As I replaced yet another kayak and gear, I wondered how much each kayaking trip costs. So let’s look at the rough costs of basic gear:
- kayak: $1100 (used at 30% to 50% of that)
- spray skirt:$200
- PFD: $200
- float bags: $50
- throw rope: $50
- rash guard top: $75
But what really matters is how often gear needs to be replaced. After some empirical testing, you can run a brand new Jackson Fun down the Ocoee 163 times, or $6.75 per kayaking trip.