Since we arrived in New Zealand in 2003, Rasdex kayaking clothing has become well known in the paddling community. Kayakers seek out our gear for the quality and the fit, knowing that it will last well and keep the water out as much as anything can. We are responding to the needs of NZ paddlers by developing new, highly specialised products such as our Multisporter PFD, as well as other family-friendly buoyancy aids such as the Hydra. The legacy of our European background can be seen in the design of our paddle jackets, which still use the tried and tested fabrics we ship here from the UK. All our jackets, buoyancy vests and spraydecks are manufactured in New Zealand, ensuring that we can provide a fast and flexible service, with a quick turnaround when you need it. And yes, despite being in Christchurch, we are still open for business!
Where can you find us?
We'll be supporting multisport races, adventure races, solo adventurers, kayak fishing contests and no doubt other events throughout the year by donating some great gear. In case you're not lucky enough to win what you need, there's bound to be a Rasdex stockist near you - just check our New Zealand retailers list.
For past snippets of our involvement in the New Zealand kayak scene, including Multisport, Slalom, Canoe Polo, River Paddling and Sea Kayaking, check our News page where news items will be archived.
We want to continually improve our range to offer the best possible clothing to paddlers in New Zealand, so if you have any feedback on our range please let us know. We’ll evaluate all of your suggestions to see if there is any way they can be used in the future, and we’ll also try to respond to all your feedback personally. If you make a really good suggestion that we use to make a big difference to a product, you may even find you're sent a free one when it comes out!
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