SGB was there yesterday at the Outdoor Retailer Demo Day and selected some of the more notable and new items from the Paddlesports category that will play a major role in future seasons.
Writer: Travis Poulin
Stand Up Paddleboard (SUP)
Waterman iSUP BK Pro 9’10 is suited best for the lighter rider. The BK Pro line was designed by Brian Keaulana to provide an all around, stable ride that can handle heavy waves and rapids as well as calm touring.
Pedal Driven Kayak
Ocean Kayak Malibu Pedal is a recreation pedal kayak built for the whole family. The kayak features the advanced PDL Drive System that makes for a new kayaking experience. It’s fun, zippy, stable and has turn-on-a-dime performance. A kid’s jumpseat makes family outings a breeze, and it even has plenty of room for the family dog.
Astral Filipe features sticky G Rubber on the outsole and footbed to seriously reduce foot slippage. The Filipe can instantly convert into a sandal via a simple accessory strap. The footwear can be worn on hikes, kayaking, rafting and much more.
Gear Aid Akua River Knife can attach to any PFD and features everything a river knife needs: blunt tip, bottle opener, prying tool, serrated blade, line cutter, sheath clip and lash tab attachment.
CreekKooler is a floating 30-quart cooler shaped similarly to a kayak and can be towed behind almost any watercraft. It holds up to 30 12-oz cans and 20 lbs of ice, and features four drink holders on the deck . The cooler can be used for dry storage as well.
Photos courtesy Outdoor Retailer and Travis Poulin