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Stock Up For Summer With This Paddling Gear

We're inching our way towards summer. What better time than now to add to that stock pile of paddling gear we're already so proud of. Here's 8 summer-worthy pieces of gear to cover everything from recreational, touring, fishing, kayaking, or canoeing!

1. Strike 2

by Tributary

What is it?

This agile crossover boat has a unique hull design making it easy to maneuver in whitewater and track straight and true in flat water.

Why buy it?

The Strike can satisfy multiple paddling needs. Equipped with a mesh drain system, flip handles, and backed by a 5-year limited warranty.

How do I get one?

Pick up a Strike at aire.com or through any of their fine dealers located across the country and online.

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2. Black Pearl II

by Bending Branches

What is it?

A premium canoe paddle that weighs just one pound (yes, 16 oz) and is designed to leave you less sore at the end of the day.

Why buy it?

A vast upgrade from current carbon paddles as the BP2 has Edgegard blade tip protection, prolonging the life of the paddle for years.

How do I get one?

Your local specialty retailer, including: Rutabaga, Piragis, Duluth Pack, Appomattox, Get Outdoors, ACK, and more.

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3. Delta 12AR

by Delta Kayaks

What is it?

The 12AR is the ideal choice for those looking for a lightweight kayak offering ample storage options, ease of paddling and all day comfort.

Why buy it?

It’s a great choice for anglers, birders and paddling enthusiasts seeking a kayak with a large cockpit that's easy to get in and out of.

How do I get one?

Check out the Delta dealer locator to find a dealer near you!

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4. The Catch 130 Hydryve

by Pelican International

What is it?

THE CATCH 130 HYDRYVE by Pelican brings pedal drive technology within reach on this 12’6” rudder controlled fishing kayak.

Why buy it?

This kayak is made for fishing & is rigged so you can start immediately. Plus, there is plenty of room to customize it the way you want it.

How do I get one?

Academy, Dick's Sporting, Canadian Tire, Dunham's and many other retailers carry this kayak. Visit their site to see a full list of dealers.

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5. TRAK 2.0

by TRAK Kayaks

What is it?

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 to get it around with ease. The 2.0 is a tough, light, and versatile kayak that can be paddled in any water conditions.

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6. Pinguino 145 Kit

by Pygmy Boats

What is it?

The Pinguino 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.

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7. Marvel 10

by Liquidlogic Kayaks

What is it?

The Marvel 10 is the perfect kayak for all day paddling on protected bays, lakes, and slowing flowing rivers. Enjoy the trip in comfort with industry leading Air-Lite seat system that provides complete and total back support.

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8. Slayer Propel 13

by Native Watercraft

What is it?

Considered a game-changer in hands-free kayak fishing, the Slayer Propel 13 is unmatched in its ability to maintain casting distance, pull away from structure or stop on a dime when trolling to relieve rod pressure.

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