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2018 Canoecopia Round-up

Like kids in a candy shop, we geek out every year at Canoecopia in Madison, WI. One of the few chances to see the latest and greatest in paddlesports products and technology, this year reminded us that there's some exciting innovations ahead in paddlesports. Below are just a handful of products that tickled our fancy.

1. SS127

by Bonafide

If you are looking for the ultimate fishing kayak, look no further than Bonafide Kayaks. Although the kayak doesn't have all the bells and whistles straight from the manufacturer, let this be your inspiration. 

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2. Black Pearl II

by Bending Branches

This could quite possibly be one of the best canoe paddles we've ever held. It is full carbon from the tip of the blade to the handle, making it amazingly light and strong. And did we mention sleek and beautiful?

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3. Delta 15s

by Delta Kayaks

This low volume kayak is meant for the smaller to average sized paddler, and with it weighing in at just 44 lbs it is the perfect option for someone looking for a performance kayak!

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4. EZ Rec-Rack

by EZ Recreational Racks LLC

This may be the new easiest way to transport your kayak, canoe or SUP. Easily load the rack down low then just slide it up on top of your car, lock it into place and you're good to go!

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5. Arc 2ps Anorak

by Mustang Survival

Mustang Survival Gear has been producing military and coast guard products for years and that is their inspiration behind this suit. When you pair the jacket with the pants, you can zip then together to make a drysuit!

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6. 4 Place Kayak and Canoe Trailer

by Remackel Trailers

Whether you need to haul boats & gear or woodchips & lawn mowers, this trailer is the one for you. It's versatility means it can be used in nearly every scenario, but we just love it for going on a paddling trip with friends and family!

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7. Castine 140

by Old Town Canoe and Kayak

This boat comes in three sizes (135, 140 & 145) to make sure that you get the perfect boat. And because of these lengths this boat can do anything from a leisurely cottage paddle to a weekend expedition.

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8. Shuna

by Werner Paddles

The Shuna is Werner's best selling high-angle paddle and for good reason. With a carbon shaft and glass blades this paddle is crazy light, not to mention the amazing blade graphics.

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9. 10'6" Solr

by Boardworks

If you're looking for a perfect all around board that anyone can paddle in nearly every condition and location, the Solr is your answer! It is made with every paddler in mind whether you want to surf it, do yoga on it, or just go for a paddle. This board does it all.

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10. Taiga Wilderness Tripper (Kit)

by Pygmy Boats

Have you ever wanted to build your own canoe or kayak? With Pygmy you can! You can build this beautiful canoe with ease. All the pieces and instructions are included, all you have to do is put it together.. When you finish yours, make a few for us!

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The Huron 16 is made from T-Formex and is ideal for cottagers and recreational canoeists who want a rugged canoe for paddling on calm bodies of water and small rivers but who don’t need the depth and capacity of a larger boat.

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After all, you do still need to get your boat or board to the water. This cart is one of the most versatile and durable with anodized aluminum alloy tubing for strength and new solid wheels. It's ready for whatever you could throw at it. Literally.

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13. Dalles des Morts

by Sanborn Canoe Co.

Sanborn Canoe paddles are a work of handcrafted art. But don't be fooled... when not hanging as a beautiful piece of wall decor, they perform exceptionally well on the water! Check out all of their amazing paddles and designs!

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14. NRS Desperado Wetshoe

by NRS

If you are looking for warmth and traction on your portage or while paddling, these NRS booties are for you. They are a minamalist shoe that you will barely know are there!

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