- Kayak Touring
The new Xtreme is a waterproof, hands-free device that, via a private bluetooth connection, allows a small group to connect when no networks are available.
The WingMan takes all the accessories that made Danuu’s Pacific Angler Fishing Kayak Seat a cult classic for kayak anglers and marries them to the new generation of ultra-comfy kayak seats.
With the Memorial Day Weekend past and the 'paddling season' officially here, C&K editor-at-large is hitting the water to put some new gear to the test. Here’s his first round of reviews.
I don’t know about you, but I’m kind of done with the plastic cooler scene. I’ve had about enough of the cracked plastic hinges and closures, the bowed lid, the compromised seals. I remember fon[...]
A review of Mike Elliott’s new book, 'This Old Canoe'
Wenonah Argosy (Kevlar Flex-Core); L: 14’6”; W: 30.25”; 43 lbs. ($2,299 with wood trim, $1,999 with aluminum, wenonah.com) Remember that boat I built a few years ago and have been paddling as if[...]
Northstar Phoenix (White Gold); L: 14’6”; W: 30”; 37 lbs. ($2,245 with wood trim, $1,895 with aluminum, northstarcanoes.com) Dave Yost has a long history of designing winning hulls. The first so[...]
Abenaki Algonquin Canoe (Betula Papyrifera); This boat as a replacement for Royalex? Granted, that’s a bit of a stretch. These days it would take a lot of convincing to get me to take a birchbark bo[...]
Nova Craft Prospector 16 (Tuff Stuff); L: 16’; W: 36”; 56 lbs. with wood trim, 54 lbs. with aluminum; 1,000-lb. capacity (FGX) ($2,800 wood trim, $2,399 aluminum, novacraft.com) The Prospector is [...]
Idaho craftsman-artist-paddler Mark Vore describes his unique cedar-strip touring kayaks
Kayaking has been transformative for Missy Campau, 35, of Port Huron, Michigan. The paddling bug has transformed the upbeat, former stay-at-home mom into a key community volunteer and entrepreneur. Th[...]
Justin Staker, a 37-year old physical therapist and PhD student at the University of Minnesota, spent summer weekends during his childhood at his grandparents’ home on Lake Pepin, a naturally occurr[...]
6 easy-packing camping accessories for paddling season ahead
Oru Kayak, which introduced its original 12-foot ‘origami kayak’ in 2012 with the most successful Kickstarter campaign in paddling history, is at it again. This morning the company opened [...]
If you like crisp hard edges and fast responsive hulls, this boat will light your fire
This scoop-tailed river-runner is an homage to old school style, with 21st-century comfort.
With an edgy but forgiving hull, this tough river-runner inspires confidence in a wide range of whitewater.
The Jackson 4Fun is user friendly river-running playboat at home on glassy waves.
The Axiom is an updated RPM-style river runner, with magic stern chine and 21st-century comfort
Sweet Protection’s Intergalactic Drysuit ($1,300; www.sweetprotection.com) Helmets from Norwegian gear manufacturer Sweet Protection have long been a top-shelf staple of paddlers’ wardrobes, and i[...]
C&K contributor David Spiegel provides an in-depth review of Werner's new race-specific whitewater paddle, the Odachi.