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Drifter Aluminum kayak Paddle

Drifter Aluminum kayak Paddle Description

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Drifter Aluminum kayak Paddle Reviews

Read reviews for the Drifter Aluminum kayak Paddle by Harmony Gear as submitted by your fellow paddlers. All of the reviews are created and written by paddlers like you, so be sure to submit your own review and be part of the community!

I picked this paddle up on...

I picked this paddle up on a whim four years ago when I purchased my first Yak after Canoeing many years and absolutely loved it. I've since replaced my original 2 pc. Paddle with a 1 pc. as I prefer the solid feedback of no joint. I always checkout different paddle stores when I travel and I've only found one high end carbon paddle that feels lighter than my 1pc. Aluminum Harmony Drifter and that paddle was almost $400! The only drawback with this paddle is that 235cm is the longest available, I'm tall and my Yak is a little wide, I'd guess a 250cm would be ideal, and I've passed that on to Harmony when I ordered my 1 pc. In my opinion this paddle is by far the best bang for your buck!

I love this paddle! I...

I love this paddle! I purchased this Harmony Drifter aluminum paddle about a month and a half ago and have already used it several times. It is incredibly light for such an inexpensive paddle (picked up mine on sale for $35). The two piece paddle locks together securely. The right half of the paddle has an egg-shaped shaft so it is easy to get it positioned properly in your hands. It glides in and out of the water with almost no effort and minimal splash. I can cruise along quite easily without fatigue.

I also have a Shoreline Marine rounded paddle which I can get more power out of due to its larger blades, but it also takes more effort to use and I get wetter using it. The Harmony Drifter looks very similar to the Bending Branches Whisper, but after trying a BB paddle, I found the Harmony to be lighter and in my opinion smoother to use and of course cheaper.

This is an inexpensive,...

This is an inexpensive, but good aluminum paddle for recreational use. We have the 235 cm version, which is a nice catch-all length – use them tall men and short women, for 10 to 14 foot solo hardshells, 14 to 15 foot tandems, and also for 12 to 13 foot inflatables. My wife appreciates the light weight (30 ounces). It is actually lighter than my Bending Branches and Oak Orchard fiberglass paddles that cost three times as much. And for as light as it is, it seems rather sturdy. In fact, I tried about five different versions of my paddles on the same kayak with all-out paddling, and this paddle actually gave me a little better speed and felt solid even during aggressive paddling. Also note that this may be my driest paddle, as the smooth transition from the blade edges down toward the shaft appears to let the water stay attached to the paddle until it reaches the drip ring, and is there stopped and can drip outside the boat.

By giving it a 9 rating, I am not saying it's "above" the other paddles – maybe I should give it just an 8 – but if we factor in the very economical price, it may deserve a 10 – so I am giving it a 9. I cannot yet speak for the long-term durability, but have had no issues the after the first couple seasons.

This paddle is an upgrade...

This paddle is an upgrade from cheaper paddles that often get included with cheaper kayak paddles. I found the paddle to be considerably lighter than other aluminum paddles and at a price that won't break the bank. Its a very good recreational paddle

This is a nice lightweight...

This is a nice lightweight aluminum kayak paddle that easily separates and is a pleasure to paddle with. I have two for my Tarpon 130T. I purchased the Yakgrips for them as it made paddling even more of a pleasure. I highly recommend this paddle.

Drifter Aluminum kayak Paddle