Innova Swing Ex Narrower, faster, stiffer (cue the Six Million Dollar Man music). That’s the storyline behind the new Swing EX from Innova, a 13’6” inflatable kayak that holds more gear and offers even better performance than its cousin, the proven and popular Swing I. Reaching a comfortable cruising speed 3 to 3.5 knots with […]
Old Town NEXT Taking the best from canoes and kayaks, the NEXT may be the ultimate solo tripping boat. The 13-foot-long hybrid combines the solo paddling performance of a sea kayak with the load carrying and confidence-inspiring open design of a canoe. Load it with up to 450 pounds of gear, […]
Sponsored 2015 PRODUCT PREVIEW Advanced Elements PackLite Kayak Longtime IK maker Advanced Elements gets its feet wet in the packraft game. [READ MORE] Amundson 12’6″ TR-27 Tour/Race SUP Amundson updates its a popular Tour/Race SUP with a new, more rounded underwater shape to initiate planing. [READ MORE] Hilleberg Enan Light Weight Tent Hilleberg’s new three-season, […]
On a canoe trip we tested three new products from Washington’s Cascade Designs that prove comfortable lightweight camping gear don’t have to mean high price.
Looking to lighten your load and lessen your impact? Take a closer look at these seven leave-no-trace wilderness paddle-camping essentials outlined in our July 2014 issue.
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.
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 ($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 […]
With a woman-specific fit and environmentally friendly design, the Astral Abba PFD demonstrates quality commensurate with the Grand Canyon quality of life.
The NRS H2Core Silkweight Long-Sleeve is a saving grace against the Grand Canyon sun and heat.
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.
The Astral Brewess shoe is the ultimate Grand Canyon shoe, just versatile beyond belief.
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.
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.
An iPhone without a case if a fragile thing. Gear reviewer Helen Jane details how indestructible and waterproof the LifeProof Case actually is.
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.
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.