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    Sweet Protection Strutter Helmet

    The Sweet Protection Strutter provides excellent sun protection and a great fit kit, while its low-volume coverage makes this...

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    20 Questions: Max Blackburn – Immersion Research

    Spray skirts don't just keep you dry, they also keep you safe. We sat down with Max Blackburn of...

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    Jackson Rockstar M vs Wave Sport Möbius 57

    The Wave Sport Möbius and 2014 Jackson Rockstar are both high-performance freestyle boats, but our head-to-head testing showed that...

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    20 Questions: Werner Paddles

    We sat down with Danny Mongno from Werner Paddles to find out more about Werner's philosophy behind design, materials...

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    Pro Panel: Boofing Technique

    A boof isn’t just a river feature that you paddle over, it’s a complex stroke. So we've brought in...

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    Trip Report & Guide: Skookumchuck Narrows, BC

    BC's Skookumchuck Narrows is one of the world's best surf spots for paddlers—even in December. Here's a gallery from...

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    Werner Sherpa Paddle: Bent Shaft

    The fiberglass Werner Sherpa Paddle combines excellent performance with durability, and its mid-sized blades and bent shaft can minimize...

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    Living the Best Day Ever

    Johannes Hendri Coetzee's book was published posthumously after his death on the river. But his journals reveal much more...

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    ZET Kayaks Raptor

    The ZET Raptor is the most fun and versatile medium creek boat that we have paddled, blending speed and...

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    Sweet Protection Supernova Dry Top

    The Supernova is Sweet Protection's entry into the world of high-end dry tops, and we A/B it against the...

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    Sweet Protection Shambala Paddle Shorts

    Sweet Protection's ¾-length Shambala Shorts have a built-in neoprene liner, making them extremely versatile in a large temperature range.

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    Astral Brewer Water Shoe

    The redesigned Brewer has proven to be a simple, lightweight paddling shoe that offers just as much comfort as...

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    Astral Greenjacket Rescue PFD

    For river professionals, rescue crews, and demanding expert paddlers, the Astral Greenjacket is one of the best whitewater vests...

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    NRS Crux Drysuit

    The NRS Crux strikes a great balance of price and quality for paddlers who need a very capable drysuit,...

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    NRS 0.5mm HydroSkin Pants

    The NRS 0.5mm HydroSkin pants are a very versatile and extremely affordable alternative to dry pants or a drysuit.

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    Trip Report (and Guide) to Paddling Veracruz, Mexico

    Veracruz, Mexico is a mecca for steep, low-volume creeking, with huge runnable waterfalls. This Guide will tell you exactly...

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    Astral Rassler Water Shoe

    The Astral Rassler is an excellent expedition paddling shoe, featuring a slimmer, lower profile design than its competitors.

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    Dry Case Waterproof Backpack

    The Dry Case Waterproof Backpack is a good option for short, rainy day hikes and commutes.

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    NRS Zen Rescue PFD

    Paddle Sports Editor David Spiegel dropped into the Grand Canyon of the Stikine with the Zen Rescue PFD strapped...

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    20 Questions: Shane Benedict, LiquidLogic and the Green Race

    The Green Race, one of the most prestigious events in whitewater kayaking, took place last weekend. We caught up...

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