tarpon 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.

  • Ed Halm of Backwater Paddle Company offered Gear-Report.com a set of kayak fishing hand paddles to review. Testing revealed that fishing isn't their only use.

    Kayak Fishing Hand Paddles from Backwater Paddle Company

    Ed Halm of Backwater Paddle Company offered Gear-Report.com a set of kayak fishing hand paddles to review. Testing revealed that fishing isn’t their only use.

  • The flexible seating configuration and big people moving capacity of the Ocean Kayak Malibu Two are great, but the lack of storage on, or in the deck, is a big drawback. The considerable heft will make this one challenging for many to car top (58Lb? yeah, right!).

    Ocean Kayak Malibu Two Tandem sit on top kayak review

    The flexible seating configuration and big people moving capacity of the Ocean Kayak Malibu Two are great, but the lack of storage on, or in the deck, is a big drawback. The considerable heft will make this one challenging for many to car top (58Lb? yeah, right!).