First Impressions of the Gearlab Akiak Kayak Paddle

- Outside Online

"... the paddle looks sharp, with a clean finish that highlights the carbon shaft; it’s also remarkably light. After a few seconds using it I was impressed with the purchase it afforded …" Read All >

Outdoor Retailer Showcase: 4 Gear Tests at Demo Day


"... we took the Akiak for a spin and found the paddling experience to be a refreshing change of pace. The Akiak sliced quickly through the water, and its scant weight, at 880 grams, was apparent …" Read All >

GEARLAB Paddles: an inside view

- Ocean Paddler Magazine

"... the very first time we held a Greenland paddle in hand, perfecting it became our mission …" Read All >

Meet GEARLAB founder Chungshih at Outdoor Retailer Demo Day

- GEARLAB Paddles

Meet GEARLAB founder and designer, Chungshih at the Hala booth and try out GEARLAB’s new Greenland-style paddles at the Outdoor Retailer Demo Day, July 22, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., at Denver’s Confluence ... Read All >

South Sound Traditional Inuit Kayaking Symposium (SSTIKS) with GEARLAB Athlete Jake Corrington


"... at my first SSTIKS event, I was wide-eyed with my crooked wooden stick in hand. I was a Euro-paddle user by default. By lunch on the first day I had a roll, and I knew I was never going back ..." Read All >

GEARLAB Athlete Alex Martin Plans First Solo Circumnavigation of Lake Winnipeg


"... the light carbon-fiber design makes it great for long distance paddling, and the replaceable tips makes it ideal for expedition trips. Totally great on windy days! ..." Read All >