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Hokolite lantern and headlamp review

Never heard of Hokolite? Well we hand't either but we're happy that we know the name now.  Hokolite makes a variety of LED lighting products...

Review Mania: PL Random Gear Sampler!

You asked, we schwaged. Behold Paddling Life's unequivocal haphazard roundup of assorted gear we put through its paces this boating season, from portable blenders...

Staying Tight: Paddling Life Spray Skirt Review (Level6 & Seals)

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

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...

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.

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.

OneWater Acquires YakGear OneWater Marine Inc. (NASDAQ: ONEW) announced that its subsidiary, T-H Marine, has acquired YakGear, Inc. (“YakGear”), an industry-leading supplier of kayak equipment,...

NRS Movin’ and Shakin’

Moscow, Idaho’s Northwest River Supplies (NRS) is making moves with big internal developments including promotions in senior leadership, expansion of the product development team...

Mustang Survival Acquires Stearns’ Government and Commercial Business

Continuing its recent buying spree, including its purchases of Ocean Rodeo and MTI Adventurewear, Mustang Survival has announced the acquisition of the Government and...

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...

Kokatat Sold

After 50 years under the direction and ownership of its founder, Steve O’Meara, Kokatat has been purchased by the company’s Director of Operations Mark Loughmiller.“Before joining Kokatat Mark...

Inventory Issues and Paddlesports

“It was the best of times, it was the worst of times.” That quote by Charles Dickens sums up the paddlesports industry this season,...

Must-Have Gear for Warmer Days on the Water

With actual summer weather blessing much of the country by this point, you have to be sure you have the gear you need in...

The Best All-Around Accessories for Your Summer Adventures

Summer 2021 is shaping up to be a big one. But before the adventures are in full swing, you need to pick up all...

WIN a Sawyer Cedar Surge II paddle from Alpacka Raft valued at $400

After you've entered to win a Sawyer Cedar Surge II paddle from Alpacka Raft, check out these other packraft and camp essentials. New Alpacka...

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...

Exclusive Review and Video: New Stohlquist Descent Rescue PFD

Stohlquist adds second generation Descent Rescue PFD to its line, whets paddlers' appetite for new products. With the help of Nick Hinds and Luke Spencer,...

When was the last time you practiced setting up a Z-Drag?

So you've got your Z-Drag kit prepped with rescue rope, webbing, pulleys, carabiners, and cordage. But when was the last time you actually took...

WIN This Yeti Hopper 8 Soft Cooler

After you've entered to win a YETI 8 soft cooler, check out these other camp essentials. Cooler Wars: What Cooler Is Best for Your...

Volcanno portable campfire from Lavabox gear review

Have you ever thought to yourself: "What this river trip really needs are some Heavy Metal level pyrotechnics."?   Well let us introduce you to the...

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...

Kind Design Topo River Hoodie Gear Review

We've all been there. Flipping through our social feeds, giving "likes" to our friends most recent river descents, when that very specific and highly...

Kokatat HustleR Rescue PFD Review

Kokatat is at it again with an update to its popular HustlerR Rescue PFD (Video and photos by Aaron Wagoner)  Do the HustleR! That's the word...

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Win a HIGH WATER DUFFEL from MYSTERY RANCH

Win a waterproof duffel bag from Mystery Ranch. Their High Water Duffel can be configured as a duffel or...
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Say It Ain’t So: North Fork Champs Cancelled

One of extreme kayaking's most iconic events has thrown in the towel...and not just to help dry off its...

Behind the Scenes with the founders of GoRafting and Far Out River Maps

Hasta luego, soggy paper river maps and huhlooo a new digital app alternative with the FarOut App from GoRafting,...

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Review Mania: PL Random Gear Sampler!

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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.
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Outfitter Offers Sea Kayaking Trip on Siberia’s Kamchatka Peninsula

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