What’s the Difference Between Paddles and Oars?

I’ve spent more than my fair share of time on the water, and I’ve always had a soft spot for the boats propelled by hand power. Whether I’m paddling a kayak or exploring a bay in a rowboat, there’s just something nice about the experience. … Read more

What is a Kayak Rocker?

If you’re new to the kayaking game, you’d probably hear several new terms that you might’ve never heard before. However, understanding these terms is extremely critical for picking the right kayak for your needs. One of the most popular terms that you might come across … Read more

Do Longer Kayaks Go Faster?

Kayak manufacturers often mix and match the kayak’s attributes to get kayaks that suit a market with a wide variety of uses. A touring kayak should be stable, and it should carry plenty of passengers with their luggage. That’s why it often has a rounded … Read more

What are Life Jackets Made Of?

Are you an excellent swimmer? Even if you are, the humble life jacket is an essential piece of equipment. It has saved countless lives before. It can even save your life someday.¬† What are life jackets made of?¬†Life jackets most commonly consist of an outer … Read more

How Much Do Kayak Paddles Weigh?

You might find it hard to believe, but choosing your kayak paddle is more important than choosing the kayak itself. You can live with the wrong kayak, but a wrong paddle will drastically impact the quality of your kayaking experience. You’ll be swinging it plenty … Read more

Do Life Jackets Expire?

Whether you board a kayak or participate in other water-related activities, you must have used a life jacket at least once in your life. A life jacket, also known as a Personal Floatation Device or Life Vest, is one of the most critical pieces of … Read more

Review of Kokopelli Rogue Spraydeck Packraft

Two years ago I purchased an inflatable kayak (Sea Eagle 330) and used it to paddle on some lakes during the Summers, but I also desired to get on some rivers.  River trips require logistics, which usually works best with multiple people and vehicles.  Wanting … Read more

What is Flatwater Kayaking?

Have you ever heard someone mention they enjoy “flatwater kayaking” but you just weren’t 100% sure what they meant? This is one of the main types of kayaking, and by the time this post is over you’ll know exactly what they mean. So, what is … Read more