American Paddler
Kayak Reviews, Tips, Guides and More

About American Paddler

AMERICAN PADDLER was created in 2017 as a way to help paddlesports enthusiasts — especially kayakers — explore God’s country from the rivers, streams, lakes and seas of our great land. From reviews and helpful guides for first-time kayakers to expert tips and adventures for seasoned paddlers, our goal is help you get the most out of your time out on the water.

Perhaps appropriately, American Paddler was founded in Michigan — land of the Great Lakes — and that larger-than-life perspective guides our commitment to providing the most useful and honest information on a great American pastime.

We hope American Paddler can become your go-to resource for all things kayaking and paddlesports.


American Paddler does not intend to provide advice or information on the safety of various products reviewed on this website. While we strive to provide accurate information, the information provided here is our opinion only, and we have not tested these products. For safety information on a given product, visit the manufacturer’s website. In addition, the content on this website is not a substitute for professional safety training for kayakers, canoers and other forms of paddling or watersports. We strongly encourage our readers to participate in safety training courses through the American Canoe Association or other certified instructors prior to purchasing or using a kayak, canoe or other watercraft. You agree that you will not under any circumstances disregard any professional advice or delay in seeking such advice in reliance on any content provided on or through this website. Reliance on any such content is solely at your own risk.