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Advanced Elements Launches New Packlite+ Packraft Series

Advanced Elements, a longtime maker of drop-stitch construction inflatable kayaks, has launched into the packraft market with its new Packlite+ Packraft Series. “What makes them...

Inside AIRE Environmental

Sure, AIRE makes awesome inflatable craft for everything from whitewater and touring to fishing. But did you know that it also has a sister...

Testing the AIRE Sabertooth

Want to sink your teeth into the perfect R2ing rafting machine? Try the new frameless AIRE Sabertooth, suitable for everything from kids to Class V…

Nootica News: SUP Buying Tips for Summer

We always look forward to summer vacation, but this year especially. After being locked up, everyone wants to get outside on the water to...

RMR Rafts Celebrates 10th Anniversary

While 10 years isn’t much in the lifespan of a river, it certainly is in the raft industry, with RMR popping the Champagne on...

Inventory Issues and Paddlesports

“It was the best of times, it was the worst of times.” That quote by Charles Dickens sums up the paddlesports industry this season,...

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...

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Advanced Elements Launches New Packlite+ Packraft Series

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Bosnia to Host 2022 World Rafting Champs

COVID can’t cancel a rafting comp. That’s the world from the International Rafting Federation, which, after two years of...

Sneak Peak: Bent Shaft, 4-Piece Breakdown from Aqua-Bound; Bonus: Beyond the Paddle Vid!

Aqua-Bound (and sister company Bending Branches) consists of a tight knit group of more than three-dozen dedicated paddlers that walk through...

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