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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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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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Kayak Review: Stellar S14S Surf Ski

Kayak Review: Stellar S14S Surf Ski

An in-depth review of the quick and light Stellar S14S sit on top by Adventure Kayak magazine.   “People have a head-trip about surf skis—they’re…

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VIDEO: First Look at Hurricane Kayaks' Sojourn Day Tripper

VIDEO: First Look at Hurricane Kayaks' Sojourn Day Tripper

Steve Jordan demonstrates some of the new features of the Sojourn series of recreational day touring kayaks from Hurricane Kayaks. Rapid Media's Scott MacGregor reports.…

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Video: Eddyline Skylark Kayak Preview

Video: Eddyline Skylark Kayak Preview

The Eddyline Kayaks Skylark is an efficient, easy-to-use transitional or cross-over kayak. While essentially a recreational kayak in size and fit, the Skylark has been…

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Video: Hobie Mirage i9S Kayak Review

Video: Hobie Mirage i9S Kayak Review

An in-depth review of the Hobie Mirage i9S inflatable sit on top kayak by Adventure Kayak magazine. “I want the yellow one!” the little boy…

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Hobie Revolution 13 Kayak Review

Hobie Revolution 13 Kayak Review

An in-depth review of the Hobie Mirage Revolution 13 sit on top kayak by Adventure Kayak magazine. I’m dreaming about penguins and hippos. And kayaking.…

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Boat Review: The Delphin 155 by P&H

Boat Review: The Delphin 155 by P&H

The first day we tested the new P&H Delphin in surf there was a ripping fall gale—ideal conditions for a boat aimed at maximizing sea…

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P&H Delphin Kayak Review

P&H Delphin Kayak Review

A review of the P&H Delphin sea kayak by Adventure Kayak magazine. The first day we tested the new P&H Delphin in surf there was…

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Boat Review: The Easky 15 by Venture Kayaks

Boat Review: The Easky 15 by Venture Kayaks

Venture Kayaks is owned by P&H and Pyranha, leading makers of sea and whitewater kayaks. When conceptualizing the Easky, P&H’s veteran sea kayak designers must…

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Boat Review: The Island by Hobie

Boat Review: The Island by Hobie

BEFORE YOU ASK what business this crazy contraption has in a kayak review, let me explain that the core of the Hobie Island sailing trimaran…

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Boat Review: The Hula by Islander Kayaks

Boat Review: The Hula by Islander Kayaks

At Adventure Kayak we are working to produce a magazine promoting accessibility in kayak touring. Columns like “Urban Adventures” get people off the couch for…

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Boat Review: The Escape by Formula Kayaks

Boat Review: The Escape by Formula Kayaks

The new Escape from Formula Kayaks is a nicely outfitted recreational/touring hybrid from Mid-Canada Fiberglass, the long-established builders of Scott Canoes. The same company built…

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Boat Review: The Pamlico by Wilderness Systems

Boat Review: The Pamlico by Wilderness Systems

The more we play around in recreational kayaks the more we realize why they have such appeal and are leading the industry in sales. The…

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