The Hou Kneeling Mat, made in the UK with a super grippy outer skin and a 'soft knee' inner. This mat grips so well when in the boat, even when wet its still super grippy, reducing the amount you slip around when paddling as well as significantly increasing your paddling efficiency. That means you are less tired at the end of the day, or you can paddle further for the same energy input!
Of course at the same time you will be way more comfortable, amazing! The mat also has a small eyelet so you can tie it into the canoe 'just incase'!
We all use one in the Hou world, its the one piece of kit that all our team cannot be without.