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Goods for the Northern Forest Canoe Trail

A look at C&K Editor-at-Large Alan Kesselheim’s packing list for his summer sojourn on the portage-studded 740-mile Northern Forest Canoe Trail route from New York to Maine.

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New Water Trails for the Waking

12.19.2013

The National Trail System now has three new water trails, as part of the nationally recognized waterways. We break down these new additions.

MADE IN CANADA Episode 5: B.C.’s Elk River

12.19.2013

Episode 5 of Five2Nine’s Made in Canada series features British Columbia’s Elk River, seen through the stokes of one of B.C.’s top expedition paddlers, Mikkel St. Jean-Duncan, and his wife Lianne Germaine. C&K caught up with St. Jean-Duncan to tell us about his favored hometown run and on keeping paddling and work local to balance a stacked schedule of elite steep-creek races and big expeditions.

100-liter Scully Duffel

12.18.2013

The northern minds at MEC were certainly thinking outside the box to deliver such a rectangular shape, with the Scully Duffel waterproof bag.

The Big Water 5″ Fillet Knife

12.18.2013

The Fillet knife has become an essential on any paddle or float where fresh fish play a role in the evening feeding festivities. This 3.2-ounce knife that can turn even the tiniest catch into taco filling

Talon Knife

12.18.2013

The Talon presents a novel, “instinctive to use,” solution to an on-water emergency that require victims or rescuers alike to have free hands to grasp.

Gerber Crucial Multi-Tool

12.18.2013

The Crucial Black Multi-Tool is the perfect PFD companion, clipping on and packing a 5.5-inch, half-serrated blade plus a few other key, essential components.

Yak About Adventures, A New Zealand Roadie

12.18.2013

Kayaker Jaime Sharp wants his series on kayak New Zealand to answer humanity’s oldest question: “why do we choose the paths we do and what gives us meaning?”

Photo Flipbook: Tahiti Nui Va’a

12.18.2013

A photo essay on Tahiti’s marquee race, the Tahiti Nui Va’a. The photos take us on a journey through the three-day, 105-mile outrigger curcuit of the island.

Hobie Bayside Polarized Sunglasses

12.17.2013

Most of us choose sunglasses because of the way they make us look. I like the Hobie Bayside Polarized Sunglasses because of the way they make me see.

Iron X DXG 5G9V HD

12.16.2013

The Iron X is the lowest-priced camera in our test sample, and it provides high-definition POV performance at the relatively affordable entry point of about $250.

C&K’s Ultimate POV Camera Review

12.16.2013

This fall, the team at Canoe & Kayak subjected the newest and best waterproof POV cameras to a side-by-side comparison. We wanted to focus our test on how these cameras work in real-world paddling situations, without relying on tables full of specs and arcane tech jargon. We wanted to let the cameras speak for themselves through […]

Drift HD Ghost

12.16.2013

Drift HD Ghost has a lens that is the device’s best feature, built from Drift’s patented “Gorilla Glass” and adjustable to compensate for unleveled mounting.

ION Air Pro 2

12.16.2013

Sleek, sturdy and lightweight, this waterproof Ion Air Pro 2 camera is bullet-shaped in contrast to the boxy forms of others.

JVC ADIXXION GC-XA2

12.16.2013

JVC’s second-generation POV camera is a solid performer. Improvements include better slow motion (half “real-time” speed of 1080p at 60 fps, and 720p at 120 fps).

Sony Action Cam AS30V

12.16.2013

Sony’s made a strong entry into the POV camera market with its Action Cam series. The newest generation AS30V is 35 percent lighter and offers better still-photo capability.

GoPro Hero 3 + Black Edition

12.16.2013

The reigning king of the POV camera market, GoPro Hero 3 + Black edition comes packed with shooting options and capabilities.

Ask Eddy: Will Insurance Cover Your Stolen Boat?

12.16.2013

This installment of Ask Eddy featured in the August 2008 issue and offers advice on how to deal with kayak kleptos, remove leeches and spearfish in Mexico .

Buyer's Guide

Buyer's Guide