From deep sea to whitewater rivers and lakes, the latest gear, technology, and news in kayaks.
Whitewater Revival: $40 Million Restoration Puts Michigan on Paddling Map
Whitewater might not be top of mind when you think about Michigan. But Grand Rapids wants to change that. It’s going big, ripping out dams and restoring a river to its natural state along the way.
Best Paddle for Kayak Fishing? Try One of These Four
Are you in the market for a new paddle to get you into uncharted waters? We took this roundup of paddles for anglers to the Madison River in Montana for a river-based test.
Old Town Topwater 106 Angler: A Good Kayak in a Small Package
Sometimes, bigger isn’t better. I had the opportunity to take the new Old Town Topwater in its 10-foot 6-inch incarnation for a test spin, and it held its own on small water.
Oru Launches ‘Haven,’ the First Tandem Folding Kayak
The origami-inspired folding kayak company, Oru, now offers pairs a way to get on the water. The Haven is the world’s first folding kayak for two people.
Hobie Revamps Best-Selling Mirage Outback Fishing Kayak
The Mirage Outback, Hobie’s best-selling fishing kayak, receives a full overhaul. Here are the details.
Touring Redefined: Old Town Castine 140 Kayak First Look
After 10 years, Old Town returns to the touring kayak market with its new Castine series. The Castine 140 is a day touring kayak designed for comfort and performance. We took it out for a day trip on Falls Lake to see if it’s worth the hype.
Watch: Kayaker Hits 36 MPH on Yosemite Creek
Tenaya Creek rages over huge rapids and smooth rock. Dane Jackson absolutely crushes it, and this video clearly shows his stoke.
Multipurpose Watercraft: Wilderness Systems Radar 135 Review
Fish, hunt, or explore: The Wilderness Systems Radar 135 offers multipurpose usage to the everyday adventurer.
Pedal Power: Fishing Watercraft of ICAST 2018
The future of personal watercraft looks bright! We scoured the ICAST fishing convention to find seven exciting new fishing boats.
Pedal, Fish, Catch: Old Town Predator PDL Kayak Review
Catch more fish, fish more spots, and get some exercise — the Old Town Predator PDL fishing kayak has plenty of upside. We took it up and down the largest reservoir in Kansas to see just how well it performs.
Gear We Used to Kayak From Cuba to Florida
A team of three paddled 125 miles from Havana, Cuba, to Florida. This is the gear they used for the ocean kayak trip.
Nile Kayak Race: Watch Ugandan Pro Compete
The world’s longest river has some massive rapids. Learn the story of Sadat Kawawa as he ascended within the Ugandan kayak scene to compete with the world’s best.
Dagger RPM: The Iconic Whitewater Kayak Is Back
Dagger will bring back the iconic RPM and RPM Max kayaks for its 30th anniversary. They’re two of the top-selling whitewater kayaks of all time.
So You Want to Be a Kayak Instructor?
You love to paddle. There is nothing better than the freedom of the river. Perhaps working on the river would be the perfect job? This is what you should know before becoming a kayak instructor.
Jackson Kayak Takes On Fishing Market With New Brand
Blue Sky Boatworks launched this month with a twin-hull 360 Angler and Escape that are turning heads in the fishing world.
Budget Drysuit for Dirtbag Paddlers: Mythic Gear Review
Mythic Gear’s budget-priced Taruba drysuit allows even the financially-challenged kayaker to paddle year-round.
Breaking The Dam: Paddling Iowa’s ‘Revived’ Rapids
Get your butt to Iowa and get in a kayak. Sound silly? We did just that.
Expedition Halted, ‘Kayak Libre’ Talks Cuba-USA Traverse
Last week, a team spearheaded by Oru Kayak attempted, and failed, to paddle from Cuba to Florida. This guest column explains the endeavor from an insider’s perspective.