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A man standing in front of an Esquif Canoe

Esquif Canoes Whitewater Canoes

Esquif canoes were one of the first brands to use rotomolded polyethylene in canoes. And as time has gone on, the rotomolded canoes have gotten…

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A man looking at the bottom of the Dagger Phantom kayak.

Dagger Kayaks Phantom

After spending a few years as an under-the-radar passion project, Dagger Kayaks has revealed the Phantom. The Phantom is about nine-foot long and is a…

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An overhead shot of the Pyranha Ripper kayak

Pyranha Kayaks Ripper

The Pyranha Kayaks Ripper has a steep bow rocker, with a full volume bow. There are added handles, for extra rescue options, so you can…

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Jackson Kayak Mix Master First Look

Named after the infamous Mix Master Mike from the Beastie Boys, the new Jackson Kayak Mix Master will allow you to mix and master old…

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Paul Clark from Hala Gear

Hala Gear River Running Paddleboards

Hala Gear brought their river-specific boards to Paddlesports Retailer 2017. Hala is about design and technology, they are known for innovation. On of these innovations…

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AIRE’s 2018 Inflatable SUP Fleet

AIRE’s 2018 Inflatable SUP Fleet

AIRE brings two decades of inflatable experience to their new fleet of SUPs and it shows. New for 2018 is the Tango SUP. The Tango…

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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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