Featured

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 […]

All Features

Amundson SUP 12’6” TR-27

08.05.2014

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

08.05.2014

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

08.05.2014

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

08.05.2014

        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, […]

2015 NEW PADDLING PRODUCT PREVIEW

08.05.2014

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

08.01.2014

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!

08.01.2014

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

07.31.2014

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.

Technology in the wilderness

07.31.2014

By Peter Marshall Most people think about big industry like mining and forestry as the major threats to wilderness areas. We hear a lot about this, but I think we should also be concerned with technology destroying the wilderness experience. The comforts of home are becoming more and more portable, so that the wilderness now […]

Canada Needs Its Wilderness Act

07.31.2014

By Frank Wolf Human beings are made to move all day, every day—it’s programmed into our DNA. We make this ancient connection when we travel on wild rivers, lakes and oceans; like generations before us, we exist joyfully in the moment. Compare two people—one just off the river, the other who spent the day surfing […]

Industry Claims the Columbia River

07.31.2014

Adam Wicks-Arshack Last year I paddled 1,243 miles up the Columbia River from the Pacific Ocean near Astoria, Ore. to the headwaters at Canal Flats, BC. It was three months of paddling and ZERO wilderness areas. Modern society on both sides of the border has turned the Columbia River into an industrial river. With 14 […]

The Future is in Our Hands

07.31.2014

Amy Freeman Given the amount of time that Dave and I have spent on the water for the North American Odyssey, we can recount numerous threats to wild places throughout our route. Some of the threats of industrialization or development were massive and already in the political and media spotlight, such as the Northern Gateway […]

Urban Paddling

07.31.2014

Natalie Warren I have paddled remote, wild rivers in northern Canada as well as urban rivers like the Mississippi. When I’m asked the inevitable question—“Well, how did it go?”—after a wilderness trip, I simply respond, “It was great!” and delve into a story of arctic wolves or moment of self-reflection. But when I’m faced with […]

Wilderness is a Finite Resource

07.31.2014

Chris Korbulic The essence of the experience in a true, remote wilderness is being able to imagine yourself there thousands of years before humans harmed many of these places beyond repair. You are not in control of your surroundings but you fit in better here than anywhere. Life becomes simple and you are mindful of […]

Leave No Trace

07.31.2014

Looking to lighten your load and lessen your impact? Take a closer look at these seven leave-no-trace wilderness paddle-camping essentials outlined in our July 2014 issue.

Kelty Ultra-light Upslope

07.31.2014

To top you off, there’s not much better in the way of minimalist shelter than a dependable tarp-tent combo. We liked Kelty’s ultra-light Upslope. A tight-packing pound of nylon coverage provides 37 square feet of weather protection, popping up to an A-frame fit for two with a pair of paddles. ($99) ← Air Chair Plus  Littlebug […]

Little Bug Senior Stove

07.31.2014

Next question: Can you have a fire? If you’re going boreal with ample wood to burn, consider Littlbug’s Senior Stove, an ingenious 19-ounce cylinder of stainless steel that detaches into four pliable pieces that pack well around your sleeping bag. The stable surface for pots and pans captures heat from organic sources or alcohol burners. […]

Buyer's Guide

Buyer's Guide