2015 Gorge Paddling Film Festival : Sweet Helmets Package

What’s Sweet-er (hah!) than a new Sweet Wanderer Helmet? How about a new Sweet Wanderer helmet, a new Sweet sweatshirt AND a new pair of Sweet shorts! Any way you cut it, that is a SWEET deal for one of the lucky winners of the Gorge Paddling Film Festival!
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2015 Gorge Paddling Film Festival : Immersion Research Arch Rival Drysuit

We all know that very few companies walk the walk like they talk the talk like Immersion Research. Truly a “for paddlers by paddlers” company, they are stepping it up again to support the great work of First Descents and the Gorge Paddling Film Festival by pitching in for one of our best prizes yet, an Arch Rival Drysuit! Made with IR’s proprietary WhiteOut laminate to withstand years of abuse, the Arch Rival is bound to make one of our film fest winners a very happy (and dry) paddler!

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2015 Gorge Paddling Film Festival : Astral Prize Package

Many, many thanks to the good folks at Astral for joining us in supporting First Descents! We are proud to announce a ridiculously cool prize package for one lucky winner of the 2015 Gorge Paddling Film Fest of an Astral Greenjacket and Astral Rasslers! We know safety is your first concern (it’s ours too, of course) – enter the Gorge Paddling Film Festival to have a chance to get yourself right with a safety vest and kicks from Astral!

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Secret Sale Items

We just cleaned out the shop and we put a bunch of items on sale. If you see something you like, come into the store or give us a call at 541-386-4286 (our hours are 9-5 PST).

Some of these items were used on display, have collected a little dust, or are missing packaging (boxes, tags, etc…), so we’re offering them for 40% off. Here’s a list of what we’ve got.

Men’s Shoes
Teva Mush Flipflops Quincy Blue size 9 $14
Teva Mali Flipflops Dry Sand size 10 $30
Teva Mali Flipflops Dry Sand size 11 $30
Vibram FiveFingers KSO Trek Black size 42 $75
Vibram FiveFingers Sprint Khaki/Putty/Clay size 41 $48
Vibram FiveFingers Treksport Black/Charcoal size 47 $60
Vibram FiveFingers Treksport Champagne/Red size 47 $60

Women’s Shoes
Teva Mush Flipflops Kona Blue size 7 $14
Teva Mush Flipflops Shirley Rose size 7 $14
Teva Lennox Flipflops Walnut size 7 $18
Teva Lennox Flipflops Walnut size 8 $18
Teva Mali Flipflops Redstone size 8 $30
Teva Mali Flipflops Redstone size 9 $30
Teva Mali Flipflops Redstone size 10 $30
Teva Dozer Sandal Lavender size 6 $38
Vibram Fivefinger KSO Black size 36 $51
Kigo Star Grey with Green Stitch size 7 $30
Kigo Star Grey with Green Panel size 6 $30

Kid’s and Infant’s Shoes
Teva Infant’s Mush Flipflops Bling Red size 6 $12
Teva Infant’s Mush Flipflops Pink size 4/5 $12
Teva Infant’s Mush Flipflops Pink size 7 $12
Teva Infant’s Psyclone Sandal Blue/Yellow size 2/3 $17
Teva Infant’s Psyclone Sandal Blue/Yellow size 4/5 $17
Teva Infant’s Psyclone Sandal Blue/Yellow size 7 $17
Croc’s Sandals Green size m3/w5 $15

Accessories for Adventures
Arcteryx Jetti Beanie Wisteria $27
NRS Toaster Mitt size XXL $21
NRS Expedition sock 3mm size Small $20
Bilt Vacuum Bottle $9
Stohlquist Maw Glove size Small $24
Princeton-Tec Apex Headlamp (80 lumens)$51
Salamander Big Mouth Throwbag $57
Salamander Pop Top Throwbag $39
Harmony Sea Tour Skirt (fits Dagger Zydeco)$51
Harmony Tandem Skirt (fits Pamlico 135T)$60

Dog Gear
Ruffwear Gourdo Blue Size Large $7
Ruffwear Hoopie Collar Daisy Size Large $7
Ruffwear Growler Cinch Red Size Large $15
Ruffwear Growler Cinch Yellow Size Large $15

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Gift Ideas for People Who Have Everything

You’ve waited until the last minute, believing that you will think of something for that person who has everything. Everyone has at least one person like this on their Holiday gift list. At the Kayak Shed, we are working to make shopping easier by providing you with a list of things that person probably doesn’t have, but will love.

Gift Ideas for the Minimalist Runner

Zensah Compression Leg Sleeves $40
Help your barefoot-loving friend run farther and faster, as well as say sayonara to sore calves and shins. These compression sleeves aid blood flow, so you can perform your best, no matter what activity you are participating in.

Injinji Socks $10-$38
Help prevent stinky shoes with injinji socks. We know, we know, it sounds practical, but your friend will thank you when his feet stay warm and his shoes smell fresh. With a wide variety of colors and cuts, you can get that special person a sock for every day of the week!

Barefoot Running by Michael Sandler $24.95
Many minimalist runners were inspired by Born to Run, but inspiration doesn’t teach you proper technique. Whether that special person is just joining the barefoot movement, or if she is a seasoned veteran, Michael Sandler can help improve barefoot technique. If your friend already has perfect form, do not worry, there are sections about preventing and treating common barefoot running injuries, building up the pads of your feet, and tips for running on different surfaces and terrains. Winter is here, help your friend get her feet ready.

kigo Edge $69.99
Though barefoot lovers would like to believe that Vibram FiveFingers are appropriate for every occasion, sometimes they do have to slip on shoes. kigo Footwear eco-consciously makes minimalist shoes that can pass as everyday footwear.

Gift Ideas for the Recreational Paddler

Wind Paddle Adventure Sail $154.95
Paddling with your kayak is a no brainer, but the Wind Paddle Adventure can help you sail. The added wind power means you can go from cruising to flying across the water. Even better, the Wind Paddle Adventure sail fits pretty much every kayak and canoe, so you know it will be compatible, even if you don’t know what kind of kayak or canoe they have.

Hobie Mirage Sail Kit $319.95
If that special, but difficult to shop for person, rants and raves about his Hobie Mirage Kayak, give him something to talk about! The Hobie Mirage Sail Kit works on any Hobie peddle kayak and converts it into a mini-Sailing vessel. The Mirage drive acts like a Daggerboard, so you can tack upwind too.

Harmony High Volume Bilge Pump $26.99
Nobody likes a wet blanket, or boat. The High Volume Bilge Pump pumps 30% more water (out of your kayak) per stroke, so you can get your kayak dry in no time. Bilge pumps may not be the flashiest of gifts, but your difficult-to-shop-for friend will be happy to have it when he needs it!

Gift Ideas for the Whitewater Kayaker

River Hardware Throw bag $69.95
Whitewater is powerful, so give the gift of safety! Every whitewater kayaker, from class II to V, could use a good throwbag. Many throw bags on the market are only strong enough to retrieve swimmers, but River Hardware makes theirs with strong enough rope for mechanical advantage systems. After you use this throw bag, the wide mouth makes it easy to repack for use 0n another day. Any paddler would be happy to have the River Hardware Throw Bag as part of her kayaking gear (but even happier to never have to use it).

River Gypsies Guide to North America $44.95
This is the ultimate in Guidebooks. Not only does it feature runs by region from Class III-V, but the stunning images make it appropriate for any coffee table. Whether your Paddler is planning a kayaking trip or just fantasizes about it, this book is a must-have.

Pulse: A Year with Tao Berman and Team $29.95
Show your friend what a year with one of Whitewater Kayaking’s top paddlers is like with this exciting video. Pulse chronicles Tao Berman and Company’s travels to Chile, Mexico, Michigan, and Washington.

Gift Ideas for Women

Arc’Teryx Molly & Moe Toque $35
Everyone can always use another hat and this one is this year’s favorite. It is a 50/50 blend of Merino wool and acrylic, so it keeps your head warm and fits well. If you are not sure what color her coat is, worry not! The Molly & Moe design is flattering with nearly any color scheme.

Arc’teryx Atom LT Hoody $199
You couldn’t find a better gift for a woman who loves comfort and functionality. This hoody is so soft that wearing it makes her feel like she never had to get out of bed. It is wind and water resistant, so it can act as a stand alone layer, but it is slim enough to fit under a shell for chillier days.

Kigo Curv $69.99
If she loves comfort or pumps, the kigo Curv is a shoe that she can go the distance in, whether that is walking from the car to the office or running a 10K. The Curv folds up, so it can fit in a purse or desk drawer to be ready at hand when she needs shoes she can move in. To make a great shoe even better, the Mary Jane style can be dressed up or dressed down and looks great with a pair of slacks as well as a pair of gym shorts.

Gift Ideas for Men

Arc’teryx Covert Beanie $35
Everyone wants to keep their noggin warm and this is our best selling Beanie. Its simple design means a style everyone loves along with warmth and comfort. He can take this anywhere from the slopes to around town.

Patagonia Micro Puff Jacket $179
This sporty insulated jacket is warm enough to use as a layer, but it is also wind and water resistant, so he can wear it as a stand-alone jacket. If he’s going to be in variable conditions, the Micro Puff Jacket is the perfect solution. Not only can it be worn alone or as a layer, it is also highly compressible for easy storage when he doesn’t need it.

Arc’teryx Stinger Bib $450
If you’re shopping for a guy who likes to be dry in all conditions, look no further than the Stinger Bib. It’s not just a pair of pants…it’s smart. These pants are loaded with features, including a hidden Recco reflector, in case he runs into trouble in the backcountry or on the slopes, gusseted knees and seat, for freedom of movement, and pockets everywhere he needs them and nowhere he doesn’t. The Gore-Tex Pro Shell fabric with completely taped seams and laminated zippers means it’s durable and dry. Yep, it’s really that good.

Gift Ideas for the Dog Lover

Ruffwear Beacon $12.95
Make sure your furry friend doesn’t become invisible when the sun goes down. This flashing LED light clips on to Ruffwear wearable dog gear, like collars, jackets, and packs. Whether you are hiking in the wilderness or on an afternoon stroll, make sure that your best friend is seen!

Ruffwear Mt Bachelor Pad $59.95-$74.95
Who doesn’t love luxury? Give your Dog the gift of comfort and give your belongings protection from dirt and dog hair. The Mt Bachelor Pad rolls up for easy transport, so your best friend can snooze comfortably in the car, while camping, or at home.

Ruffwear Portage Float Coat $49.95
Whether your Dog swims like he invented it or avoids water like he will melt, he can’t swim forever, so protect him with a little extra flotation. For dog owners who are also avid boaters or beach goers, this is a must-have!

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Get Your Order Before Christmas!

For those of you who like to live life on the edge, we have put together shipping estimates, so you can get your Order before Christmas*. The last day that UPS and USPS deliver is December 24th, so don’t forget this when calculating the arrival date of your package.

Free USPS Priority Mail: Place your order before 12pm PST on December 17th
UPS Ground: Place your order before 12pm PST on December 16th**
UPS 3 Day Select: Place your order before 12pm PST on December 21st
UPS 2nd Day Air: Place your order before 12pm PST on December 22nd
UPS Next Day Air Saver: Place your order before 12pm PST on December 23rd

*These estimates are for in stock items only.
**Delivery time via UPS Ground depends on where you are located. Use the image below to calculate how many days it should take for your package to arrive via UPS.

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Kayak Shed Gear Swap For Sale List

We are sure that there will be more for sale, but here is the current list of gear we will have at the Kayak Shed Gear Swap on September 11th and 12th. If you have questions about anything for sale, feel free to call the Kayak Shed at 541-386-4286.

Kayak Shed Demos for Sale

Jackson 2 Fun (Lime Green) $699
Jackson Fun (Orange) $625
Jackson 4 Fun (Red) $750
Jackson Super Fun (Blue) $599
Jackson All Star (Yellow) $650
Jackson Monstar (Black/White) $725
Jackson Rocker (Lime Green) $575
Jackson Mega Rocker (Orange) $549
Jackson Villain S (Lime Green) $775
Jackson Super Hero (Yellow) $699
Dagger Nomad 8.1 (Green/White/Blue) $699
Pyranha Burn Large (2010, Blue/White) $775
Pyranha Burn Small (2010, Blue/White) $775
Pyranha Burn Medium (2010, Purple/black) $775
Perception Tribe (four available, Yellow)
Hobie Oasis (Red)
Hobie Outback (Yellow)
Wilderness Systems Tarpon 120 (Two available, red)
Native Ultimate 14.5 (Green)
Hobie Adventure Island (Yellow)

Wavesport Diesel 75 $650
Pyranha Inazone 220 $450
Pyranha Burn Medium (price not set by seller)
Pyranha Burn Large $700
Pyranha Burn Small $600
Pyranha Z One Large (new) $699
Pyranha Rev Large (new) $599
Jackson Super Fun $600
Jackson Hero $650
Jackson Punk Rocker (new) $690
Jackson Mega Rocker (new) $690
Jackson Super Hero $600
Dagger Agent 6.0 (price not set by seller)
Dagger FX 5.7 $300
Dagger G Force 6.1 $450
Dagger Kingpin 6.1 $500
Liquid Logic Skip $400
Necky Manitou Sport $500
Kokatat Gortex Meridian XL drysuit $600
NRS Flux Small Drytop $150

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Basement Sale Saturday October 11, 9 AM

As you all know we are cleaning out the basement of all rental and demo boats. It is going to be a huge sale! We have put together the long awaited list of all the boats and their sale prices. Don’t forget about the store-wide sale happening that day too, as well as the BBQ – all happening in the back parking lot of the Kayak Shed in Hood River. Saturday, October 11 starting at 9 am. Give us a call if you have questions!

White Water Kayaks

Rocker $525 used
Mega Rocker $549 used
Hero $549 used
Super Hero $599 used
2 Fun $575 used
Fun $599 used
4 Fun $625 used
Super Fun-green $625 used
Super Fun-yellow $649 used
All Star $649 used
Super Star $625 used
Fun $799 brand new cosmetic blem (full warrantee still in wrapper)
Fun $799 brand new cosmetic blem (full warrantee still in wrapper)
2006 Hero $299 brand new

Small Ammo $675 used
Medium Ammo $575 used
Large Ammo $625 used
Small Burn $625 used
Medium Burn $599 used
Large Burn $625 used
Medium Rev $649 used
Seven 0 M/l $599 brand new
Seven 0 M/l $599 brand new
Recoil L $699 brand new
M3 233 $599 brand new

Liquid Logic
CR 250 $699 brand New
Hoss $649 brand New
Little Joe $649 brand New
Trigger $649 brand New

Perception Boats:
Torrent $399 used
Torrent $399 used
Torrent $399 used

Recreational and Touring Kayaks
Mirage Revolution $1200 used
Mirage Outback Fish $1200 used

Sundance 12 $299 used
Prodigy 10 $225 used
Carolina 14 $199 used
Carolina 14 w/rudder $899 brand new

Agent $699 brand new
Blackwater 12 $199 used
Wilderness Systems:
Tsunami 12.5 $525 used
Tusanami 12.5 $849 brand New

Easky 13 $299 used
Easky 15 $599 used
Capella 16.6 $799 used
Easky 13 $499 brand new
Easky 15 $699 brand new

This covers the big hitters. There will be a few other used boats and gear to look forward to. And along with the store wide sale, we will be having some killer sales on some NEW boats too! See you Saturday!

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Hood River 2008 St. Paddles Day Kayak Polo Tournament needs help ‘shagging balls’

A couple of changes…please pass this on to anyone you know that is having a hard time finding women to play. Thank you!!

NEW REQUIREMENT…only 1 women required per team, and she does not have to be on the court at all times!!

Also, for those teams coming from out of town, the registration fees can be paid on Sunday, the date of the tournament.

Get your team together for the Hood River 2008 St. Paddles Day Kayak Polo Tournament!!Sunday, March 16th11 am – 4 pmHood River Aquatic Center (For directions: http://hoodriverparksandrec.org/ $5 per person*If you already purchased a season pass…then you are already paid for :)We need volunteers to help run the tournament!! Please let Amy (541 490 7455) know if you are able to help with score keeping, shagging balls, etc. :)THERE WILL BE A POTLUCK, BBQ, and little something else that comes in a keg, SO BRING YOUR FAVORITE APPETIZER, DISH OR BEVERAGE TO SHARE :)Some rules:-8 people total per team, 1 women required per team :)-Boat length not to exceed 8′ 6″…creek boats, play boats and regulation kayak polo boats are great. No sea, recreational or touring kayaks please.-Sign up’s due by Tuesday March 11th to Amy (541 490 7455), and team entry fee ($5 per person in due on Sunday March 16th).-The evening of March 11th, from 8 -9:30 pm, there will be a scrimmage at the Hood River Aquatic Center for all teams wishing to play together before the tournament.-There will be referees for ALL games…so be sure to brush up on the rules What to bring:Kayak, PFD (required), paddle (if a Werner or Seven, please duct tape the edges), and a great attitude!! Full faced caged helmets provided.

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Werner Paddle rio 4 piece recall

Werner Paddles Rounds Up Rio 4 Piece Break-Down Paddles

Werner Paddles is halting shipping and production of the Werner Rio 4-Piece paddle. In field conditions where the paddle is exposed to extreme heat and humidity it may swell, causing an imperfect fit between the blades and the shaft. Although such incidents are extremely rare, the Rio 4 piece is intended to be used as a back-up paddle which functions perfectly every time.

“We are requesting that dealers immediately discontinue selling the Rio 4-Piece and pull the stock from their shelves. We will accept their entire inventory of Rio 4-Piece paddles, including any demos, for a full refund credit,” says Jim Miller, Marketing Manger for Werner.

Consumers who have purchased the Rio 4-Piece should contact Werner Paddles directly for replacement and shipping information. Werner will be replacing consumer’s Rio 4-piece paddle blades with Premium Sherpa blades and covering all freight costs.

The Rio 4-Piece Roundup does not impact any Werner Premium 4-Piece paddles since the production process and material are completely different. Additionally, this does not impact the Rio Straight Shaft paddle.

“We are sorry for any inconvenience that this causes our dealers or end customers and want to make sure that we continue to have the best performing paddles on the market. Please do not hesitate to contact our Customer Service team at repairs@wernerpaddles.com or 1.800.275.3311 if you have any questions,” says Jim Miller.

Werner Paddles is the leading manufacturer of high quality kayak, canoe, and stand up paddles, operating near the banks of the Skykomish River in Sultan, WA. For more information call 800.275.3311 or visit us at http://www.wernerpaddles.com/.

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