Updated November 30, 2018 by Melissa Harr

The 10 Best Wood Canoe Paddles

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This wiki has been updated 13 times since it was first published in November of 2018. Being on the water can be relaxing, but trying to select and gather all the gear you need for a successful trip often feels just the opposite. These wood canoe paddles are an easy choice, however, since they're long lasting, easy to use, and appropriate for a range of conditions. We've added models that come in a variety of lengths, so there's something for people of all shapes and sizes. When users buy our independently chosen editorial selections, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki.

1. Bending Branches BB Special

2. Carlisle Beavertail

3. Bending Branches Cruiser Plus 11

Editor's Notes

November 27, 2018:

Investigated models from popular paddle maker Bending Branches, selecting the BB Special and Cruiser Plus 11 for their all-around appeal blended with handsome styling. Also added several budget-friendly models, including the Crooked Creek 4-Foot and Shoreline Marine Propel. Although they aren't the most robust, they're fine for beginners and casual users.

4. ZJ Sport Hawaii Hybrid

5. Bending Branches Sunburst ST

6. Shoreline Marine Propel

7. Crooked Creek 4-Foot

8. Carlisle Ausable

9. Attwood 2.5-Foot

10. Caviness Marine Twin Stripe

Melissa Harr
Last updated on November 30, 2018 by Melissa Harr

Melissa Harr is a language-obsessed writer from Chicagoland who holds both a bachelor of arts and master of arts in English. Although she began as a TEFL teacher, earning several teaching certificates and working in both Russia and Vietnam, she moved into freelance writing to satisfy her passion for the written word. She has published full-length courses and books in the realm of arts & crafts and DIY; in fact, most of her non-working time is spent knitting, cleaning, or committing acts of home improvement. Along with an extensive knowledge of tools, home goods, and crafts and organizational supplies, she has ample experience (okay, an obsession) with travel gear, luggage, and the electronics that make modern life more convenient.

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