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Virginia Marshall carves the Sisu sea kayak from Current Designs.

Video Review: The Sisu by Current Designs

The original concept for the Sisu was born from the traditional ethos that any kayak was not complete with the paddler. Cockpit fit and overall…

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Virginia Marshall edges the Whisky 16 sea kayak from Point 65 Kayaks.

Video Review: Point 65 Kayaks Whisky 16

The Whisky 65 16 3L was redesigned to give confidence to paddlers of all skill levels. Construction The hull was designed to maximize control while…

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A long line of sea kayaks lying on the wharf.

Don’t Make These Mistakes When Buying A Sea Kayak

Purchasing a new kayak can be a fun but overwhelming experience. Before I bought my first sea kayak, I looked to more experienced paddlers. I…

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Bill Swift explains the features of Swift Canoe and Kayak’s new recreational kayak.

Redesigned Kayak Models From Swift Canoe And Kayak

Swift Canoe and Kayak recently unveiled four news kayaks at the 2017 Toronto Boat Show. These are not new additions to the kayak lineup at…

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Boat Review: Oru Kayak The Coast

Boat Review: Oru Kayak The Coast

Two years ago, we reviewed the original Oru Kayak, an award-winning marvel of engineering from California architect, designer and paddler Anton Willis and partner Ardy…

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Boat Review: Sojourn 135

Boat Review: Sojourn 135

The Sojourn’s spacious hatches are very easy to pack—ideal for aspirational paddle-campers who don’t have teeny-tiny gear or pantries full of dehydrated meals. The hull’s…

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Boat Review: Stellar Kayaks S14-LV

Boat Review: Stellar Kayaks S14-LV

“This feels like a sports car!” marveled one happy tester, who enjoyed the S14- LV’s quickness in all types of water and playful maneuverability on…

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Boat Review: Current Designs Ignite

Boat Review: Current Designs Ignite

Ignite is an appropriate name for this hybrid. For touring kayakers, it could spark an interest in go-fast fitness paddling or even recreational racing. For…

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Boat Review: Delta Kayaks 12S

Boat Review: Delta Kayaks 12S

Stable and well behaved, the 12S embodies Delta’s West Coast touring design ethos— beginner-friendly, efficient and capable of hauling all your gear—scaled down in a…

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Boat Review: Swift Canoe & Kayak Saranac 14

Boat Review: Swift Canoe & Kayak Saranac 14

“This seat is amazing!” exclaimed our more hedonistic (and—ahem—mature) testers, after settling into the Saranac 14’s luxuriantly cushy cockpit. Swift listened to their customers and…

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Boat Review: Atlantic LV by North Shore

Boat Review: Atlantic LV by North Shore

Even a freak blizzard, courtesy of the polar vortex that plagued early spring in the Northeast, can’t deter me from my date with the Atlantic…

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Stellar S14-LV Kayak Review | Photo: Virginia Marshall

Video: Stellar S14-LV Kayak Review

Field Tested: 5 Light Touring Kayaks Under 45 Pounds   “This feels like a sports car!” marveled one happy tester, who enjoyed the S14-LV’s quickness…

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Current Designs Ignite Kayak Review | Photo: Virginia Marshall

Video: Current Designs Ignite Kayak Review

Field Tested: 5 Light Touring Kayaks Under 45 Pounds   Ignite is an appropriate name for this hybrid. For touring kayakers, it could spark an…

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