Best Kayak Paddle 2018
Best 11 Kayak Paddle to Buy in 2018
Most Popular Kayak Paddle
Bill BELLEVILLE 1/21/15 The Peace of Blue: Water Journeys
Amazon Price: $39.99 $39.99 (as of December 9, 2018 10:29 am –
Shoreline Marine 96" Kayak Paddle features corrosion resistant aluminum shaft, comfort grip handles, and contour molded blades for durability and efficiency. Paddle is designed to propel paddler easily and is great for long or short trips.
- Product Dimensions: 2.1 x 6.8 x 96.5 inches ; 2.2 pounds
- Shipping Weight: 2.3 pounds
- Domestic Shipping: Item can be shipped within U.S.
- International Shipping: This item is not eligible for international shipping. Learn More
- Origin: China
- ASIN: B004D34EQ6
- Item model number: SL52247
I’ve been paddling for over 10 years and I own a number of good paddles. I bought this because I wanted a longer paddle for the open water, but after using it for the first time, it became my favorite. I have paddles that cost over $250 and I like this one better. It’s sturdy enough to stand up to the rough treatment I demand and it’s light enough that my arms don’t get tired late in the day. It’s also long and gives me more power and reach. It’s not super rugged, but it’s also not fragile. The best part is the price. I don’t think you can get a better quality paddle for the price. I love it.
Performance is great. I’ve read other reviews that show an "old" …
Price vs. Performance is great. I’ve read other reviews that show an “old” version and a “new” version. I received the “new” version. While they might be a tad flimsy on the end, for 30$ it’s pretty light and does the job. I also used it to do some light pushing off the bottom. I’m not worried about it breaking. It pushed me and my 75lb kayak around the reservoir yesterday.
Great everyday paddling paddle
Four stars only because this isn’t a high-end carbon fiber or stiffened paddle worth $200. HOWEVER, for your money, you’ll never need anything better than what this paddle offers. The extra length makes it SO much easier to paddle/maneuver, and the shaft is plenty strong to give you good leaverage if you need to get your boat somewhere in a hurry. Not the world’s BEST paddle, but if you’re looking for a high-end competition level paddle, you wouldn’t be considering this one anyway. This will serve 99.9% of paddlers out there and will offer you better performance than anything you can buy from your local sporting goods store.
Great Bargain on this Paddle
This paddle was a heck of a bargain when I bought it for less than $30 bucks. It feels light, and the 96″ length feels like it makes a world of difference over the 87″ length that most other brands make. I wish I hadn’t sold the thing with my kayak.
Great Economical Paddle
This is a great paddle for the price of $32.10. I chose this paddle because it seemed like the best of the ones I looked at and it was 96 inches long. That is the most comfortable length of a paddle in my opinion. The paddles can be feathered if you like. I don’t kayak in a windy area so I don’t really need to. The splash guards definitely work, but they slide around. I may tape or glue them in place next season. It’s best to position them as close to each blade as possible. I’ve banged the paddle on bulkhead before and it’s held up well. The plastic is a little scratched, but it is still strong. The rod is made of strong metal as well (probably aluminum). The paddle easily splits into two halves for storage. If you want a paddle that isn’t more expensive than a kayak (carbon-fiber) get this one. It won’t fail you.
Excellent product at this price point.
I bought two, largely based on customer reviews, because I wanted longer paddles than I had. Very pleased with these, especially at this price point; these seem to be as sturdy as the much more expensive paddles I bought with my kayaks. The length of these paddles eliminated “drips” back in to my boats and they are very comfortable to use. I was surprised to realize that I prefer paddles without the padded handles; these aren’t uncomfortable or anything, I just prefer the lack of padding like my shorter paddles…..I’ll probably remove the padding on these handles, but, either way they work fine.
I recommend this product for use in rugged outdoors.
Good size for a backup with the 10′ x 4′ aluminum jon boat. Good length, has foam grips, good quality. Used the paddle to free a jug line from an obstacle about 7′ down (not recommended or prohibited xD ). Only mod was after reading paddle might separate from shaft i used a 5/16 hex head screw 1″ long on opposite side of paddle mount from rivet and little lower to miss rivet with screw. Works well have fun!