Kayak Sea Drogue by Seattle Sports

April 13, 2012

Currently available: $33.95  Visit their site to learn more

Drift anchors slow you down by dragging water like a parachute might behind a drag racer, and a droque is essentially a drift anchor that happens to be shaped like a cone. The folks at Seattle Sports have designed a droque specifically for sea kayaks that can be easily stowed and folds up flat to take up as little space as possible, and it has drawstrings at both ends to help control the drag. These are really useful if you’re kayaking in the sea or San Francisco Bay or Puget Sound or off Cape Cod because you can learn to use them to help counter the tides.