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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...

Summertime Kayak Fishing: What To Wear—A Primer from Level6

Ah, summer. The season for paddling, canoeing, paddleboarding, and of course, kayak fishing. Although kayak fishing can be a year-round activity, summertime sees the...

50 Years And Going Strong: Catching Up With Kokatat Prez Steve O’Meara

It was the same year Disney World opened, the U.S. launched Apollo 14 and "All in the Family" debuted on television. For paddlesports apparel and...

Going Green with Level6: A Q&A with  Production Manager Addison Dark

When it comes to sustainability, Level6 is on the level. The company is implementing several key environmental initiatives to help protect the world we paddle...

Special Video: Level Six Emperor Drysuit Unplugged!

While Level6’s new Emperor drysuit is fast making waves in the world of watersports, it’s now also making it onto the airwaves, as witnessed...

PL Exclusive: Inside Level6 with Founder Stig Larsson

What started for Level6 founder Stig Larsson “as an idea on a little surf beach in Costa Rica” has blossomed into a full-blown paddlesports...

Merino Wool Facemasks for Preventing the Spread of COVID-19

We all know that paddlers love Merino wool for its natural quick drying and anti-microbial properties. So we took note when we got word...

Kokatat Expands Cali Operations

Kokatat, a manufacturer of high-performance paddling gear and protective garments for government and military customers, is expanding its manufacturing and warehouse facilities at its...

Skinners May Be Defining a New Category of Footwear Comfort and Protection

Shoe Socks are here, and before you brush them off as just another strange trend (Vibram Five Fingers anyone?), read on. Handmade in Europe,...

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....

Body Glove Launches Eco-Friendly Activewear with Surf Legend Tatiana Weston-Webb

Essentially a household name for paddling and watersports enthusiasts, Body Glove has been all about the water since 1953, establishing itself as a leading...

Legalization of Hemp Spurs New Line from Astral

Hemp is making a major comeback thanks to the 2018 Farm Bill. Now that growing the fiber is legalized, we can expect to see...

Teva Launches Charitable GC100 Collection to Honor River Roots

Teva unveiled its Spring 2019 footwear collection, paying homage to the brand’s birthplace on the Grand Canyon National Park’s founding 100 years ago this...

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...

SOLE Releases First-Ever 100-Percent Recycled Wine Cork Sandal, Touts New Era in Footwear Innovation

Utilizing over 75 million natural corks from ReCORK, SOLE pioneers a closed-loop manufacturing process with four new footwear products.

Sanuk Launches Biggest Footwear Project Since the Original Sidewalk Surfer

We’ve been kicking it après-paddle in our Sanuks since the old days, when things were simpler and these simple shoes represented what we were...

Level Six Owner Founds Canadian Distribution Co. for Outdoor Gear

Outdoor companies looking to gain a foothold in Canada now have a helping hand on their side, thanks to paddlesports apparel brand Level Six...

Schwag the Halls! PL’s Random Schwag Sampler from 2016

What all gear did we get our hands on this year at the Paddling Life offices? Read on for schwag we put through its paces paddling, aprèsing and all places in between.

Gear-o’rama: Paddlesports Gear Roundup!

What does five days of hob-knobbing with the top players in paddlesports at the annual Outdoor Retailer tradeshow in Salt Lake City get you? Red eyes, sore feet, a couple of Utah-beer, bloated-belly hang-overs and the following rundown of a few products you’ll see on retailers’ shelves this coming season…

New Rider Sandals Foam Keeps Feet Dry and the Planet Happy

DryEco Foam created by Grendene Labs makes its debut in the Rider 2014 Rider Sandals Collection.

Cudas Footwear Expands Aquatic Line for 2014

Cudas is building on 20 years of experience to launch its new paddling footwear line for spring.

Sperry Moving Aggressively Into Paddlesports

Spring 2014 will expand Sperry's performance water-shoe product line to it's largest offering yet.

New Dry Suits Coming from Level Six

Ottawa-based paddlesport apparel maker Level Six is introducing two new drysuits at the upcoming Outdoor Retailer tradeshow in Salt Lake City, building on more than eight years of research and Olympic paddling experience to perfect the designs.

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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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