Sea kayaking can be as gear-intensive as any other sport, but every kayaker eventually acquires similar, basic gear, and you only need a few things to get you started.
You want to buy a kayak, but you don’t know where to begin. Don’t worry – we’ll help you sort it out. From our annual Buyer’s Guide, here are the basics of buying a kayak.
Whitewater or touring? Feathered or unfeathered? What kind of kayak paddle you choose depends on what kind of paddling you want to do.
Sleek competition cruising canoes. Tough, agile canoes for whitewater paddling. Extra-wide, ultra-stable sportsman canoes. Which is right for you?
The best canoe paddle for you depends on what kind of paddling you want to do. Bent-shaft, straight-shaft, wood, fiberglass, or aluminum, Canoe and Kayak magazine will help you sort out the options
They’re not just pool toys anymore. Inflatable kayak, canoes, and rafts take some of the fear factor out of whitewater for paddling newbies.
What Rafters Do in the Winter – dream & plan.
A ghostly apparition slowly emerged from the wisps of fog shrouding the darkness. As it approached, the indistinct figure gradually assumed the shape of a spectral kayaker. The night’s silence was pierced by the roar of storm surf crashing somewhere in the unseen distance. Was this some malevolent spirit? No, the hearty laugh and friendly […]
How to keep bugs out of your forward paddling stroke….now how to get them out of your bed is another story.
The Chihuanhuan desert in the Lone Star States Big Bend area offers superb paddling…and a little danger to spice it up.
Kayak into Yellowstone Lake and fish for brown trout.
The best time to fish for trophy brown trout at Yellowstone Park is after an October cold snap.
Oregon’s high-desert John Day River lives up to its wild and scenic status.
Learn how to make delicious do-it-yourself meals that taste so much better than the commercial bags of freeze dried blandness.
Cold rainy Alaska is the perfect place to trade in your soggy tent for a comfy berth with hot showers.
We all want to fine-tune our gear to meet our needs, but is tinkering with a PFD a good idea?
New school, old school, creek boat, play boat – how on earth can you sort them all out? We’ll help, with this introduction to whitewater kayaks from the 2004 Canoe & Kayak Buyer’s Guide.