The encroaching Spring brings with it the promise of sun-filled days on the water. Whether you are looking to surf waves, float rivers, or hook fish, the prospect of Spring is the stop gap to winter's depression. But it's only January you might be thinking. True. But it's January 27th. Next month is February and then...March! So, what's a sure way to lift your spirits? Research the hot new kayaks, SUPs, canoes, and gear that are hitting our stores. Here is a list of the new goodness arriving just in time for those Spring dreams.

 

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The List:

The Astral BlueJacket PFD - Taking the place of the beloved Seawolf comes the latest from Astral, the BlueJacket. It is a sea kayaking-inspired PFD that combines incredible fit, lightweight construction, ample organized storage space, and a great selection of technical features.

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Perception Pescador Pilot 120 Kayak - The Pescador Pilot 120 is a the most friendly priced pedal kayak on the market.  The Pescador Pilot is an affordable sit-on-top kayak packed to the gills with fishing features and complete with the Pilot Drive pedal drive system. The Pilot drive is performance-engineered to achieve the perfect balance of simplicity and ingenuity and is ergonomically optimized for all-day hands-free fishing. Outfitted with a Captain's Chair with on-the-fly adjustable gear tracks and tension knobs, four molded-in rod holders, two YakAttack accessory tracks, a transducer scupper and two storage consoles for mounting electronics. The best feature? A price that propels the Pescador Pilot int a class all its own.

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Wilderness Systems Radar 115 Kayak - The Radar 115 is the first kayak capable of being pedaled, paddled or motored. The Wilderness Systems' Radar features S.M.A.R.T. Hull Technology that combines Stability, Maneuverability, Acceleration, Responsiveness and Tracking throughout the entire design for ultimate performance in multiple water environments. In addition to a flat platform for standing and freedom of movement, the Radar boasts state-of-the-art outfitting.

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The Perception Cove 14.5T Kayak - The Cove 14.5T is a new tandem kayak from Perception that comes with an adjustable bow seat that allows for kayaking with kids, dogs, or solo. More than a kayak with an extra seat, the Perception Cove 14.5T is a completely unique experience with families and partners in mind. Outfitting features a pair of ergonomic and comfortable seats with thigh padding and multiple adjustment options for both paddlers. It's a tandem with options and speed.

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LiquidLogic Stomper 80 Kayak -  Liquid Logic briefly disappeared from our retail floor, but now they are back! And with that return comes the beloved whitewater bomber, the Stomper series. The Liquidlogic Stomper 80 features not only a round bow and sidewall for safety and ease of paddling, but also an edge for crisp performance, enough rocker to boof anything and speed to carry you over your next monster hole. The Stomper has the speed, stability and rolling ability of the Remix Series with the bomber construction, safety and boofability of the Jefe Series.

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Accent Rage Whitewater Paddle - Looking for a entry price paddle that will perform like a rockstar, look no further. The Accent Rage paddle is designed around the needs of river running. Forgiving medium power blade outline with an advanced high performance dihedral for control and precision. Built with a durable fiberglass reinforced blade and a high performance composite shaft, this paddle will instill confidence from the beginner to advanced paddlers on the next river adventure.

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Shred Ready Standard Full Cut Helmet - Designed from the ground up to provide unparalleled performance. The Standard Fullcut takes the same great fit and style of the halfcut and adds extra protection over the ears. Plus now in comes in some hot new color set-ups.

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Esquif Pocket Canyon Canoe - You may be asking, how is the Pocket Canyon new? Well now the tried and true Esquif Pocket Canyon is in the new compound T-Formex. It's good. The Esquif Pocket Canyon is a playful tandem canoe ideally suited for short whitewater canoe trips that do not demand the length and cargo capacity of a larger (and heavier) tripping canoe. The Pocket Canyon also performs as well as many dedicated whitewater canoes used for day trips. This allows the canoe to serve double duty as both whitewater playboat, and technical river runner.

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