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Open as usual for online and phone orders

Our Ayrshire showroom and shop is currently closed for refurbishment. We're still fully open for online orders (or phone orders on 01292 571 019) while work is underway!

Karitek's Easy Load Roof Rack - transforms loading kayaks and canoes onto cars and vans
Karitek's Easy Load Roof Rack - transforms loading kayaks and canoes onto cars and vans

Easy Load Roof Rack

Karitek's Easy Load Roof Rack - transforms loading kayaks and canoes onto cars and vans

High Lift Roof Rack

Karitek for sea kayaks by Nigel Dennis SKUK and Rockpool

Sea kayaks by SKUK, Rockpool & more

Paramo from Karitek - high performance gear for active men & women
Karitek - all the kayaking gear to get you here!

All the gear to get you here

Karitek Shop is open

We look forward to welcoming you to our shop in Ardrishaig, opposite the Egg Shed. We have new kit and, like lots of shops, new ways of working. We would ask visitors to wear a face mask, use the hand sanitizer provided, maintain social distancing and not to handle stock. We will be happy to help as we all work together in these new ways. Our current opening hours are 11am to 2pm on Mondays, Tuesdays, Fridays and Saturdays.

Kayaking news & blog

Welcome to the Karitek website. We manufacture the kayak roofrack - the Easy Load Roof Rack, the High Lift roof racks for taller vehicles, kayak and canoe cradles, folding trolleys, webbing straps and portage straps.

Visit our online shop or our showroom in Argyll for all your kayaking gear.

We sell a range of sea kayaks: we're Scotland’s sole agents for two of the most popular and well respected kayak names in the UK today: Sea Kayaking UK, sea kayaks designed by Nigel Dennis and Rockpool sea kayaks. We also supply P&H sea kayaks and Werner paddles. Our extensive clothing and kayak gear features a great range of Reed Chillcheater specialist kayaking gear and world class Páramo Outdoor Clothing. We are also the only UK Pro Dealer  for Kajak Sport accessories.
We also organise the annual Mid West Sea Kayak Symposium in Tayvallich, Argyll.  Check out the symposium website here for more details.