Field Tested: 2015 Paddling Footwear
What did the boater say to his buddies when he tried to portage in tennis shoes? “Hey guys, wait up!” When it comes to water sports, good footwear is essential safety equipment. High Traction shoes that fit well are clutch when you’re scrambling around in rough, slippery terrain. Footwear may not qualify as one of
Canoe Country Shoulder-season Tips
A month into their #WildernessYear in the Boundary Waters, Dave and Amy Freeman offer timely advice on paddling in comfort during the fall shoulder season.
North Carolina’s 6 Best Paddle-Camping Platforms
By Brad Beggs Barred owls, red wolves, bald eagles, and hundreds of thousands of tundra swan call North Carolina’s coastal plain home, a place where the rivers flow through the largest tracts of bottomland (read marshland) forests in the Southeast. Twelve years in the making, there are now 40 camping platforms in eastern North Carolina,
From the Mag: The Triple Crown
By Tyler Williams Photographs by Reg Lake and Royal Robbins Smooth granite rose in graceful arcs over the San Joaquin River, pinching a tumult of whitewater between vertical walls deep in the backcountry of California’s High Sierra. From a clinging perch just upstream, three kayakers gazed beyond the gauntlet to a calm pool in the
Future of the Nile: ‘Juma of Itanda’
NRS's new film Juma of Itanda, from Tommy Penick presents a compelling "story of humanity, hope and the fate of a mighty river," tracking Juma Via Kalikwani's humble journey to the Victoria Nile, from safety boater to Director of Operations at Nile River Explorers, a large rafting outfitter based in Jinja, Uganda.
Kayak Distribution Goes Long
Mark Hall compares his long career in paddlesports to a “ridiculous disease.” The Vancouver Island-based sales manager for Kayak Distribution, a Canadian company that brokers Boreal Design, Riot Kayaks and Corran SUPs, says he should’ve made a run for the Alberta oil sands a long time ago. But there’s something about designing and selling kayaks
On Sale Now: Winter 2016
12 Reasons to Start Paddling
In my book, nothing on the planet matches self-propelled boats and water for the spectrum of gratifications; from thrills to serenity, and from awe to that delicious touch of terror.