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Trip Tips: Build the Ultimate Paddling First Aid Kit

Trip Tips: Build the Ultimate Paddling First Aid Kit

Trip Tips presented by By Kyle Smith Your buddy busted his nose on a shallow-water flip and your girlfriend played Russian roulette with a beehive. That one client couldn’t handle his whiskey and hi[...]

Weather Tough Wheelies | Pelican Hard Cases

Weather Tough Wheelies | Pelican Hard Cases

Pelican Wheeled Hard Cases For protecting camera gear or anything else that absolutely cannot get wet or crushed, hard cases are really your only option. There are many different sizes available so ke[...]

Weather Tough Wheelies | Granite Gear Packable Wheeled Duffle

Weather Tough Wheelies | Granite Gear Packable Wheeled Duffle

Granite Gear Packable Wheeled Duffel ($89, granitegear.com) The collapsible-wheeled luggage bag from Granite Gear is essentially a lightweight nylon shell with wheels attached that will get your dryba[...]

Weather Tough Wheelies | Eagle Creek ORV Trunk

Weather Tough Wheelies | Eagle Creek ORV Trunk

Eagle Creek ORV Trunk ($252, eaglecreek.com) A longtime standard in luggage, Eagle Creek was a natural to include in this review, and their ORV Trunk does not disappoint. Geared towards the multi-spor[...]

Weather Tough Wheelies | North Face Rolling Thunder

Weather Tough Wheelies | North Face Rolling Thunder

North Face Rolling Thunder ($289, thenorthface.com) North Face built this bag to last. Super tough abrasion-resistant fabric and a solid chassis make this our preferred bag for moving overweight loads[...]

Weather Tough Wheelies | EXPED Galaxy

Weather Tough Wheelies | EXPED Galaxy

EXPED Galaxy ($279, Out March 2017, www.exped.com) One of the most interesting 2017 drybags we’ve previewed is the Galaxy from EXPED. With its truly waterproof design, we loved the simplicity and el[...]

Weather Tough Wheelies | Patagonia Black Hole

Weather Tough Wheelies | Patagonia Black Hole

Patagonia Black Hole Wheeled Duffle ($349 – Patagonia.com) Patagonia is no stranger to equipping the modern adventurer with quality gear. With their Black Hole wheeled duffle they leave little t[...]

Weather Tough Wheelies

Weather Tough Wheelies

I used to think the greatest source of drybag abuse was the paddling trip itself: brushy portage trails, errant sparks from the campfire, nibbling rodents. But over the years I’ve come to realize my[...]

Field Tested: Nemo Tensor 25L Sleeping Pad

Field Tested: Nemo Tensor 25L Sleeping Pad

We’ve been on the hunt for the perfect sleeping system for a long time; as technology marches forward so does our quest for comfortable, light, warm, and durable sleeping gear. Recently, we test[...]

Tips for Buying a Used Kayak

Tips for Buying a Used Kayak

By Joe Mayer Buying a new boat is a lot like buying a new car. While it feels pretty awesome to command a craft that has little to zero mileage, not everyone can afford that luxury. Buying new can als[...]

Field Tested: Agawa Canyon’s Boreal 21 Folding Bow Saw

Field Tested: Agawa Canyon’s Boreal 21 Folding Bow Saw

Simple yet sophisticated, Agawa Canyon’s Boreal 21 folding bow saw is the kind of equipment we love. It gets all the details right: tool-free setup, stainless hardware, compact size and lightwei[...]

Field Tested: Kokatat’s Idol Drysuit

Field Tested: Kokatat’s Idol Drysuit

($1185; kokatat.com) Kokatat generated a frenzy of excitement within the paddling community last year when they released the Idol, a revolutionary two-piece suit that can be used as either a drytop or[...]