The 6 Best Telescoping Paddles

This review has been updated 16 times since it was first published in September of 2015. Telescoping paddles are perfect for kayaking and canoeing, or for use on a jet ski or in a yacht tender, as they conveniently adjust to various lengths with a simple twist. They come in compact and lightweight designs that are comfortable to hold and won’t take up a lot of storage space. Here you’ll find a selection of single- and double-bladed models for every skill level and budget. When users buy our independently chosen editorial selections, we may earn commissions to help fund the review.

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6. Kwik Tek Airhead

  • Lightweight at just over a pound
  • Easy-to-adjust twist-lock mechanism
  • Collapsing it can be tricky

5. Davis Instruments 4372

  • Floats if dropped in water
  • Manufactured in the usa
  • Extension mechanism can lock up

4. Redneck Convent 42-Inch

  • Provides a solid comfortable grip
  • Resistant to corrosion
  • Budget-friendly price

3. Bending Branches Angler Pro Plus

  • Infinite feathering angles
  • 3 attractive color options
  • Handmade in wisconsin

2. Attwood 11828

  • Extends to 42 inches
  • Sink-proof design
  • Highly visible bright red

1. SeaSense Black

  • Rugged aluminum shaft
  • Fits comfortably in the hands
  • Backed by a one-year warranty

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