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New Alpacka Ranger is the Perfect River-based Solo Hunting and Fishing Packraft

Alpacka Raft launched, literally and figuratively, in the Fall of 2000, as a collaboration between Sheri Tingey -- the designer behind the products --...

How One California Outfitter Has Weathered 4 Fires (and now COVID)

For river outfitter Russian River Adventures, located in the heart of Sonoma Valley wine country in Healdsburg, Calif., adversity has come with the territory...

Freakin’ Fluminkohala! Paddling the Big Island’s Irie Irrigation Ditch

While Hawaii’s Big Island might be known for its surf, snorkeling and lava flows, Class I paddlers also have an option in the 112-year-old...

CKS Top Gift Ideas for Rafters

Got a rafter in your life? Rafters can always use gifts, and there’s no better time to help them stockpile up than the holidays. The...

Inflatable Kayak – Everything You Need to Know About IKs

Inflatable Kayaks are the easiest way to get on the water. From their portability to their on water capability IK's are a great way to...

Baffin or Bust: An Alpacka Packraft Paddle and Climb Expedition

Where can an Alpacka packraft take you, you ask? How about to Baffin Island, for a paddling and climbing expedition? Read on for just...

Catching Up with AIRE Co-founder Alan Hamilton

What better place to run into one of Idaho’s, and the rafting industry’s, most passionate, productive and accomplished players than the banks of Idaho’s...

Supalicious: 5 Top Inflatable SUPs for Every Occasion

Class III rapids? SUP it. Waves? Those, too. Lake? SUP that also, giving you a view of the fish below. From grandma to Kai...

Paddlesport Sales Skyrocket 56 Percent in June

While paddlesports sales were treading water at best prior to COVID-19, the pandemic has put them back on the path to prosperity, with sales...

Top 10 Best Inflatable Kayaks from Paddling Life

Top 10 Best Inflatable Kayaks This is our comprehensive guide to purchasing an inflatable kayak. We're going to give you the full run down of...

Duh, Why Didn’t I Think of That? Witness the AIRE “Cataroller”

You might not find them on AIRE’s website or your typical REI catalog, but if you’re an avid catarafter looking for a leg up...

Meet Alpacka Packraft Stud Stanley Mulvany (with Podcast!)

Want to get to know one of the packrafting world’s most ardent — and well-aging — paddlers? Look no further than New Zealander and avid...

How To Buy A Whitewater Raft

Selecting The Right Whitewater Raft For Your Rafting Needs Whitewater rafts come in a variety styles, shapes, and sizes. Each tailored to specific whitewater needs....

The Evolution of Inflatable Kayaks – A New Drop Stitch IK Comes to Market

While the world of Standup Paddleboards has long enjoyed the extreme rigidity provided by drop-stitch construction, there has never been an inflatable kayak utilizing...

Paddling World Mourns Loss of Shredder Inventor Tom Love

The world of R2ing will never be the same. Tom Love, the inventor of the beloved Shredder inflatable made by Airtight Inflatables, died on June...

A Packraft for All Occasions

Packrafts are taking the paddling world by storm… ...for good reason. They’re stable, maneuverable and tough, and light enough (some weighing under 5 lbs.) to...

Alpacka Raft and Randy Newberg Team Up to Unlock Public Lands

When private land ownership blocks access points, public land is not always made public. Unlocking inaccessible public land for recreational use takes some finesse...

Advanced Elements Ambassador Dale Simmons Moving the Needle for Inflatables

Despite the fact that he's only been doing this for about five years, Dale Simmons is one of the most recognizable figures in the...

Hyside Sells, Headquarters Moves to Utah

Hyside, a longtime maker of inflatable rafts and IKs, has sold after 38 years The new owner, John Seiner, moving the operation to Layton, Utah. “It’s...

Chasing Scale: A Tale of Two Advanced Elements Ambassadors on the Fly

Words by Brock Munson Chasing Scale: Passports? Check. Fly rods? Check. Inflatable kayaks? Check. These are the bare essentials of any Chasing Scale fly-fishing adventure...

Pack and Roll: The AIRE BAKraft

The reports are in: The AIRE Hybrid BAKraft has your back when what it comes to getting you out in the boonies — and...

Review: Rocky Mountain Rafts’ Latest Design, the PEAK 16

The RMR PEAK 16: Peak performance at a not-peak price. Christmas came early to the love-to-get-drenched De Feyter family last June in the form of...

Advanced Elements Delivers High Performance Through Drop-Stitch Technology

Advanced Elements, Inc., makers of world-class inflatable kayaks by any standard, have brought updates to two of their classics, which has resulted in two...

AIRE Celebrates 30th Anniversary (Rolls Out Puma Classic)

Blow out the candles (after you blow up one of their inflatables): AIRE, one of the world’s leading inflatable paddlecraft manufacturers, is celebrating a...

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Exclusive Review and Video: New Stohlquist Descent Rescue PFD

Stohlquist adds second generation Descent Rescue PFD to it's line, wets paddlers appetite for new products With the help of...
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CN’s Magpie River Declared a “Living Entity”

Ranked by National Geographic as one of the world’s top ten whitewater rivers, the Quebec’s Magpie River now has...

New Film from NRS Fishing: A Resilient Paradise: Florida Keys

Combining Caribbean vibes with easy access from the mainland, the Florida Keys emit a unique energy—from the bustling patios...

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New Alpacka Ranger is the Perfect River-based Solo Hunting and Fishing Packraft

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How One California Outfitter Has Weathered 4 Fires (and now COVID)

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