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Feather Fest 2018

The Feather River — where do I even begin with the Feather River? It is an incredible canyon that has fueled my kayaking since I was too small to fit in my little Jackson Kayak Side Kick. I learned how to boof, ...

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Apex Voted Best Paddle at Paddle Expo

Werner Paddles is proud to announce that we took home the ‘Best Paddle’ award for our new Apex SUP model at Paddle Expo. Our new paddle is currently used by some of the top racers on the planet including Josh Riccio, Tyler Bashor, Dan Gavere , Lina Augaitis, Genna Flinkman and Mel Wygal. This paddle allows each stroke to e ...

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Jim Baird Paddles the Algonquin

I put some serious miles behind me on my recent 15-day canoe trip through the fabled Temagami region of Northern Ontario, Canada. Save for about five long minutes where I let my brother try it out, I pulled almost exclusively with the bent-shaft, carbon fiber Algonquin — and it was an absolute dream to use. In fact, after g ...

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The 2018 Packraft Roundup

When you can put your boat and your paddle in your backpack, the world is your oyster. Packrafts – ultralight, ultra-packable inflatable rafts – have been quietly revolutionizing backcountry travel in Alaska and the Rocky Mountain stat ...

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Jim Baird Adventurer

Werner Paddles is excited to announce their inaugural canoe team athlete — Jim Baird. You may be familiar with Jim, and his brother Ted, as the season 4 winners of History Channel’s TV show ...

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Winter Circumnavigation of Vancouver Island

Late last summer, I came up with a wild, ambitious idea: attempt a winter circumnavigation Vancouver Island. As far as I could tell, it had not been done before. While planning I had tracked down a couple people who h ...

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President Roosevelt’s contributions to our wilderness

"There are no words that can tell the hidden spirit of the wilderness that can reveal its mystery, its melancholy and its charm." -President Theodore Roosevelt  This Presidents Day we'd like t ...

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Packrafting the Neve Traverse

As I lay on my wooden bunk, the last light of the day streaming in through dusty, cracked windows I looked up at a tattered map stapled to the wall above, duct taped togeth ...

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Werner Paddles - Moving to Monroe WA

For Immediate Release:   The Sultan, WA based company Werner Paddles announced today that they will be moving their production facility from Sultan to Monroe, WA.  The move will bring both manufacturing and the fulfillment center under one roof in order to improve efficiencies.  ...

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Limited Edition Lone Star - Camano and Shuna

Available February 27th Shuna Lone Star - Limited Edition: ...

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Throw Back Thursday. 2007 to 2017, wishing Doug Ragan all the best after 10 great years.

Happy Throw Back Thursday to you.  This blog originally ran in April of 2015, part of a #TBT celebration as we looked back over our history while celebrating 50 Years of handcrafting paddles.  Today, we repurpose it as we send off a friend and amazing colleague of 10 years, sales director Doug Ragan.     ...

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Jackson Kayak.  More than a decade later, still BIG news in a Small TN town.

It was 2003 when Jackson Kayak was officially founded in the small town of Sparta, TN.  But even though they are over a decade into their exciting history, the positive effect the company has had on this small Tennessee town is still big news.  Both in the economic benefits as well a ...

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