Paddling Gear and Forum added to Trailspace

Many Trailspace community members are amphibious. They like to hike, backpack, and climb, but they don't always stick to land during their outdoor adventures. Many also like to explore backcountry rivers and lakes with a paddle in hand. And they've let us know so in the forums and with numerous requests to add paddling gear to the site.

So, I'm excited to report that Trailspace now has a Paddling section in the Gear Guide — in time for spring. Now you can review and research canoes, kayaks, packrafts, paddles, outfitting gear, dry bags and storage, safety gear, apparel, and accessories under Paddling Gear —1,275 items and counting.

And since it's not a community without plenty of discussions and opinions, we've added a brand-new Paddling forum for folks to debate and share expertise on paddling gear, techniques, and tips.

Check them out:

Paddling Gear and Reviews

Paddling Forum

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May 6, 2010 at 11:58 a.m. (EDT)


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May 6, 2010 at 6:19 p.m. (EDT)


What Alan said.

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May 6, 2010 at 6:56 p.m. (EDT)

Cool, i'm so glad you added the paddling section.

We try to get on the water at least 1 a week.


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May 7, 2010 at 6:03 a.m. (EDT)

This is great.

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May 7, 2010 at 9:01 a.m. (EDT)


Oh well, I suppose I could go paddling------or catarafting!

Ray & Dorita at Tappen Falls, Middle Fork Salmon, ID.

A rare & legal 8 night, 9 day trip.

Alicia MacLeay (Alicia)
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May 7, 2010 at 2:45 p.m. (EDT)

You are all welcome.

Tom Mangan deserves most of the credit for getting all of that paddling gear up and running and ready for reviews.

I admit that I am now pining for a tandem kayak for myself and my little kids. We already have a canoe and single kayak, but I've been wanting a kayak I can use with one of my kids at a time, out on our local lakes and rivers.

Nice catarafting picture, Ray!

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May 10, 2010 at 9:00 p.m. (EDT)

i like to sea kayak in da great lakes i live a block from lake huron.

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