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Calling a Spade a Spade: A Review of Spade’s New Bliss Kayak

By Luke Spencer, Clackamas River Outfitters Let's talk about Spade Kayak's 'Bliss'. But first, let's talk about Spade Kayaks. A relatively young manufacturer and lesser known...

Conflicting Reports: Helmet-makers Chime in on Recent Virginia Tech Helmet Study

A recent whitewater helmet comparison test from Virginia Tech University has drawn some attention from whitewater helmet manufacturers and distributors. Using its STAR rating...

PL Whitewater Kayaking Essentials Sampler (with Vids!)

Whitewater kayaking's essential gear for creek boating answers the question: What do you need to be fully outfitted when kayaking the steeps and/or runs...

Inside the Pyranha “Thigh Hooker” (Plus Vid from 16-year-old sensation Judah Harms)

With shorter to medium sized paddlers wanting a more aggressive thigh hook in many Pyranha boats, the company has introduced a new offering called...

As the Tradeshow World Turns: Big Gear Show Now Coming to Denver June 8-11

“Hasta luego, Utah, huuullooo Denver.” So says organizers of The Big Gear Show , which after three years in Park City, Utah, announced that...

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...

Jackson Unveils, Wait For It…The Gnarvana!

Jackson Kayak has unveiled its latest whitewater kayak, the Gnarvana, its newest core creekboat design in over five years since its release of the...

Get Pumped! 8 Inflatable SUPs to Get You On the Water in Style

Inflatable SUPs are a gamechanger that are here to stay. The reason: a shallow learning curve (just hop on and go); ease of transportation...

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MT Sobek Celebrates 50th Anniversary (Plus: A List of Sobek 1st D’s)

Celebrate your own first descents all you want. Unless you're Ben Stookesberry, you likely don't hold a torch to...
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Amazing Vacations of Costa Rica

Amazing Vacations and kayaking the best Costa Rica has to offer got hand in hand.   Read about our experience paddling...

Apumayo Expediciones of Peru

Paddling Life & Apumayo Expediciones welcome you to choose between the best rivers in Peru for Rafting trips and...

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MT Sobek Celebrates 50th Anniversary (Plus: A List of Sobek 1st D’s)

Celebrate your own first descents all you want. Unless...

Say It Ain’t So: North Fork Champs Cancelled

One of extreme kayaking's most iconic events has thrown...