When paddling, you should dress for the water temperature, not the air temperature. Use common sense about your possible exposure. Will you be paddling close to shore? How cold is the water? When paddling in open, cold waters, wear suitable clothing for immersion such as a dry suit, or at a minimum, dry pants or farmer john wet suit bottoms. When enjoying a flatwater paddle in benign conditions, take along a small towel to mop-up paddle drips and keep the cockpit dry. Always wear a Personal Floatation Device (PFD/lifejacket)!