Werner Trance 95 Performance
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werner vibe
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KIALOA Insanity
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Aqua-Bound Challenge 85
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Awards Editors' Choice Award Editors' Choice Award Best Buy Award Top Pick Award  
Price $364.00 at REI
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$270 List$170.00 at REI
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$149.21 at Backcountry
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$189.95 at Backcountry
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Pros Lightweight, easy to adjust, high performanceGreat paddling performance, lightweight, compact for travelingCuts cleanly through water, durable bladeLightweight, strong, easy on the body to useEasy and sturdy adjustment, lightweight, high performance
Cons Pricey, blade can flutterSlight paddle flutterHeavy, looks like a toyThe handle allows excellent grip but can become uncomfortableSmaller adjustment range
Bottom Line A high scorer, this model is a lightweight high performer.The Lock and Load is easily one of the best paddles we have tested to date and breaks down into 3 pieces for easy transportThe vibe provides excellent value for a high performing paddle.Users will appreciate the Insanity's high performance and updated lever-lock adjustment system.High-performance with an easy locking mechanism, this paddle is for serious users.
Rating Categories Werner Trance 95 Performance Hala Travel Lock & Load Werner Vibe KIALOA Insanity Aqua-Bound Challenge 85
Performance (30%)
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Weight (20%)
10
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Ease Of Adjustment (20%)
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Locking Mechanism (20%)
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Aesthetics (10%)
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Specs Werner Trance 95... Hala Travel Lock &... Werner Vibe KIALOA Insanity Aqua-Bound...
Paddle Weight 1.2 lbs 1.125 lbs 1.7 lbs 1.56 lbs 1.3 lbs
Blade Design Dihedral Dihedral Dihedral Dihedral Dihedral
Blade Shape Rectangular Teardrop Rectangular Teardrop Rectangular
Offset 10 degrees 10 degrees 10 degrees 10 degrees 10 degrees
Blade Material Carbon Polycarbonate Injection molded fiberglass Fiberglass fibrlite epX engineered polymer reinforced with carbon
Blade Dimensions 95 sq in Unavailible 100 sq in 83 sq in 85 sq in
Shaft Material Carbon Carbon Fiberglass Durable fiberglass Carbon
Adjustablility (inches) 8" 16" 16" 16" 10.5"
Length Range (inches) 70" - 78" | 74" - 82" | 80" - 88" 62"-78" 68" - 84" 70"-86" 70" - 80"
Number of Pieces 1-piece (available in 1, 2, or 3) 3-piece 3-piece (available in 1, 2, or 3) 1-piece (avaliable in 1 or 3) 2-piece
Compact Size NA 41" 34.5" NA 66"
Warranty 1 year 3 years 1 year 1 year 2 years
Comes with cover No No No No No
Locking Mechanism Handle LeverLock Handle LeverLock Handle LeverLock Handle LeverLock "Performance" Snap Button
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