Kayak Paddles - Low-Angle Paddling*
Paddler Height Kayak width under 23 in. Kayak width 23 in. - 28 in. Kayak width over 28 in.
Under 5 ft. 210cm 220cm 230cm
5 ft. - 5 ft. 6 in. 215cm 220cm 230cm
5 ft. 6 in - 6 ft. 220cm 220cm 230cm
6 ft. and above 220cm 230cm 240cm

*Low-angle paddling refers to a style of paddling involving smooth, relaxed strokes to maximize distance when touring. For additional information please see REI Expert Advice.


Kayak Paddles - High-Angle Paddling*
Paddler Height Kayak width 26 in. and under Kayak width over 26 in.
Under 5 ft. 4 in. 205cm 210cm
5 ft. 4 in. - 6 ft. 210cm 215cm
6 ft. and above 215cm 220cm

*High-angle paddling refers to a style of paddling involving aggressive, deep strokes to maximize thrust and maneuverability. For additional information please see REI Expert Advice.


Find recommended paddle length by measuring kayak at widest point and referencing paddler height. Please note this sizing chart is only meant to serve as a guideline. Torso length, hull design, and paddling style may require longer or shorter kayak paddles. For more information, please see REI Expert Advice.