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Dan Caldwell field tests Spade Kayaks' Ace

Review: Spade Kayaks' First River Runner

To call a spade a spade is to tell it like it is. Some people might be offended by this straight talk and consider you…

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Jamie Dors paddles a red Silverbirch Covert 9.3, a British-made open whitewater canoe

Boat Review: Silverbirch Covert 9.3

Last fall, Steve Childs, the designer and owner of Silverbirch Canoes, called and said he’d snuck the very first Covert into the country and asked…

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Boat Review: Dagger's New Nomad

Boat Review: Dagger's New Nomad

If you're like me, you’ve got a favorite hoodie and pairs of pants and shoes that you never want to let go of. You’re comfortable…

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Boat Review: Liquidlogic Braaap

Boat Review: Liquidlogic Braaap

As a farm kid who grew up with dirt bikes and ATVs, I had a hunch where Liquidlogic’s strange new boat name came from. A…

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Boat Review: Echoee by Echo Paddles

Boat Review: Echoee by Echo Paddles

I'm sitting in my boat clenching my fists and shivering. It’s a rainy May afternoon, a week into a 10-day solo canoe instructor course. Lined…

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Boat Review: Pyranha Burn III

Boat Review: Pyranha Burn III

When Hollywood has a hit movie it’s almost expected that a sequel and sometimes even a trilogy will follow. It’s a risky strategy that doesn’t…

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Boat Review: Jackson Kayak Rogue 10

Boat Review: Jackson Kayak Rogue 10

When I hear someone described as a rouge I conjure up an image of a trail worn cowboy with a rough and tough exterior that…

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Boat Review: Nova Craft Prospector 16 TuffStuff

Boat Review: Nova Craft Prospector 16 TuffStuff

Nobody in the last six months has called me asking how the Nova Craft Canoe Prospector 16 paddles. Not a single outfitter, guide, instructor or…

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Boat Review: Pyranha Fusion L

Boat Review: Pyranha Fusion L

Some children look like a perfect mix of their parents, while others seem to resemble one more than another. While Pyranha’s crossover does have some…

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Boat Review: Dagger Kayaks Katana 10.4

Boat Review: Dagger Kayaks Katana 10.4

We’ve learned over seventeen years of doing boat testing and shootouts that testers compare all boats in the test to their own personal boat or…

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Six Accessories Every Standup Paddleboarder Needs

Six Accessories Every Standup Paddleboarder Needs

GPS device Have you ever been curious how far you’ve gone, how fast your average or top speed was and how long you’ve paddled? Stop…

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Standup Paddleboarding Trends

Standup Paddleboarding Trends

Since exploding in popularity a decade ago, paddleboarding continues to be the wunderkind of the paddlesports world. More than three million Americans paddleboarded last year,…

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Opinion: Mountains Are The Future Of Sea Kayaking

Opinion: Mountains Are The Future Of Sea Kayaking

Whenever I stop for gas with a sea kayak on my car, I get the same questions. “Is sea kayaking relaxing? Is it scary? Can…

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Benefits Of Weekend Sea Kayaking Trips

Benefits Of Weekend Sea Kayaking Trips

I recently had the rare experience of getting away for a solo kayaking trip. Rare because responsible and gainfully employed fathers of young children do…

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Why You Need To Paddle In The Morning

Why You Need To Paddle In The Morning

Every morning, along your local shoreline, some brave soul is pioneering the day. Cooking up miles for breakfast is a powerful way to start the…

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Learn How To Win A SUP Race

Learn How To Win A SUP Race

At my last SUP race, I stormed off the finish line and threw my paddle on the ground. “How’d it go?” my wife asked.
“Terrible,” I…

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Video: Kayaking Australia To Tasmania

Video: Kayaking Australia To Tasmania

Bass by Kayak is a six-part documentary series filmed and produced by expedition sea kayaker Beau Miles. Beau, who hails from the Australia is something…

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Opinion: Slow Change Is Good For Sea Kayaking

Opinion: Slow Change Is Good For Sea Kayaking

Rene beams at his new kayak like a proud parent. We take turns hopping between his ride—this year’s hot new ocean play kayak—and my 18-year-old…

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Preserving The Wilderness Has Costs And A Price

Preserving The Wilderness Has Costs And A Price

With a theatrical flourish, the man whips off his towel and stands facing the lake, naked and defiant, before diving into the water. He exits…

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Who Is Sea Kayaking Adventurer Olly Hicks?

Who Is Sea Kayaking Adventurer Olly Hicks?

Olly Hicks is no stranger to breaking records. Once the youngest person to row solo across the Atlantic and the first to row across the…

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Sea Kayaking In Patagonia Photo Highlight

Sea Kayaking In Patagonia Photo Highlight

Clambering from the shore onto a house-sized boulder, I saw a view that I had never imagined I would see again. A wall of ice…

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First Sea Kayak Circumnavigation In Antarctica

First Sea Kayak Circumnavigation In Antarctica

Press Release From Kokatat:  ARCATA, California –This week kayakers Cristian Donoso (Chile), Roger Rovira (Catalonia) and Exequiel Lira (Chile), set out to be the first…

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Justin Case Kayak Aims High For The Lightest Kayak

Justin Case Kayak Aims High For The Lightest Kayak

Justin Case Kayak launches Kickstarter campaign to fund their portable kayak. Have you ever thought of taking a kayak on a plane as a carry-on?…

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Video: Sea Kayak Circumnavigation Of Svalbard Norway

Video: Sea Kayak Circumnavigation Of Svalbard Norway

The Paddling The Cold Edge full documentary is going to be released this year and we are excited to see it. In 2015, adventurer Jaime…

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Redesigned Kayak Models From Swift Canoe And 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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