Carlisle Archive

  • The Harmony Adventure TAP kayak paddle is a nice step up from the Carlisle Day Tripper, although the street price is roughly double. I can’t say enough about how much the blade design reduces flutter and wobble, and makes paddling more enjoyable. If I lost this paddle (as someone else already did), I would look seriously at replacing it with the same model, although probably at sale pricing, not at full retail.

    Harmony Adventure TAP kayak paddle review

    The Harmony Adventure TAP kayak paddle is a nice step up from the Carlisle Day Tripper, although the street price is roughly double. I can’t say enough about how much the blade design reduces flutter and wobble, and makes paddling more enjoyable. If I lost this paddle (as someone else already did), I would look seriously at replacing it with the same model, although probably at sale pricing, not at full retail.

  • While I was somewhat hoping for unadulterated bliss with the Werner Ikelos kayak paddle, what I found was a mixed bag. I had never paddled with a really “high end” paddle before, and this was my first experience with a bent shaft as well.

    Werner Ikelos carbon fiber bent shaft kayak paddle review

    While I was somewhat hoping for unadulterated bliss with the Werner Ikelos kayak paddle, what I found was a mixed bag. I had never paddled with a really “high end” paddle before, and this was my first experience with a bent shaft as well.

  • A friend suggested the Carlisle Day Tripper kayak paddle to me because “It is cheap and performs adequately.”

Performs adequately... How’s that for a ringing endorsement?!

    Carlisle Day Tripper kayak paddle review

    A friend suggested the Carlisle Day Tripper kayak paddle to me because “It is cheap and performs adequately.”

    Performs adequately… How’s that for a ringing endorsement?!