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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...

Advanced Elements Ambassador: Case Study Berthold Hinrichs (and a Close Encounter with Whales)

Inflatable paddlecraft company Advanced Elements lets its boats, and paddlers, do the talking. That’s why it has more than 20 ambassadors on board testing...

Company Spotlight: Advanced Elements — From Waterbeds to IKs

Someone who invented a product that lets you sleep on water is also good at designing products that let you paddle on it. Such is...

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

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

Gamechangers: Alpacka Raft Creates a “New Way to See the World”

Alpacka Raft Pack Rafts Expand the Possible Alpacka Raft's more than two dozen employees design, cut, weld, glue, test and ship more than 2,600 Alpacka...

Fish on! Packrafting for the Black Canyon’s Salmonfly Hatch

“Last time I did this hike, I couldn't walk for days.” The words wouldn’t be so disheartening if they didn't come from Thor Tingey, the...

Raftopia Comes to Downriver Equip April 6-8

It's baaaack! Front Range rafters and IKers looking for screaming deals on inflatables and more should head to Downriver Equipment at 11937 W. I-70...

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Chile, Colorado Kayak Pioneer Robbie Dastin Passes Away

Mourning the loss of Robbie Dastin Longtime Chilean and Colorado kayakers — especially those of the slightly older persuasion —...
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Kokatat HustleR Rescue PFD Review

Kokatat is at it again with an update to its popular HustlerR Rescue PFD (Video and photos by Aaron Wagoner)  Do...

PL Exclusive: Video Interview with Ben Stookesberry!

Ben Stookesberry talks recovering from an injury, The Dynamic of Expedition Kayaking, the state of whitewater kayaking today. Adventure kayaking...

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Catching Up with AIRE Co-founder Alan Hamilton

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Supalicious: 5 Top Inflatable SUPs for Every Occasion

Class III rapids? SUP it. Waves? Those, too. Lake?...
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