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KanuLock tie-down straps

KanuLock Kayak I spend a lot of time on the road researching new guides for Global Paddler and I can’t always be watching the kayaks, canoes, and stand up paddleboards (SUPs) that are strapped to the roof of my car. It would be nice to be able to walk away to see local attractions, do the groceries, […]

Ultra Rewa Ladies PFD

Ultra Rewa PFD We all learn from a very young age that girls are not the same as boys, and the physical differences become more and more obvious as we grow older. Clothing designers have recognised this and created completely separate product ranges for men and women, but PFD (personal flotation device) manufacturers have been slow to make the distinction. Most […]

YaMate Organic Insect Repellent

YaMate It is a real privilege to share our paddling places with creatures of all shapes and sizes. Close encounters with birds, animals, and fish are all moments of speechless wonder. However there are some meetings that are best avoided. Biting insects like mosquitos, midges (sand flies), and March flies are also drawn to the world’s […]

Ultra Trek PFD

Ultra Trek Photo 1 Wearing a PFD (personal flotation device) when you are paddling is like using a seat belt in a car. You hope it’s never going to be put to the test, and there’s a good chance it won’t be needed, but when the unexpected happens it may well save your life. Unlike seat belts which are always compulsory, the requirement to wear a PFD […]

Kayak – A collection of words and images

Kayak - A collection of words and images Ian Beasley has pulled together a kayak-themed exhibition worthy of any world class museum or art gallery and distilled it into a book so every paddler can see it at home, and visit again and again. Rare artwork and photography is combined tastefully with the words of paddlers and historians in a way that encourages both thoughtful contemplation and […]