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Emerging Trends In Sea Kayaking

FIONA HOUGH INSTRUCTOR TRAINER & GUIDE, BRITISH COLUMBIA “I think we’ll continue to see a movement towards more technical paddling skill development versus traditional journeying…

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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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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

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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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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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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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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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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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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Editorial: Paddling Friendships

“Thank you! See you!” The petite Japanese woman beamed, bouncing onto her tiptoes to give each of us a hug goodbye. Strangers just three days…

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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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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

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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Beat the Winter Blues: 6 of the Best Kayaking Films of All Time

For many paddlers, the bitter cold and frozen waters of winter herald the end of the boating season. But don’t swap that paddle for a…

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Trips: Georgian Bay And The North Channel

The sculpted islands and quiet passages of northern Georgian Bay offer Toronto-based professional photographer, Henry Liu, a refreshing escape from his hectic schedule of teaching…

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