Field Tested: 2015 Paddling Footwear

Field Tested: 2015 Paddling Footwear

What did the boater say to his buddies when he tried to portage in tennis shoes? “Hey guys, wait up!” When it comes to water sports, good footwear is essential safety equipment. High Tract[...]

Sawyer ‘Versa Trident’

Sawyer ‘Versa Trident’

Sawyer ‘Versa Trident’ Intel: $499.99 • carbon shaft, cedar/carbon/fiber blades • 40 oz. • 3-piece adjustable with multiple feathering settings • www.paddlesandoars.com This push-the-envel[...]

Adventure Technology ‘Pursuit’

Adventure Technology ‘Pursuit’

Adventure Technology ‘Pursuit’ Intel: $195 • carbon/fiberglass • 36 oz. • break-apart with multiple feathering settings • www.atpaddles.com I used the Pursuit bent, or ergonomic shaft, and[...]

Mitchell ‘Sea Blade’

Mitchell ‘Sea Blade’

Mitchell ‘Sea Blade’ Intel: $275 • wood/fiberglass • 38 oz. • break-apart with 3 feathering settings • lengths up to 240 cm • mitchellpaddles.com If you’re a wood aficionado, Mitchell [...]

Review: Double-Bladed Canoe Paddles

Review: Double-Bladed Canoe Paddles

By Al Kesselheim For an old fart traditionalist like myself, change comes hard. I was one of the last to give up my typewriter. I like the living room arrangement we’ve had for the last twenty years[...]

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 [...]

Adventure Medical Kits: Ultralight/Watertight

Adventure Medical Kits: Ultralight/Watertight

Stocking a trip first aid kit is always a crapshoot. 80 percent of the time you never even open them up, but talk to a doctor or a wilderness first responder, and you’d think you need everything fro[...]

Sierra Designs Flashlight 2 UL

Sierra Designs Flashlight 2 UL

At three-and-a-half pounds, Sierra Designs’s Flashlight 2 UL will appease ounce counters, while the "gear closets" and eight-inch awning will provide the rudiments of livability.

Southbound Road Trip

Southbound Road Trip

The desert called so we pulled out the long boats and headed down the Baja way, first loading enough boats to take full advantage of both coasts, then cramming the truck full of every camping comfort [...]

Field Tested: GravityWorks Water Filter by Platypus

Field Tested: GravityWorks Water Filter by Platypus

By Alan Kesselheim Every so often a piece of gear comes along that feels like a breakthrough. The gravity-feed microfiltration system by Platypus has that feeling. It is truly simple, truly convenient[...]