Over a quarter of a century ago, Ralph Stevens made the very first Carlisle Paddles, in the process giving them the significant core strength and durability that he knew avid local paddlers would demand. These paddles became hugely successful, and were a solid launchpad for Carlisle Paddles to develop into one of the world's most well-known paddle sports brands.
Kayakers and canoeists today can choose from Carlisle Paddles available in a range of materials and designs. Each of the different types of paddles listed below have been designed to meet different specific requirements and withstand different conditions, so you should read each product description carefully to decide which of these paddles would be best for you, as well as whether you need Open Canoe, Touring or Recreation paddles.
Each of these paddles have also been ruggedly built to ensure that they can be subjected to a beating but remain usable - ideal for navigating those particularly tough waters or when the weather might become rather threatening. The products listed here can change often, but you can confidently expect no sacrifice in their quality.