Holiday Gift Guide for Paddlers

From stocking stuffers (including four items under $30) to big gift ideas, here’s a short list to help you bring joy to the paddler in your life. Have fun on the water and be safe!

1. Pygmy Gift Certificates: When in doubt, a gift certificate is a sure bet and can be used on accessories, boat kits, boat building supplies, or classes. Click Here for Pygmy Gift Certificates or feel free to call us to order: 360-385-6143

Murrelet 4Pd kayaker looking at map on water

2.  NRS Map Case: We like this case because of its very tight seal and good visibility. Because the ziplock bag only works for so long… Available in two sizes and price ranges from $16.95-$26.95.  Click Here to Purchase

Kayaking with a Dog
The Werner Camano paddle shown here with the Osprey Triple  

3. Werner Camano:   Carbon Fiberglass blend, creates a durable light weight paddle at a very reasonable price. This Euro paddle balances price point with function. Price: $285.  Click Here to Purchase

4. Northpoint Greenland Paddle:  NorthPoint Greenland-style kayak paddles are individually handcrafted (in Bellingham, WA) and fully laminated, using various shades of Western Red Cedar. They are topped off with unique, wrap-around hardwood tips, and come with or without hardwood edges. These are some of the finest Greenland Paddles and they continue to be our most popular paddle. We stock popular sizes and can place custom orders at no extra charge.  Price: $259.00-329.00
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5. Hyper hands keep those digits warm in cold weather paddling. Featuring 3mm Hypalon rubber that sheds water, keeping mitts light and dry. We love the flatlock seam construction that helps to hold the mitts shape so you don’t have to use your teeth to get your hand in and out. Price $43.00 Click Here to Purchase


6. NRS Straps: Few paddlers would turn down an extra set of straps. Soft polyurethane armor securely shields the metal buckle on these straps from wearing into fiberglass.  At only $17.95 a pair these fit perfectly in a stocking.  Click Here To Purchase

7. Cane Canoe Back Rest : Lightweight, slip on cane canoe seatback / backrest.  Easily converts your standard canoe seat into a comfortable chair for paddling. Hooks on to front of your existing cane seat; needs no mounting hardware. Fits on Taiga Canoe seats and other seats with a maximum depth of 11″ and a maximum thickness of 7/8″. Folds for easy storage. Wood is vermont white ash. Price: $54. Click Here To Purchase

8. Dry Bags: It seems you can never have too many dry bags. This shot was taken years ago (maybe 20?) when John and Freya took the Wineglass Wherry on Bowron Lakes. We stock Baja Dry Bags by Seal Line that are made of Durable 20 oz. PVC-coated vinyl/fabric bags. These will last for years. The cheap ones don’t. Hint: a variety of colors will color code your gear. Price starting at $23.95.  Click Here To Purchase

9. WindPaddle Adventure Sail: The most popular of WindPaddle Sails, the Adventure sail is 49″ in diameter. The WindPaddle design puts the center of force of the sail down low, at about the same level as the paddler, making the boat/sail combination incredibly stable and easy-to-use.The sturdy perimeter batten maintains sail shape in high winds and allows for high sailing angles. Features light weight design, 12 sq. ft. of sail area and soft sheets and lines for hand comfort. Deploys in a matter of seconds from the on-deck position. Clips nicely to our deck rigging and also stows easily under it. This sail is fun! Price: $139.95.
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10. Boat Sponge: This handy little sponge can do a lot of work and make your cockpit a more comfortable place by removing that unwanted pool of water that manages to inevitably collect there. It can absorb up to 24 ounces of water at a time and will lift out sand and moisture from the bottom of your boat that bilge pumps leave behind.  Price: $12.95 Click Here To Purchase

2 responses to “Holiday Gift Guide for Paddlers”

  1. Robert Stitzel says:

    What are your canoe prices and can they be built in your wood shop?

  2. pygmyweb says:

    Hello! The Taiga Canoe Kit is $1559. Unfortunately it can not be built in the week long classes (only solo kayaks) since it just takes a little more time to get it to a transportable shape. You can read more about the Canoe Kit Here:
    Please don’t hesitate to call us with any further questions: 360-385-6143