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Camera Gear Whitewater Paddlers Should Splurge On

Photography is a great hobby to combine with whitewater paddling. River trips and park and plays can take you to some amazing destinations, from a…

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9 Christmas Stocking Stuffers For Whitewater Kayakers

A lot of paddling gear is too big to fit into a stocking. Think creek boats, PFD’s and sexy carbon fiber paddles. If you are…

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Gear Preview: Yakima Round Bars & Q Towers

Gear Preview: Yakima Round Bars & Q Towers

These tried and true roof racks have taken my boat and I all over the map. I’ll admit that the initial set up was a…

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Gear Preview: Canyon Cooler Prospector 103

Gear Preview: Canyon Cooler Prospector 103

Gigantic and seemingly indestructible, this is the cooler for serious rafting adventures and tailgate parties. For on-the-water adventures, it has six tie-down points to thread…

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Gear Preview: NRS H2Core Lightweight Hoodie & Pants

Gear Preview: NRS H2Core Lightweight Hoodie & Pants

Snuggly soft on the inside with a smooth brushed exterior, these insulating layers are warm and versatile. They’re surprisingly cozy for how light they are,…

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Gear Preview: Astral Loyaks

Gear Preview: Astral Loyaks

Other than the fact that they come in my favorite shade of turquoise, comfort is the best thing about the Loyaks. They’re incredibly light, flexible…

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Gear Preview: Immersion Research Devil's Club Dry Top and Shawty Dry Suit

Gear Preview: Immersion Research Devil's Club Dry Top and Shawty Dry Suit

IR got serious about new outerwear this year. The Devil’s Club series takes its name from the nasty, spiny Pacific Northwest plant that’ll tear your…

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Gear Preview: Coleman Fyrechampion Hyperflame

Gear Preview: Coleman Fyrechampion Hyperflame

An amazing on-the-go stove. Powered by a 16.4oz propane cylinder, the FyreChampion’s two burners roar to life with a flick of the easy ignite button.…

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Gear Preview: Adventure Technology AT2 Standard

Gear Preview: Adventure Technology AT2 Standard

As our gear gets more and more specialized, our quivers of paddles are growing. We have paddles just for racing, paddles just for creeks and…

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Gear Preview: MSR Alpine Deluxe Kitchen Set & Flex 3 System

Gear Preview: MSR Alpine Deluxe Kitchen Set & Flex 3 System

This is what I love about MSR: they don’t do anything half-assed. When they decided to put a knife in their Alpine Deluxe Kitchen Set,…

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Gear Preview: Werner Odachi Paddle

Gear Preview: Werner Odachi Paddle

The Odachi is not an all-round paddle—it’s designed for one purpose: powerful, consistent, fast forward strokes in dynamic water. This doesn’t feel like any other…

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Gear Preview: NRS Wedge Rescue Throw Bag

Gear Preview: NRS Wedge Rescue Throw Bag

There’s more than one way to wow the crowd at a race. If it’s not your year to race a winning run, make your YouTube-worthy…

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Gear Preview: Kokatat's Maximus PFD

Gear Preview: Kokatat's Maximus PFD

This slimmed-down design offers all the essential safety features in a vest that won’t slow you down. Simplicity is the key here: three adjustment straps…

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