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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


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

Standard T-Grip

rated 3 of 5 stars Decent paddle for the price. Full shaft covered in vinyl so hand placement is not limited like the economy model. OL for recreational paddling, not stiff enough for whitewater or flatwater racing. This is basically the Carlisle Economy Paddle with a fully vinyl covered shaft, so you'll never have to touch cold aluminum even when you choke up on the paddle. I've own one of these for 3 years and bought 4 for my company's canoe team. The price is right, they are nicer than the economy model which most… Full review

Foam Float

rated 4 of 5 stars This paddle float does what it's designed for, but it is a little on the bulky side and not the easiest to put on in a hurry. On the large size so it helps to get you back into your boat with ease. Doubles as an awesome camp seat on multi-day paddles or some extra cushion in your kayak seat. Well made paddle float, lightweight, although a little bulky/large on deck. Works well for self rescue and gets you back in your boat but I would suggest a few practice tries at attaching it to your paddle first… Full review

Economy Paddle

rated 4 of 5 stars I've always been a Lolk paddle guy. One day, I read that 'an unbreakable paddle' was a must for Roy McGregor, a pretty fair paddler and hockey writer up here in the Great White North. So I bought one of these Carlisle paddles from MEC as a 'spare' and I really liked it.  It was light, wide and had a nice T-grip. And I use paddling gloves so it still felt good in hand. And I really loved that when you came to a portage and you had to unload the packs in tough places you could just pitch this… Full review

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Carlisle Coverage in the Trailspace Blog

Reviewer Bill Garlinghouse Wins Old Town Kayak Package
Congratulations to community member Bill "L.Dog" Garlinghouse! Bill just won a paddling package, including an Old Town kayak, Carlisle paddle, and Extrasport PFD ($880 value) for sharing his reviews. Read more
April 30, 2014

Last Week: Enter to Win Old Town Kayak, Paddle, PFD
In just one week, one Trailspace member will win a complete paddling package, including an Old Town Camden 106 kayak, a Carlisle Magic Plus paddle, and an Extrasport Equinox DLX PFD. Read more
April 23, 2014

Win an $880 Old Town Kayak and Paddling Package
With three-quarters of the Earth's surface covered by water, why restrict your outdoor adventures to land? Thanks to Johnson Outdoors, we're outfitting one lucky member with a paddling package worth $880! Read more
April 15, 2014

Review Your Outdoor Gear to Win an Old Town Kayak
Want to get out on the water in your own kayak? Review your gear and you're entered to win a paddling package worth $880, including an Old Town kayak, Carlisle paddle, and Extrasport PFD. Read more
April 8, 2014

No Joke: Win a Kayaking Package from Johnson Outdoors
Review your outdoor gear now through Tuesday, April 29, and you could win a complete paddling package, including an Old Town Camden 106 kayak, Carlisle paddle, and Extrasport PFD ($880 value). Read more
April 1, 2014


Carlisle Paddles
125 Gilman Falls Avenue
Building B
Old Town, ME 04468

phone: (207) 827-5514
toll-free: (800) 343-1555
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