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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...

An Olympic Adventure: Tshletshy Creek – the Best Whitewater in Washington?

(By Ryan Scott) I’d been looking at the description for Tshletshy Creek in the ‘Paddlers Guide to the Olympic Peninsula’ for 10 years now, wondering and...

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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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Review Mania: PL Random Gear Sampler!

You asked, we schwaged. Behold Paddling Life's unequivocal haphazard...

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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Ode to the Camp Chair (By Sean McNamara)

There are many little surprises when camping out: the arc of a satellite in the night sky; the cry of an unfamiliar bird; the sugary smell of sweetgrass; how absolutely delicious, after a day of romping around, just about anything tastes; how good and safe it feels to be nestled into a sleeping bag. One of my favorite camping surprises – which happens more often than one might suppose – is when someone falls out of their chair around the campfire.