Paddles

Stroke Stoke: Paddling Life’s Unequivocal Whitewater Kayak Paddle Review!

Brace yourself...it's paddle review time! A slew of new paddle options are on the market, and we  reached out to their manufacturers to see...

Blade Beta: Hard Core Paddles Mangu Straight Shaft Review

Started by Kiwi brothers, Mike and Andy Nash in 2017, who were looking to build a paddle with a combination of great performance and...

The Inside Scoop on Nomadic’s New Full Circle Paddle by Landis Arnold

Landis Arnold of Prijon and Wildwasser fame is no stranger to paddlesports. That’s why his new Full Circle paddle line from Nomadic Inc. has...

Taylor Robertson on Werner’s New Stealth/Covert Paddle Line

With Werner’s recent release of its new Stealth and Covert paddles, designed and tested by some of the best paddlers in the world, Werner...

Blade Runner: Dane Jackson on Werner’s New Stealth and Covert Paddles

With Werner’s recent release of its new Stealth and Covert paddles, designed and tested closely with Dane Jackson and some of the other best...

Bending Branches Appoints New Rev Growth/Innovation Director

Bending Branches, a manufacturer of high-quality canoe and kayak paddles under the brands Bending Branches and Aqua Bound, has announced the appointment of Mac Sandberg as...

New Product Alert: AquaBounds Unveils New Aerial Whitewater Paddle Line

There’s a new whitewater paddle player in town. This fall, Aqua Bound debuted its new Aerial Paddles, engineered for performance in whitewater—a category first...

Testing Esquif’s Huron 15 Canoe and Werner Journey Paddle

Testing the Esquif Canoes Huron 15 Canoe and Werner Journey Paddle Lake Canoeing 7 a.m. @ 32 degrees F., Cottage Lake , Woodinville, Washington Esquif Canoes...

Holy Eye Candy! AquaBound Releases Norway: A Kayaker’s Playground Video

Want to see what it’s like to kayak Norway? AquaBound has you covered with its new video release Norway: A Kayaker’s Playground. But a word...

Entering the World of Wood: A Review of Shade Tree’s Custom Bent Shaft Kayak Paddle

With my getting older I thought it was time to treat myself to a custom wood paddle design by Shade Tree Paddles. The flex in...

Werner Paddles Releases “We Are Werner” Vid

We Are Werner! That’s the theme song being echoed by one of the country’s top paddle makers, as Werner unveils its We Are Werner...

Passing the Torch: Bending Branches/AquaBound Sold; Ed Vater Retires  

Bending Branches/Aqua Bound owner Ed Vater has sold the company to an in-house team and is retiring, the company reports. Based in Osceola, Wisconsin,...

Hasta Luego, PADDLEexpo

It was great while it lasted. But, like a river, all great things have to come to an end. Europe’s PADDLEexpo tradeshow series, also...

WIN a Sawyer Cedar Surge II paddle from Alpacka Raft valued at $400

After you've entered to win a Sawyer Cedar Surge II paddle from Alpacka Raft, check out these other packraft and camp essentials. New Alpacka...

Hard Core Paddles: A Three-month Review and Why I Made the Switch (By Chris Baer)

(By Chris Baer) Let me be blunt: Hard Core Paddles are awesome. Their durability is solid, they have a ton of power, and the company...

High Angle Versus Low Angle Paddling Styles and Why Angle Matters for Sea Kayaking

Kayak Paddles: High-Angle vs. Low-Angle According to the experts at Aquabound, if you didn’t know better, you might think “a kayak paddle is a kayak...

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...

Bending Branches Launches Sustainable Catalyst Canoe Paddle at PSR

The latest from Bending Branches, coming out at this week's third-annual Paddlesports Retailer tradeshow, is the new Catalyst canoe paddle. According to the brand,...

Gearlab Launches the Malik: A First-in-Kind Polypropylene Greenland Paddle

For the past eight years, Gearlab has designed and manufactured Greenland-style carbon-fiber paddles for ocean kayakers around the world. Now, in an effort to...

Gearlab’s Kalleq Greenland Paddle is a Lighter, Leaner Solution to Open Water Travel

Gearlab – the award-winning design company and pioneer of the first modern Greenland-style paddles with exchangeable tips – is introducing its latest high-performance open-water...

Gearlab Engineer Uses Force Sensors to Test Paddle Strength; Works Toward Universal Standard

Gearlab, pioneer of the first modern Greenland-style paddles with exchangeable tips, has partnered with an engineer to develop a mechanism to measure the forces...

Inside the Guru of Greenland-style Paddle Company GearLab

How did an industrial designer in Taiwan discover a passion for an age-old style of paddling developed by Inuit hunters? Chung-Shih Sun, lead designer...

Catching up With GearLab’s Chung-Shih on Design of New Kayak Paddle

How did an industrial designer in Taiwan discover a passion for an age-old style of paddling developed by Inuit hunters? Chung-Shih Sun, the designer...

GEARLAB Unveils 2018 Greenland-style Akiak Paddle to Touring Kayak Market

  Award-winning Taiwanese design company GEARLAB is introducing its high-performance open water expedition paddles to the North American paddling market. Pioneering the first modern, Greenland-style...

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OARS Releases Western River Outlook for ’24

The 2024 rafting season has commenced, and with it outfitter OARS has released its annual Western Rafting Outlook, highlighting...
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Jim Good on the First Descent of Ernie’s Gorge on WA’s NF Snoqualmie

(By Jim Good/photos by Mike Hagadorn): From out of the darkness the first twinkling lights appeared. We were overcome...

Big Agnes Anvil Horn 0-Degree Bag, Divide Sleeping Pad System Reviewed

A review of the Big Agnes Anvil Horn 0-Degree sleeping bag and Divide Sleeping Pad System from a 10-day,...

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Blade Beta: Hard Core Paddles Mangu Straight Shaft Review

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