1-piece fiberglass shaft blade at 139 sq. in.; Length: adjustable from 52″–62″: $159 at

Lightweight and extremely easy to adjust, this paddle is a great choice for outdoor recreation programs and paddling clubs. It could also be a great choice for families with different-sized paddlers who will be swapping paddles. The adjustable shaft makes it a great paddle to share, but those who need the absolute pinnacle will likely look elsewhere.

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A packable breakdown paddle for travelers.

Mitchell Curved Premier

A bombproof, wood core paddle for rough waters.

Bending Branches Expedition Plus

A beautiful wooden paddle with a buoyant, springy feel.

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