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  • Carbon and fiberglass shaft feels comfortable to the touch; durable construction stands up to long hours on the water
  • Adjustable Ferrule System allows elegant adjustment of feathering angle from 0° - 60° right or left in 15° increments
  • Improved ferrule design incorporates internal printing of offset degrees and a low-profile button release that makes paddle feel like 1 piece
  • Injection-molded blades are constructed with fiberglass-reinforced nylon, offering a lighter swing weight than plastic blades
  • Asymmetrical blade shape helps reduce torque, allowing paddle to pull smoothly through the water and reducing the need to grip tightly
  • Drip rings help keep hands and lap dry
  • Design is optimized for low-angle paddling style
  • 2-piece design breaks down quickly and eases transport and storage

Made in USA.

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Best Use Kayaking
Shaft Construction Carbon and fiberglass blend
Blade Construction Fiberglass-reinforced nylon
Paddle Style Low-angle
Shaft Shape Straight
Shaft Type 2-piece
Blade Shape Asymmetrical Dihedral
Blade Size 19.3 x 6.1 inches
Hand Control Right and Left
Feather Angle 0 / 15 / 30 / 45 / 60 degrees
Weight (220cm) 34 ounces
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Can't Recommend Enough After sore joints from various aluminum rental paddles, a friend of mine who kayaks professionally raved about Werner paddles. I primarily tour in various rental kayaks around the country and the skagit is the perfect choice. I have been on the water for eight hours a day, two days in a row, with no soreness and minimal blistering. If you are buying a basic paddle, it is totally worth the extra money for this. Your body will thank you. If you are looking to move quickly in the water or race this does fine for short sprints but a different Werner paddle would be better for that kind of high angle paddling.
Date published: 2014-06-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Strong & Light At first I did not want to spend this much, but I thought about the sales rep listening to my wants and needs. I thought she really nailed it for me. When I took it the first time it felt great in my hands. My did not cramp up or get blisters. I did have padded gloves though. It's easy to transport by pulling apart. I love it and highly recommend this as a middle ground paddle. Between intermediate and advanced.
Date published: 2013-08-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good paddle for the price So glad I picked this one! Very comfortable with good power. I have arthritis and would get fatigued and sore with my old paddle, but not with this one. Was able to paddle farther and longer with a lot less fatigue (even in a stiff headwind). Nice control, too. Would highly recommend this to anyone.
Date published: 2012-07-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Worth Every Cent I purchased the Werner Skagit paddle for my wife and myself. These replaced lower cost aluminum shaft paddles. We found the light weight and efficiency of the Skagit paddle increased the speed , distance and duration of each outing. Worth every cent!
Date published: 2013-07-27
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great Value Quality Paddle Great Paddle, getting up to speed is a little slower due to the longer thinner blade design, but makes paddling all day much easier.
Date published: 2009-06-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent paddle Being new to the kayaking world this is my first paddle. It was bought with the advice from an experienced friend and he was right on. The paddle is light weight, adjustable, and exceptionally well made in the USA!
Date published: 2014-06-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great paddle This paddle is light, well balanced and slices through the water.
Date published: 2013-05-02
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Better than expected Maybe I shouldn't even write a review as I am a total novice kayaker. However, I can say that this paddle is much lighter than I expected. It seems to fit pretty well too as I used the werner fit guide. I'm very happy, but don't have much to say about durability. Sight unseen, I wouldn't hesitate to buy this paddle. It's not going back, that's for sure.
Date published: 2010-06-29
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What are the specs for the shaft of the paddle?  Thank you!

Asked by: verykb
The Skagit has a 1.20 inch diameter shaft that is made from a carbon and fiberglass blend.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2015-09-20

Does this paddle float?

Asked by: Shakers
So long as it is fully assembled, the Skagit Paddle will float if dropped in the water.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2016-07-15

The Werner video mentions that the Skagit FG paddle comes in 2 different diameters (as well as the 220, 230 etc. sizing). What is your recommendation regarding the different diameters and do you carry both diameters? Thank you!

Asked by: Too old to be taking up kayaking
If you have smaller hands, the Skagit paddle with the smaller diameter shaft would be a good choice. We are unfortunately out of stock in the model with the smaller diameter shaft.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2015-09-20

We bought a 36" wide Aquaglide Columbia XP2 kayak and Werner Skagit 230 cm paddles. My wife and I are 5'4", 5'10". I now see on the tag that 240 cm is recommended for both of us. We haven't paddled them yet. Should we trade them for 240 cm?

Asked by: RONZUSA
Based on the height of the paddlers and the width of your boat, we recommend sticking with the 240cm length in the Skagit Paddle.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2015-09-20
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