astral designs

Astral's Philosophy: "As kayakers, we need gear that makes us feel more comfortable, confident, and safe. Gear that allows us to push ourselves and the sport. As designers, we need to make products that are unique, necessary, and beautiful. As manufacturers, we need our factories to be safe, our materials to be non-toxic, and our waste to be minimal. If a product cannot meet all these requirements, we don’t make it."

Bending Branches

It all started back in 1982 when whitewater and touring canoeist Dale Kicker and flat-water racer Ron Hultman teamed up to create the first composite-tipped canoe paddle. This unique innovation, called Rockgard® revolutionized the paddle industry and gave birth to Bending Branches.


Extrasport's Philosophy: "We love getting out on the water. Kayaking, fishing, sailing, canoeing, rafting, or just floating around on a sunny day. It’s what we do. That’s why we started Extrasport back in 1975—to keep it fun and safe on the water. Since then we’ve focused on designing and manufacturing the best PFDs around. Our jackets are durable, comfortable and innovative. And every one meets or exceeds both UL and Coast Guard safety standards."


Harmony Gear is a kayak and canoe accessories company that was born out of the combination of three great paddlesport brands known for durable products. Today, they are one of the industry's top providers of quality paddling gear at an affordable price. With an extensive selection of everything from paddles to fishing accessories, Harmony Gear is your first stop when getting a canoe or kayak outfitted before you hit the water.


Malone Auto Racks is the fastest growing rack accessory company in North America with a track record of over 10 years of industry leadership and innovation. Their products are built to enhance their customers' enjoyment of the rivers, lakes and oceans while minimizing your carbon footprint through aerodynamic transport design and complete material recycling.


Whether your water adventure takes you to an ocean, lake, river, stream or pool, Stearns' life jackets are designed to help keep you safe and comfortable in and on the water.

Werner Paddles

The stories and memories made by the Furrer family are the foundation of their company today. Family and friends and their paddling adventures are what fueled Werner Sr's desire to design and build a better paddling paddle. Today they call it Ultimate Paddle Performance; it's their mission statement. In their desire to be an active member of this community, they continue to participate and give back.


Yakima provides you with the finest in cargo and gear racks, but their work doesn't end with making great products; they are also stewards of the environment and active in their community. Whether that involves cleaning up trails, supporting their nonprofit partners, or promoting social initiatives, they make good things happen.