Ideal Paddle Length For Inflatable Kayaks

Choosing a paddle to be used with an inflatable kayak is a little different than buying a paddle for a hard-shell kayak. Typically (although not always), an inflatable kayak will be wider than a regular kayak. The wider width has to be taken into consideration when buying a paddle as does your height and the […]

Inflatable Kayaks Ideal For Camping Trips

Camping is a huge part of summer for many people and one of the things I love about summer camping is the fact that I can usually bring my inflatable kayak along. Camping With a Kayak Camping with a kayak can be ideal for two reasons: 1. If there is a body of water close […]

How To Choose a Touring Kayak Paddle

This month I’ve been on a quest to find myself a new kayak paddle. Up until this point I’ve used some fairly standard paddles that came with my kayaks. They are perfectly fine kayak paddles for recreational touring and I’ve used them now for a good five years at least. However I decided it was […]

Can Dogs Go In An Inflatable Kayak?

This is a question that gets asked often. If you love to kayak and you have a dog, it is natural to want to bring your dog kayaking with you. Can an inflatable kayak handle the claws of a dog? The answer is YES. Most inflatable kayaks are built tough… really tough. They can handle […]

Best All Rounder Inflatable Kayak

With so many different inflatable kayak models to choose from it can be difficult to narrow down your search. I get a lot of questions from people who are basically looking for the best ‘all rounder’ kayak. This does not necessarily mean the fastest or the best model out there. Instead they are looking for […]

Cool Kayak Gear and Accessories

Most of us start off kayaking with just the basics… a kayak, a paddle, a PFD and maybe a dry bag. That’s all you really need for a short day trip but as you find yourself paddling more and more you may want to add some cool kayak gear and safety accessories to your paddling […]

Layering for Cold Weather Paddling

If the water isn’t frozen, there’s no reason to stop kayaking when the weather turns cold. The trick to keeping warm is all in the layering. If your body and extremities are warm, you can enjoy many cold winter paddling days. Head, Hands and Feet Head Always wear a hat. The majority of the heat […]

Have Kayak, Will Travel

One of the coolest things about owning an inflatable kayak is that you can take it traveling. Most people think of kayaking as an activity done close to home or at least within driving distance. However a large majority of inflatable kayaks can easily be checked on an airplane with no extra fees involved. Depending […]

Tips For Inflating Your Kayak

Inflatable kayaks offer the ultimate in convenience as they are easily transported to and from the water and able to be stored in small spaces. Inflating your kayak is easy but the first time out can take a little figuring out. There are a few different types of pumps you can use and depending on […]

Essentials For An Overnight Kayaking Trip

Image from If you are anything like me when planning an overnight kayaking trip then you need a list. Without the list, I almost always forget something that I wished I brought. There are several essentials that are extremely necessary to bring when doing a multi-day paddling trip as well as several optional accessories […]