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Before new boats and paddling gear shows up in stores, companies preview it at the Outdoor Retailer show each summer in Salt Lake City. We made the trip to bring you this sneak preview of some of the latest canoes, kayaks, paddles, apparel, gear and accessories. Check out the boats we test paddled and quick boat reviews in this series, Trade Talk.

Cobra Super Light SeriesA new series of kayaks made super light and durable
Tahe Lifestyle 444A beginner to intermediate touring kayak with a new twist to the hull
Old Town Pack ElementCombining the best of both worlds with this canoe-kayak hybrid
Liquidlogic Stinger XPThe standard in whitewater racing kayaks now has a hybrid-touring version
Delta 12SSimplifying the touring kayak design with this lightweight boat