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Paddling Accessories

The best paddling accessories, reviewed and curated by the Trailspace community. The latest review was added on July 5, 2022. Stores' prices and availability are updated daily.

Recent Paddling Accessory Reviews

rated 4.5 of 5 stars
Northstar Canoes Clamp-On Tandem Yoke with CVCA Pads

A well-made, clamp-on canoe yoke with comfy wrap-around shoulder pads. Adapts well to Ally folding canoes.   Back when I was young and foolish, I would portage our 60+ pound Old Town Penobscot canoe, often with paddles and lifejackets lashed inside, over rough terrain and distance sometimes up to 2.5 km / 1.5 mi, using just the unadorned, slightly off-center yoke that it came with. You can rest assured I took a few breaks along the way. But I’m older and wiser and I guess a bit wealthier now… Full review

rated 5 of 5 stars
ACR Firefly PRO Solas

Lightweight and practical! A serious consideration for safety! I purchased this a few months ago from ACR where I had previously purchased their PLB. This is a very bright strobe light that can be activated for rescue in dark woods, at night or during the day. It weighs a little over four ounces with alkaline batteries and even less with the longer lasting and lighter lithium batteries. Up to 56 hours of strobe and about 20 steady light on. Visible up to three miles! Has settings of strobe, steady-on,… Full review

rated 4.5 of 5 stars
Advanced Elements WaterTech Gear Funk Bag

The Funk Bag is a medium-size duffel bag with ventilated top so damp gear doesn't get stinky in a sealed bag. It's tough and well-constructed with excellent straps. Terrific for carrying paddling gear, such as a wetsuit or several smaller pieces like neoprene gloves and boots. The waterproof bottom is a plus. The Funk Bag is a surprising design that really works. It looks like a medium-size duffle bag. The lower half is waterproof PVC, much like a well-made dry bag. The upper half is a tough PVC… Full review

rated 4 of 5 stars
Motionize SUPerior Paddle Sensor

The SUPerior paddle sensor is a great tool for the novice or SUP racer to optimise paddle stroke. Used in conjunction with a Smartphone app it gives real time training information. I have been using the Motionize SUPerior paddle sensor along with their SUP smartphone app all summer and have found it to be really helpful in improving my paddle stroke and overall speed. Packaged in a small zippered case the SUPerior sensor comes with a charger plate and charging cable. Once the sensor is fully charged… Full review

rated 4 of 5 stars
Advanced Elements Rapid Up Sail

When you are looking for that extra little push during a long day on the water the Advance Elements Rapid Up Sail provides. Having attached this to both a single and tandem kayak, the Rapid Up Sail can produce enjoyable speed with favorable winds. Living on the coast in SW FL, I am surrounded by water, so I spend a great deal of time paddling...both kayak and canoe. Over the years I have seen some pretty elaborate and expensive canoe/sail setups, even on kayaks...but that's not what I was looking… Full review

rated 5 of 5 stars
Duluth #3 Original Duluth Pack

Great pack for canoeing. The traditional envelope type canoe packs fit in the bottom of a canoe and stack well. We have done a lot of BWCA camping over the years and canoe packs work much better than hiking packs. You can carry a lot of equipment on a canoe trip and the pack only has to be comfortable in general for portages. Frost River and Duluth Pack build great packs and for the budget conscious you can generally find them used. Full review

rated 4 of 5 stars
L.L.Bean Sit Backer Canoe Seat

Yes, my somewhat indulgent, lazy paddling canoe seat! I really do like it, though, and it is nice to have on those days when I may want to recline a bit, or when I want to cinch it up and have more back support. This is actually the GCI Outdoors SitBacker Canoe seat; I do have the one with the L.L. Bean logo, since that is where I purchased it. It is the exact same seat as that sold under the GCI brand name. I purchased this canoe seat, since I often canoe at sunset, or pre-dawn, on quiet waters,… Full review

rated 2 of 5 stars
Crazy Creek Canoe Pad III

My webbed canoe seat is not adjustable, and sometimes I like a bit more height, and sometimes I like a bit of padding on long trips. This canoe pad was low-priced, and was bought to replace a homemade pad I had been using. However, I found this pad to be rock hard, very uncomfortable,and I have actually replaced it with a better pad. I saw that this seat was  advertised as having 1" thick  "memory foam", and thought it might be comfortable but not too squishy. Well, the "memory foam" is only the… Full review

rated 4.5 of 5 stars
Cascade Creek Yakgrips

We are reviewing the Yakgrips Comfort Kayak Paddle Grips made by Cascade Creek, designed for take-apart paddles. We use kayak paddles for solo canoeing and kayaking, and have found these grips to be an easy to use accessory, making paddling more comfortable. The company does make a grip with velcro , that can be used on solid shaft paddles. We had not gone searching for these grips, but rather stumbled upon them at a Paddlesports husband immediately realized that they could be the solution… Full review

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