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Schwag the Halls! PL's Random Schwag Sampler from 2016

What all gear did we get our hands on this year at the Paddling Life offices? Read on for schwag we put through its paces paddling, aprèsing and all places in between.

Industry Mourns Loss of Innova Kayaks Founder Tim Rosenhan; IK pioneer leaves long-lasting legacy

The close-knit paddlesports community lost one of its most passionate members when Innova founder Tim Rosenhan unexpectedly passed away Oct. 24 at age 68 in Twisp, Washington. “Tim was truly passionate about getting people on the water at an affordable price by importing a quality European-made inflatable,” says Larry Laba, owner of SOAR Inflatables...

Year of the Fish Kayak

Remember when all the new kayaks used to come out in the whitewater category? Now it’s in fish kayaks, with a slew of companies unveiling new fish kayaks this year to better land lunkers and consumers. PL offers a sneak peak at this year’s line-up…

The World’s Smallest Kayak?

Honey, I shrunk the boat! With all due credit to Jackson Kayak for its kid-sized Fun1 line, now that he has a child of his own who else but longtime boat designer Corran Addison would design an even smaller kayak for his kid? Read on for a step-by-step photo sequence of the glorified foamie getting built…

Gear-o’rama: Paddlesports Gear Roundup!

What does five days of hob-knobbing with the top players in paddlesports at the annual Outdoor Retailer tradeshow in Salt Lake City get you? Red eyes, sore feet, a couple of Utah-beer, bloated-belly hang-overs and the following rundown of a few products you’ll see on retailers’ shelves this coming season…

New Prowler Big Game II Fishing Kayak from Ocean Kayak

Latest fishing kayak from Ocean Kayak boasts a host of advancements.

Portable Kayaks from Folbot Designed for Hunting & Fishing Sportsman

After 80 years of producing foldable kayaks for the active paddler, Folbot has renewed their focus on hunters and anglers in 2014 with the launch of the “Sporting Life” Kayak with Reeltree Camo and Outriggers.

New Dry Suits Coming from Level Six

Ottawa-based paddlesport apparel maker Level Six is introducing two new drysuits at the upcoming Outdoor Retailer tradeshow in Salt Lake City, building on more than eight years of research and Olympic paddling experience to perfect the designs.

Current Designs Gets New Look

Current Designs s getting more current. At least, that'sthe premise behind a new brand identity, logo and boat graphics...

New Inflatables from Hobie Cat

The MirageDrive system will have your feet moving for these kayaks.

Coleman Exponent FastBack Kayak

The Paddling Life crew loves surprises and nothing surprised us more this summer than the Coleman Exponent FastBack Kayak ($345).

Paddling Life Fish Kayak Review

It’s a good time to be a paddle (or pedal!)-powered angler. Long gone are the days when a cutting-edge fishing machine sported a milk crate in the back. A look at the Malibu Mini X, Hobie Mirage Revolution, Ocean Kayak Prowler Big Game, Cobra Tandem +1, and Perception Search 13 & 15.

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