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Canoe and Kayak Racks: Overcoming Small Car Syndrome

Canoe and Kayak Racks: Overcoming Small Car Syndrome

Lucky for us, rack-manufacturers are as eager to defeat mini-rig limitations as paddlers are, and they’ve conjured a staggering array of ingenious racks and accessories to keep us in the game. All [...]

Rides: Jerry Vandiver’s Souris River Le Tigre Quetico 17

Rides: Jerry Vandiver’s Souris River Le Tigre Quetico 17

One night in the Boundary Waters explains it. We had picked a particular campsite that gave us a clear view of the Perseid meteor showers. I’d never seen them without light pollution, so we were exc[...]

9 Good Things That Happened at the Jersey Paddlesports Show

9 Good Things That Happened at the Jersey Paddlesports Show

Last weekends’ Jersey Paddlesports Show saw a large mixed crowd of paddlers swarm in to check out the latest and greatest gear.

Short Boats, Big Gains

Short Boats, Big Gains

Exploring the genre of high-performance, light-touring boats that bridge the gap between expedition and rec kayaks with a look at Paul Gamache's 3,900-mile, 78-day source-to-sea record descent of the [...]

YETI to Release Cooler with Built-in Shotgun Rack and Blender

YETI to Release Cooler with Built-in Shotgun Rack and Blender

Austin, Texas (April 1, 2015) – YETI Coolers, the brand that created and leads the premium cooler category, today introduced its latest innovation, the Ridicooler. A cooler unlike anything the mar[...]

Adventure Medical Kits: Ultralight/Watertight

Adventure Medical Kits: Ultralight/Watertight

Stocking a trip first aid kit is always a crapshoot. 80 percent of the time you never even open them up, but talk to a doctor or a wilderness first responder, and you’d think you need everything fro[...]

Rides: Clay Shepherd’s 16’ Island Falls Wilderness Guide

Rides: Clay Shepherd’s 16’ Island Falls Wilderness Guide

No matter the weather or water conditions, there are no bad days paddling my canoe. In the end, star-studded evenings, full moons, and Class III rapids all contribute to my romance of a wooden canvas [...]

Review: Watershot Waterproof LED Lighting

Review: Watershot Waterproof LED Lighting

By Aaron Schmidt Over the past fall and winter I was fortunate to test two different waterproof video lighting setups. My main goal was to see if these lights, originally designed for video work, coul[...]

9 Good Things That Happened at Canoecopia

9 Good Things That Happened at Canoecopia

By Jeff Moag I spent last weekend at Canoecopia, the biggest gathering of paddling aficionados in the world. For three days each March, a nondescript exhibit hall in Madison, Wisconsin becomes the cen[...]

Video Review: Mariner Drone Stress Test

Video Review: Mariner Drone Stress Test

By George Fielding As ariel video drones continue to drop in price, they’re starting to become more intriguing for amateur filmmakers. For paddlers, a POV camera mounted to a waterproof drone of[...]

Sierra Designs Flashlight 2 UL

Sierra Designs Flashlight 2 UL

At three-and-a-half pounds, Sierra Designs’s Flashlight 2 UL will appease ounce counters, while the "gear closets" and eight-inch awning will provide the rudiments of livability.

Rides: Samantha Christen’s Jackson Kayak Journey 13.5

Rides: Samantha Christen’s Jackson Kayak Journey 13.5

Early in her paddling career, Samantha Christen, 44, a teacher living in Chattanooga, Tennessee, preferred a long touring kayak. A friend tried to convince her to take his Jackson Kayak Journey 13.5 f[...]