Touring/Recreation Kayaks

Paddlesport Sales Skyrocket 56 Percent in June

While paddlesports sales were treading water at best prior to COVID-19, the pandemic has put them back on the path to prosperity, with sales...

The Evolution of Inflatable Kayaks – A New Drop Stitch IK Comes to Market

While the world of Standup Paddleboards has long enjoyed the extreme rigidity provided by drop-stitch construction, there has never been an inflatable kayak utilizing...

High Angle Versus Low Angle Paddling Styles and Why Angle Matters for Sea Kayaking

Kayak Paddles: High-Angle vs. Low-Angle According to the experts at Aquabound, if you didn’t know better, you might think “a kayak paddle is a kayak...

Alpacka Raft and Randy Newberg Team Up to Unlock Public Lands

When private land ownership blocks access points, public land is not always made public. Unlocking inaccessible public land for recreational use takes some finesse...

EJ Launches New Kayak Co.

Less than two months after his retirement as president of Jackson Kayak, Eric “EJ” Jackson announced he is launching a new kayak company called...

Extra, Extra! Pelican International Acquires Confluence

Calling it “more strength, capabilities and opportunities for the world leader in paddlesports equipment,” Laval, Quebec’s Pelican International Inc. has acquired the assets of...

Hemisphere Design Works Shuts Down Michigan Operations

One of the largest rec kayak makers in the country has reportedly shuttered its headquarters. As reported in Paddling magazine, on Oct. 30 local...

Advanced Elements Delivers High Performance Through Drop-Stitch Technology

Advanced Elements, Inc., makers of world-class inflatable kayaks by any standard, have brought updates to two of their classics, which has resulted in two...

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Paddlesports Bingo! Wheee!

What were some of the top (if there is such a thing) minds in paddlesports media doing on a...
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Quick-thinking Kayakers Rescue Fellow Paddler Trapped Behind W. Va.’s Kanawha Falls

Chalk one up for the camaraderie of kayakers. In a story broken by Fayette County, West Va.’s WCHSTV.com, a Tennessee...

Supalicious: 5 Top Inflatable SUPs for Every Occasion

Class III rapids? SUP it. Waves? Those, too. Lake? SUP that also, giving you a view of the fish...

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Paddlesport Sales Skyrocket 56 Percent in June

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The Evolution of Inflatable Kayaks – A New Drop Stitch IK Comes to Market

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In an effort to tie in more people in the town’s own backyard to the world-class river park amenity they have coursing through downtown, the city of Wausau, Wis., recently followed the path of other whitewater park townships by hosting a summer festival based around the river. The result: the 2nd Annual Wausau RiverFest, drawing over 100 paddlers to the town’s park as well as a few cheeseheads along for the ride...

Dawson Nabs Green Race Crown and Brings Home The Glass

What a creek racing year for Mike Dawson. Capping off victories at the Paddling Life Invitational, Teva Games’ Homestake Race and Adidas Sickline Championships, New Zealand’s Mike Dawson ended the season with another feather in his helmet -- and stained glass trophy for his Down Under windowsill: the coveted Green Race title.