Victoria, B.C. local Russell Henry plans to race 740 miles around Vancouver Island in an attempt to break Colin Angus’s 2011 speed record.
Seven solo, self-bailing inflatable kayaks highlighted in our June 2014 issue and put to the test on high- and low-water runs down the Yampa, Green and Colorado rivers out West, featuring the latest from NRS, Hyside, AIRE, SOTAR, SOAR, Advanced Elements, and Innova.
Innova’s Swing II L: 13’2”; W: 33”; 31 lbs. ($799;innovakayak.com While most of the above companies also offer IKs for touring, none specialize in it as much as Innova, whose new Swing II has something most other IKs don’t: a deck to keep spray at bay. Measuring 13’2” and weighing 31 lbs, the tandem can […]
Advanced Elements Attack: Nimble and lean on the pricing as well, this whitewater-ready solo shooter handles pushy rapids with a PVC shell with adjustable seat and thigh braces.
SOAR Inflatables S10: This more-than-capable river-runner offers a well-handling, high ride with 12-inch tubes and two seat options on a wider platform of Hypalon/neoprene.
SOTAR Liquid SL: Fast, nimble and endlessly customizable with four solo length options, plus a solid urethane build with adjustable foot braces, thigh straps and backrest.
AIRE Force 1: The hole-blasting whitewater granddaddy of ‘em all has AIRE’s trademark PVC-shelled urethane bladders and boasts welcome adjustable thwarts.
Hyside Stinger: Big-water adventure awaits. Strap in your thighs to this sleek-tapered design with a beefy, rock bashing 2,520-denier Hypalon bottom chafer.
NRS Outlaw 1: Packs a punch for the price, this lightest-in-fleet kayak also punches holes with PVC-coated construction, generous 18 inches of rocker and a bomber drop-stitch floor.
Mike Bezemek “Is dangerous coast,” says Francesco. He points north across turquoise sea toward the shadowy coastal mountains we will reach tomorrow. “Cinque-cento meters.” He sets down his paddle and lifts his palms. “Up. From the sea.” Floating next to him, I convert Castilian-influenced Italiano into Español, then English, then from metric to feet. “Fifteen-hundred […]
There’s a moment on any kayak trip when it all becomes worth it. The writer is learning just when that moment is on the Sardinia White Coast.
During his adventure kayaking Sardinia’s White Coast, the writer asks whether the sardines are named after the location. He gets his answer.
The writer, a whitewater paddler, finds himself won over by the sea after adventuring along Sardinia’s White Coast.
The idea of kids and canoe trips can seem like a daunting undertaking. Don’t fret; here are some Dan Clark’s tips and tricks to create the best memories in your life.
The Demshitz crew finds paradise in several runs in the Northwest. This latest edit just showcases “Eagle Crick” and the Little White Salmon.
Catching up with Kerrie Thomas, recently elected to serve as the new executive director of the Northern Forest Canoe Trail, a Vermont-based nonprofit serving the 740-mile water trail.
When we reached the Gulf of California in 2012, I’d not return to the delta until the river did. This week I paddled the Colorado River to the sea.