Reed Long Sleeve Cag+Neo Deck
Aquatherm and Super Stretch Aquatherm Fabric. Warm, dry, all year round coverage in these long sleeve, lightweight, comfortable, roomy cags. Yamamoto super-soft 4mm dive quality neoprene deck. Two neck seal options available.
These cags are made entirely from Aquatherm, a full waterproof, thermal, breathable, full-stretch, polyurethane fabric, giving an outer 20 times more abrasion resistant than neoprene. Please check the size guide and fill out our measurement form to get a great fit.
The Join – Overlocked internal seam. Heat sealed tape over the external seam for strength and water-proofing.
The Deck – Yamamoto super-soft 4mm dive quality neoprene. Seams glued, double blind stitched and taped internally. Full-sticky latex- reinforced edges top and bottom plus a reinforced dry lip. 9.5mm high-tension shock cord for maximum grip. Comes with 9 inch neoprene body tube and a grab loop.
Optional adjustable neck seal available. (See illustration above.) Comfortably adjusts neck size down to form a water-tight seal. Particularly benenficial for younger or smaller people who often struggle to get in and out of a cag. Please specify in the box below when ordering. Boat Cockpit Size: We keep a number of standard boat cockpit sizes, but please check with us. If your boat is more unusual, then we may need you to trace the outer edge of your cockpit on newspaper and mail it to us. Our address is on our home page. Wrist/ bicep and neck seal sizes come as standard. However, to ensure we can get the best fit for you, please submit your cuff, wrist, chest and waist sizes on the measurement form below.
Please let us know your boat cockpit make and model type in the additional info box below.
By Wendy Robinson
I think my 14 year old top deck may have to go into retirement. I've never washed it but after being in the sea, surfing, given it a rinse in fresh water. When the neck started to feel a bit slack after about 5 years, Reed put a neck on for me. Coldest I've ever paddled in it is run of the Kent in -6C with a Helly and a Reed jumper under. Warm and dry. Freedom of movement is really good. Even in cold weather, it feels supple even though the fabric is quite thick with a flock lining and it doesn't weigh much. Mud just rubs off and water stays on the outside. Mine has never felt clammy: not even on long portages in hot weather. I've done lots of clambering about on rocks in it and it's pretty abrasion resistant and on big weekends or trips to the Alps it was always with me because there's nothing delicate like Latex seals to fail. It's dead easy to get out of because it will withstand tugging. Where has it finally failed? Where the spraydeck tube bunches up where it meets the deck and rubs because my trunk rotation's so good, it has worn thin and water seeps through. The cag part is fine and even though the inner seam tape is looking a bit ragged, the seams are still bomber and neck and wrist seals are still good. In cold weather I wear it over Reed salopettes which gives an additional layer as top-decks aren't as warm as a cag which has an inner tube and an outer with a spraydeck tube in between, but then that bulk is really awkward, especially if you're not tall. The end.