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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[...]

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[...]

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[...]

Review: Dagger Roam

Review: Dagger Roam

Dagger Roam L: 9’9”; W: 31.5”; 56 lbs., 250-lb. max cap. (also available in an 11.5’ length) ($855, dagger.com) By Joe Jackson Dagger’s new Roam is a rare beast: a sit-on-top kayak made for [...]

Carolina Crafted: Blue Ridge Chair Works

Carolina Crafted: Blue Ridge Chair Works

Blue Ridge Chair Works: After guiding rafts for years on the Cheat, Youghiogheny and Gauley rivers, Alan Davis eventually settled down in Asheville to make handcrafted canoe paddles and furniture. Hi[...]

Carolina Crafted: Eagles Nest Outfitters

Carolina Crafted: Eagles Nest Outfitters

Eagles Nest Outfitters: Brothers Peter and Paul Pinholster started ENO out of their minivan in 1999, crafting ultra-light hammocks out of old parachutes and selling them at music festivals. What a l[...]

Carolina Crafted: Watershed

Carolina Crafted: Watershed

Watershed: Founded in the 1980s by river guides bent on building a better drybag, Watershed’s patented ZipDry closure and polyurethane-coated fabrics have become the gold standard for video boat[...]

Carolina Crafted: Liquidlogic/Native Watercraft

Carolina Crafted: Liquidlogic/Native Watercraft

Liquidlogic/Native Watercraft: Liquidlogic started in 2000 as a dream on the banks of the nearby Green River Narrows. Together with sister brand Native Watercraft, the company now offers a full range[...]