Field Tested: Werner Bandit


1-piece carbon straight shaft: $200 at

The Werner Bandit has a curved blade with a dihedral face and gives the paddler a lot of power in each stroke. It’s carbon layup is extremely lightweight, but is still designed with durability in mind for whitewater paddlers. As the lightest and stiffest paddle that we tested, it is an ideal choice for multi-day expeditions.

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