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Recent Kayak Paddle Reviews

Werner Ikelos

rated 5 of 5 stars Great buoyant large blade. Looks good and performs great. Been using the Ikelos bent shaft for a number of years. It is an exceptional and rather large paddle, light and stiff, but with comfortable bent shaft it performs very well. Foam core construction makes for a very buoyant blade with smooth surfaces on both sides. Paddle enters water cleanly and when rolling it does provide enough support even if not at a perfect angle. In some respect it is one of the best paddles to teach roll with. I have… Full review

Bending Branches Bounce

rated 5 of 5 stars Excellent price, lightweight, and comfortable grip. I received this paddle as a Christmas gift. It was my second paddle, and I LOVED it. The quality, weight, and ease of use made me think this was a very expensive gift. It has a nice, natural grip and is pre-wrapped, so I have not had to add the usual Yak-Grips that I always put on my paddle shaft.  I have a small boat (9.5 foot kayak), and this paddle pushes me quickly through the water, even in a very strong head wind. I have also used it through… Full review

Carlisle Magic

rated 4.5 of 5 stars I am not a kayaker, but when I purchased a new solo canoe, it was suggested to me, that in addition to my regular canoe paddle, I look into getting a basic kayak paddle, to try with the solo canoe. I saw this Carlisle Magic paddle at LL Bean, and it looked as though it would meet my needs. It has done quite well for me, and I can recommend this paddle as a basic, recreational paddle for a kayak or canoe. I had never used a kayak paddle before I purchased my solo boat; I have found this basic paddle… Full review

Aqua-Bound Sting Ray Carbon

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Excellent ultra light paddle with lots of adjustability. Packs down in two pieces, drip rings included, and very little "flutter" when paddling hard. I got this paddle as a present with my kayak for Christmas from my wife. I was used to an aluminum shaft paddle on my last kayak. Immediately I noticed that this thing is light. I thought my aluminum paddle was light. I was wrong! At just over a pound, this paddle is almost non-existent in your hands. It has a positive locking ferrule that has locking… Full review

Werner Skagit FG IM

rated 5 of 5 stars Great paddle...Great value. The Skagit FG IM is a great all around paddle. I don't think that you could find a better paddle at a better price. Yes, carbon would be lighter, but it would cost more also. Full review

Werner Cyprus

rated 5 of 5 stars Outstanding premium touring paddle, extremely well designed and built. Always a pleasure to use. I've been paddling with a Cyprus since 2011. Several two-week expeditions and many shorter trips.  Lots of day paddling. I'm a sea kayaking instructor. I initially purchased the Cyprus as a backup to my Werner Ikelos (also an excellent paddle) because I wanted something with a slightly smaller blade area for long days on the water with a heavy boat.  It quickly became my primary expedition paddle thanks… Full review

Bending Branches Infusion

rated 4 of 5 stars Great paddle very light. Bright color (I like to be seen on the water), if you know what I mean. Nice tapered grip. I have had this paddle and several other brands over the years and now it seems I always grab the Infusion over the others. It has a lot of miles on it and other than a few scratches on the blade it looks and acts as if it was brand new. Love how light this composite paddle is. The handles are slightly oval rather than round, which helps with maintaining grip position. Full review

Carlisle Expedition

rated 5 of 5 stars Fantastic! I love this paddle! Worth every penny! Its light weight fits nicely in your hand, so there is no blistering or rubbing. It doesn't get slippery when it's wet! I don't have a bad word to say about it! LOVE IT. Full review

Werner Shuna

rated 5 of 5 stars A strong, lightweight, adjustable paddle that is a joy to use. The Werner Shuna:Hooked (250cm) weighs in at 1 lb 14.5 oz (865 KG). Please check Werner's site for listed dimensions. As a new paddler, I was a bit leery of spending so much on a paddle. My mind was set at ease once I received the paddle and saw the quality put into the creation of this paddle. The adjustable ferrule works smoothly and holds firmly in place with no play once you have it set where you want it. The 15 ° increments give… Full review

Top-Rated Kayak Paddles

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user rating: 5 of 5 (3)
Werner Skagit FG IM
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Werner Shuna
$220 - $370
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Werner Little Dipper Carbon
$275 - $349
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Werner Camano
$233 - $370
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Werner Ikelos
$400 - $475
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Werner Cyprus
$400 - $475
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Bending Branches Bounce
$68 - $79
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Bending Branches Whisper
$55 - $64
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Aqua-Bound Sting Ray Carbon
$140 - $189
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Aqua-Bound Manta Ray
$76 - $208
Accent Pace
Bending Branches Angler Pro FG 2
Riveraholic Pro-Paddles
NRS Ripple Kayak Paddle
Advanced Elements Twilight Travel Paddle
$50 - $63
Oru Kayak Oru Touring Paddle
Werner Powerhouse
$200 - $345
Advanced Elements Orbit Paddle
$80 - $99
Bending Branches Impression
Aqua-Bound Sting Ray Hybrid
Aqua-Bound EagleRay Carbon
Harmony Sea Passage Paddle
Werner Double Diamond
$350 - $450
Adventure Technology Carbon AT2 Superlight
$368 - $459
Carlisle Predator Fiberglass Paddle
Seattle Sports SeaWhisper Carbon Paddle
Bending Branches Angler Classic
$149 - $174
Adventure Technology Xception Superlight
Adventure Technology Geronimo Fiberglass Whitewater
$200 - $260
Advanced Elements Axis
Bending Branches Sunrise Glass
$85 - $99
Advanced Elements Ultralite Pack Paddle
Adventure Technology Xception Standard
Carlisle K1 One-Piece Paddle
Werner Athena
$400 - $475
NRS PTK Kayak Paddle
Werner Ovation Carbon Core
$495 - $570
Werner Player
Accent Moxie
Adventure Technology AT2 Flexi
$352 - $440
Adventure Technology AT Exodus Carbon Superlight
Aquaglide Vario Reflex
Bending Branches Slice Glass Plus
$130 - $148
Accent Air
$139 - $199
Bending Branches Navigator
$299 - $324
Adventure Technology Samurai Fiberglass
Werner Sherpa
$200 - $300
Adventure Technology Odyssey Glass
Carlisle Day Tripper
Adventure Technology Eddy
$268 - $334
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