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Suspenz SUP Beach Cart and EZ-Fold SUP Stand

Suspenz EZ-Fold SUP Portable Stands
Suspenz EZ-Fold SUP Portable Stands

Standup paddleboards are a great grab-and-go option for water babies, but longer, wider and heavier boards still need some help getting to the launch.

Suspenz developed the Double Up SUP Beach Cart and EZ Fold SUP Portable Stands are a two-step solution to handling a big, heavy SUP. After removing the SUP from the roof racks or truck bed, set it horizontally on the portable stands to install a box fin or stick the board in the V-cradle keep the board from being damaged on the ground.

The EZ Fold stands work great for storage at home, too. Once the board is assembled and waxed up, set it in the Double-Up SUP Beach Cart with a padded cradle for two full-size SUPs. The balloon tires will traverse any terrain, moving two SUPs with two fingers on the padded handle. To maintain air pressure in the low-pressure tires, Suspenz includes a special air pump. Using the SUP Beach Cart and EZ Fold stand makes it easy to grab your SUP and go.

7 Best Inflatable Paddleboards (SUPs) for 2020

Discover some of the year’s best inflatable recreational kayaks from Airboard, Hala Gear, SIC Maui, Sea Eagle, Bishop Boards, and SOL Paddle Boards. Just show up to the launch, unroll, pump and paddle away. Inflatable boards combine portability with versatility. Find the perfect board for your next adventure, whether you’re paddling near or far.

The Best Inflatable SUPs for Paddlers

Airboard Ultralight Edition by Airboard 

Price: $990
www.airboard.com

Airboard sets the new standard in terms of weight and pack size. Designed to fold down to the size of a day pack. With a weight of 13 pounds, it challenges the industry. The SUP backpack serves as a volume pump as well as a dry bag. Truly innovative and functional design, easy to store and extremely portable, allowing the freedom to paddle anywhere. Three sizes. Includes PumpBag, Nanopump, leash and fin.


Rado by Hala Gear

Price: $1,349
halagear.com

Good luck finding a place where you can’t paddle this board. The Hala Rado’s large weight capacity is perfect for overnight camping, extended expeditions and paddling around the lake with extra passengers along for the ride. Featuring Hala’s Stompbox, a retractable fin system allowing for smooth sailing on the river, you can load it up and paddle it down the Hala Rado. (Get it? Say it fast!)

SOLatomic from SOL Paddle Boards

Price: $1,149
solpaddle.com

Nothing crushes the whitewater like the SOLatomic. At eight inches thick and full rocker from tip to tail, the SOLatomic charges through the whitewater and has unprecedented stability. The SOLatomic is a great addition to the already stacked SOL Paddle Board fleet. Check out the SOLatomic and all the full SOL Paddle Board lineup at Paddlesports Retailer 2019.

Newt from Bishop Boards

Price: $1,099
bishopboards.com

Looking for a great kid’s or smaller person’s inflatable board, check out the Newt. It’s the right fit for smaller frames. It’s super light, thin and has a sweet shape, like Bishop Boards’ most popular all-around boards. Also perfect for park and play whitewater spots and waves, and a jaunt to the surf. In these venues, larger paddlers with experience will enjoy it too. Dimensions: 8′ x 28″.

FishSUP 126 from Sea Eagle

Price: $799-$1,599
seaeagle.com

Stable, tough and versatile. The inflatable FS126 takes your fishing to a whole new level. At 12.5 feet long and 40 inches wide, this board is not just stable, it gives you plenty of room for all your gear. Paddle or motor, fish sitting or standing. Has a fish ruler, removable motor mount, d-rings and more. Packs down small to fit in any car trunk, inflates in seven minutes and can hold up to two people, or 500 pounds.

Okeanos AIR-GLIDE Inflatable from SIC Maui

Price: $879.95
sicmaui.com

Okeanos is named after the ancient Greek god of the sea and was further inspired by the NOAA Ship Okeanos Explorer located in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. This new series is focused on fitness, touring and voyaging the unknown. Available in both rigid and Air-Glide Premium Inflatable Technology. Three inflatable sizes: 11’, 12’6 and 14’. Starting at $849.95.


Carbon Hoss from Hala Gear

Price: $1,399
halagear.com

Want to strike a balance between stability and speed? Look no further than the Carbon Hoss. Hala has carefully tailored this board to feel stable for a wide range of paddlers, while inflatable carbon technology provides unequaled speed and glide performance in the all-around category. There isn’t another board quite like this out there. Hop on the Hoss and let the adventure begin.

12 Best Inflatable Recreational Kayaks for 2020

Discover some of the year’s best inflatable recreational kayaks from Advanced Elements, Innova, Aquaglide, AIRE and Sea Eagle. Perfect for day trips and light touring, each of these kayaks boasts comfort, versatility and efficiency. Grab one of these boats and get on the water.

The Best Inflatable Recreational Kayaks for Paddlers

AdvancedFrame Convertible Elite by Advanced Elements 

Price: $999.99
advancedelements.com

Take it to the next level with the all-new AdvancedFrame Convertible Elite. A 15-foot kayak that can be paddled solo or tandem, the Convertible Elite combines aluminum rib-frame technology in the bow and stern and rigid drop stitch technology in the floor to provide paddling performance that rivals a hard shell kayak.


AdvancedFrame Expedition Elite from Advanced Elements

Price: $849.99
advancedelements.com

A truly hybrid inflatable kayak, the AdvancedFrame Expedition Elite incorporates proven aluminum rib frame technology in the bow and stern, along with a drop stitch floor, to provide optimal paddling performance and rigidity. At 13 feet long, with plenty of storage space, the Expedition Elite is a perfect kayak for any adventure.

Rush 1 from Innova

Price: $899.99
innovakayak.com

The Kayak Rush 1 features innovative construction and further developed drop-stitch technology (hydrodynamic formed bow and stern) and is suitable for recreation on calm lakes, close to shore paddling, and for rivers up to class II. Optional accessories include rudder and removable deck. The Rush’s advantages include versatility, speed and stability.

Deschutes 130 from Aquaglide

Price: $699.99
aquaglide.com

Named after the famous Deschutes River in Bend, Oregon, the Deschutes Series of kayaks are just as rugged and diverse as the river itself. Designed and built to withstand both the rigors of recreational touring, this versatile line of inflatable kayaks inspire confidence. Duratex construction coupled with FeatherFrame EVA floor offer rigidity and lightweight, efficient performance.

Island Voyage 2 from Advanced Elements

Price: $429.99
advancedelements.com

The Island Voyage 2 is a compact and durable recreational inflatable kayak equipped with several unique features that make it perfect for fun on the water. With a multi-layer construction, multiple grab handles, bungee deck lacing, high-back seats, and a pointed bow with rocker and tracking fin for enhanced performance, the Island Voyage 2 is ready for your next adventure.

Tributary Sawtooth from AIRE

Price: $999
aire.com

Updated for 2020, this true touring kayak was lengthened to accommodate more room for you and your gear. The inflatable V hull features a removable skeg and is more stable and comfortable than ever, plus it offers greater load capacity. Get away from it all for some quality time on the water. It’s perfect for a day of light touring or even an extended lake camping adventure.


RazorLite 393rl from Sea Eagle

Price: $949-$1,049
seaeagle.com

A lighter, narrower, sleeker, faster to paddle and higher-performance solo kayak for the adventurer. The world’s first all drop stitch, inflatable kayak, the 393rl paddles up to six miles per hour, weighs just 35 pounds, inflates in seven minutes and holds one person or up to 500 pounds. Tracks straight and true for easier, smoother paddling. Includes the FlexBrace Foot Rest with 20 adjustable positions.


StraitEdge2 PRO from Advanced Elements

Price: $1,099
advancedelements.com

Fully upgraded with drop stitch technology, the StraitEdge2 PRO is a 13-foot sit-on-top tandem kayak combining aluminum rib frame technology in the bow with rigid drop stitch technology in the floor to provide exceptional paddling performance. It features open-close bail ports, adjustable foot pegs, high-back seats, gear tie-downs, and three seating positions for set up as a solo or tandem.


PackLite Kayak from Advanced Elements

Price: $329.99
advancedelements.com

Weighing in at four pounds, the PackLite Kayak is designed to be an extremely compact and lightweight recreational inflatable kayak with several unique features to make it the perfect ultralight kayak for paddling in the most remote locations. It has three chambers for optimum safety and packs down to the size of a handbag. Paddling a remote alpine lake or stream has never been this easy.


AdvancedFrame Kayak from Advanced Elements

Price: $529.99
advancedelements.com

The AdvancedFrame is a hybrid of a folding frame kayak and an inflatable kayak. Utilizing built-in aluminum ribs in the bow and stern, it slices through water like a knife and rivals the trackability of hard-shell kayaks. The stern acts as a skeg, increasing the tracking performance. It uses extremely durable materials and features many high-end components.


AirFusion EVO from Advanced Elements

Price: $1,199
advancedelements.com

A 2018 OutDoor Industry Award-winning design, the AirFusion EVO is unlike any other inflatable kayak on the water. The first of its kind, the AirFusion EVO’s unique design is a fusion of aluminum frame poles, high-pressure drop stitch air chambers, and a fully enclosed outer polyurethane skin, which results in a streamlined high-performance kayak that tracks like a rigid hard shell.


AdvancedFrame Ultralite from Advanced Elements

Price: $649.99
advancedelements.com

Utilizing aluminum rib frame technology in the bow and stern and ultralight materials in a three-layer construction, the AdvancedFrame Ultralite is a high-performance kayak with superior hull speed and tracking in a 17-pound package. Fully featured, with items like d-rings, foot bracing, paddle guards and bungee deck lacing, this kayak is well equipped for your next ultralight adventure.

2019 Paddling Magazine Industry Awards: Winners Announced

Industry Awards at Paddlesports Retailer 2019. | Photo: Alex Traynor

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, August 28, 2019 // Paddlesports Retailer’s official media partner Rapid Media presented the second annual Paddling Magazine Industry Awards tonight at the Paddlesports Retailer Show and Paddlesports Industry Dinner.

The Paddling Magazine Industry Awards recognizes outstanding achievements in the development of new products introduced to the paddlesports market at the 2019 Paddlesports Retailer Show, which was attended by more than 120 exhibitors showing 200 brands, and 357 buyers.

“The Paddling Magazine Industry Awards embodies the paddlesports industry’s innovative and entrepreneurial spirit,” said emcee and Rapid Media founder and publisher Scott MacGregor, presenting the awards on stage at Oklahoma City’s 100,000 square-foot Cox Convention Center.

The winners were voted on from the 92 products featured in the New Product Showcase by Paddling Magazine. This show feature provides Paddlesports Retailer exhibitors with an outstanding opportunity to introduce new products to onsite and offsite retail buyers and editorial media. More than 22,262 votes were cast onsite and online at www.paddlingawards.com by retail buyers, consumers and media.

The award winners are as follows:

Paddling Magazine Product & Industry Awards

1. Best Touring/Recreational Kayak — Virgo by P&H Sea Kayaks

P&H Kayaks Virgo
P&H Sea Kayaks’ Virgo

2. Best Whitewater Boat—Rewind by Dagger

Dagger Rewind Cosmos
Rewind by Dagger

3. Best Fishing Boat and Board— Mirage Pro Angler 14 with 360 Drive Technology by Hobie

Hobie Pro Angler 14 with 360 Mirage Drive
Hobie Pro Angler 14 with 360 Drive Technology

4. Best SUP—Okeanos Air-Glide 12’6″ x 31″ Inflatable by SIC Maui

SIC Maui AirGlide Okeanos
SIC Maui AirGlide Okeanos

5. Best Canoe—Explorer Carbon by Mad River

Mad River Canoe Explorer Carbon
Explorer Carbon by Mad River Canoe

6. Best Paddle—Surge by Werner Paddles

Surge by Werner Paddles
Surge by Werner Paddles

7. Best Safety & Rescue—Hustle R by Kokatat

Kokatat Hustle R PFD
Kokatat Hustle R PFD

8. Best Clothing/Apparel—Torrent Pro by Chaco

Torrent Pro by Chaco
Torrent Pro by Chaco

9. Best Rigging & Outfitting—5 Circuit Digital Switcher by Yak Power

5 Circuit Digital Switcher by Yak Power
5 Circuit Digital Switcher by Yak Power

10. Best Transport/Storage/Launching—Deck Bag by Gearlab

Gearlab Deck Bag
Gearlab Deck Bag

11. Best Paddling Accessory—Gator Patch by Gator Guards

Gator Guard Gator Patch
Gator Guard Gator Patch

Best In Show Award

All category award winners were eligible for the Best of Show Award which got announced at the end of the Paddlesports Retailer Show.

This year, the Best In Show award went to Hobie with the Mirage Pro Angler 14 with 360 Drive Technology.

Best In Show – Hobie Mirage Pro Angler 14 with 360 Drive Technology

Hobie Pro Angler 14 with 360 Mirage Drive
Hobie Pro Angler 14 with 360 Mirage Drive

Congratulations to all the award winners.

About Paddlesports Retailer

Paddlesports Retailer is a trade show, endorsed by the Paddlesports Trade Coalition, providing the premier commercial and cultural experience for exhibitors, retailers, media and industry advocates alike. Paddlesports Retailer runs August 26-29, 2019 beginning with demo day at Riversports Rapids Adventure Park followed by three days of exhibiting at Oklahoma City’s Cox Convention Center. For more information, visit www.paddlesportsretailer.com or contact: [email protected]

About Rapid Media

Rapid Media is the world’s leading paddlesports media company. Rapid Media publishes Kayak Angler, Paddling Magazine and Paddling Business, including the Paddling Buyer’s Guide and Paddling Trip Guide annuals. Rapid Media also produces the Paddling Film Festival and Rapid Media TV.

Rapid Media Contact: Cristin Plaice [email protected]

Best Paddling Gear for 2020 – Drysuits, Dry Tops & Splash Jackets

Discover the best drysuits and paddling apparel from Level Six, NRS, and Gul North Performance Apparel. Whether you’re looking for an expedition-worthy drysuit or tough splash jacket for staying comfortable during foul weather, these picks from Paddling Magazine have you covered.

The Best Drysuits and Paddling Apparel in 2020

Freja by Level Six

Price: $900
levelsix.com

Women only! Level Six’s unique drop-seat relief zipper design allows for easy use and maximum comfort. Constructed with eXhaust 3.0 fabric and reinforced in the high wear areas for optimum breathability and durability. The front-zip entry makes it extremely easy to get in and out of on your own and the new Stealth DCS waistband system locks the suit into place. Plus fleece-lined pockets for cold days.


Men’s Helium Splash from NRS

Price: $199
nrs.com

The lightweight Helium Jacket protects anglers from wind, splash and rain with an articulated design for comfort and mobility in and out of the boat.

 

 

 

Taw U-Zip Paddling Drysuit from Gul Performance Apparel

Price: $989
gulnorthamerica.com

The Taw U-Zip Paddling Drysuit combines advanced GCX4 fabric technology with style and functionality. Breathable, waterproof, hardwearing four-layer fabric combined with 100-percent waterproof seams, and tough YKK Aquaseal Horseshoe Easy on zip system. The opening gives this drysuit the edge. Glide Skin neck and cuff seals, plus neoprene outer ankles and webbing straps provide function and supreme comfort.

Odin from Level Six

Price: $900
levelsix.com

Built from the ground up with a new cut and improved fit. Constructed with eXhaust 3.0 fabric and reinforced in the high wear areas for optimum breathability and durability. The front-zip entry makes it extremely easy to get in and out of on your own and the new Stealth DCS waistband system locks the suit into place. Fleece-lined pockets for cold days and a relief zipper for when nature calls.

Women’s Riptide Splash Jacket from NRS

Price: $199
nrs.com

The NRS Women’s Riptide Jacket is a fully-featured splash top built to deliver versatile, waterproof protection when you take your paddling to the next level in less-than-ideal conditions. The Riptide is as versatile as it is protective with an articulated storm hood, quick-venting adjustable neck and a kayak overskirt.


Juniper Touring Drysuit from Gul Performance Apparel

Price: $1,045
gulnorthamerica.com

This ultimate touring suit with a TIZIP system separates into two fully functional garments. Constructed from GCX4 Evo four-layer breathable, waterproof 2/2 mechanical stretch fabric and 500D Cordura reinforced elbows, seat and knees. Features Glide Skin neck seal, Spacer mesh upper back, high-vis stow-away storm hood, and four-way adjustable increased cranium volume for helmet compatibility. Easy to use relief system.

9 Best Canoes For 2020

Discover some of the best canoes of the year from Nova Craft, Sea Eagle, Old Town, Swift, Mad River and Wenonah. Whether you’re looking for a canoe for a month-long canoe tripping adventure, a speedy boat for winning races, or a solo canoe for enjoying nature, Paddling Magazine’s top picks are sure to please.

The Best Canoes in 2020

Cruiser 14.8 by Swift Canoe & Kayak 

Price: $3,095
swiftcanoe.com

If you spend your backcountry adventures traveling light and fast, the Cruiser 14.8 provides the speed of a touring kayak with the volume of a solo canoe, allowing you to pack without worry and portage with ease. Snappy on the turn when leaned over, and more than capable if the waves come up, the Cruiser 14.8 is designed to handle whatever your adventures may entail.


Travel Canoe from Sea Eagle

Price: $1,649-$1,999
seaeagle.com

The original inflatable, all drop stitch canoe goes from car trunk to water in just nine minutes. High-pressure drop stitch sides and floor form an incredibly rigid, stable and lightweight canoe that’s just 60 pounds. It inflates to 16 feet by 38 inches and holds three people, or up to 915 pounds. Take it fishing, paddle lakes or run class IV rivers. Bow and stern molds help slice through the water for paddling speeds up to five miles per hour.

Discovery 119 Solo Sportsman from Old Town

Price: $899.99
oldtowncanoe.com

Combining the best of both worlds, Old Town delivers the ideal grab-and-go watercraft for anglers and hunters alike. Offering the simplicity and utility of a classic solo canoe with the agility and sleek handling of a kayak, the Discovery 119 Solo Sportsman hybrid canoe is a stable, lightweight boat that is easy to handle on and off the water.

Prospector 16 from Nova Craft Canoe

Price: $1,429-$3,259
novacraft.com

A timeless classic. Affectionately known as the workhorse of the Canadian north, Nova Craft’s Prospector 16 feels most at home loaded with gear on a remote wilderness lake or river. While it is best suited for river tripping, it remains versatile enough to be a good all-around canoe. The versatility of the hull design makes this canoe a bestseller season after season. Also available in 15-, 17- and 18-foot lengths.

Explorer Carbon from Mad River Canoe

Price: $3,699
madrivercanoe.com

Matching the most versatile hull design on the market with the quality and refinement it deserves, the new Explorer Carbon features resin infusion for a lightweight and durable construction, contoured cherry outfitting, and integrated carbon/aramid gunwales. Choose the carbon version for the ultimate in lightweight cruising.

Voyager from Wenonah

Price: $2,699-$3,699
wenonah.com

Designed for a solo paddler with big plans, the Voyager is at home on large lakes and rivers. If you’re looking for a solo that’ll take on the Great Salt Lake, Lake Powell, the big reservoirs of Tennessee, or any waters like them, this is your canoe. This hull is the solo version of the legendary Minnesota II’s incredibly efficient design; it’s straight tracking and capable of carrying two weeks gear.


Fox 14′ Solo from Nova Craft Canoe

Price: $1,229-$2,859
novacraftcanoe.com

Nova Craft’s Fox 14 is an ideal choice for solo paddlers looking for independent adventures on flatwater lakes and lazy rivers. The Blue Steel layup (shown), is a combination of aramid and carbon fibers, and offers incredible stiffness for efficient performance. At only 36 pounds, it’s also a pleasure to portage.

Haida from Nova Craft Canoe

Price: $1,529-$3,359
novacraftcanoe.com

A versatile family canoe people can grow into. Beginners will find its steadiness reassuring and as paddlers become more advanced they will appreciate the faster hull and easy glide. The Haida’s roominess and stability means it is an ideal canoe for families who want to enjoy some tripping with young children, whether for a weekend jaunt to a favourite park or a wilderness adventure.

Prospector 15 SP3 from Nova Craft Canoe

Price: $999
novacraftcanoe.com 

Nova Craft’s Outfitter Series canoes are reproductions of the iconic Prospector design rendered in a super tough three-layer polyethylene plastic called SP3. Built to take hard knocks, these canoes can withstand years of use with little maintenance. They are ideal for canoe liveries and rental shops since they will provide many years of faithful service at an attractive price.

Pyranha Kayak’s Ozone First Look

Pyranha Ozone Prototype
Pyranha Ozone Prototype

Paddling Magazine got a first-hand look at the brand new Ozone whitewater kayak from Pyranha. This design is so fresh, it’s still a prototype and may have a few small tweaks made to its design before it hits retailers in early 2020.

This new river running playboat “fills the gap between the Loki and Jedi, and the Ripper,” says Pyranha sales manager Chris Hipgrave. He says the name of the kayak pays tribute to Pyranha’s Inazone, which won awards for being an ideal do-it-all, one-boat-for-everything design.

With two playful ends and plenty of volume in the bow, expect the Ozone to surf like a dream, says Hipgrave.

We got a look at the snazzy carbon prototype, which arrived just before Hipgrave had to hit the road to go to Paddlesports Retailer 2019 in Oklahoma City. The design will be available in North America in carbon by special order, and the rotomolded versions will be manufactured in three sizes and available in 2020.

Hipgrave said most specs were still to be determined but he was able to confirm the medium Ozone will be 7.5 feet long and come with Pyranha’s standard Stout 2 outfitting.

Attendees to PaddleExpo in Germany this fall will likely get a look at the final prototype before Pyranha begins rotomolding the design, says Hipgrave.

 

Sawyer Paddles’ New SUPer Styk

Designed in collaboration with professional paddler Paul Clark, these gorgeous whitewater SUP paddles from Sawyer Paddles and Oars are designed for paddlers of all skill levels.

“We’re really pushing into whitewater SUP,” says Sawyer’s Zac Kauffman. “We’ve been working closely with Hala and have a handful of paddlers that paddle for them and us because that’s what’s going on on the West Coast.”

The SUPer Styks have straight blades for effective directional and momentum control, says Kauffman. They also excel in lateral paddle strokes, feathering, and providing a stable bracing platform.

The wood blade is reinforced with fiberglass and carbon fiber for extra strength, with the perimeter edged in Dynel Tough Edge. Blade dimensions are 7.25 by 19 inches.

The Super Styks are offered in three constructions

Canyon SUP: Wood whitewater SUP paddle, with Douglas fir shaft and T-grip. The shaft is impressively flexible.
Glass SUP: Fiberglass whitewater SUP paddle, with a straight shaft and slight scoop on power face for more power, plus a T-grip.
Carbon SUP: Carbon whitewater SUP paddle, with carbon fiber reinforced straight shaft, and a slight scoop on blade power face for more power.

Bending Branches Glowtek Paddle

Bending Branches Angler Pro GlowTek Kayak Fishing Paddle
Bending Branches Angler Pro GlowTek Kayak Fishing Paddle

When Bending Branches wanted a new design for their popular Angler Pro paddle blade, they reached out to pro staff to send in ideas. The result was an influx of photos, images, designs and sketches for the BB folks to choose from.

The winner was West Coast pro staffer J R Rowlands’ Glowtek pattern.

A cross between alligator and python patterns with colors ranging from bright green to dark brown, the blade will get plenty of attention on the water. Bending Branches applied the pattern to their wildly popular and versatile Angler Pro fiberglass blade. The Angler Pro is the result of years of research and development to design a blade with enough torque to push a heavy fishing kayak combined with efficiency to go for miles in an open-water boat. Best news is, Bending Branches received so many great designs, they are already planning future paddles.

Best Canoe Paddles for 2020

Discover seven of the year’s best canoe paddles from Bending Branches, Grey Owl Paddles and Sawyer Paddles. Whether you’re looking for a canoe paddle for cruising, tripping or whitewater adventures, Paddling Magazine has rounded up seven of the best picks.

The Best Canoe Paddles for 2020

Catalyst Straight/Bent from Bending Branches

Price: $139.95
bendingbranches.com

Meet the new Catalyst canoe paddle from Bending Branches, made entirely of recycled wood scraps that would otherwise be discarded. A catalyst of change for the betterment of the planet and paddlers. Made with the most desired features, including full Rockgard coverage, two-ounce fiberglass coating and a palm grip. Five dollars from every paddle sold will be donated to American Rivers.


Voyageur from Grey Owl Paddles

Price: $76
greyowlpaddles.com

Grey Owl’s most popular laminated paddle, combining durability, design and value. An excellent all-around paddle for wilderness tripping. Offers the benefits of a full carbon unit but at a fraction of the price.


Northern Light from Grey Owl Paddles

Price: $165
greyowlpaddles.com

The lightest traditional paddle available from Grey Owl. Perfect for easy cruising and experienced style paddlers. Suitable for solo and tandem deep-water paddling (minimum two to two-and-a-half feet).


Bent Shaft Ranger X from Sawyer Paddles

Price: $165
paddlesandoars.com 

The Ranger X is a heavy-duty expedition and whitewater canoe paddle featuring a modern teardrop blade profile and an 11-degree blade offset intended for long trips and heavy use. This tough paddle has a dual tapered Douglas fir wood shaft reinforced with carbon fiber and fiberglass X-Weave durability. Delivers real power to the carbon fiber and fiberglass reinforced Ponderosa pine blade.

Pathfinder from Grey Owl Paddles

Price: $90
greyowlpaddles.com

An upscale version of Grey Owl’s Voyageur paddle with a new blade shape and fabulous grip design. An excellent all-around paddle for wilderness tripping.


Touring from Grey Owl Paddles

Price: $100
greyowlpaddles.com

A tough, durable paddle for those who like to cruise the wilderness. Also available in a six-degree bent shaft for those who want to combine the efficiency of an offset blade with the style of a straight shaft.


Guide from Grey Owl Paddles

Price: $76
greyowlpaddles.com

The Guide is a rugged and inexpensive tripping paddle for bow, stern or solo use.