Paddling Education

Never Say Never: Packrafting the Grand Canyon

“I’m never packrafting the Grand Canyon.” That’s what I told my partner, “Doom,” not even a year after I moved to Mancos from the Front Range to be with him.

ProStaffer of the Month: Jonas Alexandersson
Jonas Alexandersson, from Mellerud, Sweden, is our ProStaffer of the Month for March 2020. Let’s meet Jonas…
Take ACA’s Online Paddlesports Safety Course at Your Own Pace

The American Canoe Association (ACA) makes it easy for you to take their Paddlesports Safety Course—you can take it online from anywhere…

Aqua-Bound’s Bent Shaft Whiskey & Tango Kayak Paddles

For the kayaker who wants a high-performing, ultra-light and ultra-comfortable paddle, look no further than Aqua-Bound’s new bent shaft Whiskey or Tango…

Kayaking at Puerto Vallarta’s Los Arcos National Marine Park

With its beautiful blue-green water, semi-tropical temperatures and variety of marine wildlife, Los Arcos National Marine Park near Puerto Vallarta, Mexico is a wonderful kayak destination…

ProStaffer of the Month: Marianne Nysted

Aqua-Bound’s ProStaffer of the Month for January 2020 is Marianne Nysted, a native of Denmark. Let’s meet Marianne…

How to Launch Your Kayak in a Surf Zone [Video]
Join kayak expert Ken Whiting as he shows us how to safely launch and land your kayak in a surf zone…
Outfitter Spotlight: MST Adventures

The folks at MST Adventures love taking their guests on paddle trips on their local New Mexico rivers. Here’s their story…

Lofoten, a paradise for kayakers
Lofoten, Norway, will provide the perfect environment for a sea kayaker. The scenery with mountains and fjords makes this to one of the most beautiful places in the world, and it’s well known among paddlers.
Developing the Love for Kayaking: A Customer Story

Aqua-Bound customer, Thomas Chekouras, has developed his love for kayaking rather uniquely. He tells us his story of how kayaking has changed his life…

A Fly-In Packraft Excursion in Sweden

Spending any time in Sweden is a good idea. Arriving the week of Midsommar and putting my boat in the water 18 days out of the next 24? A dream trip!

Guiding Kayakers from the Tropics to Lake Superior’s North Shore

Beth Poliquin has guided kayakers in the tropics of Hawaii, and now lives and works along the rugged north shore of Lake Superior. The differences she cites may surprise you…

How We Design our Kayak & SUP Paddle Shafts

Aqua-Bound’s Operations Manager, Jason Eccles, gives us the scoop on how we develop our kayak and stand-up paddle shafts…

Kayaking with Kids: Life Jacket Safety [Videos]

Life jacket use is important for everyone on the water, but especially for kids. These Paddle TV videos lay out the basics for keeping your little ones safe while kayaking…

Sea Kayaking on Lake Superior with Ken Whiting [Video]

Join expert kayaker, Ken Whiting, as he takes us along to paddle our planet’s largest freshwater inland sea, Lake Superior…

ProStaffer of the Month: Laila Johanne Reigstad

Norwegian native Laila Johanne Reigstad is Aqua-Bound’s ProStaffer of the Month for November, 2019. Let’s meet Laila…

Kayaking the Fjords of Alaska

Two kayakers head to Kenai Fjords National Park for a 3-day paddle trip in the Alaskan wilderness…

Winnipeg’s “River Mom” to Local Kids & Kayakers

Lori Neufeld is known as “River Mom” to lots of kids and many fellow kayakers in her hometown of Winnipeg. Her dedication to getting young and old on the water is inspiring…

Basic Field Repair for Your Packraft [Video]

Packrafts are designed to be used in all conditions and can take a lot of abuse. But they’re not indestructible. Here’s what you want with you in case of a puncture…

ProStaffer of the Month: Hans-Petter Frøhaug

Sea kayaker Hans-Petter Frøhaug is Aqua-Bound’s ProStaffer of the month for October 2019. Let’s get to know Hans-Petter…

Packrafting the Alpine Lakes of Western Colorado

Tisha McCombs made some packraft converts during a mountain weekend with a couple dozen other outdoor industry women…