Field Tested: Five Whitewater Canoe Paddles


Not all canoe paddles are created equal, and not every canoeist wants the same performance from their paddle. Our team of editors and testers took five different paddles into the field and returned with in-depth video reviews explaining the pros and cons of each. Which one is right for you?

Click the links below for video reviews

Werner Bandit

A lightweight carbon paddle from Werner.

Aquabound Edge

A packable breakdown paddle for travelers.

Mitchell Curved Premier

A bombproof, wood core paddle for rough waters.

Bending Branches Expedition Plus

A beautiful wooden paddle with a buoyant, springy feel.

Kialoa Madison

An adjustable fiberglass paddle that’s perfect for sharing.

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