh lined.

Meander PFD
The Meander is pacifically design with a low profile, simple lightweight design for women.

  • YKK Front zip entrypalm-gear-2
  • Adjustable shoulder straps
  • Nylon 420D Ripstop
  • Front zipped pocket with Clip in point
  • Small inside chect pocket
  • Reflective detail
  • Weight: 588gms
  • Regular Fit
  • 3D Anti ride up waist belt.

Hydro PFD
The Hydro is a front entry PFD with classic front entry cut with loads of storage including rear pocket

  • YKK Front zip entrypalm-gear-3
  • Adjustable shoulder straps
  • Nylon 420D Ripstop
  • Front cargo pocket with bucket closure.
  • Large rear pocket for Hydration bladder.
  • Reflective detail
  • Weight: 830gms
  • Regular Fit

AP2000 Helmet

A full cut injection moulded helmet in polypropylene.

  • High impact polypropylenepalm-gear-7
  • Weight: 423gms
  • Approved to CE watersport standards
  • One size fits all
  • Full cut shell
  • Slide adjustable inner cradle
  • Soft webbing chin strap
  • Vents for ventilation and drainage.

Lighting Throwline
A full cut injection moulded helmet in polypropylene.

  • 18M of 8.5mm floating polypropylene cored ropepalm-gear-6
  • Weight: 551gms for 18M
  • Cordure 500D bag with 420 polyester lining.
  • 8kN static breaking strength
  • Rescue & Zambezi belt compatible
  • Extra fabric and stiffened neck to aid throwing and packing
  • Quick clip clean line attachment point
  • Fidlock magnetic neck closure.