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We test the top paddling brands from Bluefin, Isle, NRS, Yeti, Sea to Summit, and Outdoor Research, among others, so you don't have to
Paddling Gear Reviews
Though it's not versatile enough for every kind of paddler, its combination of performance and low storage space is just right for certain paddlers ready to tackle big waves.
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