What to wear at 0-5°C

Winter outfit guide

For kayaking through the coldest and darkest months of the year, you will need a drysuit and lots of wool. Here is our cold weather outfit guide to will keep you warm and comfortable all day long.

Weather condition


1˚ Air

2 m/s Wind

4˚ Water


Kokatat GORE-TEX® Radius dry suit

The Kokatat GORE-TEX® Radius dry suit have SwitchZip technology that separates the dry top and dry pants completely at the waist. So it is easy to get the Radius on and off. The Radius top can be worn alone as a dry top and has a fully adjustable hood that can be removed or stowed in its fleece lined outer collar. Additionally the top has easy to access, self-draining zippered pockets on each sleeve, reflective accents, and latex neck and wrist gaskets. Dual adjustable over skirt with "hook & loop" compatible neoprene. The pants feature 330 Cordura® GORE-TEX® Pro Shell in the knees and seat for added durability, a pocket on the right thigh, and GORE-TEX® socks. The zipper fits nicely between the seat and backrest in the kayak.

Kokatat Inferno Mitt Gloves

The Inferno Mitt is recommended for the coldest paddling days. This heavy weight 3mm Smooth skin neoprene mitt is thermo lined to keep fingers warm, while its precurved design helps to easily keep a grip on the paddle. The mitt also features a reinforced palm area for additional comfort and durability. Wear with wool liner gloves for extra comfort.

Kokatat Nomad Footwear

Perfect for taking-off from a beach, the Nomad is an waterproof adjustable volume 3mm double lined neoprene paddling boot with a unique covered lacing system that gives a precise fit while eliminating the potential snag hazard. The waterproof/breathable upper gaiter provides protection during launch and comfort in variable temperature and weather conditions. Use lycra oversocks on the drysuit socks - then it's much easier to get into your Nomad, and it protects the drysuit sock from being worn and leaky.

Icebreaker Apex Chute

The Apex Chute is a super-soft, versatile neck gaiter that provides crucial protection on cold, blustery days, and also functions as a beanie, headband or facemask. The double-layer, heavyweight merino jersey fabric insulates and seals out drafts while remaining highly. Wear over the drysuit latex neck. 100% Merino Wool.

Icebreaker Pocket Hat

The Unisex Pocket Hat is your head warmer, that fits in any pocket - store it in the drysuit sleeve pocket. Made from soft, breathable 200g merino jersey, it folds really small but provides really big warmth that resists odor and bacteria so it won't itch.


Aclima DesignWool Sweater

The DesignWool sweater is knitted using a technique called Jaguard knit. DesignWool is knitted with itch free, fine merino wool, weighing 230g per square meter.

Icebreaker Oasis Long Sleeve crewe

The Oasis Long Sleeve crewe is warm and comfortable, because the set in sleeves, offset shoulder seams and flatlock stitching make it amazingly comfortable no matter what activity or sport you do. And the 200gm merino jersey fabric is so soft, so breathable, and so great at regulating your temperature, that you'll feel great in any weather. Weight: 200 Lightweight. 100% Merino Wool.


Aclima Doublewool Longs

Aclima DW Longs is a air of base layer pants made of a mixture of Aclimas well known materials: Original Woolnet and WarmWool. The parts of the body that easily gets cold has two layers WarmWool, while the parties where you can easily become hot and sweaty just have a layer Woolnet. Through this combination, this is a garment that provides optimum heat and moisture transport in physical activities. Materials: 320G Soft Merino Wool. Second layer: 100% Merino Wool. Liner: 80% Merino Wool and 20% Polyamide.

Icebreaker Anatomica Short Sleeve Crewe

An ultralight T-shirt built with a super-soft, stretchy and highly durable merino wool blend. Nice next-to-skin softness. Flatlock seams eliminate chafing when you’re on the move. Weight: 150 Ultralight. 83% Merino Wool, 12% Nylon, 5% Lycra corespun.

Icebreaker Everyday Boxers

Thoughtfully constructed to ensure great fit, with a gusset for mobility, this 200gm rib fabric Boxer breathes very well and maintains comfort in a wide range of temperatures. Weight: 200 Lightweight. 100% Merino Wool.

Icebreaker Mountaineer Mid Calf Sock

A mid calf sock for all day warmth and breathability. Seamless toe box prevents bunching, especially important during a long descent, and reinforced toe and heel areas mean they'll be your trusted partner for many expeditions to come. Weight: Medium = 181 g / 6.38 oz. 79% Merino Wool, 20% Nylon, 1% Lycra.

Aclima LightWool Gloves

Super soft Merino wool lines glives. Very thin, soft gloves in 100 % merino wool that can be used as liners for other gloves or mittens. They can also be used as the only layer in warmer weather.

Where to find the outfit

Icebreaker is a merino wool outdoor and sport clothing designer and manufacturer, headquartered in Auckland, New Zealand. Visit Icebreaker here.

All Kokatat products are manufactured to our exacting quality standards, developed by paddlers for paddlers over 40 years. USA. Visit Kokatat here.

Aclima collection covers outdoor sports activities all year, offering all necessary underwear layers and midlayers. Norway. Visit Aclima here.

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