• Tips for Transitioning to a Greenland Paddle

    Tips for Transitioning to a Greenland Paddle

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    Some experienced paddlers may be put off by the thought of starting from scratch with a new style of paddle, but in reality the Greenland paddle is exceptionally easy to learn, for both beginners and veteran paddlers alike.
  • Advantages of the Greenland Paddle

    Advantages of the Greenland Paddle

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    The Greenland paddle is the ultimate master of efficiency. Despite the absence of a wide ‘scooping’ blade, the popular myth that a Greenland paddle has less potential power is just that, a myth. In fact, the surface area available to displace water is similar to the Euro-blade, the key difference being that it is spread along a longer blade.
  • A Little History of Greenland Paddle

    A Little History of Greenland Paddle

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    To the uninitiated, the sight of a kayaker using a Greenland paddle is a strange one. To those only familiar with the more common ‘Euro-blade’ paddles it appears as though the Greenland paddler is using a simple stick, which surely cannot be anywhere near as effective as a normal paddle. How wrong they are.
  • Why We Chose to Make the Deck Pod 2 Drainable, Rather than Waterproof

    Why We Chose to Make the Deck Pod 2 Drainable, Rather than Waterproof

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    One interesting feature of the Deck Pod 2 which we often get questions about is the decision to opt for a drainable bag, rather than a waterproof one. This sets the Deck Pod 2 apart from its competition and may appear counterintuitive at first glance, therefore we wanted to share our reasoning behind the design.
  • The Story Behind our Previous Logo

    The Story Behind our Previous Logo

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    As our customers have no doubt realized, Gearlab Outdoors is changing and with it, our logo recently underwent a metamorphosis. Let’s take a moment to look back and pay homage to our previous logo and the story it tells about the birth of Gearlab all the way back from 2012.
  • Five Essentials of Packing

    Five Essentials of Packing

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    Safety is the absolute top priority. Safety equipment need to be easily accessed when the unexpected happens. Some Safety equipment could be secured on the kayak, some on the paddler.
  • Gearlab Engineer Designs a Device to Test Stress on a Paddle

    Gearlab Engineer Designs a Device to Test Stress on a Paddle

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    In the industry, there is no set standard for testing stress placed on the paddles. By knowing so, Gearlab can utilize these results to better serve the consumer by continuing to test their existing paddles to ensure that they will meet the consumer’s expectations. Concrete understanding of the force that a paddle can withstand will assist Gearlab in developing paddles that will withstand all...
  • Greenland Paddles By Gearlab … Conversation with Founder Chung-Shih Sun

    Greenland Paddles By Gearlab … Conversation with Founder Chung-Shih Sun

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    We spoke with Chung-Shih Sun from the Gearlab offices in Taiwan last week. He combined his love for design with his passion as a paddler to create a state-of-the-art Greenland paddle.
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