Kialoa Pipes

Pipes paddle

Pipes paddle     Photo: Courtesy of Kialoa

The narrow 7.4-inch-wide blade on the carbon-fiber Kialoa Pipes paddle was designed with women in mind—the smaller the blade, the less resistance it creates in water, and the easier it is to maneuver. Still, it’s remarkably strong for feeling so wispy. Our shoulders were grateful on long flatwater outings, and we appreciated its lithe quickness while chasing waves.

Brand: Kialoa $339

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