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Pyranha Ripper 2 Review Time (with Uber Sweet Vids!)

Want an inside peak at Pyranha’s Ripper 2 kayak? For that, we went straight to the source: North American Operations head Mike Patterson, to...

Staying Tight: Paddling Life Spray Skirt Review

Sure, boats, paddles, apparel and PFDs are important and all, but the one piece of gear holding it all together, and keeping you part...

Oru Continues Evolution of Origami Folding Kayaks

Origami and kayaking normally aren't used in the same sentence but Oru Kayaks blends the two to make translucent, skin-like recreational kayaks and now...

Beginner Kayak Fishing Tips!

Heading out to try and land some lunkers? Heed the following advice from Oklahoma-based kayak fisher Wesley Littlefield, who finished 8th in 2021 HafaSpot/KBF...

Pat on the Back for Pack Raft Founder: Alpacka Releases Trailer for New Film “Sheri”

Alpacka pack raft founder Sheri Tingey defied the odds by starting a company at age 50 that has revolutionized the outdoor industry. To pay her...

Holy Eye Candy! AquaBound Releases Norway: A Kayaker’s Playground Video

Want to see what it’s like to kayak Norway? AquaBound has you covered with its new video release Norway: A Kayaker’s Playground. But a word...

Jackson Kayaks Antix 2.0 vs. Antix 1.0 with video

    How does the Antis 2.0 compare to the Antix 1 from Jackson Kayaks?   Miles De Feyter: "It's Miles De Feyter here with PaddlingLife.com. Today we're...

The Ultimate River Camp Kitchen

Set up a riverside camp kitchen Julia Child would be proud of with these pointers and products built to withstand years of outdoor adventure.

Astral GreenJacket Rescue PFD Review with Video

https://youtu.be/8nUc47UJuTo Ricky Steamboat: "We've got the Astral Green Rescue PFD here, this things off the charts, it's got all kinds of bells and whistles. The...

SUP Goes Transformer with the New Switch Board from Isle

ISLE announce the Switch, a new “hybrid” watercraft that converts from SUP to kayak in seconds and weighs in at just 19 pounds.

New Kayak Company Creates Recycled Sit-On-Tops

As much as kayaking requires the preservation of nature, the material used for our equipment doesn't help. The majority of kayaks are made out of...

Whitewater Review of Mustang Survival’s Hudson Dry Suit with Video

Mustang Survival has been keeping the hero's of the U.S. Coast Guard, Navy SEALs and NASA astronauts dry since 1967. The Canada based company is...

Exclusive PL Interview with Clay Wright about the Jackson Rockstar V

Paddling Life caught a few minutes with Clay Wright, of Jackson Kayaks, while he was in Steamboat Springs CO. for the 2022 Yampa River...

Explore New Waters on Ultralight iRocker Paddle Boards

No adventure is off-limits with the new line of ultralight stand-up paddle boards from iRocker ready for travel and up for exploration.

New Book Aims to Teach Packrafting Skills

Packrafts are far from being a novelty anymore; they're becoming a mainstream piece of paddling gear for both their performance and packability. But there...

Entering the World of Wood: A Review of Shade Tree’s Custom Bent Shaft Kayak Paddle

With my getting older I thought it was time to treat myself to a custom wood paddle design by Shade Tree Paddles. The flex in...

Pimp My Canoe: New Canoe Gear Accessories From Level Six

Level Six releases new takes on classic gear items designed to make your next canoe expedition noticeably easier and more comfortable, no matter what you're carrying or how far it has to go.

Win an AirVolution Inflatable Kayak from Advanced Elements

  Paddling Life has partnered with Advanced Elements to give away a free AirVolution inflatable kayak. Say what? That's right - free kayak.   Related stories: Top 10...

Werner Paddles Releases “We Are Werner” Vid

We Are Werner! That’s the theme song being echoed by one of the country’s top paddle makers, as Werner unveils its We Are Werner...

Mustang Survival’s Live Beyond Land Vid Showcases Kayak Angler Annie Nagel

Mustang Survival, a pioneer manufacturer of lifesaving solutions since 1967 for those pushing themselves to the extremes, has released Part 6 of its Live...

Small Gear for a Big Spring

Do future-you a favor and get ahead of that sunshine-induced brain fog with these new gear gadgets for spring.

Swell Watercraft Hits Ground Running with WeFunder Campaign

Swell Watercraft is getting a boost from a WeFunder campaign for its sit-on-top kayak with footwells lowered below the waterline, a patent-pending scupper valve,...

Oru Launches Kickstarter for “Lake” Kayak (Its Lightest Breakdown Yet)

Oru Kayak is at it again, this time unveiling what it calls its most groundbreaking origami boat design to date with its new Lake...

Passing the Torch: Bending Branches/AquaBound Sold; Ed Vater Retires  

Bending Branches/Aqua Bound owner Ed Vater has sold the company to an in-house team and is retiring, the company reports. Based in Osceola, Wisconsin,...

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Middle Fork Salmon Blocked by Debris Flow

Planning a late-season run down the Middle Fork of the Salmon? You might want to change your launch site...
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Pyranha Ripper 2 Review Time (with Uber Sweet Vids!)

Want an inside peak at Pyranha’s Ripper 2 kayak? For that, we went straight to the source: North American...

Paddlesports Booming: Big Gear Show Recap from Park City

 The Big Gear Show, the marquee tradeshow for cycling, paddlesports and outdoor gear, wrapped up in Park City, Utah,...

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