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Destination: The Green River’s Labyrinth and Stillwater Canyons

Most of the Southwest’s canyon floats involve serious whitewater. What makes this section of the Green River perfect for sinking into “River Time” is that it dives deep into that rock-wall dimension, but the current stays benign the entire route, a no-brainer for open canoes or touring kayaks. The other draw is that the potential […]

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The Packs: Hyperlite Mountain Gear Southwest Pack

08.25.2014

NFCT Gear: Superlight and rugged sailcloth packs to put up against any pack on the market.

Revisiting the (Still) Relentless River of Everest

08.25.2014

From C&K’s July 2014 issue: Ben Stookesberry and Surjan Tamang reopen the book on the “Relentless River of Everest” with an improbable first descent of the previously unrun inner gorges of the Nepal’s Dudh Kosi.

Heroes on the Missouri

08.25.2014

High water, cool temps and a chance rescue mark the ninth-annual Missouri American Water MR340, paddling’s longest nonstop ultramarathon, lasting 88 hours and 340 miles across the state of Missouri from Kansas City to St. Charles.

Rides: Sarah Meier’s Hobie Revolution 13

08.21.2014

By Katie McKy By weekdays, Sarah Meier of Old Hickory, Tennessee is the general manager for an intermodal trucking company, minding the corporate p’s and q’s, but come evenings and weekends, she doffs her management hat and dons her paddling cap, attending to other details such as bass dimpling the water by dusk’s amber light. […]

Family Kayaking in Alaska

08.18.2014

Two sea otters periscoped out of the water just feet from shore, while an eagle soared overhead with a fresh catch in its talons.

Sarah Outen Finishes Alaskan Kayak Epic

08.13.2014

From the middle of the North Pacific, Sarah Outen dialed her friend on the sat phone. Did Curgenven fancy a 1,355-mile kayak trip along the length of the Aleutian Islands?

Photos from the 2014 Canoe & Kayak Awards

08.12.2014

Photos from the 2014 Canoe & Kayak Awards presented by NRS, August 7, in Salt Lake City. Photos by Aaron Schmidt and Jasper Gibson.

The 2014 C&K Award for Lifetime Achievement: Jamie McEwan

08.09.2014

Jamie was as Renaissance a man as you can get in this day and age. He was an everything boater: a river runner, a racer, a play boater, an expedition boater. He was much more than that though.

Kicking off the King of New York series

08.08.2014

When circumstances forced a date change and a new venue for Northern New York’s most notoriously wild whitewater party, a new generation of Black River Festival organizers found themselves faced with a host of challenges as carloads of paddlers arrived in Watertown, N.Y.

Kokatat Gore-Tex Idol Drysuit

08.05.2014

Kokatat Gore-Tex Idol Drysuit Where has this idea been all our paddling lives? Kokatat finally solves a conundrum facing kayakers since endos were in: its new Gore-tex Idol drysuit actually converts into a dry top. A fully separating waterproof zipper system called SwitchZip technology separates the top from bottom at the waist, offering the versatility […]

Malone Versarail

08.05.2014

Malone Versarail Fully assembled out of the box and easy to mount, these cross bars transform a bare roof into a shuttle bunny in minutes. Just position the front and rear bars, engage the suction cups and strap to secure. Solid enough to carry 165 lbs of kayaks, canoes or roof box, they fit just […]

MTI Moxie Highback

08.05.2014

MTI Moxie Highback When MTI set out to build a better women’s PFD they didn’t just pink and shrink. They developed a new fit system, Adjust-a-Bust. Over time the memory foam in the front panels conforms to each woman’s individual shape, filling the gaps typically left by rigid padding. MTI also replaced half the padding […]

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 […]

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