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Kneel or Sit in a Canoe? - 12 hr ago
Learn how to give your paddling stroke more strength and reach by kneeling. Learn why kneeling off the seat in a canoe is a much more stable position than sitting.
Product Review: Slayer 14.5 kayak by Native Watercraft - 19 hr ago
This is a fishing machine! Lots of room and I love the open bow... I can stand easily in this boat... The seat is great, no pains after hours of fishing. Hi/low position is nice too... Bo...
Wicking Shirt Special - Save 20% or Choose Free Gift! - 23 hr ago
Buy a Wicking Shirt now in the Paddling.net Store and get a free Nalgene bottle or Bilge Sponge! Or you can opt to save 20% off the regular price and just get a shirt.
A Kayaker's 'Body English' - 2 days ago
Tom Watson takes a look at body position and movement in a kayak and how it can create more efficient paddling in his latest article.
New Product: Blackfoot HB Angler kayak by Aquaglide - 2 days ago
This rugged inflatable kayak includes seven Scotty mounts, seat Booster, even a Fishing Cooler. It's designed to get you where the fish are and loaded with features to help you catch them.
Trip Report: Sipsey River Wilderness (AL) - 2 days ago
This was a beautiful scenic trip, with huge bluffs towering over you from both sides. It was well worth it to stop and take in the huge waterfalls where other streams were feeding the Sip...
Family’s canoe trip takes sleepy, snowy turn - 2 days ago
Gendreau-Berthiaume, his wife Magali Moffatt and their five-year-old son Mali started paddling on May 2nd, part of an ambitious four-month family canoe trip across Canada.
Store Feature: Navy Blue Kayak Wave Hat - 3 days ago
This navy blue hat is embroidered with a kayak paddle and the word 'KAYAK'. Below the paddle are 3 sets of waves.
Hot Dogs vs. Tofu - 3 days ago
For many paddlers, summer wouldn't be summer without hot dogs on the grill. But let's face it: Hot dogs aren't exactly health food. Then again, what's the alternative? Well, how about veg...
Watching Bats by Kayak - 4 days ago
Watch as kayakers float on the Colorado River directly underneath Austin's (TX) bridge bats as they fly out for the evening feed.
Paddle Swim - 4 days ago
When might you use the paddle swim? Whenever you find yourself with your paddle and without your kayak and you have to move across the water. Learn the basics in this article.
Gear Spotlight: Kayalite by Kayalu - 4 days ago
The Kayalite is waterproof, buoyant, submersible to 1000 feet, and runs on 3 AA batteries (included) for up to 200 hours.
Sanborn Canoe Co. Added to Accessories Guide - 6 days ago
Check out the line of paddles from Sanborn Canoe Co. and compare them with the all the other paddling gear available to research in the Paddling.net Accessories Buyers' Guide.
Paddling through the wetlands (BC) - 6 days ago
As I carefully paddled through the shallow water and the tan reeds of the wetlands, I began to realize that it's easy to take comfort in the wonders of such a beautiful place...
New Orleans Bayou Boogaloo - 7 days ago
The St. John Bayou itself is the setting for kayaking and canoeing year round, but the small crafts will really come out for the fest this weekend...
Kayak Beach Landing Fail - 7 days ago
Proof that landing a kayak in surf is not the easiest... Hope he was able to get all the sand out of his pants!
Feature Trip: Boundary Waters Kevlar Canoe Trip (MN) - 7 days ago
With this package, including ultralight kevlar canoes, you will enjoy equipment that will make travel faster and easier on the water and portages while providing maximum comfort in camp.
Paddling the Adirondack Park's wild Opalescent River - 8 days ago
Brian Mann set out to explore this newly-opened canoe route along the upper Hudson in the town of Newcomb, N.Y.
Product Review: New Trick 13 canoe by Hornbeck Boats - 8 days ago
At just over 24 inch beam and about 22 pounds it's a sweet solo canoe that can carry my 200 pounds and another 50-60 pounds EASY. Tracks well and paddles with little effort, especially us...
Kayak the Amazon: An Expedition from Source to Sea - 8 days ago
Watch this entertaining video of this amazing expedition that started high in the Peruvian Andes at the headwaters of the Amazon, and ended 148 days later on a beach at the Atlantic Ocean.
The Canoe Sculling Draw - 9 days ago
Becky Mason demonstrates this useful paddle stroke in this short video with an accompanying article that gives examples of its use and a helpful drill to practice.
New Product: AdvancedFrame LTD kayak by Adv. Elements - 9 days ago
The AdvancedFrame is a hybrid of a folding frame kayak and an inflatable kayak that features our proven aluminum rib-frame technology in the bow and stern, providing paddling performance ...
Find the right kayak for your needs - 9 days ago
Sorting through the plethora of choices and buying the right kayak is a daunting task. The first question you must ask yourself is, 'What am I going to do with my kayak?'
Trip Report: Bighorn River / Wind River (WY) - 10 days ago
This trip could conceivably combine a commercial whitewater, flat water, fishing, and hot springs experience all into one day, although paddling the entire section might require two days...
Store Feature: Take Me To The Water KAYAK T-shirt - 10 days ago
This blue t-shirt features a kayak among trees and lily pads and of course the text: Take Me to the Water! Available in short or longsleeve versions.
Water Filtration - 10 days ago
With a 200-mile trek ahead of Tamia this fall, most of it by water, she's been weighing her options for water filtration systems. Read her latest article to find out what she has chosen a...
Pro Kayaker Survives Waterfall Scare - 11 days ago
This dramatic footage shows Canadian Nick Troutman being rolled under the water after miscalculating a drop on a routine practice run.
Picking a Campsite - 11 days ago
Kevin Callan shares his opinion on what makes a great paddle-to campsite in this article and accompanying video.
Gear Spotlight: Waterproof Breathable Drytops by OS Systems - 11 days ago
OS Systems makes Waterproof Breathable Drytops that are individually hand crafted in the USA with an uncompromising dedication to quality and performance.
Paddle the Northern Forest Canoe Trail - 13 days ago
The Northern Forest Canoe Trail is the longest inland water trail in the United States, extending 740 miles across rivers, streams and lakes as it follows Native American travel routes
Rescued Maryland kayaker prompts watercraft safety tips - 14 days ago
A woman was rescued from the Sinepuxent Bay, MD Tuesday night after getting lost and stranded in her kayak. Her ordeal prompted Chief Ranger Walt West to voice a few safety tips...
Kayak Rack FAIL... - 14 days ago
This video clip could also be titled 'When Kayaks Take Flight'... Watch the video and you decide - was it cartop rack failure or human error?
Feature Trip: Guided Dead River Paddle Trip (ME) - 14 days ago
This trip is great for beginners and anyone looking for a unique, unplugged adventure that combines three days of paddling and hiking with comfortable accommodations and delicious, home-c...




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