Brian Day

Brian Day has been paddling sea kayaks, teaching kayak skills and sharing unsolicited opinions about outdoor gear since the early 1990s. He lives in Madison, Wisconsin, and blogs at www.kitchi-gami.com.

Why Your Kayak’s Specs Probably Don’t Matter All That...

A while back, I worked for a prominent international kayak company. I was fortunate to see the development process of a new whitewater kayak. Like others, our company was...

Canoeing And Kayaking The Lower Wisconsin River

Find out what to do, where to paddle and what to see on this incredible channel.

Guide To Kayak Trailers: Types, Parts, Towing Tips &...

You don’t need a trailer to transport your kayak, but sometimes kayak trailers are the right tool for the job. Heavy fishing kayaks can be next to impossible to...

Sit-On-Top vs Sit-Inside Kayaks: Which is Best for You?

Which is better: Sit-in kayak vs sit-on kayaks? It’s hard to say what is a better choice for recreational paddlers: sit-in vs sit-on kayaks. Each has its strengths and weaknesses....

The Real Problem With Kayak Rudders

Okay, I’ll be honest. I came up in the world of sea kayaking in the Great Lakes, indoctrinated in the cult of British sea kayaking. Every single one of...

Canoe vs Kayak: What’s the difference?

What are the differences and similarities? Canoe vs kayak At their most basic, canoes and kayaks are both human-powered small craft usually propelled with a paddle. Both kayaks and canoes...

The final answer on feathered vs. unfeathered kayak paddles

The first time somebody put a kayak paddle in my hand was almost 30 years ago. The feathered paddle was 230 centimeters long and had a blade angle of...

Paddling As A Family: How To Choose The Right...

Starting a family brings a world of changes. Priorities shift. Time is at a premium. Most look forward to a time when they can get out for a paddle...

The Industry Has Been Sizing Kayak Paddles Wrong For...

Years ago, when I was working at a prominent paddlesports retailer in Madison, Wisconsin, I had a chance to try some new sea kayak paddles. They were carbon fiber...