Water Sports Equipment Reviews and Guides


Water Sports Planet is a website which is dedicated to making all outdoor water sports and activities as easy & safe as possible for everyone. We have water sports equipment reviews and handy guides to help you make the right choice, so you can get on with enjoying yourself.

We have researched all types of water sport gear available today, providing in depth reports and articles to help you get the most out of your chosen activity.

Whether you are on top of a board, taking a relaxing boat trip, being towed at high speed or using paddle power, we aim to help you make the most of your time on the water.

So have a look around our website and hopefully you will find some ideas and information that will enhance your next adventure.

Be safe and enjoy.


Best Waterproof Dry Bags

Waterproof dry bags will keep all your gear dry and safe no matter what activity you take part in. See our pick of the best waterproof dry bags available today and how to choose the right one for you.

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Stand Up Paddle Board Reviews

Our SUP  - Stand Up Paddle Board - Guide helps people find the best paddle boards. We have in depth reviews of paddleboards by type and activity including where to find them at the best price.

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Stand Up Paddle Board Accessories

When it comes to stand up paddle board accessories you want to make sure that you buy those accessories which will add to the enjoyment of your paddle boarding. Some SUP accessories are a must have and some are nice to have.

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Best Life Jackets Guide

With so many Life Jackets to choose from how do you know which one is right for you and which one is the most suited to your activity?

This is the most complete guide to all the different types of life vests available today.

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Best Life Jackets for Dogs

Many dog owners have hobbies which involve being in or around water and they want to make sure their dog is safe. No need to worry if your dog isn’t the Michael Phelps of the canine world as there is a great selection of life vests for dogs available to keep them safe.

Let’s have a look at your options and which are some of the best life jackets for dogs.

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Outdoor Water Sports Equipment

How Do You Find the Best Outdoor Water Sports Equipment at the Best Price?

We have been involved in most outdoor water sports at one time or another over the past few decades and you could say that this has given us a good insight into what makes the best water sport equipment and what makes the best water sport accessories.

The list of watersport activities is almost endless with new sports being added virtually every year. What seems like a fringe sport now will most likely find its way into the mainstream over the coming years, just like many of today’s mainstream activities did. Here are some of the most popular outdoor water sport activities in the world today:-

Stand Up Paddle Boarding (or SUP as it’s often called)
Kayaking
Canoeing
Surfing
Windsurfing
Wakeboarding
Bodyboarding
Kiteboarding
Kitesurfing
Boating
Sailing
Scuba Diving
Snorkeling
Swimming
Water Skiing
Barefoot Skiing
Fishing
Rowing
Rafting

Many of these activities actually have sub categories but maybe that is something we can tackle at another time. As you can see, that’s quite a list already and that is just what I could reel off in a couple of minutes.

Therefore it seems like the list of manufacturers, suppliers and brands is even more endless. This makes choosing the right water sport gear a harder task than it should be. When I say choosing the right gear what I mean by that is that, once you have identified which equipment you need, you need to find out who makes the best ones, where you can get them and how much you will have to pay for it.

Identifying what you need can be broken up into categories, well that’s how we do it anyways. The first category is what is necessary and the second category is what is nice to have.

Necessary equipment seems pretty straight forward to most people. If you are going to be paddle boarding then you will need a SUP board and a paddle (see, I told you it was straight forward). Nothing else which is necessary right? Well, one particular piece of watersports equipment which we always see as necessary is a life jacket. Being safe on the water is not a nice to have, it’s a necessity. Sure you can buy a SUP board and paddle and be on your way but without a life jacket you are putting yourself, and possibly others, in danger. I won’t labor the point here as we have already covered this topic (you can read it here).

Nice to have’s are more about the things which make your activity a bit easier or a bit more enjoyable. Waterproof dry bags for keeping things dry, such as cell phones and cameras or even your clothes. You get the idea, things which you don’t need but you will probably end up buying at some point anyway.

Now, where is the best place to buy water sports equipment? It usually boils down to two places to get your water sport gear from, in your local store or online. The upside of buying at your local store is that they will have good knowledge of the products they sell. Downsides of local stores is that they will only recommend what they have in stock.

Buying water sports equipment online will give you access to a much bigger selection and usually you can get it at much better price. One of the other benefits of buying online, and we think this is a big benefit, is that you get access to customer reviews. Real people using the gear you want to buy and letting you know how it performs, whether it is as good as the manufacturer says it is and whether you are getting good value for your money.

Why not check out some of our water sport equipment reviews:-

Life Jacket Reviews

Stand Up Paddle Board Reviews

Paddle Board Accessories Reviewed

Waterproof Dry Bag Reviews

Dog Life Jacket Reviews