Canoe & Kayak Reviews

We have reviewed a selection of our most popular products to provide additonal information to help you make your buying decision. Our test team have a range of paddling abilities and experience levels.

  • Sit On Top Kayak Reviews

    Sit On Tops

    Reviews of the most popular Sit On Top Kayaks including solo, tandem and family kayaks. There's something to suit everyone!

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  • Fishing Kayak Reviews

    Fishing Kayaks

    The team sink their teeth into the latest crop of fishing kayaks from leading manufacturers and they may even catch the odd fish at the same time.

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  • Touring Kayak Reviews

    Touring Kayaks

    Our test team head out in a wide range of touring and sea kayaks Testing everything from stable recreational kayaks to fast expedition sea kayaks.

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  • White Water Kayak Reviews

    White Water

    For the adrenaline seekers! We test some of the top white water kayaks, designed for paddling down fast moving waters through out the UK and further afield.

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  • Canadian Canoe Reviews

    Open Canoes

    Canoeing is perfect for touring, expeditions and family fun. Take the camping gear with you and set off on a multi-day adventure!


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  • Hobie Kayak Reviews

    Hobie Kayaks

    An alternative approach to paddling. Kayaking is a breeze with a Hobie Kayak. Here are Duffer and Erk's favourites!


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  • Hobie Mirage Eclipse Review

    Hobie Eclipse

    The next big thing! Hobie have done it again, producing a revolutionary watercraft. We get out on the water and try the worlds first stand up pedalboard!

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  • Thule Roof Racks & Watersports Carriers

    Thule Carriers

    Are you unsure of which kayak carrier to buy? Checkout the wide range of watersports carriers from Thule.


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  • Kayaking Equipment Reviews

    Equipment

    Good gear makes the paddling experience easier and more comfortable. Check out these reviews of popular pieces of kit.


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Meet Our Test Team

Our team of testers have over 1,000,000 years of paddling experience between them. They have all paddled their whole (long) lives and have enjoyed canoeing and kayaking in all kinds of boats. Braving the elements they set out almost weekly to test a new boat or bit of equipment so you can make a more informed purchase. They are...

The Fridge Fairy

AGE: None of your business!

EXPERIENCE: House full of paddlers!

LIKES:
Her privacy
Ellie Strait 120!

Dislikes:
Quizes 

 

The Old Duffer

AGE: 18... honest

EXPERIENCE: Life!

LIKES:
Vegamite & Olives
Kayak Angling
New Paddlers Enthusiasm
West Cork & Cornwall

DISLIKES:
Decorating
The aging process
Better paddlers (not really!)
Running Shuttles 

 

The Irk

AGE: Classified

EXPERIENCE: Over 15 Years

LIKES:
Sea Kayaking
Kayak Surfing
Kayak Angling
Living in Cornwall
The Ocean
Music
Life

DISLIKES:
Old Duffer

 

The Old Codger

AGE: Lost Count!

EXPERIENCE: Needed

LIKES:
Hair
Motorcycles
Kayak Surfing
Dancing (Charleston & Break)
Drambuie

DISLIKES:
Velcro - Plucks his beard
Zips - Traps his beard
Kayak Fishing - Fish Stink!