Virginia Marshall

Preserving The Wilderness Has Costs And A Price

With a theatrical flourish, the man whips off his towel and stands facing the lake, naked and defiant, before diving into the water. He exits triumphantly, watching as I...

Gear Preview: Biolite SolarPanel 5+

BioLite’s first foray into the solar charging market is the ultra-slim and lightweight SolarPanel 5 and 5+. We reviewed the 5+, which adds an onboard 2200 mAh battery to...

Gear Preview: Biolite PowerLight Mini

This little firefly is love at first light. Casting aside conventional headlamp and lantern design, the innovators at BioLite reimagined personal lighting in the form...

Boat Review: Oru Kayak The Coast

Two years ago, we reviewed the original Oru Kayak, an award-winning marvel of engineering from California architect, designer and paddler Anton Willis and partner Ardy Sobhani. The name...

Gear Preview: Maine Island Trail Association App

Created in 1987, the Maine Island Trail pioneered the recreational water trails concept. By working directly with private landowners, the Maine Island Trail Association (MITA)...

Boat Review: Sojourn 135

The Sojourn’s spacious hatches are very easy to pack—ideal for aspirational paddle-campers who don’t have teeny-tiny gear or pantries full of dehydrated meals. The hull’s moderate V-shape and...

Gear Preview: Fujifilm X-E2s Digital Camera

Want more functionality than a phone or point-and-shoot, but don’t want the Pelican-case-between-the-knees bulk of a DSLR? Choose a compact mirrorless camera like the new Fujifilm X-E2s for digital...

Boat Review: Stellar Kayaks S14-LV

“This feels like a sports car!” marveled one happy tester, who enjoyed the S14- LV’s quickness in all types of water and playful maneuverability on...

Editorial: Paddling Friendships

“Thank you! See you!” The petite Japanese woman beamed, bouncing onto her tiptoes to give each of us a hug goodbye. Strangers just three days earlier, Maiko and...