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What is the Best Spray skirt for a White water Kayak?

How to decide which skirt is best for you. There are numerous options out there!! The two biggest choices you have to make when thinking about buying a spray skirt for your whitewater kayak are 1) whether you want a rand or bungee skirt, and  2)the composition and features of the skirt. Bungee vs. Rand … Continue reading What is the Best Spray skirt for a White water Kayak?

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Unraveling the Mystery of Choosing a Kayak Helmet

The Helmet is one of five essential pieces of kayaking gear Whitewater kayaking necessitates an investment in 5 essential pieces of paddling gear: boat, paddle, sprayskirt, helmet and pfd (personal flotation device).  When headed out to purchase your gear, or replacement gear, it is important that each piece of gear is sized and fitted specifically… Continue reading Unraveling the Mystery of Choosing a Kayak Helmet

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Cold Weather Gear: Starting with Neoprene – What is it and How Do You Take Care of It?

Looking out of the shop at the cold winter scene outside, we are so grateful for all of the great cold weather gear available to paddlers! For those who don’t want the temperatures to keep them from the river, choosing the right gear is important. But there is no getting around the fact that good… Continue reading Cold Weather Gear: Starting with Neoprene – What is it and How Do You Take Care of It?

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The Details are in the Fit of a Whitewater Helmet

The detail of buying a whitewater helmet is in the fit.  How often have you purchased a pair of shoes, eye glasses or anything else of value, only to realize after that the fit isn’t right? How about a helmet that looked nice on display, but doesn't seem to fit quite right when you put… Continue reading The Details are in the Fit of a Whitewater Helmet

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Adding Garmin as one of our Partner Brands

"We make products that are engineered on the inside for life on the outside. We do this, so our customers can make the most of the time they spend pursuing their passions." - GARMIN We are excited to add Garmin as one of our partner brands Why Garmin? It starts with what they stand for… Continue reading Adding Garmin as one of our Partner Brands

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Dry Top Maintenance

by Nick Lomas, kayaker extraordinaire and retail encyclopedia First taste of cold weather....you pull your dry top/dry suit out of the closet....and tragic! You find the gaskets need replacing.  It's time for some dry top maintenance. How about some advice from Nick Lomas - one of our retail gurus and kayak extraordinaires here at ERA.… Continue reading Dry Top Maintenance

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DeltaV 73: stability, speed and boofability

The test driving of the prototype of Liquidlogic's new DeltaV 73 has been anything but demure, and a good number of us have taken it through its paces on the river.  First impression:  the turboboosters work regardless of the size or the awesome pink color! More importantly, it lives up to the performance of its… Continue reading DeltaV 73: stability, speed and boofability