The redesigned Brewer has proven to be a simple, lightweight paddling shoe that offers just as much comfort as it does grip with Astral’s new G.14 rubber outsole.
For river professionals, rescue crews, and demanding expert paddlers, the Astral Greenjacket is one of the best whitewater vests money can buy.
If you’re going to be spending time in cold conditions on the river, the Kokatat Polartec Power Dry Liner is worth serious consideration.
The Kokatat Meridian is one of the best dry suits we know of.
The Watershed Go Forth is an outstanding dry bag that also functions as a fanny pack to carry a light load.
The NRS Crux strikes a great balance of price and quality for paddlers who need a very capable drysuit, but who don’t need to spend top dollar.
The NRS 0.5mm HydroSkin pants are a very versatile and extremely affordable alternative to dry pants or a drysuit.
The Astral Rassler is an excellent expedition paddling shoe, featuring a slimmer, lower profile design than its competitors.
Part Drybags 101, part review, Thomas Neilson takes a look at two drybags on the market.
Paddle Sports Editor David Spiegel dropped into the Grand Canyon of the Stikine with the Zen Rescue PFD strapped to his chest. How’s that for an endorsement?
The redesigned 2013 All Star is a great playboat that will also work as a decent river runner.
After only one day of testing, the Bazooka shows a lot of promise. We think this hull has what it takes to fire it up.
The Lucky Charm balances comfort, functionality, and dryness. And it’s never imploded on Blister editor David Spiegel.
The Stohlquist Descent PFD comes with full-strength shoulder straps that make portaging almost easy. Competitors should take note.
The Dagger Mamba 8.6 is a great boat for beginner paddlers, but it also really shines on hard whitewater of any variety.
For when the run gets steep, shallow, and rocky, Shred Ready’s Tsunami Elbow Pads are well-built and reasonably priced.
The Boardworks SHUBU is an excellent option for beginners, paddlers on a budget, or those with storage limitations.
The Liquidlogic Remix 79 is a very fast boat that eats up big water, but it’s also a good choice for the novice paddler just getting started with whitewater.
Less expensive than a full dry suit, the Kokatat Gore-Tex Tempest Dry Pants are well made and very comfortable.
Werner’s Powerhouse is a durable, powerful, and affordable paddle designed for river running and creeking.