About Us

Outdoorplay

Water is indeed the source of life. Its flow reaches throughout our world and stretches imaginations. The water we race through, the water we struggle against, the water we fish in, the water that sometimes conquers us and that we sometimes conquer. It’s where we accomplish our greatest pursuits. It’s where we feel at home. It’s where we feel alive.

Here at Outdoorplay, we are lifetime kayakers. We love kayaking and want to help you get on the water.


Outdoorplay History

Outdoorplay was founded in 1995. The kayaking business started as a one man kayak school based out of a garage in Salem, Oregon. With the focus of introducing new people to the sport, Outdoorplay quickly grew a loyal customer base in the Northwest and developed into a thriving retail operation focused on delivering world class customer service, instruction and expertise. When the business went online in 1998, it became a national presence in paddlesports retail.

Today Outdoorplay is not only the largest online dealer in the country, we’re also the most experienced. We’ve done this longer than any other retailer out there. Trust your business to Outdoorplay. Our system is proven and we have the best track record in the industry! Check out our customer testimonials to see what other customers say about their Outdoorplay experience. And be confident that you are getting the best deal around because we stand behind every sale with our price match guarantee.