Personal Water Craft Riding Gear & Accessories Guide
Summertime is the perfect time to take your personal watercraft for a spin. Just like when you hit the road on your bike, you want to have the right motorcycle aftermarket mods and gear, when you hit the waves, you want the right watercraft gear. Below is some guidance on how to select the right gear so you can have as much fun as possible out on the water all day long.
For most riders, proper eye protection is all that is needed to ride a personal watercraft. Some sunglasses or goggles will protect your eyes from the sun and water. Make sure to pick something that will stay on securely and that have complete UVA/UVB protection. You’ll also want anti-fog lenses.
All these criteria are met by the Bobster Raptor II. Interchangeable Eyewear. They feature a comfortable, wraparound style that works perfectly for riding in the water. They’ll stay securely on your head even if you get some air. There is nothing worse than losing your eye protection mid-ride.
If you are planning to engage in some more extreme watercraft riding, grab a helmet. The horsepower that can come from some of the latest watercraft can make hitting the water feel like falling on pavement. Of course, you can’t just use any old helmet. Get one that is designed for water usage so that it won’t get waterlogged as soon as you start riding.
While short rides on a personal watercraft may be okay with regular clothing, anything longer really requires purpose designed items. The best PWC gear and accessories are waterproof and designed to stay comfortable all day long. They also protect you from the sun and wind.
A wetsuit is an excellent option for riding a personal watercraft. Ideally, choose something 2mm or less in thickness. Anything more and it will restrict your ability to move significantly. The Slipper Break John and Jacket Combo is a great choice. It has a durable construction and its two-piece design makes it easier to put on and take off. It also is flexible for variable weather.
You may think that going barefoot is fine on a personal watercraft. In some cases this is true but at higher speeds, extra grip and protection from the surf are musts. Good boots give you’re the traction, stability and comfort you need to enjoy your personal watercraft all day.
Slippery Liquid Race Boots are a great choice. They can work in both race and casual riding settings. They have a grippy, athletic sole and good ventilation and drainage. So, your feet won’t get waterlogged and will stay comfortable as you ride.
It is easiest to enjoy your personal watercraft when you are well-prepared for riding. Although short trips don’t require much more than a life vest and a bathing suit, full days of riding can get uncomfortable without the right gear. Just like a motorcycle ride is best with top-quality OEM bike parts and gear, a personal watercraft ride is best with good accessories. So, gear yourself up today.