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Astral Gear Review’s

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Well it’s been an interesting month.  What started out an amazing summer full of hiking, biking and lots of paddleboarding then took a drastic 180 when I tore my MCL […]

Frisky Ripples: Popina Swimwear, Gear Review

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My interests typically revolve around outdoor activities and as I’ve previously written, I really enjoy getting on the water to paddle. So when it comes to shopping I rank that […]

Aqua Bound Paddles Sting Ray Review

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The carbon-fiberglass blend shaft and carbon/plastic blade make the Aqua Bound Sting Ray the right choice for those who plan to cover some distance and want to reduce fatigue. I love […]

Astral Buoyancy Greenjacket Review

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By Jessica I’ve been raft guide and been whitewater canoeing for years and it has been a real challenge to find a rescue jacket that actually fits, seeing as it […]

Ruffwear Portage Float Coat Review

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Okay… we do have a special place in our hearts here for the folks over at Ruffwear. They are our neighbors, with their company based right here in Bend, Oregon. […]

Stohlquist Descent PFD Review

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I’ve been working as a whitewater professional for decades working as far north as Alaska and as far south as Ecuador, where I teach whitewater rescue to local guides. But […]

Stohlquist Betsea: Gear Review

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Attention well-endowed women: The Stohlquist Betsea is the PFD made specifically for you. The special “Wrapture” design features sculpted foam for support and comfort. There are large zip pockets in […]

Jackson Ibis Review

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(Compare to the Wilderness Systems Pungo 120) Named after the waddling water bird, this is the great boat for the explorer who is more interested in checking out wildlife and […]

Jackson Journey Review

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Touring: The Jackson Journey (Compare to the Wilderness Systems Tsunami) I took the Journey out for a paddle up the Deschutes the other day and was psyched with how comfortable and responsive […]

Hobie Mirage Sport Review

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The Hobie Sport has become one of our best sellers here at Tumalo Creek since we started carrying Hobie this spring. This is a great boat for youth and smaller […]

Astral Buoyancy Camino Review

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The Astral Buoyancy Camino features Astral’s Airescape ventilation system, which includes vent ports and a mesh liner to eliminate excess heat build up. This jacket is designed to allow paddlers a […]

Naish Glide Review

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Looking to do some flat water cruising on your lunch hour? If a fast, steady board calls your name try out the Naish Glide. Built for speed but equipped with […]