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Review: 2016 Jackson Rockstar

Review: 2016 Jackson Rockstar

This summer I picked up a plastic 2016 Rockstar to test and compare against other popular freestyle designs like the Pyranha Jed. With the 2015 ICF Freestyle World Championships in mind, Jackson desig[...]

Rides: Anne Brewer’s Hurricane Sojourn 146 LV

Rides: Anne Brewer’s Hurricane Sojourn 146 LV

The three sweetest words to a boater aren’t “I love you” but “paid to paddle.” Fortunately, those words apply to Anne Brewer, 45, of Lake Placid, NY. She works as a kayak and hiking guide fo[...]

Review: NoZipp Sleeping Bags

Review: NoZipp Sleeping Bags

It’s a great concept that involves a little bit of learning curve. Here’s the basic idea. Take a down, 3-season bag and make it adjustable – snug and cozy on 20-degree nights, relaxed and op[...]

CeeCoach Xtreme

CeeCoach Xtreme

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.

Review: Frontcountry Bed Duo by Sierra Designs

Review: Frontcountry Bed Duo by Sierra Designs

Frontcountry Bed Duo (SierraDesigns.com, $200) For outdoorsy couples, sleeping bags have long been a nuisance; zipping two bags together requires a purchase of compatible models, while using a single [...]

C&K’s Summer Gear Bag, Part II

C&K’s Summer Gear Bag, Part II

From comfy boardshorts to a techy paddle fitness tracker and a sleeping bag built for two, here are seven items for summer paddling fun. Nemo Tango Duo Slim sleeping bag $349.95 Couples will rejoice t[...]

Rides: Anders Thygesen’s Aleut-style Iqyax

Rides: Anders Thygesen’s Aleut-style Iqyax

By Katie McKy Anders Thygesen is a paddler who’s won multiple lotteries. First, he lives in Norway, with its serpentine coastline, soaring fjords, and pristine paddling. Second, he’s paid [...]

Danuu WingMan Accessory Pack

Danuu WingMan Accessory Pack

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.

Trending: Hammock Camping Hang Time

Trending: Hammock Camping Hang Time

Photos courtesy of Ashley Alleway It’s been about a decade now since the hammock camping craze began. Hammocks are wildly popular in backpacking circles. There are web forums and YouTube channels de[...]

Run ‘n Fun Reviews: 2016 River-Runners

Run ‘n Fun Reviews: 2016 River-Runners

Don’t buy the hype about big waterfalls and huge freestyle tricks. First and foremost, whitewater paddling is about fun. Carving in and out of eddies, surfing the occasional wave and just plain read[...]

Paddling Season Gear Bag, Part 1

Paddling Season Gear Bag, Part 1

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.

Review: Back to the Future with Coleman’s Steel-Belted Cooler

Review: Back to the Future with Coleman’s Steel-Belted Cooler

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[...]