Hydraulics was born in the west coast of New Zealand in a living room of two entrepreneurial New Zealanders and has since taken to the world with some of the sweetest kayaking gear on the planet.

This site will keep you updated with whats going on in the factory, whats new and whats not, and give you an opportunity share your stories relating to this amazing brand. All feedback welcome!


Clare and Dave

A few words from the the creators 

A river runs through the town where we live... it beckons on hot days, promising the best kind of boating, the kind that leaves you grinning and giggling with your mates at the end of the day. You feel wasted, weary and ready for beer.

The river is a challenge for us all on many levels. It rewards our bodies, our minds, and our spirits. It presents you an endless procession of ‘those moments’. We strive to design gear that frees you to be in those moments. Because it’s not about the gear. It’s about the river. It’s the search for the perfect carve. It’s about your friends. The quality of this experience is important to us all.


Welcome to Hydraulics

Welcome to the Hydraulics website. We have just recently had our new PFD shipment land in New Zealand so are well stock in all PFD models, colours and sizes. Our clothing stock numbers are still a bit low unfortunately and are sorry for any inconvenience this may cause. We trust you enjoy browsing our new website and if you have any questions please don't hesitate to contact us.


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