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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...

CKS Top-selling Accessories for 2023

Want to know what the hottest-selling accessories were at online paddling powerhouse CKS Online this past year? Read on for a snapshot of what...

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...

How to Use a VHF Radio

Flares, Epirbs, Sat phones, Spot locator beacons, cell phones and even smoke signals are all great. But there’s no better rescue tool than actual...

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...

Reviewing BOTE’s Aero Lounge Collection: Unleash Comfort and Versatility

When embarking on multi-day river trips or simply seeking moments of leisure and relaxation, there's an unspoken competition to outdo one another with the...

Random Paddler Costume Photos!

In all our scrolling and trolling through social channels over Halloween, we couldn't help but come up with the following sampler of costumes kayakers...

Chums Celebrates 40th

Chalk it up to another idea born on the river by a guide looking to make things better and easier. Yep, thanks to a...

Bootie Beta: Astral Hiyak Review!

  (By Judah Harms): The best pieces of gear are the ones that you don’t have to think about. You can trust that they are going...

Chaco, NRS Collab Supports DEI Paddling Via Nonprofit “Diversify Whitewater”

Call them friends in footwear. Released in a limited edition, throw-back style, Chaco Footwear — an outdoor lifestyle brand known for its iconic river...

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...

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Row, Row, Row Your Boat, Mom: Mother Solo Rows 3,000 Miles Across Atlantic

Let's just say that's a heckuva lot of strokes, blisters and not having to think about packing kids' lunches...
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American Rivers Reports 80 US Dams Removed in 2023

Break out the cowbells. American Rivers recently reported that a total of 80 dams were removed from US rivers...

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....

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