Inflatable Kayaks Vs. Hardshell Kayaks

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  If you are buying a kayak for the very first time it is very exciting, but there are a lot of things that you need to consider. One of the most frequently asked questions we receive is this… “Which is better, an inflatable kayak or a hardshell kayak”? The answer to this question varies depending on exactly what your paddling goals are, but we’ve found that for most paddlers out there, the benefits of an inflatable kayak win the day. Inflatable kayaks are the best choice for many reasons. They are very portable, and extremely lightweight. There is an inflatable kayak that is created for every type of kayaker, whether you enjoy easy paddling or whitewater rapids. The prices of inflatable boats are generally cheaper than that of hardshell kayaks, and they are also … [Read More...]

Why Buy An Inflatable Kayak?

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  Are you wondering why you should buy an inflatable kayak? That’s a good question! After all, there are lots of options and vessels for those who want to explore the water through paddling. Our friends over at Aquaglide Kayaks, our premier inflatable kayak brand, put together this great list is why inflatable kayaks are [...]

Kokatat Outfits Record-Setting Paddle from Amazon to Florida


ARCATA, CALIFORNIA, April 23, 2013— In a show of dedication to the world’s most exciting paddle-powered endeavors, Kokatat is proud to announce a new partnership with expeditionary kayakers Russell and Graham Henry as they attempt to paddle 6,500 kilometers north from the mouth of the Amazon River to Florida. The Henry expedition started as a classroom [...]

Video – Sam Grafton runs Sunset Falls

Imagine a peaceful toboggan ride with your friends on a sunny afternoon. Now imagine instead of a sunny, snow filled slope to toboggan down, you have a 275 foot ramp of death and destruction, and none of your friends want to have anything to do with said death ramp. Now you have Sunset Falls in [...]

At Outdoor Research


At Outdoor Research, when we aren’t at work building killer apparel and gear, we’re usually found enjoying the wild places we love so much. And because we love them, we recognize how important it is to protect them and keep them accessible for generations to come. We support numerous environmental and educational non-profits working for [...]

Look Who’s Paddling Now: Sylvester Stallone

Oh John Rambo, why do you tease us with those massive God-given pipes while kayaking with your daughter on vacation in Hawaii last week? The Daily Mail wins the award for the worst headline in the Sylvester-Stallone-going-kayaking coverage: Don’t Rocky the boat! Sylvester Stallone enjoys kayak ride with daughter in Hawaii. For more information on how [...]