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Springtime Means Gear Assessment Time

Anticipation is growing for the upcoming paddling season, especially with the first official day of Spring just hours away. Now is the perfect time to assess your current gear and see what might need an upgrade. To help you out, we've compiled a short list of products that have caught our attention over the past few winter months.

1. Pescador Pilot

by Perception

What Is It?

The Pescador Pilot is an affordable sit-on-top pedal kayak packed to the gills with fishing features, including the Pilot Pedal Drive system.

Why Buy It?

This feature rich kayak keeps you hands-free so you can keep your lure in the water longer at a price that won't break your budget.

How Do I Get One?

Visit perceptionkayaks.com to find a local dealer near you or to purchase online through one of the Perception specialty retailers.

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2. Kahuna

by Kaku Kayak

What Is It?

The new 2017 Kahuna Fishing paddle board/ Kayak Hybrid is the most versatile fishing paddle craft. Now it's even better with some added new features!

Why Buy It?

It's stable, efficient, durable, and versatile. It comes with added 18" recessed aluminum gear tracks, 8" round hatch and integrated mounting for micro powerpole.

How Do I Get One?

There are many Kaku dealers across the country, check out their dealer list on their website.

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3. Athena 100X

by Pelican International

What Is It?

Designed for women and inspired by women, the Pelican Premium ATHENA 100X is a stylish, stable and lightweight sit-in kayak.

Why Buy It?

Very stable and easy to paddle, it is the ultimate blend of comfort, durability and performance. The ATHENA 100X was created for you. 

How Do I Get One?

Find a Pelican dealer near you, get your ATHENA 100X, and start creating memorable paddling stories worth sharing with everyone.

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4. 12'0" Endurance

by Pau Hana Surf Supply

What Is It?

The Endurance is a touring board designed for overnight camping trips. It has places for all your gear needs and holds up in rough places.

Why Buy It?

The Endurance features thirty nine seamount anchor points, a built in sleeping platform, and Ricochet impact resistance technology.

How Do I Get One?

Visit the Pau Hana website to find a local dealer near you.

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5. The Original Bug Shirt

by The Original Bug Shirt

What Is It?
Awesome protection from biting insects - useful on all sorts of adventures.

Why Buy It?
To save your sanity in the great (buggy!) outdoors.

How Do I Get One?
Order online at their website - use coupon code "paddle2017" for a 10% discount.

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6. Sea Feather V Lam

by Sawyer Paddles and Oars

What Is It?
A durable, yet light weight touring paddle. A true joy to paddle with.

Why Buy It?
The Sawyer Sea Feather V-Lam paddle is a work of art, masterfully made in the USA. Its been their #1 selling paddle for over 10 years.

How Do I Get One?
Go to the Sawyer website and purchase it directly from them!

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7. Fifth Wheel Rack

by U.S. Rack, Inc.

What Is It?
This is the perfect kayak or canoe rack when hauling a 5th Wheel Trailer or tall cargo in the bed of your truck. Sturdy rack installs with NO drilling.

Why Buy It?
This powerful, American-made truck rack gives you space over cab of your truck to securely haul your boat... plus it was given a glowing review by Trailer Life Magazine.

How Do I Get One?
Go to the US Rack website or call 888-877-2257 and ask about the Fifth Wheel Rack.

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8. Kayak Pro Compact Ergometer

by KayakPro USA LLC

What Is It?
The most amazing "compactable" Kayak Ergometer = Revolutionary.

Why Buy It?
Sometimes there's just not enough time to get on the water. This small compact ergometer makes sure you don't miss another session!

How Do I Get One?
Order online from KayakPro.com.

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9. The Wingman Accessory Pack

by Danuu Paddle Gear

What Is It?
A storage pack that straps firmly to the
back of deck-locking fishing seats to keep your gear handy. Removes easily for transport!!

Why Buy It?
It's a sturdy, easy-to-use Seat Accessory Pack that keeps your most important fishing gear within easy reach.

How Do I Get One?
You can ask your local paddle shop or go online to DANUU.com to get your very own WingMan, and see how it has your back!

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10. Malta Fiberglass

by Aqua-Bound

What Is It?
The ultimate SUP paddle that is lightweight, durable and fresh with eye-popping colors.

Why Buy It?
Crafted of compression molded fiberglass, the Malta’s blade is a sleek 87 sq. in. of translucent beauty. You have 3 stand-out color options that will complement virtually every board.

How Do I Get One?
Find an Aqua-Bound dealer at their website and pick one up today!

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