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Video: Show Up and Blow Up Packrafting

Video: Show Up and Blow Up Packrafting

The craft that began as a glorified whitewater inner tube is now a class-capable inflatable that can go anywhere.

Sights and Sounds of the Nahanni

Sights and Sounds of the Nahanni

There is another North American classic though, and it deserves a closer look by anyone seeking a multi-day adventure through beautiful canyons with Class II-III whitewater to spice things up. Conside[...]

Innova Kayak Founder Tim Rosenhan Dies at 68

Innova Kayak Founder Tim Rosenhan Dies at 68

The paddling community lost one of its most passionate and innovative members when Innova Kayak founder Tim Rosenhan died unexpectedly Oct. 24. He was 68.

Kayaking Alaska’s Alsek River

Kayaking Alaska's Alsek River

“Stick to the feeders, not the drainers.” The advice comes from Bones. The feeders gain water and the drainers splinter off, leaving you high and dry. We’re on day two of a 12-day float down Ala[...]

Gear Review: Aire Traveler Inflatable Canoe

Gear Review: Aire Traveler Inflatable Canoe

Known more for its line of rafts and IKs, Aire offers one inflatable canoe in its boat quiver. The Traveler sports the standard Aire features – tough 1100-denier outer shell, urethane air chambers, [...]

Film Debut: Tatshenshini

Film Debut: Tatshenshini

Film Debut of 'Tatshenshini' showcases three friends inflatable kayak trip down "one of the most magnificent river trips in North America."

BUCKET LIST: A Case for the Inflatable Kayak

BUCKET LIST: A Case for the Inflatable Kayak

Reimagining wilderness self-supports with photos and advice on mounting a trip on the Tatshenshini and Alsek rivers through Yukon and Alaska.

DIRTBAG DIARIES: Light and Cheap On The Tat-Alsek

DIRTBAG DIARIES: Light and Cheap On The Tat-Alsek

Story & Photos By John Nestler The Tatshenshini through Dalton Post, Yukon, is an unassuming stream. Not exactly the “eyegasm” coined in the guidebook we’d read on the drive up from Haines.[...]

Eagle Creek: The Long Way

Eagle Creek: The Long Way

Inside Jacob Cruser and Matt King's vertical (re-)exploration of Oregon’s Eagle Creek, becoming the first paddlers to link every previously run waterfall in a single trip.

Innova Swing Ex

Innova Swing Ex

Innova Swing Ex Narrower, faster, stiffer (cue the Six Million Dollar Man music). That’s the storyline behind the new Swing EX from Innova, a 13’6” inflatable kayak that holds more gear and offe[...]