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Paddling Holiday Gift Guide

If you're doing some Christmas List reconnaissance for your favorite paddler or still drafting your own list to send to Santa, you're in luck. From the epic gift that won't fit underneath the Christmas tree to some paddling-inspired stocking stuffers, there's bound to be something that screams, "Best Christmas Ever!"

Here's the list, check it twice!

Santa Will Need a Trailer Behind the Sleigh for These:

1. Mako 10

by Riot Kayaks

Why is it on the Christmas List?

The Riot Mako 10 with Impulse pedal drive is pure luxury on the water! Enjoy an efficient prop drive, comfy mesh framed seat, and more. Paddle or pedal the Riot Mako 10 get’s you there comfortably. The new Impulse Drive is super efficient and the lightest drive on the market.

Where does Santa buy it?

Santa can find the dealer locator at Riotkayaks.com or your local paddling shop.

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2. TRAK 2.0

by TRAK Kayaks

Why is it on the Christmas List?

One of the highest-demand items in the North Pole this year, the TRAK 2.0 is an extremely durable, seaworthy, 16 ft portable kayak. After working with paddlers worldwide, TRAK engineered the Ultimate Touring Kayak. The 2.0 is a tough, light, and versatile kayak that can be paddled in any water conditions. Its 10 min set-up and travel bag system allows you (or Santa) to get it around with ease.

Where does Santa buy it?

Santa's job is easy with this one as the TRAK 2.0 is still available for pre-ordering. No sleigh necessary!

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3. Holiday 2

by Grabner Boats

Why is it on the Christmas List?

Small, light and streamlined, this kayak is ideal for slow-paced trips on rivers and in the sea, day trips and short distances. This classic inflatable kayak scores with a small packing dimension and light weight, making it a reindeer favorite. It is also particularly popular with motorhome drivers and paddle beginners and has proven itself during summers and short-term holidays for decades.

Where does Santa buy it?

You can buy the Holiday 2 directly from Grabner Boats at the link below.

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4. Santee 116 Sport

by Hurricane Kayaks

Why is it on the Christmas List?

A recreational kayak that gives you room for tackle boxes, rod tubes, dry bags and perhaps the family dog ― appropriately clad in a doggie PFD of course. In addition to the extra space in the cockpit, the Santee 116 Sport also features a sealed rear bulkhead and easy to use hinge hatch, and at 36.5 pounds you aren't sacrificing performance for extra space.

Where does Santa buy it?

Find a dealer below to go demo or buy the Santee 116 Sport.

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A Few Inconspicuously Sized Boxes Under the Tree:

1. NRS Men's Pivot Drysuit

by NRS

Why is it on the Christmas List?

By placing the NRS Men's Pivot Drysuit's  zipper on the back, the pressure points on the front of the suit have been eliminated while improving flexibility and reducing stress on the zipper. Stay dry, warm and safe through the winter months no matter the weather or water temp!

Where does Santa buy it?

You can buy the Pivot Drysuit directly from NRS. This drysuit is also available in a women's cut.

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2. NRS Desperado Wetshoe

by NRS

Why is it on the Christmas List?

Because no one needs more socks for Christmas! Looking for a minimalist neoprene paddling bootie with a good walking sole? The NRS Desperado Shoes give you excellent traction, protection and warmth without feeling bulky in the boat. The 3-mm high-traction sole features a 2-mm plastic shim for outstanding protection from rocks and roots on the shore. Stretchy 3-mm Terreprene™ neoprene gives you lots of cushion and warmth.

Where does Santa buy it?

Santa can buy this wetshoe straight from NRS so you can have no more cold, bruised, battered feet and ankles!

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3. Pinguino 145 Kit

by Pygmy Boats

Why is it on the Christmas List?

Okay, so the box is a bit conspicuous but how about he Pinguino 145 Kayak Kit? It is a great choice for paddlers who want the quickness, lightweight, and joy of paddling a Pygmy, but prefer a roomier cockpit, and high initial stability. The Pinguino 145's larger cockpit and greater stability make it a perfect choice for fishing, photography, bird watching, or a relaxing day on the water.

Where does Santa buy it?

Buy it online from Pygmy at the link below!

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4. NRS Ninja PFD

by NRS

Why is it on the Christmas List?

Rumor has it that Santa wears this PFD when he flies over the ocean. Although it was originally designed for freestyle kayakers, the Ninja PFD's athletic low-profile design stays out of the way and off your mind for comfortable paddling or rowing (or flying) in any craft (sleigh).

Where does Santa buy it?

Santa bought his online from NRS, order now and get just in time for Christmas!

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