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MoonShade Portable Awning Perfect for Paddlers Seeking Shade this Spring

After a successful Kickstarter campaign in October, the Moon Fabrications debut product, the MoonShade awning, is now available globally online for all outdoor lovers and...

BC Parks Closed to Boating

Planing/hoping to paddle British Columbia to escape the covid doldrums? Don't. British Columbia Parks had originally closed all of their campgrounds back on March 21st, but have...

Outdoor Retailer Cancels 2020 Summer Market

Likening it to a ski slope that's not safe, or even a rapid that's not fit to run, Outdoor Retailer has cancelled its heralded...

S2O Design Drops New “Whitewater Park Toolkit”

Want to get a whitewater park built in your community, like so many others are doing around the country? (Salida, Buena Vista, Eagle, Glenwood...

Alpacka Raft and Randy Newberg Team Up to Unlock Public Lands

When private land ownership blocks access points, public land is not always made public. Unlocking inaccessible public land for recreational use takes some finesse...

10 Paddling Skills Every Paddler Should Know!

Paddling Skill 1: Execute a J-stroke This paddling skill will save your shoulder from having to do extra work. Don’t rudder while your partner pulls...

Uber Combo: Paddling Croatia Via Sailboat

Huck Finn once said, “Thar ain’t no home like a raft.” For our host Zeljko Kelemen in Croatia, there ain’t no home quite like...

Colorado Ski Country Resorts Tout New Planes, Trains and Automobiles — and Buses — Oh My

Paddling dirt bags turned ski bums in the wintertime will enjoy a few new travel options to Colorado’s ski areas this winter by bus,...

VanDoIt Launches New LIV Model to Extend Your Time on the Water

Paddlers are the perfect candidates for VanLife...they don't need a lot of showers, and they're probably already living down by the river. Throw in...

Paddling Life Picks the 14 All-Time Best River Songs

Though it’s hard to compare any sound to the river’s gurgle, some songs can keep you stoked to stroke even when you’re stuck in...

Skinners May Be Defining a New Category of Footwear Comfort and Protection

Shoe Socks are here, and before you brush them off as just another strange trend (Vibram Five Fingers anyone?), read on. Handmade in Europe,...

10 Off-Water Things Every Paddler Should Know

Paddlings Dryland Essentials Sure, there are things on the water all paddlers should know — how to read water, use a throw rope, swim a...

Kayak Safety: A Primer from Perception Kayaks

Coming home safely is the goal of any paddling outing. Heed the following hints brought to you by Perception kayaks to ensure you have...

Jackson, Levknecht Win GoPro Mountain Games Homestake Creek Race

After last year’s drought cancelled the Homestake Creek Race at the GoPro Mountain Games and moved it to Down Chutes on the Eagle River,...

Team Imua Take First in Self-Supported 70-Mile Seventy48 Boat Race

In their first time ever rowing together, Team Imua -- comprised of Greg Spooner and Thiago Silva -- took first place at a unique...

Body Glove Launches Eco-Friendly Activewear with Surf Legend Tatiana Weston-Webb

Essentially a household name for paddling and watersports enthusiasts, Body Glove has been all about the water since 1953, establishing itself as a leading...

Learn These Outlandish Dirtbag Desert Dweller Recipes in New Book by Morgan Sjogren

Perfect for raft guides on their days off or looking to try something new on the river, adventure writer and land activist Morgan Sjogren...

Get Kids Paddling for a Lifetime with New Avid4 Adventure Camp Expansions

Paddling parents looking to pass on their passion for watersports, while maintaining their summer sanity, look no further. We all want to do our...

Let’s See Paddling Go Urban Like This: UIAA World Cup Finals Make Ice Climbing a Viewer Friendly Sport in Denver

On its inaugural stage in downtown Denver, the 2019 UIAA World Cup Ice Climbing Finals broke international records as the largest-ever audience for a...

Glenwood Springs Shooting for Three More Whitewater Parks?

 The town where legendary gunslinger Doc Holliday died, Glenwood Springs, is now shooting to add three more world-class whitewater parks on the Colorado River,...

Paddling Life Holiday Gift Guide 2018: Best Gifts for Paddlers and Outdoors Lovers

The holidays are, basically, here, and it's not too late, or too early, to shop for the paddler and outdoors lover in your life....

The Eagle Has Landed: Eagle Whitewater Park Nearing Completion

Next spring, Colorado kayakers, rafters and suppers will have a great new playpark to surf when the town of Eagle completes the second phase...

Ultimate Shuttle Rig: Land Cruiser Ups Lifestyle Ante Adding Luxe to Off-Road Chops

What would a paddler pay for the pinnacle of off-road performance? Land Cruiser fanatics...get out your ATM card, pull out $84,000, and head to...

Where Do All the Raft Guides Go in the Winter?

Our advice to all the raft guides and other boating bums left in limbo during the winter months? Hit the slopes, of course. Colorado...

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Inside Level6’s Duke Drytop

Our friends up in the great white north have been working on a three-season drytop the past few years...
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NRS Inks Deal to Use Gore-tex

Northwest River Supplies (NRS) has inked a deal with Gore-tex to bring the high-end waterproof/breathable fabric into a new...

First TIme’s a Charm: Dane Jackson Wins Oetz Extreme Race (Formerly Sickline)

Surprise? Not! We all knew it was coming. Jackson Kayak and Red Bull kayaker Dane Jackson showed he is still...

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

Forget singing that catchy little song "Mustang Sally" by...

Impress your Friends! New Book: The Ocean 

Paddlers curious about the sea will find something to...
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