Please see our blog about reopening for details of the changes we are having to make which may affect the delivery of your order.
Our standard charge is £4.95 for a total order of £49.99 or under.
Standard shipping is free for a total order of £50 or more to most of mainland UK. Once you have entered your delivery address then upgrades may be available.
There may be further charges depending on the size/weight of the order or the delivery address.
Plastic canoes are delivered on our own transport or by third party carrier.
T-Formex and composite canoes are only transported on our own transport. Delivery times may be longer and we suggest that you call us on 01454 261058 to discuss delivery options.
There are no further charges for delivery to most postcodes in mainland UK. Deliveries to Northern Ireland, Scottish Highlands and islands (including Isle of Wight) may incur further charges. Please call us
A shipping charge of £15 to £20 will be applied to all small orders from outside the UK.
Boats and paddles may cost extra. Please contact us for a quote.
We are not able to deliver canoes and kayaks exceeding 3m outside the UK.
VAT is not charged on orders that originate outside the EU for delivery outside the EU.
All helmet plastic degrades with time and use, glue, webbing, buckles and cradles will all be subject to wear and tear. How long your helmet lasts will be affected by how often they are used, and how well they are maintained.
Markings and Mounts
You can identify your helmets with a permenant marker, or self adhesive stickers. We advise against the use of solvents and strong cleaning agents to remove pen marks. Do not use paint as it can react with the shell material. Popular sticky mounts, for cameras and lights, will not affect the shell material, but attach them at your own risk, their effect on the helmet is not covered by warranty.
Checking helmet condition
You can make a visual check each time you fit your helmet. We recommend that you should carry out the checks alongside. If a product does not pass any of these it should be repaired or retired.
Repeated low level impacts, such as being dropped onto hard surfaces, can result in damage in the form of white marks on the inside of the shell. Tests show these would be unlikely to result in the shell not performing to the ISO standard, however we advise that you consider the age, amount of use and extent of any damage as to whether to keep helmets in service. Should the shell sustain significant impact, for example deep abrasion gouges, then the helmet should be retired from use. Significant bleaching of colour of the shell, through exposure to UV in sunlight, is an indicator that the plastic material may be degraded and the helmet should be replaced.
How to make checks
Foam - Check the foam fit. If loose or missing replace or repair.
Buckles - Buckles have no broken parts, lock closed and open as intended.
Straps - Straps are free to slide and webbing is free from tears, snags or unravelling.
Cradle - Cradle and/or adjuster is fitted correctly and is in good working order.
Shell - Check the plastic shell inside and out for cracks or white marks that may indicate an impact.
Abrasion/Wear - Check for excessive abrasion that might result in the shell of the helmet failing.
Fading - Check for significant fading, as this may indicate a deterioration of the strength of the materials.
AP2000 AP4000 Shuck
Size One Size Small Large Small Medium Large
Circumference 52-58cm 51-56cm 56-60cm 51-54cm 55-58cm 59-62cm
20.5-22.8 20-22 22-23.6 20-21.3 21.7-22.8 23.2-24.4
Rinse helmets in clean, fresh water after each use to help reduce odour or corrosion or degradation of materials. A mild detergent (Milton or equivalent) can be used to disinfect your gear. The liner in a Shuck helmet can be removed and machine washed on a 30 degree cycle.
Drip dry helmets out of sunlight. Frequent forced drying in drying rooms will shorten the lifespan of the foam inserts and parts.
Store helmets upright on a shelf. Avoid hanging helmets from the chin straps. Avoid storing helemts when wet or damp. Avoid stacking or boxing your helmets for long periods, as sustained compression can damage the shell.