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10 Pieces of Gear Worthy of Your Tax Refund

Spring is here and (hopefully) you've got your tax returns completed by now. If you find yourself with a refund from Uncle Sam this year, it's most likely a sign that he wants you to buy some paddling gear, right? To help you spend your windfall, here are 10 options that have full approval for your consideration. Take a look!

1. Radar 135

by Wilderness Systems

What Is It?

Paddle. Pedal. Power. Introducing the Radar, Wilderness Systems' first tri-powered kayak.

Why Buy It?

Featuring S.M.A.R.T. Hull Technology, state-of-the-art outfitting, and compatible with both the Helix PD™ Pedal Drive and Helix MD™ Motor Drive, the Radar is kayak fishing’s ultimate triple threat.

How Do I Get One?

The Radar 135 and Radar 115 are now available at a Wilderness Systems dealer near you.

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2. TRAK 2.0

by TRAK Kayaks

What Is It?

TRAK Kayak 2.0 is the next generation TRAK. After 10 years of watching, listening and learning, TRAK has created the Ultimate Touring Kayak.

Why Buy It?

TRAK talked to the kayaking community and asked them what they wanted in an ultimate touring kayak and TRAK 2.0 is the result.

How Do I Get One?

Go to ultimate.trakkayaks.com for your chance to pre-order your TRAK 2.0 on Kickstarter and help get the Ultimate Touring Kayak to market.

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3. AIRE BAKraft Expedition

by AIRE

What Is It?

The BAKraft Expedition is a big, lightweight packraft designed to get you deep into wild back-country rivers.

Why Buy It?

The Expedition is self-bailing and handles like a traditional IK.  Made with Dyneema hull fabric and an AIREcell inside for simple repairs.

How Do I Get One?

Pick up a BAKraft Expedition at aire.com or through any of the fine AIRE dealers located across the country and online.

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4. Double Trouble SUP Cart & Stand

by Suspenz Storage & Transport

What Is It?

This clever design both stores & transports 2 SUPs by quickly converting a Double SUP Stand to a Double SUP Cart for a great value.

Why Buy It?

This versatile product protects 2 SUPs as they rest on Neoprene foam pads; lightweight aluminum frame with airless cart tires-that means no flats slowing you down!

How Do I Get One?

Visit suspenz.com to order yours today!

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5. NRS Thrive 10'8" Inflatable SUP Board

by NRS

What Is It?
The Thrive SUP is the perfect all-around board for paddlers looking to mix it up with touring, fitness paddling and light river running.

Why Buy It?
Inflatable boards add versatility to your adventures. So roll it up, toss it in your rig and fly/sail/drive to your next paddling location.

How Do I Get One?
Order one at nrs.com, call 800-635-5202 or visit nrs.com to find a dealer near you.

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6. Wee Lassie

by Slipstream Watercraft

What Is It?
An Ultra-light solo canoe that you will love on and off the water. The original (in design, not materials) Rushton Wee Lassie weighs in at nine to fourteen pounds (depending on laminate choice).

Why Buy It?
This canoe is extremely easy to paddle, load and portage. You'll expand your paddling venues without waiting in the parking lot for someone to help you off-load or load.

How Do I Get One?
Visit www.slipstreamwatercraft.com

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7. MegaSport Trailer

by Malone

What Is It?
This premium trailer is the largest and most accessorized trailer we offer, designed to meet the needs of the serious kayak angler.

Why Buy It?
Easily customized with options to provide wet or dry gear management, overhead storage, lighting / power options and electronic recharging.

How Do I Get One?
Use the Dealer Locator on the Malone website to find a dealer near you.

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8. Pygmy 11' All Rounder SUP

by Pygmy Boats

What Is It?
After 30 years of creating the most esteemed kayak kits, Pygmy has responded to customer demand with an all-rounder wooden SUP kit.

Why Buy It?
Get on the water on a board you built! This beautiful stable wooden SUP is great for cruising, fishing, yoga or paddling with kids or a dog.

How Do I Get One?
Pygmy is giving one away to one of their fans! Enter to win here: www.pygmyboats.com/SUP-giveaway

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9. Kayak Kaboose trailer

by Kayak-Kayak's

What Is It?
A quality-built, galvanized trailer with a welded frame that's customized for customer needs: Bike receiver, cargo boxes, Led lights. 12" high-speed wheels.

Why Buy It?
Great value at price point. Light weight trailer at 230 lbs. 14 gauge steel. Good off-road with internal wiring. Will last forever.

How Do I Get One?
Call Kayak Kayak at 616-366-1146

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10. The Skeeter Beater

by Timco Ind.

What Is It?
A magnetic no see-um mesh vehicle window screen to allow fresh air in, without the bugs!

Why Buy It?
To prevent those pesky mosquitoes from whining in your ear while catching some Z's! Quality made in the USA by a Sheltered Workshop.

How Do I Get One?
You can buy it directly from www.theskeeterbeater.com or call 314-346-6675 for more info.

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