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Big Agnes Anvil Horn 0-Degree Bag, Divide Sleeping Pad System Reviewed

A review of the Big Agnes Anvil Horn 0-Degree sleeping bag and Divide Sleeping Pad System from a 10-day, 226-mile self-support kayak trip wont...

Big Gear Show, Outside Festival Team Up for Denver Show May 31-June 2 

Organizers of this year’s Big Gear Show are planning on both paddlesports, as well as their collaboration with the (e)revolution bike show and their...

Win a Bonfire 2.0 from Solo Stove

Solo Stove and PL have partnered up to give away the ultimate smokeless fire pit, the Bonfire 2.0  

Drybag-maker Sea to Summit Gets New HQ

Sea to Summit, an adventure equipment brand headquartered in Perth, Western Australia, has relocated their North American corporate office and warehouse facility to new,...

Fedarko, Author of “The Emerald Mile,” Releases New Grand Book: “A Walk in the Park”

Fan of "The Emerald Mile"? Then you’ll love this latest release by its river-running and not-afraid-to-hike-a-canyon author, Kevin Fedarko, who is at it again,...

Paddlesports Trade Coalition Announces Colab Event in Okla. City Sept. 3-6

PTC Colab at Riversport OKC September 3-6, 2024. We're not using the acronym yet on first reference because it's still so new. But while the Paddlesports...

Stroke Stoke: Paddling Life’s Unequivocal Whitewater Kayak Paddle Review!

Brace yourself...it's paddle review time! A slew of new paddle options are on the market, and we  reached out to their manufacturers to see...

Canoecopia Recap: Reports from Vendors, Organizers Report A Booming Success

Reports have come in of a super successful Canoecopia consumer show hosted in early March by retailer Rutabaga in Madison, Wisconsin, with attendance and...

Covet Corner: New Gear from NRS!

Northwest River Supplies (NRS) has launched a suite of new products, all designed to help paddlers get after it on the water. Designed with...

SOAR Inflatables Sold (and Q&A with New Owner)

Nothing wrong with a 30-year run. That’s the playbook of SOAR Inflatables owner Larry Laba, who recently sold his long-running inflatable canoe and kayak...

Down River Equipment’s Raftopia Returns April 1-6!

Hey Colorado rafters: Want to see firsthand the latest and greatest of everything in the rafting world, and also shop for some of the...

Review of the Level Six Odin Drysuit

Just as Odin rules Valhalla in Norse mythology, the new Odin from Level 6 rules the river when it comes to drysuits. Marking the ever-evolving...

The Need for Speed: Catching Up With Shane Benedict on the All-new Liquidlogic Powerslide

This new Liquidlogic design the Powerslide is a play on the “I wanna' go fast” Ricky Bobby-style racing culture. In short, this boat just...

Used Gear Is Good Gear: Gear Trade Ups Its Game in Paddlesports

Let’s face it…once your put on that drytop or those river sandals, they’re used. But they still work great. And now you can find...

Paddlesports Trade Coalition, Grassroots Outdoor Alliance Partner Up

While it's to quite like a merging of rivers, the newly formed Paddlesports Trade Coalition (PTC) and the Grassroots Outdoor Alliance are working together to find collaborative opportunities...

ICF Celebrates 100 Years

Now that's a heckuva ride...The venerable International Canoe Federation is celebrating its centennial this year, marking 100 years since the formation of the global...

Mustang Survival, Wing Get New Leadership

Outdoor industry professional Kenny Ballard has been appointed Vancouver, B.C.-based Mustang Survival’s new president. Ballard takes over responsibilities from Juanita Killen, who stepped into...

Permit Props: EXPLORE Act Moves to House Floor

River permits for both commercial outfitters and private paddlers just got a shot in the arm as the House Committee on Natural Resources voted...

Tales from the Cripps: Episode 19: Beautiful Rivers & Beautiful Minds with Benny Clark

In this episode we explore the world with Benny Clark. Benny kayaks to find peace and Benny kayaks to survive. We explore how Benny's...

Wenonah Sells Current Designs (Bonus: Q&A with New Owner from Sanborn Canoes!)

Longtime sea kayak manufacturer Current Designs has new owners. Wenonah Canoe of Winona, Minn., announced that it has completed the sale of its sister...

Paddlesports Apparel/PFD Maker Stohlquist Closing Down, Future in Limbo

Paddlesports apparel and PFD maker Stohlquist, owned by France’s Aqualung Group, is shuttering its operations, with its future up in the air. According to a...

The Inside Scoop on Nomadic’s New Full Circle Paddle by Landis Arnold

Landis Arnold of Prijon and Wildwasser fame is no stranger to paddlesports. That’s why his new Full Circle paddle line from Nomadic Inc. has...

Tales from the Cripps: Episode 17: Hard Core Tales with Mike Nash

Hard Core Tales with Mike Nash DEC 16, 2023 EPISODE 17 I had the good fortune to sit down with paddle maker, fitter and turner, kayaker, sailor,...

America Outdoors Announces 2023 Industry Achievement, Innovator Awards 

Industry Achievement Award and Innovator Award honored at the America Outdoor Conference At its annual conference in Phoenix in early December, America Outdoors announced the 2023 winners...

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OARS Releases Western River Outlook for ’24

The 2024 rafting season has commenced, and with it outfitter OARS has released its annual Western Rafting Outlook, highlighting...
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Jim Good on the First Descent of Ernie’s Gorge on WA’s NF Snoqualmie

(By Jim Good/photos by Mike Hagadorn): From out of the darkness the first twinkling lights appeared. We were overcome...

Big Agnes Anvil Horn 0-Degree Bag, Divide Sleeping Pad System Reviewed

A review of the Big Agnes Anvil Horn 0-Degree sleeping bag and Divide Sleeping Pad System from a 10-day,...

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