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Johnson Watercraft Revenues Grow 25% for Year

“The 2020 fiscal year was like no other year in our history” Johnson Outdoors, owner of such paddlecraft brands as Ocean Kayak, Old Town Canoe...

Check Out Some of the Best Paddling Gear From Our Friends at Elevation Outdoors

You can enjoy the water this summer while respecting social distancing regulations. In fact, paddling can help get you out and clear some of...

David Hadden Joins Esquif Canoes

Frampton, Quebec’s Esquif Canoes has announced that David Hadden will join the company in the newly-created role of Director of Business Development. “David has been...

Extra, Extra! Pelican International Acquires Confluence

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...

Loony Laws Concerning Canoes

Prohibited from sitting in a canoe while reading comic books? Banned from using a feather duster to tickle a girl in a canoe? These laws and...

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…

They’re Baaack! Esquif Canoes to Resume Production

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….

Bergans of Norway Ally Folding Canoe

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 Canoes Offers New Whitewater Boats and Announces the Annual Frankie Hubbard Award

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.

South Carolina Boasts New 50 Mile Paddle/Camp Trail

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.

PL Canoe Schwag Review!

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...

OR Paddlesports Preview

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 Builds Yesterday’s Canoe With Tomorrow’s Technology

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’s New from Canoecopia!

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...

Esquif Pocket Canyon

Ready to rrrrumble tandem-style in a canoe? Check out Esquif's new Pocket Canyon canoe, perfect for weekenders looking to get out on the water...

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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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Check Out Some of the Best Paddling Gear From Our Friends at Elevation Outdoors

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Extra, Extra! Pelican International Acquires Confluence

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