First Look: Perception Kayak Paddles

After years of making great kayaks at affordable price points, Perception Kayaks are setting their sights on kayak paddles....

How to choose the best kayak paddle

Paddling Magazine gives expert advice on which kayak paddle is perfect for you

Why A Good Ash Canoe Paddle Is Going To...

Why a good piece of ash is going to get harder to find.

Expert Advice

How To Choose A PFD For Ultimate Safety &...

If you’re new to paddling, one of the first pieces of personal equipment you’ll want to purchase is a...

Best Whitewater Life Jackets

Discover some of the year's best whitewater life jackets with these top five picks from Stohlquist, Gul Performance Apparel,...

7 Best Life Jackets for Canoeing in 2020

Discover some of the year's best life jackets from Salus Marine Wear, Stohlquist WaterWare, Gul Performance Wear, MTI Life...

7 Best Life Jackets for Kayaking in 2020

Discover some of the year's best life jackets from Salus Marine Wear, Stohlquist WaterWare and Kokatat. Whether you're looking...

Paddling Buyer's Guide
2019 Best Gear

8 Steps To The Ultimate Canoe Bike Trailer Rig

Easy steps to bring everything you need for your adventure.

Best Canoe Seats For Comfort

Comfort was of utmost concern on a backcountry trip with my 70-year-old mother-in-law two summers ago. It was her...

Kokatat Hustle PFD and HustleR Rescue PFD

Getting into your kayak without a life vest is like driving your car without a seatbelt. Not only might...

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...

How To Seal And Test A Drysuit For Leaks

When a drysuit leaks, it can be tricky to conduct a leak test and find the exact spot. When...

Get A Grip: How To Decide Between Kayak Gloves,...

Want to keep paddling into autumn and winter, but can’t seem to keep your hands from freezing? Want to...

Stay Warm & Dry With This Guide To Using,...

What is a drysuit? Simply put, a drysuit is a specialized piece of paddlesports clothing. Drysuits provide a high...