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Rudder Or Skeg For Your Sea Kayak

Which is better—rudders, skegs or nothing at all? It’s a popular shore-side debate within the kayaking community, and these hardware options are often a source…

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Gear Preview: Biolite SolarPanel 5+

Gear Preview: Biolite SolarPanel 5+

BioLite’s first foray into the solar charging market is the ultra-slim and lightweight SolarPanel 5 and 5+. We reviewed the 5+, which adds an onboard…

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Gear Preview: Biolite PowerLight Mini

Gear Preview: Biolite PowerLight Mini

This little firefly is love at first light. Casting aside conventional headlamp and lantern design, the innovators at BioLite reimagined personal lighting in the form…

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Gear Preview: Maine Island Trail Association App

Gear Preview: Maine Island Trail Association App

Created in 1987, the Maine Island Trail pioneered the recreational water trails concept. By working directly with private landowners, the Maine Island Trail Association (MITA)…

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Gear Preview: Fujifilm X-E2s Digital Camera

Gear Preview: Fujifilm X-E2s Digital Camera

Want more functionality than a phone or point-and-shoot, but don’t want the Pelican-case-between-the-knees bulk of a DSLR? Choose a compact mirrorless camera like the new…

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7 Cold Water Paddling Essentials

If you live in a region with tough winters, the paddling season can seem far too short. It can take a few weeks to get…

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Gear Preview: Garmin’s eTrex Touch 35t GPS

Gear Preview: Garmin’s eTrex Touch 35t GPS

A stalwart map-and-compass paddler, it took a device as easy to use—and easy on the eyes—as Garmin’s eTrex Touch 35t to get me excited about…

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Gear Preview: Power Traveller PowerMonkey Extreme 12v

Gear Preview: Power Traveller PowerMonkey Extreme 12v

The PowerMonkey Extreme goes where few other others can— this rugged solar charging kit is waterproof and shockproof so you can harness the sun’s rays…

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Gear Preview: Motionize Paddle Motion Sensor

Gear Preview: Motionize Paddle Motion Sensor

Ever wondered if your touring forward stroke is symmetrical on both sides? Or wished you could view instant feedback on your sprint technique? Now you…

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Weekender Gear

Weekender Gear

Boreal21 Folding Bow Saw by Agawa Canyon Why didn’t someone build this sooner? That was our first thought when we spotted upstart saw-maker Agawa Canyon on…

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11 Best Christmas Gifts For The Paddler In Your Life

Lakes, rivers and coasts may be bordered by rock solid snow banks and swirling with icy gales, but that doesn’t mean paddlers have forgotten about…

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Gear Preview: Level Six Chilko

Gear Preview: Level Six Chilko

Long before I could afford a drysuit, I saved up for a quality paddling jacket. Today, descendants of this jacket continue to be staples in my…

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Gear Preview: Columbia Sportswear's OutDry Extreme Platinum Tech Shell

Gear Preview: Columbia Sportswear's OutDry Extreme Platinum Tech Shell

The yellow rain slicker reimagined and re-engineered, the shiny rubbery face of Columbia Sportswear’s new OutDry Extreme Platinum Tech Shell hints at the downpour-proof dryness…

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