Water Sports Gear
Inflatable SUPs are getting even better
These bottoms can tackle any wave—and then hit the bar
From comfortable wetsuits to bags that protect my board from dings
Score peak-season waves no matter how low the mercury goes
Make the most of the warm days with these river and lake essentials
Amphibious adventures await
Six trunks for transcending limits
Suits for women with butts, boobs, and big-wave dreams
Essentials for coastal escapes
Meet Ryan Lovelace, designer at Trimcraft Surfboards
Keep your gear compact and safe with these handy haulers
Don’t let the StairMaster aesthetics fool you: this thing can move
Normally, not something you want a shark scientist to say. But Eric Stroud is talking about his chemistry-lab quest for the ultimate shark repellent, which he appears to have found. The questions that remain: Does it work on the great white, the ocean’s most fearsome predator? And can a couple of rookie entrepreneurs get it to market?
A celebrated origami boat gets a crucial upgrade
Gear to get after it, on the water or the snow. (Red Paddle Co.) Red Paddle Co. Explorer+ Board Guaranteed Pleaser Red Paddle Co. uses hard plastic rail reinforcements to make the stiffest inflatable stand-up paddle-boards on the market. Case in point, the 13'2″ Explorer+ board is sturdy enough to carry…
Dorky? Yeah. But also insanely packable, versatile, and easy to use.
Who needs a regular fishing boat when you can have this thing instead?
Business-ready in and out of the water.
A self-inflating SUP that offers extra zip
Because a world without internal-frame backpacks, bike derailleurs, and wetsuits would be a darker place
The short answer: Absolutely. For a detailed breakdown of inexpensive, beginner-friendly fly-fishing gear, I contacted my friend Ryan Allred, owner of Jefferson Flywater. Allred’s worked as a guide for 20 years and holds a master’s degree in environmental science with an emphasis on fisheries. Here’s the gear…