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Eagle Creek: The Long Way

Inside Jacob Cruser and Matt King’s vertical (re-)exploration of Oregon’s Eagle Creek, becoming the first paddlers to link every previously run waterfall in a single trip.

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Pyranha Fusion SOT

08.05.2014

  Pyranha Fusion SOT No other boat gives paddlers so many possibilities. The hull, optimized for moving water, is forgiving, stable and nimble. But hit the flats, and the deployable rear skeg and long water line show dividends, providing speed and effortless tracking. The sit on top design means anyone from beginner to expert can […]

Sea Eagle Inflatables Needlenose SUP

08.05.2014

Sea Eagle Inflatables Needlenose SUP The NeedleNose™ shatters inflatable SUP stereotypes. Tough, 6-inch-thick air channels handle 15 PSI max air pressure, ensuring a stiff board with performance on par with composites. Then there’s the patent pending “NeedleNose™” design, an arrow-shaped bow that slices through the water. This combo creates a fast board that glides and […]

Suspenz Work Station

08.05.2014

Suspenz Work Station Save your knees and protect your boat. These folding stands create a stable platform to keep your boat off the ground at a convenient height while you wash it down or make repairs. Made from beefy oversized T6 Aluminum tubing and strong UVresistant webbing, these indoor/outdoor work stations safely hold up to […]

Sylvansport Go-Easy

08.05.2014

Sylvansport Go-Easy As its name suggests, this sport-utility trailer is all about getting to your next adventure faster and with less hassle. Light enough to tow behind small cars, hybrids and even a motorcycle, it can rack four kayaks with ease, no overhead reaching required. The base of the unique and customizable design is a […]

Advanced Elements Packlite Kayak

08.05.2014

Advanced Elements Packlite Kayak The demand for pack rafts is exploding, thanks to their light weight that lets users haul them over hill and dale and then paddle home. Longtime IK maker Advanced Elements gets its feet wet in the game with the new the PackLite Kayak, weighing a your-grandma-could-carry-it 4 lbs. Designed as a […]

Amundson SUP 12’6” TR-27

08.05.2014

Amundson 12’6” TR-27 The Amundson 12’6” TR has proven a popular Tour/Race SUP due to its speed and stability. Amundson’s all-new 12’6” TR series (available in widths of 27” (217L) for smaller paddlers and 29” (237L) for larger) features a flat bottom for stability and directional control, while carrying a new, more rounded underwater shape […]

Hilleberg Enan

08.05.2014

Hilleberg Enan Light weight. That’s the buzz these days in the tent world, with designers pulling out all the stops to make carrying—or paddling—your shelter into the backcountry as painless as possible. Hilleberg’s new three-season, double-wall Enan solo tent solves the puzzle, clocking in at a featherweight 2 lbs 7 oz is packed weight. Better […]

Innova Swing Ex

08.05.2014

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

08.05.2014

        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, […]

2015 NEW PADDLING PRODUCT PREVIEW

08.05.2014

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, […]

Comfortable and Lightweight Camping Gear

08.01.2014

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.

Raft-a-Palooza versus Floatzilla!

08.01.2014

On Sunday, a small New Hampshire community will do its best to slay FloatZilla, and claim the Guinness World Record for their beloved Lake Winnipesaukee.

Voices of Wilderness

07.31.2014

Canoe & Kayak’s July 2014 “Wilderness Issue” celebrates the 50th anniversary of the Wilderness Act. In our Voices of Wilderness series, accomplished paddlers and wilderness advocates speak about their connection to wild waterways, what the future holds for the places they love, and how best to protect them for future generations.

Technology in the wilderness

07.31.2014

By Peter Marshall Most people think about big industry like mining and forestry as the major threats to wilderness areas. We hear a lot about this, but I think we should also be concerned with technology destroying the wilderness experience. The comforts of home are becoming more and more portable, so that the wilderness now […]

Canada Needs Its Wilderness Act

07.31.2014

By Frank Wolf Human beings are made to move all day, every day—it’s programmed into our DNA. We make this ancient connection when we travel on wild rivers, lakes and oceans; like generations before us, we exist joyfully in the moment. Compare two people—one just off the river, the other who spent the day surfing […]

Industry Claims the Columbia River

07.31.2014

Adam Wicks-Arshack Last year I paddled 1,243 miles up the Columbia River from the Pacific Ocean near Astoria, Ore. to the headwaters at Canal Flats, BC. It was three months of paddling and ZERO wilderness areas. Modern society on both sides of the border has turned the Columbia River into an industrial river. With 14 […]

The Future is in Our Hands

07.31.2014

Amy Freeman Given the amount of time that Dave and I have spent on the water for the North American Odyssey, we can recount numerous threats to wild places throughout our route. Some of the threats of industrialization or development were massive and already in the political and media spotlight, such as the Northern Gateway […]

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Buyer's Guide