Scott MacGregor

Scott MacGregor is the co-founder and publisher of Paddling Magazine.

AIRE Cub Inflatable Raft Review

Sometimes getting on the water is a head game and we just need a kick in the ass to rethink priorities. Other times, there comes along a new boat...

Paddling Publisher vs. Greek Philosopher Heraclitus

It was the Greek philosopher Heraclitus who said, “No man ever steps in the same river twice. For it’s not the same river and he’s not the same man.” Heraclitus...

Review: Esquif Zephyr 2.0 XL

I dug through the Rapid archives all the way back to 2006 to find my original review of the revolutionary Esquif Zephyr. Esquif Zephyr 2.0 XL Material: T-Formex Length: 11 ft 3...

The Broken Skull: The Best New River In the...

This Broken Skull River northern adventure story begins below the marquee lights, outside an 80-year-old downtown theater on a windy, snow-covered sidewalk. Awaiting a taxi, my 12-year-old son, Doug,...

Six Feet From Awesome: Reflecting On The Impact Of...

Before I found the official notice in my inbox, I saw my daughter’s Instagram story. A collage of six photos, all girls her age, nine of them, her cabin...

7 Stages of Gear Addiction

You know you’re living with a gear disorder when you exhibit one or more of the following traits: You feel you cannot face life without your gear; you cannot...

Why Paddling Is More Important Than Grammar

Millions of people around the world rely on Grammarly every day. This handy piece of cloudware has impregnated itself into all my computer applications. According to Grammarly, its application...

Esquif Canoes’ Excite Review

Getting in Esquif’s new Excite, I couldn’t get Secret’s antiperspirant tagline out of my head: Strong enough for a man, but made for a woman. While one of the...

What would happen if we told the truth about...

In the 1990 comedy, Crazy People, Dudley Moore is Emory Leeson, a bitter advertising executive who gets checked in to a psychiatric hospital because he pitched a “truthful” advertising...