If you are looking for a solid beginner paddle that won’t break the bank, this is another great option. Additionally, if you are thinking about upgrading from lower end models, but aren’t sure it’ll be worth it, then this paddle can give you an idea of what you are paying for. The Carlisle isn’t going […]
If you are looking for a solid beginner paddle that won’t break the bank, this is another great option.
Additionally, if you are thinking about upgrading from lower end models, but aren’t sure it’ll be worth it, then this paddle can give you an idea of what you are paying for. The Carlisle isn’t going to function quite as well as the high-end model, but it'll give you a sense for what a high-end model is and give you a nice performance boost in the meantime.
This is an aluminum shafted paddle, however, the aluminum is tempered meaning the paddle will be able to use less materials. This will decrease weight, increasing paddling stamina.
Additionally, you are getting plastic blades with this product, however this plastic is reinforced with fiberglass in order to give it a more firm feel.
You really shouldn’t compare this to a normal aluminum and plastic paddle, since this paddle is much more lightweight and responsive than those more cheaply made models.
One way they do compare, though:
We especially love this paddle because it doesn’t really cost any more than a typical aluminum and plastic paddle.
This paddle weighs around 35.3 ounces, depending on the length. It comes in three lengths 220 cm, 230 cm, and 240 cm.
This paddle also has a few other great things going for it.
Although this paddle isn’t quite as high-functioning as some of the more expensive options on this list, it's will be quite a bit more durable. Aluminum simply won’t break.
Our favorite feature of this paddle is the bent shaft. This is really an underrated feature that most paddles don’t include. In testing, we found that the bends in the shaft allow the kayaker to more comfortably hold the paddle, without having to put so much stress on joints. You’ll notice this feature’s effect in your stamina, but also after the tour since your joints won’t be hurting at the end of the day.
That makes this an especially good option for anyone with joint troubles.
In testing, we found this to be one of the most comfortable paddles to use--a great option for anyone looking for recreational kayak paddles.
Carlisle doesn't mention their paddles on their warranty page, where it mentions a lifetime warranty. Bestazy is currently trying to pin down a warranty period for this product.
Since this is our choice beginner product, we would like to take a moment to remind readers that you should always wear a lifejacket when on the water.