Products: shop and reviews

Our favorite picks for gear that we actually use

Part of sharing our favorite aspects of paddling is making sure we also share our picks for the best equipment. For detailed reviews and recommendations, please visit our Product Reviews page. That’s where you’ll find our personal favorite picks.

When we shop, this is where we do it

Here you’ll find links to our preferred online gear shops (affiliates). We haven’t tried out every piece of gear they offer, but each of these retailers stands by the quality of their offerings and we like how they do business.

LL Bean – our favorite for many things

From kayaks and SUPs to camping gear, LL Bean is a great place to find nearly everything you need for outdoor adventures. And they do guided tours and outdoor classes as well! Love it!


REI has been a leader in the outdoor industry since 1938, offering a broad selection of trusted gear as well as expert advice and in-depth information about products and outdoor recreation.

4theoutdoors shop


4TheOutdoors is an online destination for standup paddle boards and adventure gear. They weave together the best brands, insider product knowledge, and unique stories from the field to inspire the culture of human-powered adventurers.

Sportsman’s Warehouse

Sportsman’s Warehouse serves outdoor enthusiasts by providing a large selection of top-quality, brand-name products essential to enjoying the great outdoors to the fullest. Savvy outdoor shoppers know that Sportsman’s Warehouse is their one-stop shop for everything outdoors.