Pakayak Bluefin 14 Review

Until recently, a kayak’s off-water stealth didn’t factor into most paddlers’ purchasing decisions. Portable kayaks—an eclectic catch-all of inflatable,...

Versatile & Fun: How To Buy A Recreational Kayak

Getting into any new sport requires a huge investment, both in time spent researching and in money itself. If...

Know Before You Buy: What Are The Different Types...

There are so many different types of kayaks that it can be hard to get a handle on which...

Expert Advice

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...

Northstar Canoes B16 Touring Canoe Review

My stomach sinks whenever I see a canoe atop the roof of a car. I feel for the vessel,...

Canoe Review: Old Town Penobscot 164

My day trip paddling Old Town’s Penobscot 164 across the city’s outer harbor to a nearby park was a...

Gear Up For Long Miles: 10 Essentials For Your...

You can’t be mentally prepared for a canoeing epic until you’ve got all the right gear together. The word...

What To Consider When Buying An Inflatable Paddleboard

Like other paddlesports, one of the biggest challenges facing those looking into the activity is space—if I live in...

7 Best Inflatable Paddleboards (SUPs) For 2020

Discover some of the year's best inflatable paddleboards from Airboard, Hala Gear, SIC Maui, Sea Eagle, Bishop Boards, and...

Best Hard Boards for 2020

Discover six of the year's best hard boards from Bishop Boards and SIC Maui. Whether you're looking for a fishing...

Editor's Pick

Buying a Paddleboard: 5 Mistakes Shoppers Make

1. Forgetting quality matters Earlier this year, I was shopping for home supplies when I came face-to-face with a paddleboard display outside of a big...

Inflatable Kayak Review: Kokopelli Packraft Rogue-Lite

Calling all adventure seekers. Whether you’re exploring high alpine lakes, need a river shuttle for your bikepacking adventures, or...
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Kokopelli Showcases Recon Packraft, Animas River Bag And Delta...

Kelley Smith with Kokopelli Packraft takes us through the new Recon Packraft targeted at avid whitewater paddlers. The Recon...

New Gear From Kokopelli Packraft

Kokopelli brought some great new and updated gear to Paddlesports Retailer 2017. First off, they brought a new paddle...