Tom Rainey

Obsessive red head kayaker who dreams of skimming through rapids and shredding silky S-moves through the most religious eddies and laterals known to man!

Years Paddling:

6 ish

Favourite type of paddling:

Creeking

Favourite Current Product:

Werner Powerhouse cranks!

Favourite Product Owned:

Typhoon Multisport drysuit

Favourite river/spot in the UK:

Upper Dart

Favourite river/spot abroad:

Little White Salmon, USA.

Favourite River Snack:

Clif Bar - Choccy brownie!

Future trip plans:
  • North Atlantic - Row from the states to the UK!
    • [AS Edit] In May 2015 Tom Rainey and Sam Coombs will row from New York (USA)
      to Salcombe (UK) across the treacherous North Atlantic Ocean entirely
      un-supported in order to raise £250,000 for the Brain Tumour Charity. Find out more here: Ocean Valour 2015
  • kayaking - The Stikine. Dream, and one day reality!
Paddling Hero:
  • Liam is my paddling spiritual hero!
  • Paddling physical hero is Evan Garcia. I cannot get over the effortless lines, boof to plane, carves and grace he shows down the river.
Current Equipment
Boats:
  • Dagger Nomad 8.5
  • Dagger Mamba 8.6
  • Mega Boost
Paddles:

Werner Powerhouse cranks 197

Helmet:

Sweet Wanderer

PFD:

Palm Extrem Vest

Drysuit

Typhoon multisport

Cag:

Palm Zenith

Trousers:

Peak UK

Thermals:

Palm Indus

Footwear:

Plimsoles

Spraydeck :

IR Lucky Charm

Others:

GoPro Hero Black 3 for stout sharing!