Paddle Sports

Bliss-Stick / Waka Kayaks Tuna

Bliss-Stick / Waka Kayaks Tuna

The Bliss-Stick / Waka Kayaks Tuna is a high performance creekboat that requires a certain syle to enjoy.

Sweet Protection Strutter Helmet

Sweet Protection Strutter Helmet

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

Astral Brewess Water Shoe

Astral Brewess Water Shoe

With a low profile and excellent grip, the Astral Brewess is perfect for women who want a minimalist river shoe.

Jackson Rockstar M vs Wave Sport Möbius 57

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 the Rockstar has the edge.

20 Questions: Werner Paddles

20 Questions: Werner Paddles

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

NRS Outlaw II Inflatable Kayak

NRS Outlaw II Inflatable Kayak

Inflatable kayaks provide a forgiving ride for beginners, but can also be used for long self-supported expeditions. The NRS Outlaw II is a versatile IK at a great price point.

ZET Kayaks Director

ZET Kayaks Director

The ZET Kayaks Director is a high-performance creeking machine for big boaters, but needs to be paddled aggressively to perform at its best.

WRSI Trident Helmet

WRSI Trident Helmet

With excellent sun protection and a lightweight carbon shell, the WRSI Trident is an excellent choice for guides, instructors, and those paddlers who spend their time in deeper rivers. But see our notes re: fit and coverage.

AT Geronimo Paddle: Carbon Bent Shaft

AT Geronimo Paddle: Carbon Bent Shaft

The carbon AT Geronimo feels great on the water, but our tests indicate the durability may not be up to par.

Trip Report & Guide: Skookumchuck Narrows, BC

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 our most recent trip, and a guide to planning your own.

Werner Sherpa Paddle: Bent Shaft

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 strain on your body.

ZET Kayaks Raptor

ZET Kayaks Raptor

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

Sweet Protection Supernova Dry Top

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 very stiff competition.

Keen Gallatin CNX Water Shoe

Keen Gallatin CNX Water Shoe

The Keen Gallatin CNX is a lightweight, minimalist water shoe that still offers decent toe protection.

Sweet Protection Shambala Paddle Shorts

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.

Astral Brewer Water Shoe

Astral Brewer Water Shoe

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.

Astral Greenjacket Rescue PFD

Astral Greenjacket Rescue PFD

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

Kokatat Women’s Polartec Power Dry Liner

Kokatat Women’s Polartec Power Dry Liner

If you’re going to be spending time in cold conditions on the river, the Kokatat Polartec Power Dry Liner is worth serious consideration.

Kokatat Gore-Tex Meridian Men’s Dry Suit

Kokatat Gore-Tex Meridian Men’s Dry Suit

The Kokatat Meridian is one of the best dry suits we know of.

Watershed Go Forth Dry Bag

Watershed Go Forth Dry Bag

The Watershed Go Forth is an outstanding dry bag that also functions as a fanny pack to carry a light load.