The Skagit CF is a great value for those with a budget and enjoys a more relaxed, low-angle, paddling style. Find design features direct from our higher end models, but not with the higher price. Carbon Fiber reinforced nylon, injection molded blades are impact and wear resistant, a combination of light swing weight for the value yet maintain the design element direct from our Premium line. The patented Smart View Adjustable ferrule allows for the solid feel of a 1-piece paddle and nothing to snag your gear.
Submitted by: exairline on 8/29/2016
Skagit CF - 2 Piece
I bought this (Low Angle) paddle the summer before last for my 17ft Sea Touring kayak. Paddle is extremely light and very comfortable to grip. Performs well for short day trips but lags when traveling long distances as it doesn't draw enough water when compared to a (High Angle) paddle.
Submitted by: farley2303 on 4/27/2016
The Werner Skagit CF is a great lightweight paddle at a reasonable cost. The 2 piece model gives you detailed control over the feathering angle. I used this paddle in the ADK 90-miler last year, and had no discomfort in my arms after any of the 3 days. The paddle looks brand new after a long paddling season.
Submitted by: dancash on 7/2/2014
I've had the 230 cm small shaft, CF model for two seasons, well into my third. It's my go-to paddle. It's tough. I've pushed off rocks, logs, mud, sand, and got stuck in ice crystals where I thought for sure I'd crack the blade trying to moosh through that stuff. I love this paddle.
I got the small shaft because my hands are small. With cold weather gloves it feels like a normal shaft and my hands last longer than with a normal shaft plus gloves. Long length because I paddle a loon 138 which is a very wide boat. I keep it slightly feathered because that's my natural tendency in open water.
The only complaint is that the decals for the feathering adjustment came off at the end of one season. It's possible that hard use combined with sun, rain, and encounters with sand bars might have been a little much. I emailed Werner and they sent me new decals but in the end I decided to just scratch some adjusting markers into the shaft pieces.
Aside from that, it's really holding up. I've used it hard, two or three times a month and a couple long camping trips. Rivers, creeks, and lakes only. No whitewater.
I'll replace it with the same model if I lose it or break it but I hope it lasts. I finally got it looking just the way I want. Scratched up, nicks at the edges, permanent mud stains from the Wisconsin River. It's beautiful.
Submitted by: valkyrie0one on 7/30/2013
I have the Skagit CF IM, and I love it. It's my first paddle, and it has served this beginner very well. Its oval grip is quite comfortable, and it has a solid feel - but is also light enough that I can handle it all day without tiring. It's also very durable and holds up well to rock encounters