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Canoe Review: Wenonah Fusion
Canoe Review: Savage River Wee Lassie

Canoe Review: Savage River Wee Lassie

Savage River Wee Lassie (L: 11’6”; W: 27”; 13 LBS., $2,125, SavageRiver.com) Everyone who paddled this boat liked the hull. It is meticulously built with integrated gunwales that keep the hull r[...]

Canoe Review: Placid Boat Works Spitfire

Canoe Review: Placid Boat Works Spitfire

Placid Boat Works Spitfire (L: 12’; W: 27.5”; 18 LBS., $3,150, PlacidBoatWorks.com) The Spitfire is a unique boat, and a very pleasant one. It clearly has an Adirondack heritage (it’s the only b[...]

Canoe Review: Northstar ADK

Canoe Review: Northstar ADK

Northstar ADK (L: 12’; W: TK”; 19 LBS., $1,595, NorthStarCanoes.com) ADK is the acronym representing the Adirondacks—Nessmuk’s stomping grounds and the birthplace of the Wee Lassie. Northstar [...]

Canoe Review: Old Town NEXT

Canoe Review: Old Town NEXT

Old Town NEXT (L: 12’9”; W: 29”; 59 LBS., $999, OldTownCanoe.com) The NEXT is the next (see what they did there?) evolution of canoes that are propelled with a double-bladed paddle. Actually, it[...]

Canoe Review: Original Wee Lassie

Canoe Review: Original Wee Lassie

Original Wee Lassie (L: 11’; W: 22”; 16 lbs.) This is the trunk from which all branches spring forth. Made from oak ribs and cedar lapstrake planks, this Wee Lassie is true to the form of the orig[...]

Canoe Review: Adirondack Style

Canoe Review: Adirondack Style

By Darren Bush Photos by Aaron Black-Schmidt One of the things I love about paddling is the idea that weight doesn’t matter. I mean, it does matter on some level,but for the sake of simplicity let[...]

Review: Goal Zero Sherpa 100 Power Pack

Review: Goal Zero Sherpa 100 Power Pack

Goal Zero Sherpa 100 Power Pack ($350, goalzero.com) By Aaron Schmidt, C&K Photo Editor This summer I was fortunate to do a multi-day paddling adventure down the Bow River through Banff, Alberta.[...]

Field Tested: Kokatat Whirlpool Bib

Field Tested: Kokatat Whirlpool Bib

By Benjamin Orkin ($568, kokatat.com) Note: Benjamin Orkin tested this and other items on a 95-day canoe trip in Canada’s Northwest Territories last summer. Forget dry pants — it’s all a[...]

Field Tested: Prijon Cali Creekboat

Field Tested: Prijon Cali Creekboat

By Leif Anderson and David Spiegel First, a few words about the two of us: Leif Anderson: I’m 6’7”, weigh 220 pounds, and wear size 14 shoes. I have a lot of trouble fitting into most boats. I n[...]

Rides: Michael Teach’s Wenonah Spirit II

Rides: Michael Teach’s Wenonah Spirit II

Michael Teach, 50, a telecommunications engineer in Piqua, Ohio, has paddled a Wenonah Spirit II for more than a score of years. His trusty boat has taken him down the Great Miami River in Ohio, which[...]

Go-to Gear: Kayak Touring Expedition Essentials

Go-to Gear: Kayak Touring Expedition Essentials

Adventurer Rich Brand, two weeks into his 2016 expedition to paddle around the entire Eastern Seaboard, dishes on the four gear essentials from his previous touring kayak journey down the U.S. Pacific[...]