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playing in his Legend
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Featured Kayak: Seaward
The Passat G3's "Greenland" style bow, sleek graceful
lines, solid feel and expedition capacity
make a combination of speed,
comfort and storage that is unrivalled in a touring double/triple.
kayak consistently wins its class in kayak races around the world.
Visit our Macadam
Avenue shop to check out our complete selection of kayaks, paddles,
paddling gear and accessories. Whether you are a seasoned paddler or just
getting started, we carry a wide range of
boats from reasonably priced recreational kayaks to the finest high
performance kayaks available. We have all the gear and accessories
you need to paddle comfortably and safely, along with a well
stocked library of books, DVDs, maps and charts. Dragon boat paddlers
will find paddles and paddling attire. We offer free shipping
through our secure online
store (excludes kayaks). If you are looking for something that
you don't see in our shop or online, let us know - we can often have
special orders to our shop or to your home within days.
Demos can be arranged for any of the boats that we have on hand -
right out our back door...
We have listed
some of the companies whose products we carry. We have chosen to
work with the companies below based on their commitment to quality and
customer service as well as their integrity and respect for the
environment. You may click on any of the logos to learn more about these
companies and their products.
KAYAKS – a manufacturer of premier touring kayaks since 1971
with Legendary Designs by Tom Derrer. Eddyline pioneered vacuum
bag and Thermoform technology to make the highest quality kayaks
for sea kayaking, open water and recreational kayaking in an
environmentally sound manner. Family owned, proudly handcrafted by
American workers and supporting the local economy.
Grand Illusion, Ice Cap and Reflection are
high performance kayak designs that have become the choice boat
for many of the best paddlers in the pacific northwest. Sterling's
innovative "strong-lite" production process goes beyond
industry standards to create a unique class of lightweight kayaks.
heads up research & development for Point 65. The Whisky 16 and Double Shot are
Foster designs. Nigel possesses a talent to artfully design kayaks
with a degree of precision and grace that is unmatched. Precision
and grace in design relate directly to precision and grace in
performance...we urge you to come by for a test paddle!
is an international figure in sea kayaking, known for his writing,
instruction, his symposium appearances and his kayak designs.
Nigel Foster's kayak designs are world renowned for their
performance characteristics. Seaward's uncompromising
attention to detail and craftsmanship is evident in each of these
graceful kayaks. Nigel's signature line of kayaks, the Silhouette,
Legend and Shadow are hand crafted by Seaward Kayaks
in Chemainus, British Columbia, Canada.
kayaks possess that unique combination of graceful form and
exceptional performance found only in truly timeless products. As
the leading composite kayak builder in the world, we keep pace
with the very latest in materials and production techniques to
build the strongest and lightest kayaks available."
|"For more than 30 years,
Perception has introduced more people to paddling than probably
any other kayak maker. In fact, we pioneered the plastic kayak,
which began an explosion in the sport beyond what we ever would
have dreamed then. Almost anyone that paddles knows the Perception
name and its storied history. We're excited to move into the
future with even more innovation and the reliable quality that
everyone has come to expect."
hand crafted kayak is a testament to innovation, superior
craftsmanship, care and attention to detail that ensures every
Seaward Kayak is a personal statement. Whether you're a new
paddler, a long time enthusiast, or an experienced guide, Seaward
has a kayak to suit your needs and paddling style."
of kayaks is the result of many years of experience on the water
and in the workshop. We take pride in producing kayaks that
excel in function, performance, comfort, workmanship, beauty, and
the world over, Seda kayaks are renowned for their comfort,
balance, and confidence inspiring performance. With over 37
years of expertise in kayak design and manufacturing, we've packed
each kayak with practical design features that enhance your
|State of the
art kayaks, surf skies and paddles. Epic was founded by 2 time Olympic Gold
Medalist Greg Barton.
Aquabound we make paddles and nothing else. We believe our
customers recognize and appreciate the value, quality, and
durability found in all of our products." Portland
River Company uses Aquabound paddles in our rental and tour fleet
and have found them to be almost indestructible.
Drysuit People Since 1983
INC. is the leading manufacturer of light weight, high performance
fabric drysuits. Each drysuit and drytop is individually
hand crafted in the USA, with an uncompromising dedication to
quality and performance. Every drysuit is individually tested
under water and under pressure to guarantee dry. Manufactured in
Scapoose, Oregon...buy local!
Waterware designs and manufactures extremely comfortable and
durable PFDs and paddling gear. "Our quality-first
approach to manufacturing guarantees that the level of quality and
attention to detail we demand is built into each product we make.
Each design is the result of our experience on the water, and the
desire to make boating gear better."
apparel designed to keep you warm and dry.
spray skirts and cockpit covers.
durable dry bags from Cascade Designs.
Water designs and builds paddle sport products to promote safety,
comfort and organization. By working with some of the world’s
foremost experts in the paddle sports industry, the commercial
marine environment and the swift water rescue industry, we are
proud to be able to offer you innovative, high quality products
that are built to the highest standard.
to Summit manufactures lightweight dry bags and a wide range of
paddling and camping accessories.
environmentally friendly PFD's made in America.
of paddling and camping gear.
best sport sandal ever made.
paddles designed for the Rose Festival's Kaohsiung boats.
paddles designed for Hong Kong boats.
outdoor apparel from a classic Portland company.
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