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Sport Dimension Acquires Stohlquist from Aqualung 

Stohlquist is back. Carson, Calif.'s Sport Dimension Inc., a maker of watersports recreational equipment, has acquired paddlewear and PFD maker Stohlquist from Aqualung Group. This...

NRS, Astral Nominees for Grassroots Outdoor Alliance Awards

Paddlesports businesses NRS, Astral and a handful of dealers have all won places as nominees for the 2024 Grassroots Outdoor Specialty Awards, which celebrate overall...

Big Agnes Anvil Horn 0-Degree Bag, Divide Sleeping Pad System Reviewed

A review of the Big Agnes Anvil Horn 0-Degree sleeping bag and Divide Sleeping Pad System from a 10-day, 226-mile self-support kayak trip wont...

Exostosis/Surfer’s Ear and Kayakers

What do high-level kayakers Rush Sturges, Tyler Bradt and Peter Csonka have in common (besides the ability to nail a line)? They're just three...

Drybag-maker Sea to Summit Gets New HQ

Sea to Summit, an adventure equipment brand headquartered in Perth, Western Australia, has relocated their North American corporate office and warehouse facility to new,...

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...

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New Guidebook Release: Paddling the Salish Sea

In Paddling the Salish Sea, professional kayaker and SUP instructor Rob Casey guides paddlers to the quiet inlets of...
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River Management Society Announces 2024 River Studies and Leadership Certificate Recipients

The River Management Society (RMS) has announced 2024 recipients of the River Studies and Leadership Certificate, a program offered...

Paddle the Nation’s Driest State with New National Rivers Project Resources

Planning a river trip to America’s driest state has never been easier. The National Rivers Project (NRP) website, a...

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CKS Top-selling Accessories for 2023

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