Racine, Wisc.’s Johnson Outdoors Inc., owner of Old Town Canoe, announced higher revenue and earnings for the fiscal year ending October 1, 2021. Continued...
You can enjoy the water this summer while respecting social distancing regulations. In fact, paddling can help get you out and clear some of...
Calling it “more strength, capabilities and opportunities for the world leader in paddlesports equipment,” Laval, Quebec’s Pelican International Inc. has acquired the assets of...
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…
Frampton, Quebec’s Esquif Canoe Company might do well to borrow Mark Twain’s line, “The reports of my death have been greatly exaggerated.” After announcing in March of this year that the company was ceasing production, company founder Jacques Chassé about-faced with an early May announcement that the factory will resume production….
What's better than a canoe you can carry on your back? A strong, responsive, quiet, stable, lightweight and reliable canoe you can carry on your back. Ally's seven folding canoe models all fit this bill with the versatility to power through some serious whitewater or take your family on a flatwater cruise.
Nova Craft is bringing back the classic Ocoee OC-1 design in honor of whitewater paddler, competitor and boat designer Frankie Hubbard, who passed away in 2003. As a thank you to the family, the company will give a boat away to a young paddler every year, in his name.
The origin of the Swamp Fox 50 Mile Paddle/Camp Trail actually dates back to the Swamp Fox National Recreational Trail, which was developed in 1968. Much of the Swamp Fox National Recreational Trail was eventually incorporated into the Swamp Fox Passage of the Palmetto Trail, a project conceived in 1994 to establish a network of more than 420 miles of hiking and cycling trails connecting the mountains of the Upstate with the sea in the Low Country. Now paddlers have 50 miles of rustic camping to connect their tour of the lakes.
What kind of schwag do you bring on a 60-mile canoe trip in the Canyonlands? Whatever is up to the task. PL (in company of 12 kids and eight “grown-ups," if you can call us that) whiled away the dog days of August canoeing Canyonlands National Park. And while we tested out a slew of canoes and paddles, we also put an array of accessories to the task, from newschool firestarters and firepans to SUPs and sleeping bags. Here’s the rundown...
Once a year, industry bigwigs gather in Salt Lake City for the annual Outdoor Retailer tradeshow, where those lucky enough to attend can ooh and ahh over paddlesport manufacturers' new designs for the upcoming year. For those smart enough to stay on the water instead, here's a quick PL sneak peak of what the tradeshow cronies will see...
Nova Craft is a successful Canadian canoe company that builds traditional canoe designs using only the newest technologies available. According to a recent press release, Nova Craft has just created a craft so new it might be from the future.
What started as a weekend sale 18 years ago in the land of cheese curds has grown into the industry’s largest consumer show. Held the second weekend of March every year, once again Rutabaga's Canoecopia offered the season's first glimpse at new gear to hit the water this season. PL was on hand to sniff out some of the goods...
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