Best Kayaking Drysuits

5 Best Kayaking Drysuits That Actually Keep You Dry!

Kayak drysuits open up new horizons, as they allow for year-round paddling and fishing even during the cold months of winter. Being able to go out in freezing weather conditions is a true game-changer for passionate kayakers and fishermen. I started winter kayaking several years ago, it is an awesome hobby that is hard to stop once you start. Having tried many dry suits during the years (rentals and own), in this article, I will give my opinion on the best drysuit for kayaking. Also, I will explain how they work and what you need to look out for if …

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Sea Eagle Razorlite Review

Sea Eagle Razorlite Review – The 1st Full Dropstitch Kayak

The Sea Eagle’s Razorlite represents the latest evolution of inflatable kayaks. It is the first-ever full dropstitch kayak, meaning every air chamber is built with dropstitch technology. After trying the shorter version of the kayak (393rl), I got to see why this matters. It performs way better than traditional inflatable kayaks, but I’ll talk about this in detail below. My review of the SE Razorlite will walk you through everything you need to know about the kayak, so let’s get started.

Full Dropstitch Inflatable Kayaks

Full Dropstitch Inflatable Kayaks (Perform Like Hardshells?)

Inflatable kayaks have always been a portable, storage-friendly alternative to hardshell kayaks, but they were lacking in one department: handling and performance. Why? As you might know, the air bladders of traditional inflatable kayaks cause the boat to sit high on the water. Even though their performance is adequate for most paddlers, it is not on par with that of hardshell kayaks. With the evolution of dropstitch technology, this has changed. High-pressure drop-stitch floors and SUPs have been around for a while… But manufacturers now make full drop-stitched inflatable kayaks (termed FDS) that resemble and thus perform as hardshell kayaks …

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Sevylor Quikpak K5 Review

Sevylor Quikpak K5 Review – How Does it Fare In Real Life

The Sevylor Quikpak K5 is a recreational, sit-inside, 1-person kayak, that is ultra-portable thanks to its integrated backpack design. I had a chance to use the kayak for a day, and let me tell you, there were good parts and not so good parts to it. My Sevylor Quikpak K5 review article will detail everything you need to know about the kayak, so if you’re thinking about getting it, read on.

Best Inflatable Kayaks

Best Inflatable Kayaks [Updated for 2021]

Inflatable kayaks are a great way to get out on the water. They offer many advantages over their hard-shell counterparts and could be the only choice for paddlers that require easy portability from the kayak. There are loads of inflatable kayaks on the market, all with various features, designs, materials, etc. With so many choices, picking one is hard! No worries, I’ve gathered everything you need to know about inflatable kayaks on this page to help you choose the best inflatable kayak for your specific needs.

Advanced Elements Advancedframe Kayak Review

Advanced Elements AdvancedFrame Kayak Review – Is it good for day touring?

The Advanced Elements AdvancedFrame sit-inside kayak is a so-called hybrid between a folding and an inflatable kayak, since it has solid parts (aluminum frame and plastic inserts) surrounded by the inflatable body. Honestly, the AdvancedFrame is one of my favorite inflatable yaks. It is not without faults, but I feel the value and performance you get for the money is outstanding. Let me tell you why. Features of the AdvancedFrame Kayak The AE AdvancedFrame line consists of 2 kayak models: a single person (AE1012) and a tandem (AE1007) kayak called AdvancedFrame Convertible. They share all characteristics, with the tandem version …

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Winter Kayaking Shoes Booties

6 Best Kayaking Shoes for Winter [To Stay Warm & Dry]

Kayaking shoes/booties are different from ordinary footwear. They need to be light, flexible, provide good traction, and hard enough for launching and walking on sharp rocks and gravel. And of course, shoes made for winter kayaking also help keep your feet dry and warm in the cold. In this article, I will help you find the perfect kayaking shoes for paddling in cold weather. First I’ll list the best ones, then I’ll teach you how to choose a pair that is suitable for your needs. Best Winter Kayaking Shoes Here is a list of the top shoes and booties you …

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Inflatable boat with motor (Best boat-motor pairings)

Most people don’t realize that many soft inflatable boats (SIBs) can be equipped with an electric or outboard motor. But why would anybody want a motorized inflatable boat when you have oars? There are loads of practical and recreational reasons: Gliding on the water in a boat with a motor feels great! Getting from A to B is quicker than using oars. Traveling longer distances. Dinghies used as tenders for larger boats may need to be seaworthy. Fishing boats need a motor, since they are packed and heavy. And most importantly, sometimes you would rather relax than row. Here are …

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Sea Eagle Se9 Review

Sea Eagle SE9 Review – Good or Not?

Are you looking for a versatile, high-quality inflatable raft? If yes, you need to check out Sea Eagle SE9. I used to think that Sea Eagle boats were just overpriced SIBs, but boy has my opinion has changed after trying the SE9 for a day. You really get what you pay for here. In my Sea Eagle SE9 review, I will highlight the things that make this a one-of-a-kind raft, so that you can decide whether it meets your needs. Features of the Sea Eagle SE9 This new version of the SE9 is very sturdy. It has a reinforced, nylon …

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Advanced Elements Expedition Elite Review Ae 1009xe

Advanced Elements Expedition Elite Review (AE1009-XE) – Is It Fit to Explore?

Are you searching for a reliable touring kayak? How about an inflatable one? The Advanced Elements Expedition AE1009-XE, which I am going to highlight in this review is one of the best touring kayaks money can buy, inflatable or hard shell. I will go into the features below and also what others have to say about it. Features of the AE1009-XE I have to admit, the Advanced Elements Expedition Elite is one of a kind. There are so many things that Advanced Elements got right with this kayak, that you have to look very close and be super strict to …

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