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The Great 2019 Swag Roundup and Paddling’s Best Gear Reviews

Every year we get gear, gear, and more gear to put through the paces during paddling season — and sometime even through ski season....

The Petzl DUO S Headlamp Reviewed

Most of us will write this off as gear bling—who needs a headlamp that’ll nick us for nearly half a grand? I can stumble...

Gearlab Adds Full Line of Kayak Accessories for Spring 2019

For the past eight years, Gearlab has designed and manufactured Greenland-style carbon-fiber paddles for ocean kayakers around the world. Gearlab, pioneer of the "first...

Seattle Sports Launches LocoDry Collection

Seattle Sports kicks off the new year announcing the launch of its new LocoDry™ Collection for spring 2019. The collection includes rugged waterproof and...

Mountain Surf Relaunch Delayed by Fire

Just when you thought iconic apparel and spray skirt brand Mountain Surf was being reborn after a nearly two decade hiatus, a fire has...

Chums Celebrates 35 Years with American Rivers Partnership

In 1983, Colorado river guide Mike Taggett sought a simple way to keep his sunglasses on his face and out of the water, and...

Maluna’s Unhinged Cooler: Your Solution to Warm Beer

Broken hinges on your raft cooler got you down? Crucial cold leaking out, leading to warmer beer? Kiss those problems goodbye with Maluna's new...

Testing the Coyote Raft Bimini from 4 Corners Riversports

Remember that old American Express commercial, touting “Don’t leave home without one”? They same could be said for the Coyote Raft Bimini from 4 Corners Riversports, which serves up a whopping eight-foot-long canopy of shade to take the bite out of the desert sun …

Power and Protection: The Mojo Refuel

Take teens on a multi-day rafting trip, and you’d better take some extra firepower to fire up their iPhone 5 cameras. That’s what we found, anyway, on a recent trip down the Colorado’s Ruby-Horsethief and Westwater canyons, where the Mojo Refuel Armor Battery Case from iBattz proved worth its weight in PBR...

GSI Outdoors JavaPress

No need to neglect your morning buzz when you’re roughing it. Gourmet coffee or tea can be easily brewed using GSI Outdoors' stainless steel JavaPress ($39.95).

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Win a Good Vibes River Gear Prize Pack

Winning a Prize Pack from Good Vibes River Gear After you've entered for your chance to win the Good Vibes...
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The Quest for 4.0: Dane Jackson on Breaking the 4-minute Mark on the Green

Forget Chasing Mavericks. Like runners’ quest for the 4-minute mile, Red Bull athlete and Jackson Kayak’s Dane Jackson is...

Back For More: Check out NRS Flowstate!

Getting the flow state. That's the mantra being preached by NRS, which is halfway through the second season of its...

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