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A Fantastic Family Boat: Review of Lifetime’s 10-Foot Manta Kayak

By Ian Waterman

Lifetime’s 10-Foot Manta Kayak ReviewLightweight at 60 lbTunnel hull design provides ultra stability and tracking; Almost impossible to tip over!5-year limited manufacturer warrantyOur Rating 10 Out of 10 Price: $479.99 Buy From Amazon When kayaking and outdoor publications put out their lists of “This Year’s Best Kayaks,” the pages are filled with descriptions of boats […]

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Lake vs. Sea Kayak: Which is Right for You?

By Ian Waterman

One of the most exciting outdoor adventures you can partake in is the kayak camping trip: paddling off with a boat full of gear to places that are inaccessible to those confined to dry land. But for such an undertaking, you’ll need the right boat, and you have to choose between a lake kayak or […]

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Review of Ocean Kayak’s Malibu Two Kayak

By Ian Waterman

There’s nothing quite like a day of kayaking: gliding effortlessly through the water, the sun warming your face and the earthy smells of the water wafting through your nose. There’s just one thing that could make that day better – a partner. Someone to share in the experience, and someone who will join you in […]

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Review of the Sevylor Colorado 2-Person Fishing Kayak

By Ian Waterman

There’s nothing quite like a day of fishing out on a tranquil lake or river. No engines roaring, or even any sounds of a truck starting up in the distance. It’s a dream for many anglers to leave civilization behind, even for just a day.Unfortunately, it’s a hard dream to achieve on the more popular […]

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Recreational vs. Touring Kayak: Which One Do You Need

By Ian Waterman

The difference between a recreational kayak and a touring kayak is something that perplexes many people who are new to the sport. Some think a recreational boat is just a cheap touring kayak. They might be right to some extent; touring kayaks are often more expensive since, in addition to being constructed of better materials, […]

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Paddling Together: Should I Buy a Tandem Kayak or Canoe

By Ian Waterman

Tandem kayaks and canoes are both excellent ways for two people to spend a day together on the water. With experienced paddlers, both types of boat can be incredibly fast and maneuverable. However, both have their advantages and disadvantages, and they work best in different environments. It’s important to consider how you intend to use […]

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Onyx Movement Dynamic Vest: The Best PFD for Kayakers

By Ian Waterman

ONYX MoveVent Dynamic ReviewOur Rating 10 Out of 10 Lightweight PFD​Design Allows for Greater MovementMesh Back Helps Keep you CoolPrice:$43.23 Buy From Amazon Personal Floatation Devices (PFDs): they can be uncomfortable, might restrict your movement, and are not always the most flattering. If local law permits it, some paddlers don’t wear one at all. But […]

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So You Want to Start Kayaking?

By Ian Waterman

You’re thinking about getting into kayaking, but aren’t sure what kind of investment it’s going to take. Am I in good enough shape? How much will it cost to start out? Do I need to book private lessons? It’s a lot bigger commitment than getting into a sport like jogging or cycling, but if it’s […]

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7 Essential Saltwater Kayak Fishing Tips for Newbies

By Ian Waterman

Fishing in saltwater isn’t all that different from freshwater, but the challenges of any fishing trip are magnified when you’re in the ocean. The weather, distance from the shore, and gear needed all make saltwater kayak fishing a bit more challenging, but with a few simple tips you should be out on the open water […]

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