Saving China’s Salween River, One Trip at a Time

This story first appeared in the August 2014 issue of Canoe & Kayak. Photos and Story by Will Stauffer-Norris This is the fourth pig carcass that has washed up in Dead Pig Eddy. The bloated creature rocks gently up and down against the beach about 10 feet away from our brewing morning coffee. The pig […]

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Kicking off the King of New York series


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


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


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


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


  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


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


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


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


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 […]

Amundson SUP 12’6” TR-27


Amundson 12’6” TR-27 The Amundson 12’6” TR has proven a popular Tour/Race SUP due to its speed and stability. Amundson’s all-new 12’6” TR series (available in widths of 27” (217L) for smaller paddlers and 29” (237L) for larger) features a flat bottom for stability and directional control, while carrying a new, more rounded underwater shape […]

Hilleberg Enan


Hilleberg Enan Light weight. That’s the buzz these days in the tent world, with designers pulling out all the stops to make carrying—or paddling—your shelter into the backcountry as painless as possible. Hilleberg’s new three-season, double-wall Enan solo tent solves the puzzle, clocking in at a featherweight 2 lbs 7 oz is packed weight. Better […]

Innova Swing Ex


Innova Swing Ex Narrower, faster, stiffer (cue the Six Million Dollar Man music). That’s the storyline behind the new Swing EX from Innova, a 13’6” inflatable kayak that holds more gear and offers even better performance than its cousin, the proven and popular Swing I. Reaching a comfortable cruising speed 3 to 3.5 knots with […]

Old Town NEXT


        Old Town NEXT Taking the best from canoes and kayaks, the NEXT may be the ultimate solo tripping boat. The 13-foot-long hybrid combines the solo paddling performance of a sea kayak with the load carrying and confidence-inspiring open design of a canoe. Load it with up to 450 pounds of gear, […]



Sponsored 2015 PRODUCT PREVIEW Advanced Elements PackLite Kayak Longtime IK maker Advanced Elements gets its feet wet in the packraft game.  [READ MORE] Amundson 12’6″ TR-27 Tour/Race SUP Amundson updates its a popular Tour/Race SUP with a new, more rounded underwater shape to initiate planing. [READ MORE] Hilleberg Enan Light Weight Tent Hilleberg’s new three-season, […]

Comfortable and Lightweight Camping Gear


On a canoe trip we tested three new products from Washington’s Cascade Designs that prove comfortable lightweight camping gear don’t have to mean high price.

Raft-a-Palooza versus Floatzilla!


On Sunday, a small New Hampshire community will do its best to slay FloatZilla, and claim the Guinness World Record for their beloved Lake Winnipesaukee.

Voices of Wilderness


Canoe & Kayak’s July 2014 “Wilderness Issue” celebrates the 50th anniversary of the Wilderness Act. In our Voices of Wilderness series, accomplished paddlers and wilderness advocates speak about their connection to wild waterways, what the future holds for the places they love, and how best to protect them for future generations.

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