Chota Outdoor Gear Footwear for cold weather paddling
Five Ten Technical outdoor footwear
W. L. Gore & Associates The Gore-Tex® fabric used in outdoor clothing
Kokatat Maker of drysuits, PFDs, and other paddling gear
OS Systems Drysuits and drytops
Patagonia High end outdoor apparel
Rivers West 100% waterproof and windproof fleece outerwear made in the USA.
SealSkinz Waterproof socks and gloves
Stohlquist Drysuits, PFD’S etc.
Kayak Manufacturers, Distributers & Do-It-Yourself Sites
Kayak Manufacturers, Distributers & Do-It-Yourself Sites
AIRE Inflatable boats
Bear Mountain Boats Wood strip canoes & kayaks
Boreal Design Plastic and Composite Kayaks made in Quebec
Cape Falcon Kayaks SOF kayaks and Greenland paddles, building classes
Chesapeake Light Craft Plywood kayak kits & plans
Common Sense Boats & Books Stitch and glue kits and plans
Current Designs Popular kayak company with several Derek Hutchinson designs
Dagger Recreational and White water
Easy Rider Canoe & Kayak Unique designs with sails, outriggers
eddyline Full line of kayaks, including thermoformed
Guillemot Kayaks Strip built kayaks, kits & plans
Laughing Loon Strip built kayaks
Lincoln Canoes & Kayaks Manufacturer in Amesbury MA
Mega Performance Kayaks Surf Kayaks
Necky Kayaks Recreation, Sea Kayaks, and White Water
Nigel Dennis Kayaks Composite sea kayak manufacturer in the UK
Northwest Kayaks Sea kayak manufacturer in the Northwest
One Ocean Kayaks Wood strip kayaks
P & H Sea Kayaks British Custom sea kayak manufacture and design
Perception Sea and whitewater kayaks
Pygmy Boats Inc. Kits and plans for plywood boats
QCC Kayaks Small Wisconsin manufacturer.
Seaward Kayaks Also manufactures Nigel Foster boats
SEDA Products Inc. Hard shell and lightweight boats
Sterling Kayaks West Coast kayaks
Superior Kayaks Traditional Kayaks, Paddles & Gear
Surge Kayaks Light Weight, Hand made kayaks from Wiscassett, ME
Valley Sea Kayaks The Original British Sea Kayak
Wilderness Systems Full line of composite and plastic kayaks
Paddle Manufacturers
Paddle Manufacturers
Adventure Technology Composite touring paddles
Aquabound Paddles Touring paddles, technical information and more
Bending Branches Canoe and kayak paddles in carbon, plastic, and wood
Carlisle Paddles Whitewater, Touring and Recreational Paddles
Epic Paddles Lightweight touring and racing paddles in carbon fiber and fiberglass
Gearlab Paddles Carbon Greenland paddles
Lendal Paddles Paddles
Mitchell Paddles Inc. Sea kayaking and touring paddles made of wood
Nimbus Paddles Canadian maker of fiberglass, wood and composite touring paddles
Onno Paddles Custom Made lightweight paddles
Riverland Paddles Custom artwork for your paddle
RivrStyx Handcrafted wood paddles
Superior Paddles Traditional Kayaks, Paddles & Gear
Swift Paddles Composite touring paddles in fiberglass and graphite
Vitudden Composite touring paddles, info. on paddle design, FAQ, user’s page, dealer info. and more
Windslicer Paddles Windslicer are Greenland-style, sea kayak paddles hand made in Scotland
Werner Paddles Ultimate Paddle Performance™ is Werner Paddles Mission
Local Outfitters, Education Centers & Kayak Resellers
Local Outfitters, Education Centers & Kayak Resellers
Billington Sea Kayak Mid cape in Plymouth, MA
Charles River Recreation Newton MA. An excellent choice for basic to intermediate instruction and boat rental. Well set up for try-before-buy. Three rental locations on the Charles (Newton & Boston) and on Lake Cochituate
Contoocook River Canoe Concord, NH. Canoe and Kayak Sales and Rentals
Essex River Basin Adventures Essex, MA near some of our favorite paddling spots
Goose Hummock Outfitting Cape Cod since 1946
H2O Outfitters Trips and Training, Orr’s Island, ME Trips and training Eastern CT and RI
Maine Island Kayak Company ” Excellent reputation for outfitting and expert instruction
New England Small Craft A great kayak shop in Rowley MA. Don’t miss it.
Northcountry Kayak Situated in upstate New York
North Shore Kayak Sea kayaking tours, instruction and rentals in Rockport, MA
Osprey Adventures Great Cape Cod Outfitter
The Paddler’s Shop Monument Beach MA
The Kayak Centre More than just a retail store! Wickford, RI
Sea Cliff Kayakers Trips and Training, Booth Bay, ME
Water Walker Sea Kayaks Kayak dealer based in Belfast ME
Zoar Outdoor Outfitter with lots of good outdoor courses
Online, Catalog & National Retailers
Online, Catalog & National Retailers Online outdoor gear store for all sports, including paddling
Bomber Gear Paddling apparel, spray skirts etc.
Campmor Mail-order outdoor gear
Clavey River Equipment California retailer with mainly whitewater rafting and some touring kayaks
Colorado Kayak Mainly whitewater gear – some for sea kayakers
Eastern Mountain Sports Large Eastern retailer of outdoor sporting equipment
Great River Outfitters High performance British boats and gear
Kittery Trading Post Full service outdoor retailer in Maine
L.L.Bean Large sporting equipment and apparel retailer
Nantahala Outdoor Center Gear for kayaking, camping, etc.
NorthWest Outdoor Center Large online selection of watersports gear
Northwest River Supplies Whitewater oriented but good online shopping for misc. gear, neoprene etc. Whitewater Kayaks, Sea Kayaks, Canoes, Rafts and Kayak Paddlesports Equipment
Piragis Northwoods Company Oriented to canoeing, but some kayaks and related gear
REI National chain. Cooperative for general outdoor gear
Rutabaga Good commercial site (boats & gear) with some usefulgeneral paddling info
Miscellaneous Gear
Miscellaneous Gear
Eco-Safe Small portable toilets
First Need Water purifiers
Gath Helmets Lightweight Water Sport Helmets
Grateful Heads Kevlar helmets
Leatherman Multi-tool perfect for any repair kit
PUR Water filtration, purification and desalination
Seairsports Inflatable seats plus other accessories
Seals Custom spray skirts
Shred Ready Helmets
Snap Dragon Spray skirts, pogies, backbands
Watershed – ZipDry Drybags
Travel Destinations & Vacation/Expedition Outfitters
A.V.A. Expeditions Whitewater trips to Veracruz, Mexico
Alaska Kayak Sea kayaking, canoeing and whitewater kayaking instruction and guided trips as well as kayak and canoe rentals
AMC Knubble Bay Camp Knubble Bay Camp and Beal Island, located on the tidal Sasanoa River, are operated by the Appalachian Mountain Club. Open to the public for rental, the cabin at Knubble Bay Camp and the 64-acres of Beal Island are ideal locations from which to explore the marvels of Mid-Coast Maine.
Anadyr Adventures Anadyr Adventures offers one to ten day kayaking, sailing and hiking tours in Prince William Sound, Alaska
Anvil Cove Charters Haida cultural and natural history tours. Kayaking mothership and adventure tours. of theQueen Charlotte Islands
Island Expeditions Co. Belize sea kayaking and river rainforest kayaking expeditions
Pangaea Adventures Alaska sea kayak and sailing vacations
St. Anna Kayaksuthyrning Kayak rental and tours in the St. Anna archipelago in Sweden
Paraty Explorer Hiking, Sea Kayaking, SUP and Multi-sport trips in Paraty in Brazil
Roaring 40’s Ocean Kayaking Sea kayaking and eco-tours in Tasmania
John Gray’s Sea Canoe Natural history and eco-tourism by sea kayak in Thailand


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