Dan Caldwell

Boat Review: Fluid Do It Now Kayak

If you’ve ever taken a first-time paddler out in a kayak you’ve probably heard this question: How do I get out if I flip? It’s a common fear for...

Boat Review: Dagger Nomad 2016 Kayak

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. Sure, there may be newer versions...

Boat Review: Liquidlogic Braaap Kayak

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 call to designer Shane...

Boat Review: Pyranha JED Kayak

It takes fuel, oxygen and a spark to make fire. While we don’t know if Robert Peerson provided one or all three of these elements when he made the...

Boat Review: Liquidlogic Stomper Kayak

When Liquidlogic launched a campaign during the winter of 2011 called “Automatic for the People” asking paddlers what they wanted to see added to the company’s 2012 line-up, the...

Pyranha Loki Kayak Review

Remember when splats and squirts were paddling moves, not something that happens after a night of too many tacos and beer? If you miss those days of controlled verticality—or...

Boat Review: Jackson Zen Kayak

building on the successes of the past nine years, in 2012 Jackson Kayak released “a pure river runner,” the Zen. Jackson wanted a design that brought back the old...

Boat Review: Jackson Rogue 10 Kayak

When I hear someone described as a rogue I conjure up an image of a trail-worn cowboy. If he wants to roam the dusty streets looking for trouble or...

Boat Review: Jackson 2 Fun Kayak 2015

THE REDESIGNED SERIES PUTS THE RIVER BACK IN RIVER PLAY.