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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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Paddle Shapes: Choosing the Best Blade

More than any other piece of equipment you buy, your paddle is your direct connection to the water. Deceptively simple, paddles are in fact marvels…

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6 Tips for Finding the Standup Paddleboard of Your Dreams

Whether considering the right paddleboard to propel you onto the next big wave or looking for a board that will keep you upright while doing…

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Kayak Construction: The Good, Bad, and the Ugly

The material a kayak is made of affects its performance, durability, weight and ease of transportation and storage, as well as the aesthetic pleasure you…

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SUP Safety: Vests, Belts, or Leashes

On August 21, 2015, 29-year-old paddleboard racer Andres Pombo drowned while training for the Columbia Gorge Paddle Challenge. According to local news services, Pombo went…

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Kayak Buying Tips part II

There’s a kayak for every style of paddling and every type of paddler. Here’s how to choose the perfect kayak for you.   Kayak Types…

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Kayak Buying Tips part I

When it comes to performance, longer kayaks are typically faster, while shorter kayaks boast better maneuverability. Along with width, hull shape affects stability and how…

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Better Feathers

As paddlers, we clearly love the water, but when it comes to our camping gear, we’re among the most hydrophobic of outdoor aficionados. We have…

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Tech: Messages from Space

This article on adventure tech was originally published in Adventure Kayak magazine. When Adrian Meissner, the operations manager at Boundless Adventures, an outdoor adventure center located across…

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Safety Tips: When Hatches Flood

What woud happen to a fully loaded kayak if the waterproof hatches catastrophically failed? We conducted this test to find out. First we loaded a…

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Pimp Your Ride: Kayak Personalization

The latest in sea kayak design has nothing to do with performance. Instead it takes its roots from platinum rims, subwoofers, lowrider suspension and MTV,…

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Arm's Reach: Pack the Right Gear Near

While most of us agree that safety has more to do with judgment and skill than equipment, there may come a time when you will…

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Roof Racks: Do's and Dont's

No matter how monstrous your SUV may be, your sea kayak is never going to fit inside like a pair of Rollerblades. (Maybe that’s why there are more…

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Trailering Your Boats

There is something about hauling a trailer that changes how people drive. They start to turn a little wider and feel like they deserve a…

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