Industry News: American Made Outdoor Gear Awards announces 2017 finalists

Industry News: American Made Outdoor Gear Awards announces 2017 finalists

Paddlesports companies are well represented in the 2017 class, with Blackfly Canoes, Alpacka Raft, Bending Branches Paddles and Wenonah Canoe all among the finalists.

Paddlesports Retailer Show Announced

Paddlesports Retailer Show Announced

By Jeff Moag When Emerald Expositions announced that it would move its Outdoor Retailer Summer Market tradeshow from August to June, everyone knew it would trigger a paddlesports exodus. The only question was where the industry would go. Today, a pow[...]

What the Outdoor Retailer Scheduling Shift Means for Paddlesports

What the Outdoor Retailer Scheduling Shift Means for Paddlesports

Like a kayaker in a rapid, the paddling industry is scrambling to stay on line in the tradeshow world with the recent announcement that Outdoor Retailer, starting in 2018, will be moving its Summer Market tradeshow nearly two months earlier to June 1[...]

Industry Update: Paddling Evangelist Tim Niemier Announces his Candidacy for President

Industry Update: Paddling Evangelist Tim Niemier Announces his Candidacy for President

Bellingham, WA. Oct 14, 2016 — The man who long ago stated getting a “billion butts in boats” as his life mission has now announced his plans to run for President on a “paddle-in” only campaign. Speaking from the weekly meeting of his k[...]

Ecuadorian Rivers Institute announces dates for 2017 Jondachi Festival

Ecuadorian Rivers Institute announces dates for 2017 Jondachi Festival

Photos by Chris Emerick Ecuador’s best whitewater is under siege and the Ecuadorian Rivers Institute has teamed up with a number of industry partners to help save one of Ecuador’s most valuable resources—its rivers. The Jondachi and Piatua rive[...]

Catching Up With Innova Co-founder Paul Neutz

Catching Up With Innova Co-founder Paul Neutz

With Innova Kayak founder Tim Rosenhan’s passing in late 2015, the company recently announced that the reins will be handed over to longtime European Innova manufacturer Gumotex. We caught up with Innova co-founder Paul Neutz for his take on the b[...]

‘Comrades on the Colca’: New Book from C&K’s Editor-At-Large Now Available for Pre-Order

‘Comrades on the Colca’: New Book from C&K’s Editor-At-Large Now Available for Pre-Order

Join Eugene Buchanan, author of Brothers on the Bashkaus, in his latest tale of travel and adventure. This time he is in South America with a team of Polish explorers on a first descent down the Cruz del Condor section of Peru’s Colca Canyon, the d[...]

Cocktails Via Kayak: Benny Marr Mixes Drink on Waterfall for New Stoli Ad

Cocktails Via Kayak: Benny Marr Mixes Drink on Waterfall for New Stoli Ad

It sure beats drinking beer out of a wetsuit bootie. That’s the take-home from Stoli Vodka, which recently tapped extreme kayaker Benny Marr, as well as other elite extreme athletes, as part of a campaign to have them mix elixirs in action to h[...]

Delta Kayaks elevates its Adventure Rec category with the newly redesigned Delta 10AR

Delta Kayaks elevates its Adventure Rec category with the newly redesigned Delta 10AR

Maple Ridge, British Columbia, Canada.  – Delta Kayaks, Canadian Manufacturer of Premium Thermoformed Kayaks, elevates its Adventure Rec category with its newly redesigned Delta 10AR. Delta’s 10 has been a popular model in the Adventure Rec[...]

MTI debuts 4 new value-priced performance paddling essentials for 2017

MTI debuts 4 new value-priced performance paddling essentials for 2017

PLYMPTON, Mass. (June 20, 2016) — With the 2017 debut of four high-value, performance- oriented life jackets, standup paddlers heading for the river and paddlers or sailors looking for cleaner, lower-profile life jackets can now move on the water w[...]

Industry Update: Johnson Outdoors Hires New Brand Manager for Watercraft Team

Industry Update: Johnson Outdoors Hires New Brand Manager for Watercraft Team

Old Town, ME (June 3, 2016) – Johnson Outdoors is proud to announce the end of an exhaustive search for the most qualified brand manager candidate for their Watercraft division. “We interviewed dozens of extremely qualified candidates for this po[...]

Industry Update | Hobie 2016:  A New Category, A New Way to Have Fun on the Water

Industry Update | Hobie 2016:  A New Category, A New Way to Have Fun on the Water

OCEANSIDE, Calif., April 5, 2016 — Hobie® has done it again. They have married their renowned MirageDrive® pedal system with 65 years of boardsports expertise to create a totally new kind of Hobie fun. Introducing the world’s first Mira[...]

Industry Update: Jackson Kayak Welcomes Whitewater Legend Tyler Bradt to Team JK

Industry Update: Jackson Kayak Welcomes Whitewater Legend Tyler Bradt to Team JK

April 4, 2016 – Jackson Kayak announces today the signing of Tyler Bradt to Team Jackson Kayak. Tyler is known for his prowess on the waterways of the world, currently holds the world waterfall record at 189 feet and has many first descents under[...]

Folbot Shutters Doors

Folbot Shutters Doors

While Folbot kayaks built their business around folding kayaks, now they’re folding their kayak business. In what’s hopefully only a temporary blow to breakdown sea kayak aficionados, Folbot recently announced that it is suspending operat[...]