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Rides: Lynn O’Kane’s Wenonah Minnesota II

03.31.2014

In this episode of My Ride: Lynn O’Kane goes over why she and her husband love paddling the Wenonah Minnesota II in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness.

Top Pants for Late Winter Paddling

03.20.2014

It’s easy to dress warm on the upper body, but lack of proper gear will always leave legs out in the cold. As the melt begins, it’s never too late to find the right winter paddling pants.

Go-to Gear: Keen Water Shoes

03.06.2014

I’ve rarely found footwear that covers large swaths of river trip terrain over the long haul. Keen comes close with its Newport H2 and Gorge Boot. Often as not, I take a pair of each.

Custom Tailored High-End Suits

02.11.2014

The Kokatat Gizmo online tool lets people to customize their drysuits right at home. Our online editor tried it. Here’s what she had to say about it.

Yakima Keelover Canoe Rack Brackets

02.10.2014

The Keelover canoe rack bracket set from Yakima is a throwback to simpler, more hassle-free times. It’s satisfying, especially if you pine for the old days.

Coffee Camping: Snow Peak French Press and Milk Foamer

02.10.2014

Snow Peak’s line of outdoor cookware includes several pieces for coffee lovers to make coffee camping one of the best experiences outdoors.

Kayak Review: Retro Designs

01.31.2014

Some boat designs never get broken. So after testing this crop of boats for our latest kayak review we found one thing true: the best (designs) never rest.

Pyranha Loki

01.31.2014

When C&K tester Dave Costello took the Pyranha Loki out to play, one thought came to him: time to paddle like it’s 1999!

Nova Craft Moisie

01.31.2014

Nova Craft Moisie ($2,079; novacraft.com) L: 16’6”; W: 34”; 77 lbs. in Royalex Plus, 67 lbs. in Royalex Mister Twister is a bizarre hybrid hole-eddy that eats canoes for breakfast. It’s the last hurrah on the Agawa River, a 20-mile whitewater run flowing through Ontario’s most spectacular canyon, a 600-foot-deep corridor of granite and pine […]

5 Things You May Not Know About the Dagger RPM

01.31.2014

The Dagger RPM might very well be the epitome of “Classic.” C&K contributor and gear-head Eric Adsit offers five facts you may not have known about it.

Dagger RPM 9.0 Limited

01.31.2014

Not many paddlers want to let go of what works. Dagger responded to the demand of a reintroduction of the discontinued classic with Dagger RPM 9.0 Limited.

Jackson Fun Runner 70

01.31.2014

Jackson Kayaks is definitely on to something with the combination of sporty and roomy in its Jackson Fun Runner 70.

Best Backcountry Tents for 2014

01.27.2014

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.

Mountainsmith Morrison 2 Tent

01.24.2014

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.

North Face Mica FL 2

01.24.2014

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.

New Year, New Gear

01.14.2014

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.

Shred Ready Vixen Kayak Helmet

12.20.2013

This one’s for the ladies. The Shred Ready Vixen Helmet ensures protection tough enough for all your paddling adventures.

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