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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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Boat Review: Silverbirch Covert 9.3

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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Editorial: Why Whitewater Is Life's Secret Ingredient

Editorial: Why Whitewater Is Life's Secret Ingredient

After finishing my master’s degree and a season in the mountains, I accepted my first journalism job. I was posted to a community newspaper in…

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Exclusive: Wenonah Manufacturing Best-Selling Spirit II In T-Formex

Exclusive: Wenonah Manufacturing Best-Selling Spirit II In T-Formex

Wenonah Canoe is currently in the pre-production phase of their Spirit II in T-Formex, and has plans to produce seven models in Esquif’s long-awaited Royalex…

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Video: The Coffee System Caffeine Addicted Paddlers Have Been Waiting For

Video: The Coffee System Caffeine Addicted Paddlers Have Been Waiting For

Paddlers who travel in the backcountry and love coffee can finally get a high quality fix—and fast. The Bripe Brew Pipe, a brand new, ultra…

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One Woman’s Quest To Set A New World Record In Kayaking

One Woman’s Quest To Set A New World Record In Kayaking

As her life becomes filled with the logistics of an ambitious kayaking expedition, Traci Lynn Martin stays inspired by thinking about her mother. In 2016…

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How To Supercharge Your River Running

How To Supercharge Your River Running

Running rivers is one of the best ways to spend a day. From excitement at the put-in to battling butterflies before a challenging new feature…

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Mike Ranta Completes Second Cross-Canada Paddle—And Wants To Do It Again

Mike Ranta Completes Second Cross-Canada Paddle—And Wants To Do It Again

What’s the first thing you do after canoeing across the country? Eat cabbage rolls. After finishing a 7,500-kilometer canoe trip across Canada–his second—Mike Ranta strolled…

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Six Things To Do When You’re Not Paddling This Winter

Six Things To Do When You’re Not Paddling This Winter

1. Plan spring and summer river trips If you had a great or a first season paddling whitewater this year, research and make plans for…

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Video: Why Drop Huge Waterfalls In Iceland?

Video: Why Drop Huge Waterfalls In Iceland?

New film “Why” from NRS and We Are Hungry follows a group of French paddlers getting deep in more than one way on an Icelandic…

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7 Kayaking Videos You Need To See

7 Kayaking Videos You Need To See

We love a great video here at Adventure Kayak. Over the years we have seen many exciting, gorgeous and striking videos of kayaking trips, wildlife…

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The Best Movie Kayaking Scene Ever

The Best Movie Kayaking Scene Ever

We thought we had seen a lot of brave kayaking moves until we saw someone wear two kayaks on his feet and seal launch 25…

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Video: The Quebec Connection Explores

Video: The Quebec Connection Explores

A new short film from the Quebec Connection and filmmaker Yannick Limary showcases the amazing fall colors of la belle province as they travel to…

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10 Best Paddling Themed Halloween Costumes

10 Best Paddling Themed Halloween Costumes

Halloween is less than two weeks away, and if you are like us at Adventure Kayak, you’ve been too busy squeezing in last paddling trips…

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How To Canoe Across A Continent With Mike Ranta

How To Canoe Across A Continent With Mike Ranta

Canadian Mike Ranta completed a 7,500 kilometer canoe trip today in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia. Ranta began the expedition on April 1 of this year…

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5 Camping Hacks We Wish Existed

5 Camping Hacks We Wish Existed

Walk into any camping supply store or browse online and you will find cleverly designed and sleek camping accessories to make life easier. Some gear…

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5 Strokes To Make You A Better Canoeist

5 Strokes To Make You A Better Canoeist

The way your paddle interacts with the water dictates how your canoe moves and the kind of experience you have as a canoeist. Learning a…

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