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Week in Review: December 19, 2014

Bear Grylls on surfing the Ottawa River: “If he capsizes…he might not survive.” A little over-the-top? Maybe, but Devyn Scott sure is good at what he does Kayak launch fail. This shouldn’t be so difficult Sometimes the third time isn’t the charm La Garganta del Diablo, The Throat of the Devil Aptly named Kev Brady […]

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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.

Russell Henry Smashes Vancouver Island Speed Record

06.19.2014

Russell Henry, the 22-year-old sea kayaking superstar from Canada, shatters the speed record for paddling around Vancouver Island.

2014 Payette River Games

06.18.2014

The 2014 Payette River Games will be held at Kelly’s Whitewater Park on the Payette River in Cascade, Idaho, with a $100,000 cash purse making it the most lucrative river competition in the world.

The North Fork Championship III Finale

06.18.2014

A recap on the third annual North Fork Championship. This year more athletes came with bigger stoke to the small town in Idaho for the world’s gnarliest race.

Art Before Bulldozers in the Yukon’s Peel River Watershed

06.17.2014

The Yukon government has opened 80 percent of the Yukon’s Peel River Watershed to resource exploration. Six artists aim to capture the region’s beauty before it’s gone.

Making Moves in Memphis

06.16.2014

Photo essay from Outdoors Inc.’s ever-popular Mississippi race in Memphis known for its spectacular mass-star, inclusive nature and on-water demos.

The Princeton Tec Vizz Headlamp

06.16.2014

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

80 Percent by Jamie McEwan

06.16.2014

There should be a word to denote that special euphoria, that divine nonalcoholic drunkenness that comes at the end of a long, active day on and in cold water and snow.

Letter to my Daughter

06.15.2014

This is why I am teaching you to kayak rivers. The river will be the objective disciplinarian I can never force myself to be. It’ll reward you with euphoria when you do well and punish you when you don’t.

North Fork Championship III Preview

06.13.2014

What to watch for as the NFC’s main event, a giant slalom through Jacob’s Ladder–generally considered to be the most challenging kayak race on the planet–starts tomorrow, with analysis of the marquee competition’s first female competitor, boat design, water levels, and a deeper international talent pool.

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 […]

WIKE WOODY CART

06.13.2014

WIKE WOODY CART MSRP: $100 www.wicycle.com If pavement is your game, these are your wheels. Wike specializes in bike and walk transport. This affordable cart can be towed efficiently behind a bicycle or by hand. 20” alloy wheels are a dream to pull, and they handle the demands of dirt or paved roads no problem. […]

SEATTLE SPORTS NEMO EXTREMO

06.13.2014

SEATTLE SPORTS NEMO EXTREMO MSRP: $135 www.seattlesportsco.com Far and away the easiest cart to put together, and the most lightweight and compact. The Nemo stows easily in a kayak hatch and weighs less than 10 lbs. The big advantage, beyond weight and size is the airless, puncture-proof tires, so you roll free of flat-tire worry. […]

WHEEL-EEZ CANOE CART BEACH

06.13.2014

WHEEL-EEZ CANOE CART BEACH MSRP $241 www.wheeleez.com This cart performs well on both rough ground and smooth trails or pavement. The low-pressure balloon tires made of polyurethane are very durable and perform well in soft sand and rocky trails. At the same time, I was surprised how easily they rolled on pavement. I tested a […]

Feathercraft Bolder

06.12.2014

As soon as we inflated the Feathercraft Bolder we knew we were in for some.

Alpacka Gnu

06.12.2014

Testers loved the Alpacka Gnu in big waves and holes, the extra volume in the bow and stern creating a solid combo of speed, stability and maneuverability.

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