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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[...]

Field Tested: Camcorder – JVC Enverio HD GZ-R10B

Field Tested: Camcorder – JVC Enverio HD GZ-R10B

By Aaron Schmidt The C&K edit team was excited to get JVC’s new waterproof camcorder out on the water last summer. After testing it on ocean swell and whitewater, this camcorder has proven to b[...]

Rides: Kevin Brady’s 17′ Alumacraft

Rides: Kevin Brady’s 17′ Alumacraft

Despite freezing temperatures and learning to paddle on the fly, this boat took Brady down the entire Mississippi

Southbound Road Trip

Southbound Road Trip

The desert called so we pulled out the long boats and headed down the Baja way, first loading enough boats to take full advantage of both coasts, then cramming the truck full of every camping comfort [...]

Kokatat’s American Made Outdoor Gear Awards Announced at OR Trade Show

Kokatat’s American Made Outdoor Gear Awards Announced at OR Trade Show

While the Outdoor Retailer Winter market tradeshow is customarily centered around winter sports instead of water, paddling made at splash on the second night of this year's show with the announcement [...]

Field Tested: BioLite CampStove

Field Tested: BioLite CampStove

Cool concept, right? Basically a canister wood-burning stove with a fan/charging pack attachment. Solves the fuel problem and addresses the emerging demand to charge up phones, GPS systems, or other U[...]

Rides: Bob Bonnen’s Pygmy Arctic Tern 17

Rides: Bob Bonnen’s Pygmy Arctic Tern 17

If you can follow directions, you can build a sea kayak from a kit. If you could program a VCR, you can probably do this.

SansBug 3-Person Popup Shelter

SansBug 3-Person Popup Shelter

A pop-up style tent that is mostly mesh and a good choice for dry, buggy trips, like high desert river canyons. We ran the 4.4lb, 3P version (as seen in pic) recently and it worked sweetly. You might [...]

First Look: Kokatat’s Idol Drysuit

First Look: Kokatat’s Idol Drysuit

When Kokatat announced plans to make a drysuit that converts into a fully-functional drytop last year, they turned some heads. But many paddlers were left asking the obvious question: Will it work? In[...]

Field Tested: Helinox Ground Chair by Big Agnes

Field Tested: Helinox Ground Chair by Big Agnes

Helinox Ground Chair (distributed by Big Agnes) My two big questions about this chair were: would it hold up over the long haul, and would it be comfortable. On the other counts, at least on paper, it[...]

Rides: Mary Mangiapia’s Epic 18X Sport

Rides: Mary Mangiapia’s Epic 18X Sport

Sharks have taken a chomp at kayaks before, but this bull shark liked the taste of Kevlar so much, it returned for seconds. Mangiapia of Tampa, Florida, fled for shore and safety, though later in her [...]