Reddit reviews: The best kayak paddles

We found 18 Reddit comments discussing the best kayak paddles. We ran sentiment analysis on each of these comments to determine how redditors feel about different products. We found 14 products and ranked them based on the amount of positive reactions they received. Here are the top 20.

Top Reddit comments about Kayak Paddles:

u/chaseisbarber · 0 pointsr/kayakfishing

Check out the Seattle Sports Seawhisper. It's right around $100 for the 230-240cm model, but it's quite nice for the price.


You may also want to keep an eye on your local Craigslist, as many people tend to sell kayaks and accessories for cheap in the winter. I scored an Adventure Technology Quest Glass for $60 last year.

u/Jabasaki · 3 pointsr/Ultralight

Thanks for the recommendation! That's a good & cheap idea.

Yeah, I am a packraft 2nd kinda guy. Only use it on lakes & slow moving rivers because it's cheap (Klymit LWD)...and I don't know how to handle any rapids.

I'm thinking this might be a good option: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00YFPS7OC/ref=ox_sc_sfl_title_2?ie=UTF8&psc=1&smid=ATVPDKIKX0DER
It's only 2oz heavier than the one you posted, but the downside is it seems like it'll be a bit bulkier

u/Shaahaafaafaa · 1 pointr/kayak

I thought this one looked good.

Cannon Paddles Escape E Kayak Paddle with Black Fiberglass Reinforced Polymer Blades (2-Piece), Silver/Black, 240cm https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00BLJ1R7E/ref=cm_sw_r_other_awd_vsC1wbS25ZQC5

u/waterboysh · 2 pointsr/Kayaking

It looks like these I think or at least a very similar model. The ones I linked are the ones I bought about a year ago. I got 230cm.

u/Hondamousse · 1 pointr/Kayaking

You'll want something around 210-220cm. The 84 inch one here should work fine.

SeaSense X-TREME II Kayak Paddle, 84-Inch https://www.amazon.com/dp/B001J17VY2/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_G6bRzb3Y4SXF4

Edit: mine shows prime eligible

u/Postman319 · 1 pointr/Kayaking


That is the one I got, and I am very pleased with it, and it is not much more money than the Tripper that you are looking at. I got it 50% off when I bought my Yak, but you should get a comparable deal at this time of year at any of your local shops.

u/Bro-ssef · 2 pointsr/Kayaking

They're fiberglass 250cm paddles. My kayak is 36" wide and slow so I needed to go bigger than the 230 cm I had originally

Edit, here's the link

Carlisle Predator Fiberglass 250 cm Kayak Paddle Urban Camo, https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00RM7Z1QM/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_RkAozbWF6YT9Z

u/daveed2001 · 3 pointsr/Kayaking

You can get a couple of these and these won't run out of power.

Leader Accessories Marine Aluminum Kayak Paddles 87-inch for Kayaking Boating(Yellow) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B016JOEI7Q/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_awd_bs41wb8APMY0M

u/fikis · 1 pointr/Ultralight

I think I'm with Shmuck; you should take a single oar, rather than a paddle.

Here are two options:



Both are cheap and lighter than the "light" kayaking paddles...

u/phtcmp · 1 pointr/Paddleboard

Maybe look for a 4 piece break down paddle and leave a piece out? Or an adjustable that might scale small enough. My kids are under 5 feet and fine with our adjustables, even though they may not be a perfect fit. Can’t vouch for it, but a quick search cane up with this.
SUP Paddle

I can’t tell from the picture if leaving a section out would be possible, though, if you even needed to.

u/leroy_twiggles · 2 pointsr/Kayaking

The primary differences are weight and shape.

For weight: Imagine lifting a 50 pound weight 10 times, or lifting a 25 pound weight 10 times. You'd be a lot less tired with the 25 pound weight, right?

Now imagine lifting a 2.5 pound paddle 10,000 times, and lifting a 1.5 pound paddle 10,000 times. Though the weight difference is small, it makes a difference on long trips. That's why people who do long distance touring pay hundreds for super-light paddles. If you're not planning on long trips, it doesn't matter as much.

As for shape... look at the shape of these $10 paddles vs these $200 paddles. But shape doesn't correspond to price, and $50 paddles have roughly the same shape as $500 paddles, just don't get some flat ones and you'll be alright.

I own a $10 paddle, a $50 paddle, and a $150 paddle. The $10 paddle is worthless and terrible. There $150 paddle is only a little nicer than the $50 paddle. The expensive one is lighter, but with most of my trips, I'm not out long enough for the weight to make a difference.