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Nemo Tensor 20R Sleeping Pad Review

Nemo Tensor 20R Sleeping Pad Review

($120, nemoequipment.com) It’s impossible to look at the Nemo Tensor 20R without paying homage to its inspiration, the previously reviewed Therm-A-Rest NeoAir Xlite. The two are remarkably simil[...]

When should you replace your PFD?

When should you replace your PFD?

Be honest: do you ever give your lifejacket some TLC or do you always assume that it will be there for you, like a doting dog? There are times when maximum buoyancy is a life and death matter, such as[...]

Gear Review: Wingman Outfitter System

Gear Review: Wingman Outfitter System

When you get to camp, the deck and aluminum extension bars turn into a large table for cooking and food prep. The Wingman turns a canoe into a really stable mother ship, capable of carrying fresh food[...]

Live Wood: 5 one-piece hardwood canoe paddles

Live Wood: 5 one-piece hardwood canoe paddles

Recently, one-piece hardwood canoe paddles have surged in popularity — especially in the lakes and rivers of Ontario, the heart of Canadian canoe country. These paddles are cut and shaped entirely b[...]

Outdoor Retailer Tech Solutions

Outdoor Retailer Tech Solutions

By Darren Bush Attention curmudgeons: The following contains information about electronics. Those who feel an electrical apparatus detracts from the pure wilderness experience are welcome to close the[...]

Bugging Out in the Boundary Waters: 6 Tips to Beat the Bugs

Bugging Out in the Boundary Waters: 6 Tips to Beat the Bugs

Over the course of A Year in the Wilderness, Dave and Amy Freeman's project paddling to protect the Boundary Waters from sulfide-ore mining, the duo has learned to live with the bugs. Here are their [...]

Top 10 New Paddling Gear Eye-catchers

Top 10 New Paddling Gear Eye-catchers

C&K Gear Tester Darin McQuoid checks in with the latest and greatest in paddling gear that caught his attention at the 2016 Outdoor Retailer show

Outdoor Retailer Paddling Accessories

Outdoor Retailer Paddling Accessories

C&K gear aficionado Darren Bush scoured the massive 2016 Outdoor Retailer Summer Market trade show for new and cool gear items for the paddling trail.

2017 New Product Preview

2017 New Product Preview

A sneak peek into what your favorite brands are working on for next season. New boats, packs, tents and boards. Abitibi Matogoek a new graphic design available on Abitibi canoes. Hilleberg Kaitum 4 an[...]

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[...]

Pelican Catch 120 NXT

Pelican Catch 120 NXT

Pelican Catch 120 NXT ($TBD; pelicansport.com) Made from tough Ram-X Premium polyethylene, the Catch 120 NXT is the exciting evolution of its light, stable predecessor, the Catch 120. This jack-of-all[...]