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Ladies’ Ultimate Grand Canyon Gear Guide

07.24.2014

Grand Canyon Gear Guide: All of these items performed well under the Grand Canyon’s challenging conditions and met women’s-specific dimensions and needs.

NRS H2Core Lightweight Hoodie

07.15.2014

This sweater made for the perfect in between temperatures in the morning when the sun hadn’t peaked over the rim and evening just as the desert temperature started to drop.

NRS H2Core Lightweight Pants

07.15.2014

NRS H2Core Lightweight Pants ($49.95, nrs.com ) Review by Charli Kerns The NRS H2Core Lightweight Pants made for a very comfortable ride down the Grand Canyon, whether sitting in my Wavesport Recon kayak, or hiking the side canyons. These pants kept me warm in the splashing 40-degree water, while the 9 oz polyester/spandex blend offered […]

Astral Abba PFD

07.14.2014

With a woman-specific fit and environmentally friendly design, the Astral Abba PFD demonstrates quality commensurate with the Grand Canyon quality of life.

NRS H2Core Silkweight Long-Sleeve Shirt

07.14.2014

The NRS H2Core Silkweight Long-Sleeve is a saving grace against the Grand Canyon sun and heat.

Zeal Ace Sunglasses

07.14.2014

The sun reflects hard on the Colorado River, and sunglasses are necessary during the day. No bright ray could go through or around the Zeal Ace sunglasses.

Astral Brewess Shoe

07.14.2014

The Astral Brewess shoe is the ultimate Grand Canyon shoe, just versatile beyond belief.

Field Tested: Canoe Portage Wheels

07.11.2014

When the water ends, your canoe can ride on your shoulders or one of these portage carts. Alan Kesselheim put five leading brands to the test.

Rides: Gordon Hommes’ Old Town Tripper

07.09.2014

Canoes have become ever lighter due to Kevlar and carbon, but Gordon Hommes will stick with Royalex. His beloved Old Town Tripper has served him well since 1985.

LifeProof Your iPhone

07.08.2014

An iPhone without a case if a fragile thing. Gear reviewer Helen Jane details how indestructible and waterproof the LifeProof Case actually is.

Three Ways to Protect Your Royalex Canoe

07.06.2014

If you’re lucky enough to own a Royalex canoe, fear not—your craft has many years ahead. Here are some ways to protect your investment well into the future.

Canoe Paddles for the Long Haul

06.30.2014

There’s nothing like the feeling of gripping a wooden canoe paddle as it glides smoothly through the water. These four are the best there are for flatwater performance.

Field Tested: The Astral Rassler Kayak Shoe

06.23.2014

C&K reviewer Ben Warf gives a final say on the Astral Rassler after five months including a stint on the Colorado in the Grand Canyon.

What’s in Helen Wilson’s Kayak Kit Bag?

06.19.2014

A well-organized kayak kit bag can make or break a day on the water, and it’s important to have a system. Here’s how globe-trotting paddling guru Helen Wilson does it.

The Princeton Tec Vizz Headlamp

06.16.2014

The Princeton Tec Vizz headlamp is compact, light, sturdy, and intuitively straight-forward.

WESTERN CANOE & KAYAK EXPEDITION CART

06.13.2014

WESTERN CANOE & KAYAK EXPEDITION CART MSRP: $250 www.westerncanoekayak.com This is the stoutest of the bunch. The expedition cart is beefy from the stainless-steel axle to the 16” wheels worthy of a compact car, built for the most remote and rugged conditions – rocky shorelines, bumpy tundra, big loads. This is your baby. The price […]

C-TUG TROLLEY

06.13.2014

C-TUG TROLLEY MSRP: $160 www.C-Tug.com Made in New Zealand, the C-tug breaks the mold for portage carts. Constructed out of molded plastic parts which snap and clip together in short order and with no loose pieces, it is relatively light, very compact, and trouble free over varied terrain. Broken down, it will fit inside a […]

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