Touring/Recreation Kayaks

A Weekend with Isle: Testing the Latest SUPs, Hybrids and More in Mission Bay

When the first frost hit the mountains of Colorado, Paddling Life took advantage of an offer from Isle and Purple/Orange PR to head to...

Inside France’s Paddle Sports Show: New Gear and Video Recap by Bren Orton!

You might have had a hard time getting ahold of company heads and designers at the end of September as most headed across the...

Paddling Life Kayak (and SUP) Sampler Roundup

Yep, there are more boats out there than you can shake a paddle at. So we took the liberty of getting our mitts on...

Review Mania: PL Random Gear Sampler!

You asked, we schwaged. Behold Paddling Life's unequivocal haphazard roundup of assorted gear we put through its paces this boating season, from portable blenders...

Oru Continues Evolution of Origami Folding Kayaks

Origami and kayaking normally aren't used in the same sentence but Oru Kayaks blends the two to make translucent, skin-like recreational kayaks and now...

Beginner Kayak Fishing Tips!

Heading out to try and land some lunkers? Heed the following advice from Oklahoma-based kayak fisher Wesley Littlefield, who finished 8th in 2021 HafaSpot/KBF...

New Kayak Company Creates Recycled Sit-On-Tops

As much as kayaking requires the preservation of nature, the material used for our equipment doesn't help. The majority of kayaks are made out of...

Swell Watercraft Hits Ground Running with WeFunder Campaign

Swell Watercraft is getting a boost from a WeFunder campaign for its sit-on-top kayak with footwells lowered below the waterline, a patent-pending scupper valve,...

Oru Launches Kickstarter for “Lake” Kayak (Its Lightest Breakdown Yet)

Oru Kayak is at it again, this time unveiling what it calls its most groundbreaking origami boat design to date with its new Lake...

Longtime Industry Vet Kelley Woolsey Joins Hobie

Bringing over 30 years of water sports and lifestyle brand experience, Kelley Woolsey has joined Hobie as Vice President of Global Sales, Service and...

Watersports Up: Johnson Outdoors Reports Record Sales, Earnings for 2021

Racine, Wisc.’s Johnson Outdoors Inc., owner of Old Town Canoe, announced higher revenue and earnings for the fiscal year ending October 1, 2021. Continued...

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 a factory door each day...

PL Q&A: Solo Stove’s CEO John Merris Discusses Acquisition of Oru Kayak, ISLE SUPs

There’s a new paddlesports conglomerate in town, built by fire. Southlake, Texas’s Solo Stove has been lighting a fire under fire pit and campstove sales...

Three SOTs from Pelican

While Pelican Sports might have recently acquired Confluence and its coveted watersports brands, including Dagger, Perception, Wilderness Systems, Mad River and more, that hasn’t...

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...

Big Adventures, Eddyline Chime in on State of the Sea Kayak Sector

After a slew of changes in the sea kayaking business world a few years ago, the sector is  back to stroking along smoothly, especially...

It’s Official: Led By SUPs, Paddlesports Sales Swelling

Paddlesports sales are swelling like the waves their followers paddle on. As part of this year’s Outdoor Retailer Winter Online tradeshow Jan. 6, that’s what...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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Row, Row, Row Your Boat, Mom: Mother Solo Rows 3,000 Miles Across Atlantic

Let's just say that's a heckuva lot of strokes, blisters and not having to think about packing kids' lunches...
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American Rivers Reports 80 US Dams Removed in 2023

Break out the cowbells. American Rivers recently reported that a total of 80 dams were removed from US rivers...

The Need for Speed: Catching Up With Shane Benedict on the All-new Liquidlogic Powerslide

This new Liquidlogic design the Powerslide is a play on the “I wanna' go fast” Ricky Bobby-style racing culture....

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