Valley Kayaks Sirona Review

Valley Kayaks are a UK based Kayak production-company with a long and fascinating history of making boats. They can trace the company back to 1959, when Ken Taylor traveled to Greenland to study the indigenous peoples and brought a Kayak back to England, that Greenland kayak, served as the model by which all of their … Read more

Ocean Kayak Malibu 2 Review: A Fun way to get in Shape

When you are overweight and you are trying to get those extra kilos off, sometimes you have to get creative to avoid the typical boredom that comes from exercise routine. For me kayaking was going to be my tool to get myself out of the couch and into the wild without feeling disdain towards the … Read more

Necky Rip 12 Review: A Well-Rounded Kayak

The Necky Rip 12 is a mid-level kayak with features and a design that won’t break the bank. Personally, I’d picked up my Rip 12 with myself being relatively new to kayaking with the intent to eventually do multi-day trips with it. The spacious design and features more commonly found on higher models were major … Read more

Best PFDs For Kayaking: 5 Great Life Vests

The earliest example of a PFD being used can be found on a marble carving at the British Museum in London. It depicts a group of Assyrian soldiers swimming while holding onto inflated animal skins. PFDs began to be commercialized in the UK in the early 19th century and Brands such as Mallison’s Seaman’s Friend … Read more

Inflatable vs Folding Kayaks: What’s the Difference?

Kayaking is one of my favorite water-based pastimes. I love the freedom of paddling comfortably on almost any stretch of water. However, what I don’t like is transporting kayak. They’re long, unwieldy, and you’ll probably need a trailer to do the job properly. Then there is the issue of storage – you can’t really keep … Read more

Choosing the Best Folding Kayak – My Favorites Reviewed

Kayaking is a wonderful watersport. Unlike paddleboarding, which is my first aquatic love, kayaking is a relatively instant and accessible pastime. With kayaking, and with very little instruction or practice, you’ll soon be skimming over the water with ease. The same cannot be said about paddleboarding, and newbie paddlers often spend as much time in … Read more

The Best Freestyle Kayaking Gear You Can Buy

Buying freestyle gear for the first time? what to consider? There are a lot of different pieces of gear that are very helpful or even vital for freestyle and the amount of choice can be very daunting. I’m going to walkthrough all the different pieces of kit so you can make an educated decision on … Read more

Sit-on-top vs sit-in kayaks: which one to choose?

First we should start with what defines sit-on-top and sit-in kayaks. As the name implies, a sit-on-top kayak is a kayak which you sit on top of, there is no cockpit, just a seat mold or attached chair. A sit-in kayak has a cockpit which you sit inside of surrounded by the kayak. Both of … Read more

Inflatable Kayak vs Hardshell: What’s Best?

If you’re in the market for a recreational kayak, I’m betting you’ve wondered whether to opt for a hardshell or an inflatable. Just 15 years ago, that choice didn’t really exist as hardshells pretty much dominated the market. However, thanks to advancements in technology, inflatables are now much more commonplace than they used to be … Read more