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On Your Marks: GoPro Games Off and Running in Vail, CO

Celebrating its 20th anniversary, the GoPro Mountain Games are off and running, hitting Vail, CO, June 7-12, with a slate of paddling events once...

Skate Yak: The Movie!

Well, it's that time of year again in the Rockies when skate skiers head to the hills in the early morning to ski on...

Blisters, Anyone? AR Panama Race Tests Mettle (Including 145KM of Sea Kayaking)

With Covid concerns slowly easing, Adventure Racing, with its finger-blistering and shoulder-blowing sea kayaking component, is coming back bigger and better than ever. Case in...

Canoecopia Back on Track Mar. 9-11

It's baaaacckkkk! After cancelling the show at the last minute when the pandemic first hit in 2020, and changing last year’s in-person show into...

A PL Q&A with Mustang Survival’s Josh Horoshok

Forget singing that catchy little song "Mustang Sally" by the Committments. Established in 1967 by Irv Davies, the inventor of the world’s first Floater...

Impress your Friends! New Book: The Ocean 

Paddlers curious about the sea will find something to love in the new book The Ocean, a veritable treasure trove of information, inspiration, and wisdom...

NRS, AW Release Paddle Wise “Responsibility Code” for Paddlers

NRS and American Whitewater have released a new responsibility code for paddlers. Called Paddle Wise, the program outlines what all paddlers should do to help be...

Influencers and Ambassador Programs in the Paddlesports Industry: an Op-Ed from NRS’s Mark Deming

We got this note from our friend Mark Deming over at NRS last week, and wanted to share it with you here. We welcome...

Paddleboarding and Pet Safety with the Founders of Earthly Pet

Spyq Sklar is living on Tomales Bay, California, for the summer, with kayaks and paddle boards and pups in tow. Sklar is the co-founder...

Teva Launches First TevaForever Recycling Program

In 1984, Teva created the world’s first sport sandal on the banks of the Grand Canyon, and spurred a cultural phenomenon and a new...

Op Ed: NRS Marketing Director Mark Deming on Lower Snake River Dam Removal

Paddling Life checked in with NRS Marketing Director Mark Deming as he shares his thoughts on the restoration of salmon and steelhead by removing...

Top 5 Whitewater Rafting Day Trips

Got some pent-up pandemic jones to go rafting? You're not alone. Try one of the following five top rafting day trips in the country... Chattooga...

Excuse Me, Is This Your Disco Ball? Whacko Items Found on River Cleanups

Every year around the country, river advocacy groups, outfitters, paddling shops and more host river cleanups to pick trash out of their local waterways....

Smokeless Fire Made Possible with BioLite’s FirePit+

Ideal for cool quarantine nights, BioLite’s FirePit+ makes smokeless fire possible in any environment.  Review by Shae Laplace When I say that the FirePit+ from BioLite...

It’s Official: Led By SUPs, Paddlesports Sales Swelling

Paddlesports sales are swelling like the waves their followers paddle on. As part of this year’s Outdoor Retailer Winter Online tradeshow Jan. 6, that’s what...

Baffin or Bust: An Alpacka Packraft Paddle and Climb Expedition

Where can an Alpacka packraft take you, you ask? How about to Baffin Island, for a paddling and climbing expedition? Read on for just...

REI Expands Used Gear Biz with Trade-In Program and Pilot of Standalone Used Pop-Up Shops

Although the program is yet to include paddlesport-specific gear, REI Co-op's latest efforts to encourage consumers to upcycle and purchase used gear is still...

National Rivers Project Lists National Wildlife Refuge Paddling Trails

Want to paddle one of the country’s 18 national wildlife refuges and 103 official water trails? It’s easier than ever now, thanks to the National...

Colorado Ski Country Kids and Adult Pass Products on Sale for the 2020-21 Season

With the first major snowstorm in Colorado this week and drainages running low, a lot of paddlers out West are beginning to look ahead....

National Rivers Project Details Info on Wild & Scenic Rivers

Want to paddle a Wild & Scenic or other picturesque river? It just got a whole lot easier. Put out by the River Management Society,...

Kayaking Near Me: Great Southwest Trip Ideas from Alpacka!

Looking to avoid travel, but still want to have fun? Not all adventures require flight travel or long distances. Avoid the crowds, hop in...

Taking to the Trout Laden Waters of the Idaho-Wyoming Border

Sometimes the only reason to go paddling is to get out on the water and wet a line. Sometimes. Especially if you are in...

Top 6 River Adventure Books (and One to Grow On)

(Compiled by Michael Hughes/Northwest Rafting Co.) With the pandemic cutting into shared time outdoors, now is the perfect time to start in on the reading...

American Whitewater Accident Summary from January to June 2020

Stay safe out there, folks. You don't want to become part of AW Accident Database Manager Charlie Walbridge's semi-annual Accident Report, as highlighted below: Report from...

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Kind Design River Topo Sun Hoodie Review

Our friends at Kind Design asked us to test out their latest River Topo Sun Hoodie product.  Knowing how...
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Sweet Protection Wanderer II and Rocker Top Renowned Virginia Tech Helmet Ratings

The Virginia Tech Biomechanics Helmet Lab impact tests helmets to evaluate their ability to reduce linear acceleration and rotational velocity of the head resulting from a range of impacts a whitewater kayaker might experience.

Guess the Winning Time in the 2022 Green Race Contest and Win a Werner Paddle! 

Win a Werner Paddle!  Guess the winning time, or closest to it, for the chance to win a Werner Ultimate...

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On Your Marks: GoPro Games Off and Running in Vail, CO

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