Never be “up the creek (or any other place) without a paddle”! Canadian company Shearwater hand-builds fully collapsible paddles for canoe / kayak, and packrafting. Inspired by the webbed feet of swimming birds and featuring carbon parts, these unique paddles are super light yet super tough. 3-part Shearwaters pack into a small nylon sleeve for backpacking, airplane travel, and storage. Customers get to customize their paddle by choosing the length and web color(s) that best suits them. Shearwater paddles range in price from $99 for canoe to $199 for a kayak and 2 canoe paddle combination set.

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