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Industry Update: Kokatat to Expand SwitchZip Line in 2016

Industry Update: Kokatat to Expand SwitchZip Line in 2016

Last year paddle wear manufacturer Kokatat broke new ground with the innovative Idol dry suit, the first dry suit model to feature a fully separating watertight zipper that allows paddlers to wear the[...]

Rides: Chris Bostic’s WaterQuest 15.4

Rides: Chris Bostic’s WaterQuest 15.4

Chris Bostic, 44, is a civil engineer who lives in suburban St. Louis. Whereas most engineers are drawn to technology like bees to buttercups, Bostic loves his WaterQuest 15.4, a square stern polyethy[...]

Adventure Technology Odyssey Glass Ergo

Adventure Technology Odyssey Glass Ergo

A look at Adventure Technology's Odyssey Glass Ergo Grip, AT's answer to a versatile all-craft touring two-piece for any paddler's quiver.

NRS Crush Water Shoe

NRS Crush Water Shoe

A better river-ready option for closed-toe camp cruising

Rides: Mike Ranta’s Souris River Wilderness 18

Rides: Mike Ranta’s Souris River Wilderness 18

Mike Ranta, 43, lives in Atikokan, Ontario, aka “Canoeing Capital of Canada,” and he has tried help the town live up to the title. He paddles a canoe made there, his Souris River Wilderness 18[...]

Stohlquist Coaster

Stohlquist Coaster PFD

Say goodbye to hunched "Quasimodo Back," the lightweight, tour-anywhere Coaster PFD taps Stohlquist's minimalist design roots with a thin-back jacket for any seat.

Gear Review: Old Town “NEXT”

Gear Review: Old Town “NEXT”

Seems it’s the age of the hybrid. Hybrid cars, hybrid vegetables, and from Old Town, their contribution to the hybrid era, the NEXT. A tweener solo boat touted for its ability to fit comfortably in [...]

Jackson Karma RG

Jackson Karma RG

Jackson Karma RG L: 11’10”; W: 25”; 94 gals., 58 lbs. ($1,299, jacksonkayak.com) The “RG” in this crossover’s name is intentionally ambiguous. It can stand for Rock Gardener—think big-wa[...]

Pyranha Fusion

Pyranha Fusion

Pyranha Fusion L: 10’3”; W: 26”; 81 gals., 46 lbs., also available in S and M ($999, pyranha.com) “Sometimes this feels like a big Burn!” exclaimed one happy Class V boater, and fan of Pyran[...]

Field Tested: 4 Expedition-Worthy Crossover Kayaks

Field Tested: 4 Expedition-Worthy Crossover Kayaks

Words: Joe Jackson Photos: Aaron Schmidt The Wild and Scenic stretch of Oregon’s Lower Rogue could well be defined as a crossover river. Ambling miles of emerald Class II punctuated with whoop-worth[...]

Wave Sport Ethos 10

Wave Sport Ethos 10

Wave Sport Ethos 10 L: 10’3”; W: 27”; 100 gals., 54 lbs., also available in L ($1,085, wavesport.com) “This is definitely the boat I’d take on Class V,” said one tester, who happened to gr[...]

Dagger Katana

Dagger Katana

Dagger Katana L: 10’4; W: 27.25” 104 gals., 56 lbs., also available in 9’4” length ($1,105, dagger.com) “This is the boat I want on trips when I need my creature comforts, like a bigger tent[...]