Canoe & Kayak
Here George covers the main models worth note from Aquaglide's inflatable kayak range. Including legendary names such as Chinook, Chelan and Navarro. Whether you need a boat for solo or tandem paddling, inland or coastal use, this well respected brand has you covered.
Here George takes an initial look at the new Spinera Hybris inflatable kayak, the latest boat to the market using drop stitch technology for improved performance. We use our specialist knowledge of blow up kayaks in order to summarise this model's key features and why it has so many people excited to get on the water.
Pyranha have been doing a fantastic job to help their partner stores. Not only in creating epic boats and driving innovation through difficult times, but also in providing our staff with the right information to advise customers in the best way. As part of the Ripper 2 launch, I was able to access a Q&A session with Andy Butler, one of the Pyranha designers, with numerous international and domestic partner stores joining in to benefit from this inside information. So what was discussed and how can it be useful to anyone considering adding the latest home grown half slice to their quiver? Read on to find out.
The second generation of arguably the most influential whitewater kayak of the last ten years. A difficult second album or another smash hit? Time will be the judge but based on Pyranha’s recent successes with 9R, Ozone and Scorch I’m confident enough to have a personal order in place already.
When a footwear giant makes a move into the watersports world you have to take note. La Sportiva's outdoor and mountaineering footwear is highly regarded and our staff massively excited to test their take on the perfect water boot. In choosing the new TX Canyon you're guaranteed a high quality, feature packed addition to your kit bag.
An essential purchase but one that can be surprisingly difficult to get right. A lack of information can be partially responsible for a lack of clarity over sizing and suitability. Here Joe provides his opinion and adds useful images with a handy scale to help your selection, being based around the ever popular and excellent value Ortlieb PD350.
Our staff are such an important aspect of the shop and we think their ability to offer quality advice is unrivalled in our industry. Here we asked Joe to tell you a little about his sports, where it all started and his favourite kit.
The world of canoes allows for creativity and absolute customisation. While this is fantastic, our staff understand it can also be overwhelming and thus wanted to run through the most common bespoke options when deciding on the specification of your new Silverbirch Canoe. Whether you choose Firefly or Broadland the decision around seats, lacing, freeboard height and other factors can have a material impact on function and overall enjoyment, as well as aesthetics!
Tootega kayaks is a small company based in Attleborough, Norfolk. We have known the owners, Steve & James, for many years and their passion for quality products and growing paddlesport participation is unrivalled. Our staff have been lucky to visit their factory and have always been blown away by their attention to detail, coming away with a desire to support both Tootega and UK manufacturing more generally. Prior to the formation of the brand, Steve and James designed and manufactured at many popular kayak brands and have taken the positives from each. It is therefore unsurprising that models like Kinetic, Pulse and Prophecy have become industry leaders. Tootega were the first brand to introduce a lifetime warranty on their products, just one example of how they are striving for perfection. Read on to find out more about their range and which kayak is correct for your circumstances and aspirations.