Paddles

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Canoe
Kayak
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Brands

Werner
L.L.Bean
Bending Branches
ZRE
Sanborn Canoe Co.
Carlisle
Aqua-Bound
Mitchell Paddles
Old Town
Accent

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$25 - $49.99
$50 - $99.99
$100 - $199.99
$200 - $299.99
$300 - $399.99
$400 - $499.99
$500 and above

Recent 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

L.L.Bean Beavertail Canoe Paddle

rated 5 of 5 stars A classic redone with a robust edge guard and modern wood finish. This paddle isn't for white water, but on a lake or quiet stream, it's a lovely paddle to hold and use. I received this paddle as a birthday gift from my wife yesterday. I'm quite taken with it—it's so "Moonrise Kingdom." The wood used is straight-grained and clear of imperfection. The paddle is understated and beautiful. Beavertail paddles are a classic choice for lake paddling. Once the paddle is submerged, its shape allows it… Full review

Bending Branches Viper

rated 5 of 5 stars Most comfortable paddle I've used for long distance paddling. The curved shaft really makes a big difference. I purchased this canoe paddle to replace my 20-year-old Bending Branches bent paddle that finally took some damage after many miles. This one has the curved shaft as well as the bend where the paddle connects. The curved shaft really makes a big difference for comfort, it just feels good. I also feel like I can steer better with the Viper as opposed to my old bent paddle, maybe it's just… 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

Bending Branches BB Special

rated 5 of 5 stars This is the only paddle I’d recommend for flat water and lake paddling. This paddle provides you more power more efficiently with each of your strokes. You can easily spend much more on a paddle, but you’ll not really gain much in performance. (Note the grip and oval shaft) Finish is excellent. After more than two decades of use, my paddle looks much newer.  Firstly, in the interest of full disclosure, openness, and honesty, I’m biased toward wood paddles. I neither want nor need any high… Full review

ZRE Power Surge FW-Z Light

rated 5 of 5 stars Hand made in the USA carbon fiber work of art that makes heavier paddles obsolete IMHO We purchased two ZRE Power Surge Light paddles a year ago and they still make us smile every time we use them or even just pick them up. At near 8 1/2 ounces (varies slightly by length), they allow two Medicare-age paddlers to paddle for four hours without even having our arms get tired. My wife has arthritis in her hands, so I phoned Mr. Zaveral himself for advice. He told us what measurements to take and then… Full review

Sanborn Canoe Co. Minnesota

rated 5 of 5 stars The Sanborn Canoe Co. Minnesota 14° is a light weight (19 oz.) and durable paddle making all environments pleasant. The paddle is comfortable in the hands, takes a beating, and comes out still looking beautiful. Some may think the light weight compromises durability, but not with this paddle. I recently purchased the Minnesota 14° bend for an excursion in the BWCA.  I have paddled with many other well-known brands before with no complaints, but this paddle came out on top for paddles to own. 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

Sanborn Canoe Co. Gunflint

rated 5 of 5 stars I am not easily impressed. I have had numerous paddles over the 25 years I have toured the BWCAW. After lending my favorite paddle to a friend who lost it (yes, I know I should not have lent it.) I ordered a pair of Sanborn Gunflint paddles. A bent one for the bow and long straight for the stern. I like them even better than the one I lost. I did much research before choosing and am thankful I did. Great craftsmanship, and beautiful. They are a little more beat up now, but I use my paddles... really… Full review

Top-Rated Paddles

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user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Werner Ikelos reviewed Sep 8, 2016
$400 - $475
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
L.L.Bean Beavertail Canoe Paddle reviewed Aug 22, 2016
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Bending Branches Viper reviewed Jul 3, 2016
$128
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Bending Branches Bounce reviewed Mar 31, 2016
$68 - $79
user rating: 5 of 5 (3)
Bending Branches BB Special reviewed Oct 31, 2015
$100
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
ZRE Power Surge FW-Z Light reviewed Oct 5, 2015
$325 MSRP
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Sanborn Canoe Co. Minnesota reviewed Sep 17, 2015
$170 MSRP
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Carlisle Magic reviewed Jul 19, 2015
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Sanborn Canoe Co. Gunflint reviewed Jul 9, 2015
$135 MSRP
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Aqua-Bound Sting Ray Carbon reviewed Dec 27, 2014
$140 - $189
user rating: 5 of 5 (3)
Werner Skagit FG IM reviewed Nov 9, 2014
$130
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Mitchell Paddles Premier reviewed May 22, 2014
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Werner Cyprus reviewed May 8, 2014
$400 - $475
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Bending Branches Impression Solo reviewed Apr 28, 2014
$160
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Bending Branches Infusion reviewed Apr 19, 2014
$90 MSRP
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Carlisle Expedition reviewed Apr 15, 2014
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Old Town Golden Light Canoe Paddle reviewed Apr 15, 2014
$35
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Werner Shuna reviewed Apr 15, 2014
$176 - $370
 
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Accent Vision Polymer reviewed Apr 11, 2014
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Whiskeyjack Whiskey Jill reviewed Apr 7, 2014
$145 MSRP
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Field & Stream Aluminum Canoe Paddle reviewed Apr 3, 2014
$25 MSRP
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Aqua-Bound Shred Carbon reviewed Sep 11, 2013
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Werner Little Dipper Carbon reviewed Sep 5, 2013
$275 - $349
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Aqua-Bound Manta Ray reviewed Jun 8, 2013
$76 - $189
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Bending Branches Whisper reviewed Apr 14, 2013
$55 - $64
user rating: 3 of 5 (1)
Carlisle Standard T-Grip reviewed Feb 21, 2013
$31
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Werner Camano reviewed Jul 21, 2011
$275 - $370
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Carlisle Economy Paddle reviewed May 20, 2011
$20
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Whiskeyjack Whiskey Chaser reviewed Nov 13, 2010
$145 MSRP
 
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Aqua-Bound Fin Stalker reviewed Oct 4, 2010
Accent Pace Kayak Paddle
$400
 
BIC Sport Performer CC Stand-Up Paddle
$191
Bending Branches Angler Pro FG 2 Kayak Paddle
$247
BIC Sport Performer CF W Stand-Up Paddle
$230
Werner Zen 85 Stand-Up Paddle
$219 - $273
Riveraholic Pro-Paddles Kayak Paddle
$55
NRS Ripple Kayak Paddle Kayak Paddle
$130
 
Aqua-Bound Lyric Stand-Up Paddle
$140
Sol Paddle Boards SUP Adjustable Carbon Paddle Stand-Up Paddle
$199
Boardworks Kraken Adjustable Paddle Stand-Up Paddle
$279
Bending Branches Amp 1-Piece Stand-Up Paddle
$228 - $242
Advanced Elements Twilight Travel Paddle Kayak Paddle
$50 - $63
Oru Kayak Oru Touring Paddle Kayak Paddle
$150
Werner Powerhouse Kayak Paddle
$160 - $345
Bending Branches Expedition Plus Canoe Paddle
$120 - $149
Advanced Elements Orbit Paddle Kayak Paddle
$70 - $99
Bending Branches Impression Kayak Paddle
$160
Bending Branches Arrow Canoe Paddle
$100
Bending Branches "A" Series Canoe Paddle
$250
Aqua-Bound Sting Ray Hybrid Kayak Paddle
$140
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