Peak UK was formed back in 1990 by its founder Pete Astles, who was an up and coming slalom racer, funding his sport by working in a local kayak store. As the products in the store were badly designed and sized poorly he decided to try making some garments of his own and soon made a prototype jacket and PFD. His fellow slalom racers all wanted these jackets and PFDs, and that’s how it all began...Now, over 30 years later Peak UK is one of the world’s leading brands of kayaking wear.
The Peak UK Kayaking Company is located in the heart of the Derbyshire Dales, near to the River Derwent at Darley Bridge. In 2012 Peak built it’s very own purpose built factory on the edge of the Peak District National Park. The new premises enabled them to pioneer their production of custom kayaking gear in time for the London 2012 Olympic Games and the game changing Racer ST, which claimed gold and silver at Rio in 2016. For the Tokyo Olympics the ST2020 was launched, claiming 9 out of 12 medals in canoe slalom.
In 2021 Peak launched it’s subsidiary company, Peak EU. Based in Wexford, Ireland, Peak EU allows them to continue to supply into the EU as smoothly as possible following Brexit, and marks the next step forward for Peak UK worldwide.
In autumn of the same year they announced that from 2022 the products will now be manufactured under the new Peak Paddlesports (Peak PS) branding. Following the launch of Peak EU they decided to move the branding away from the UK geographical reference and go with a more global, inclusive feel. Peak UK and Peak EU will still exist as the businesses that run the Peak PS brand.
Essential sea kayaking safety equipment. Our unique waist or deck mounted towing system with quick release waist belt, quick draining mesh based pocket, and high vis colours.
- Tough 600d ripstop polyester / nylon rope bag with YKK zip
- Quick draining rubber mesh base
- Reflective piping
- 40mm adjustable length waist belt with quick release cam buckle
- 7mm polypropylene rope with slimline float. Breaking strength 250kgs
- Elasticated webbing dampener with 316 stainless steel O rings
- 316 stainless steel rope length adjustment clip
- Sea dog plastic boat clip
- Can be deck mounted, extra boat hardware required