PADDLE

YETI Panga $300

The Panga is YETI’s first foray into the world of waterproof gear storage, and it’s quickly becoming a staple on watercrafts around the country. This fully submersible duffle acts as a gear fortress, allowing absolutely no access points for rogue wetness and a laminated, high-density nylon shell that is virtually impenetrable to nature’s assaults.

Bellyak Play 35 $595

The Play 35 from the innovative, Asheville-based Bellyak offers a combination of classic freestyle kayak designs and a patented river interface. Bellyak is the first craft made specifically for whitewater prone paddling, and the Play 35 is the top choice for those looking to surf, spin, splat and reinterpret downriver fun. The lightweight design and bomber construction also make it a great choice for families, groups or smaller paddlers looking for one do-it-all river vessel.

 

Orion 45 Cooler $479

It’s the best high-performance cooler being made in the Blue Ridge today. It comes in a variety of sizes, from the compact 25 L Forest to the ready-for-anything 85 L Dorado. Features include six tie-down points, four bottle openers, camping latches, and accessories such as an attachable minibar, cutting board, and bluetooth waterproof speaker.