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Paddling the Mississippi River Alone

Armed with little more than an aluminum canoe, plastic paddle and budget PFD, Kev Brady of Gloucester, England, traveled to the source of the Mississippi River last year to undertake the trip of a lifetime. The 30-year-old Brit launched with little river running experience, braving snow storms, dodging shipping barges and perfecting his J-stroke over […]

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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 .

PowerPot V

12.13.2013

Honestly, you don’t need to bring your iPhone on a multi-day paddling trip. That said, the PowerPot V cooking/charging apparatus is very cool.

Keep Connected with this VHF Radio

12.13.2013

Technology makes it harder than ever to disconnect, but easier than ever to show people back home about your paddling exploits. Now you can tell them in real time.

Coming Soon: Online Close-ups of Your Favorite Waterway

12.12.2013

The organization Below the Surface has a project called Riverview. The plan: make a Google Streetview type program for America’s rivers.

Paddling Scotland’s West Coast

12.12.2013

Photos and Words by Tim Gent From Kintyre in the south to the Cape Wrath at the very top windswept corner of the country, the west coast of Scotland represents nothing less than a wiggly slice of paddling paradise. At almost every turn lochs cut deep into the lumpy mainland, offering sheltered sea room for the […]

Why Yellowstone Should Allow Paddling

12.11.2013

Canoe & Kayak caught up with Aaron Pruzan, who has been involved in the legal process, to ask him about the bill to paddle in Yellowstone National Park.

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