Those who want to do multi-day paddling trips will need a good backcountry tent. We have profiled what we think are the best backcountry tents for 2014.
The Mountainsmith Morrison 2 is quite simply the best tent value for the money of any shelter C&K gear contributor Rob Lyon has seen to date.
If you’re a weight-conscious backpacker and travel in three-season conditions, the North Face Mica FL 2 is an excellent choice among the tents out there.
The paddling industry never stands still. They experiment with new designs to improve performance. Here are some of 2014’s top kayak gear to look forward to.
This one’s for the ladies. The Shred Ready Vixen Helmet ensures protection tough enough for all your paddling adventures.
When your boat’s safety is at stake, keep it secure with the Lasso Security Kayak locking cable. You’ll be glad you spent a little money to save a big investment.
Carhartt equipped this burly cotton-nylon layer with a few subtle foul-weather extras like a water-repellant membrane to extend winter hours outside.
The Nook Backcountry tent by Cascade Designs is an ideal paddlers’ pick for floaters needing a spacious solo option.
The Outdoor Research Dry Peak bagger is a minimalistic 9-ounce solution that markets as a “waterproof summit backpack.” It’s the ultimate dry pack.
Helly Hansen Charger Windblock is a versatile layer that can work as both a hefty base- or windblocking mid-layer. Great for paddling on cool days.
Here are our picks for the easily stuff-able, box-able and shippable paddling items that will put a smile on your boating loved one’s face Christmas morning.
The SealLine Pro Pack is a series of drybags that just won’t quit, even when you wanted to a long time ago.
The northern minds at MEC were certainly thinking outside the box to deliver such a rectangular shape, with the Scully Duffel waterproof bag.
The Fillet knife has become an essential on any paddle or float where fresh fish play a role in the evening feeding festivities. This 3.2-ounce knife that can turn even the tiniest catch into taco filling
The Talon presents a novel, “instinctive to use,” solution to an on-water emergency that require victims or rescuers alike to have free hands to grasp.
The Crucial Black Multi-Tool is the perfect PFD companion, clipping on and packing a 5.5-inch, half-serrated blade plus a few other key, essential components.
Most of us choose sunglasses because of the way they make us look. I like the Hobie Bayside Polarized Sunglasses because of the way they make me see.