Recommended Gear

We’ve spent hundreds of hours researching, purchasing and testing the best paddling gear we can find on the market today. These are our favorite paddle-tested, Paddle Camp-approved, and pretty cool kayaking, canoeing, and paddle boarding gear picks.

These picks aren’t necessarily the most expensive, highest-end items out there, because we have budgets too. Our goal is to help beginning paddlers find the best and most affordable boats and gear that will help you enjoy the paddling sports without breaking your bank. This is the stuff we use and learned on.