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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...

Cooler Wars: What Cooler Is Best for Your Outdoor Adventures

What cooler should you buy for your best adventure yet? With the summer heating up, coolers are one of the most important pieces of...

Best Camping, Outdoor and Paddling Gear for Post-Covid Adventures

This is Part One of our spring and summer 2020 roundup of the best gear for paddling, camping and general outdoor use. Although we are...

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...

How to Choose a Throw Bag

What is the right throw bag for you? A throw bag is arguably the most important piece of safety equipment in your arsenal of river...

MoonShade Portable Awning Perfect for Paddlers Seeking Shade this Spring

After a successful Kickstarter campaign in October, the Moon Fabrications debut product, the MoonShade awning, is now available globally online for all outdoor lovers and...

Merino Wool Facemasks for Preventing the Spread of COVID-19

We all know that paddlers love Merino wool for its natural quick drying and anti-microbial properties. So we took note when we got word...

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...

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...

Aqua-Vu Underwater Cameras: A New Perspective in Kayak Angling

An underwater camera might be the best thing to happen to kayak fishing since the scuba mask. Using sonar signals, Aqua-Vu underwater cameras scout...

Kokatat Expands Cali Operations

Kokatat, a manufacturer of high-performance paddling gear and protective garments for government and military customers, is expanding its manufacturing and warehouse facilities at its...

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...

EJ Launches New Kayak Co.

Less than two months after his retirement as president of Jackson Kayak, Eric “EJ” Jackson announced he is launching a new kayak company called...

Best Tents for Paddlers: Testing the Nemo Chogori Tent

By Rob Lyon Heading sea kayaking, canoeing or rafting? The Chogori by Nemo tents is your answer to a good night’s slumber after a day...

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...

Hemisphere Design Works Shuts Down Michigan Operations

One of the largest rec kayak makers in the country has reportedly shuttered its headquarters. As reported in Paddling magazine, on Oct. 30 local...

VanDoIt Launches New LIV Model to Extend Your Time on the Water

Paddlers are the perfect candidates for VanLife...they don't need a lot of showers, and they're probably already living down by the river. Throw in...

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’ (RMR) 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...

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2021 Photo Contest Entries Are In

2021 Photo Contest Entries 2021 was a great year to get out and paddle. Check out some of the incredible...
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