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Are you on Team Kayak or Team Canoe?

With the weather warming up, my head is certainly drifting off to plans on the water.

Years ago while sharing a canoe on Lake Chickamauga, I found myself in a spirited debate about which watercraft “team” I was on. Ease of portaging and room for long legs came up as canoe perks, while more efficient paddling and the fun of whitewater gained points for kayaks.

So many of y’all have shared amazing stories about time on the water, including @Rivergal's Mississippi River solo-paddle and @Philreedshikes's recent Everglades trip

So if you could only use either a kayak or a canoe for the rest of your life, which would it be? Why?



At REI, we believe time outside is fundamental to a life well lived.
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To avoid fine:Killarney, OntarioKillarney, Ontario

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I'm on Team Canoe because that's what I have, so that's what I'm experienced with. Also, kayaks seem to be the fashion, and I like to go against the grain. 🤓