Become a better kayaker with these kayaking tips and techniques.

How to Choose a Kayak Rack for Your Truck

Transporting a kayak is not exactly a kayaker’s favorite activity. But you have to get the boat to the water so you don’t really have an option. Truck racks are a reliable way to ensure that you and your kayak get to the destination safely. However, finding the best kayak racks for trucks can be […]

Best Modular Kayak

Kayaking is one of those things that you just can’t get enough of. You try it once and the next thing you know you are shopping around for your own kayak. But kayaks can be bulky. So some people go looking for portable options. These options include foldable yaks, inflatables, and another unique type—modular kayaks. […]

How to Choose a Tandem Kayak for Your Family

Buying a tandem kayak for your family can turn out to be quite the task. You think you know what you want until you see all the models in the market. They come in different shapes, sizes, colors, and designs.  So which are the best tandem kayaks for families? This buying guide will help you […]

How to Choose a Touring Kayak

Kayak touring is one of those things you have to do at least once in your life. But just know that once is never enough. You will find yourself doing it again and again—because it is that awesome. A good touring kayak is key if you want to be safe and have fun. So how […]

How to Choose a Kayak Paddle

You don’t know how many kayak paddle models there are until you start looking for one. You’ll be surprised. You will see different sizes, materials, and blade shapes. What is supposed to be a simple task can quickly become a daunting one. So, here is everything you need to know to help you choose the […]

How to Choose a Lightweight Kayak

One of the least enjoyable things about kayaking is transporting or portaging your kayak. Sometimes it can even discourage you from going on your trip. But not all kayaks weigh 50+ pounds. There are many awesome kayaks that aren’t heavy. They are perfect for people who like to go kayaking anytime without being limited. So, […]

How to Choose a Kayak for Camping

Buying a camping kayak can be tricky. There are tons of options and you only want to pick one. The wrong kayak for camping will make you miserable. If it is too small, your feet will be cramped up and you won’t have enough space for all your gear. And a kayak that is too […]

Are Inflatable Kayaks Safe?

Sure, inflatable kayaks are lightweight and easy to transport. But even with these benefits and many others, people still have doubts about inflatable kayaks.  Some fear that they aren’t rigid enough. Others doubt the stability. So, the question is: inflatable kayaks safe? We’ll address all your concerns about blow-up yaks here.  How Good Are Inflatable […]

How to Choose a Kayak Cooler

Imagine you have been paddling your kayak for a while under the hot sun. You reach for your water or soda to take a sip only to find that it is warm. Disappointing, right?  That’s why you need the best kayak cooler for your trips. Someone said, “life is better with a cold drink in […]

How to Choose a Kayak Fishing Life Vest

When you leave for kayak fishing, you expect to go back to your family after the trip. And while it is not exactly a dangerous activity, you never know what awaits. So you should always prioritize your safety. One way to do that is by wearing your PFD. Other than keeping you from drowning, kayak […]

How to Choose a Kayak for Dogs

With all the options available, how do you pick the right kayak for you and your dog? Making this decision is not as easy as it sounds. To save you the trouble, we talk about what to look for and what kayak types to avoid. So read on. Can You Take Your Dog on a […]

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How to Choose a Kayak Knife

What do you even look for when buying a kayak knife? A knife is just a knife, right? Wrong!  Kayak knives come in different shapes, sizes, and designs to make them safe and convenient for kayak use. So here is what you should consider in the best kayaking knife for your application. 1. Handle Material […]

How to Choose a Kayak GPS

Kayaking is super fun, but sometimes it’s hard to find your way. Monitoring your location offers guidance and keeps you on track. It sounds simple, but it could even save your life. So what factors should you consider when choosing a kayak GPS? Read on to find out: 1. Battery Life A GPS device with […]

How to Choose a Sea Kayak

So, what do you look for when buying a sea kayak? How do you determine that a kayak is right for you? Well, here are the factors to consider.  Build Quality The most common materials for making sea kayaks are polyethylene, fiberglass, carbon fiber, and sometimes wood. Each of them has its pros and cons. […]

How to Portage a Kayak

Portages are a less enjoyable part of kayaking. Nobody likes carrying a heavy kayak and gear, even over a short distance. It is tiring and frustrating. But kayak portage is not something you can avoid as a kayaker. While you don’t have to love it, you need to learn how to do it. So, here […]

How to Choose a Pedal Kayak

Like regular kayaks, pedal kayaks come in all shapes, sizes, and designs. Here is what you should consider when buying a pedal kayak. Build Quality The construction of a kayak determines its durability and weight. Manufacturers use different kinds of materials to make pedal-driven boats. Some of the most common ones include rotomolded plastic and […]

Calories Burned Kayaking

Are you looking for a fun activity that burns calories efficiently? You may want to consider kayaking. This sounds strange because when you think about weight loss, your mind goes to the gym. Or some other intense exercises. But going by the number of calories burned kayaking, it can be a great way to lose […]

What’s the Best Way to Store a Kayak

Before buying a kayak, there are a few questions you need to ask yourself. One of them is how you’re going to store your kayak. The last thing you want is to have a huge kayak with nowhere to put it. Or worse, damage your kayak due to poor storage. There are many ways to […]

What Size Kayak Do I Need?

The idea of getting a new kayak is exciting. But you can’t just pick the first one you come across. You see, the right kayak size makes a huge difference while out in the water. Not only does it enhance comfort, but it also promotes safety. You want to be able to control your boat […]

16 Types of Kayaks: Their Differences, Pros and Cons

Kayaking is arguably the best watersport. It opens up a whole new world of adventures for paddlers. You can kayak over the most dangerous waterfalls or enjoy a relaxed trip with your dog.  For all the various activities, there are specific types of kayaks. And getting the one that suits you is not always easy. […]

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How to Choose a Kayak for Beginners

The thought of becoming a kayaker is exciting. Just think of the fun you will have with your friends and family on the water. Not to mention the peace and health benefits that come with it. (Read here about how many calories you burn in one hour of kayaking.) Before you actually get to it, […]

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Kayaking 101 – How to Paddle a Kayak

From a distance, paddling a kayak may seem simple. Although it cannot be considered difficult, every beginner has a lot to learn. There is a specific way to position yourself and hold your kayak paddle. This helps you use the right paddling technique. Besides, you need to know how to get into the craft when […]

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Kayak vs. Canoe – the Pros and Cons of Each

The kayak and the canoe are similar in many ways. Yet, there is some kind of unspoken rivalry between the enthusiasts of these two sports. Both sides consider their sport to be superior. This rivalry is nothing serious. But it can cause confusion for someone looking to choose between the two. Instead of listening to […]

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All You Need to Know About Kayak Safety

Kayaking in the United Sates has grown at a rate of 272% over the past nine years. This is according to a report by the American Canoe Association (ACA). Unfortunately, as fun as this fast growing sport is, accidents still happen. While fatalities are not common, all it takes is one mistake. What was supposed […]

Health Benefits of Kayaking

4 Health Benefits of Kayaking You May Not Be Aware Of

What could you possibly gain from sitting in your kayak and paddling around? Kayaking has been around for thousands of years. It was and is still used for different activities such as hunting and exploring. Rarely is it thought of as a form of exercise. How often have you heard someone say they are going […]