Short Term Drysuit Rental for Student Paddle Trips

Short Term Drysuit Rental for Student Paddle Trips

Short-term Drysuit Rental for a TRIP (not CLASS!!!)
For local WA club members ONLY

If you just signed up for a club kayaking, rafting, or canoeing TRIP and you need a drysuit, you can rent one here. You can have the rental shipped to your home or you can pick the gear up at Kayak Academy by appointment. There are cut-off times for shipping and in-store pick-up of rentals. Please read below. 

Rental cut off times:

  • If the drysuit is being picked up at Kayak Academy (In-store pick up)
    • You must complete the rental-purchase the Friday before the club trip, by 11:59 AM (noon)
    • If the trip is on a Saturday or Sunday, you must finalize payment by 12 noon the Friday before.
  • If the drysuit is being shipped to your home
    • You must complete the rental-purchase by the Tuesday before the club trip, by 11:59 PM (midnight)

Rental Options

  • 1-day rental
    • 2-day rental

    Each rental includes a pair of neoprene wetsuit booties of the appropriate size and a balaclava. 

    Dry Suit Rental Options and Fees:

    The following prices do not include taxes

    • 1-day
      • $45 for the day
    • 2-days
      • $75 total
        • $45 for the first day
        • $30 for the second day

    Neoprene Bootie and Balaclava Rental Fees:

    • Included with rental, free of charge

    Shipping

    UPS ground shipping fees:

    • One way (you will need to bring gear back to K.A. or pay to ship gear back to us)
      • Rental contains only dry suit:
        • $15.00 
      • Rental contains dry suit + neoprene booties:
        • $22.00
    • Both ways (K.A. includes a pre-paid return shipping label and you ship gear back to us in the original box)
      • Rental contains only dry suit:
        • $30.00 
      • Rental contains dry suit + neoprene booties:
        • $44.00

    If you choose to have the rental gear shipped to you, PLEASE HOLD ONTO THE SHIPPING BOX. The included return shipping label is paired with the box.

    Refunds

    If you change your plans before we ship the drysuit and don't need the suit anymore, we will refund your payment in full. For suits that have been shipped, refunds will be treated on a case-by-case basis.

    Kayak Academy has a friendly Returns Department that responds favorably to kind words and chocolate! 

    Neck gasket fitting

    If you’ve never worn a dry suit before, your first impression will likely be that the neck gasket is too tight. But gaskets need to be snug or the suit will leak.

    Generally, people forget all about the gaskets once they get on the water and start having fun (or see the big hole they are about to drop into). However, if you try on a new drysuit at a store, the gaskets are probably tighter than necessary. We customize the fit of the gaskets on our rental suits in proportion to the neck and wrist sizes of the average person likely to wear each size drysuit.

    If you have an unusually large neck or wrist and/or have a medical sensitivity that the gaskets may cause a health issue (i.e. if you’ve had lymph nodes removed, you are truly concerned about your circulation or have a sensitivity to latex), tell us in advance and/or ask someone in your group with experience wearing a dry suit to check the gasket fit.

    The only way to significantly loosen a gasket is to trim it with sharp scissors, you may need to do this, however, if you trim a gasket we will have to replace it so the suit won’t leak for the next renter - therefore you will be billed for the cost of replacing the gasket ($69 neck and $40.00 each wrist).

    Liability Form

    You must fill out one of our liability forms to use our gear. Please click here to go to and fill out our online record and release form.

    Gear Return and Late Fees

    Gear returned more than 3 days after the class will be charged a standard per-day rental rate:

    • Dry suits: $35.00
    • Kayaks: $45.00

    K.A. cannot accommodate boat preferences

    We can not accommodate boat preferences for these rentals due to the large number of kayaks rented. Kayak Academy will choose a rental kayak model appropriate for the sizing info you provide here. Please input accurate sizing.

    K.A. policy on damaged/lost gear

    Damaged and/or lost rental dry suits, kayaks, and gear are the renter's responsibility. 

    Damaged dry suits (beyond/other than 1 torn gasket), trimmed gaskets (without K.A.'s permission), and/or lost dry suits and kayaks will incur damaged/lost equipment fees.

    Damage/lost equipment charges:

    • Drysuit fabric puncture damage
      • $5 per pinhole after the 3rd one
    • Drysuit: broken zipper, torn fabric, paint and/or glue contamination, rubber patches, aquaseal repair, etc.
      • Up to MSRP retail price of drysuit. Replacement charge = MSRP retail price.
    • Kayak: puncture holes, cracks, broken hardware
      • Up to MSRP retail price of kayak. Replacement charge = MSRP retail price.
    • Lost drysuit and/or kayak
      • MSRP retail price of drysuit and/or kayak

    Application of rental credit towards Dry suit

    For drysuits, renters may use up to $150.00 of their rental fee towards the purchase of a new dry suit from K.A. before Dec. 31, 2022. This credit may not be combined with any other offer or sale and does not apply to used Dry Suits.

    Club Discounts

    Club members are offered an 10% off New Regular Priced Dry Suits, Wetsuits, PFD's, helmets, and paddles at K.A. This offer may not be combined with the above credit options. A confirmation letter will be sent after you register with information about the rental and club member discount code.

    $ 45.00 USD

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    e.g. 03/29/2022