You’ll want them to be close-fitting enough that your grip isn’t slipping on the paddle shaft but comfortable enough to wear all day, but before you splash out on a pair of paddling gloves, if you have cycle gloves available give them a try.
2. Sun Protection
For colder days, Lycra or neoprene skull caps – specially designed to fit under a helmet – help with heat retention and can also be useful to protect chilly heads in an evening’s wild camp.
You’ll also want to be sure to pack some suncream and lip balm. Full days on the water means a lot of UV radiation from the surface and an increased chance of sunburn.