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Bending Branches Navigator Wood Kayak Paddle

Item #: 70880

Our Price: $219.96

Regular Price: $279.95

SAVINGS: $59.99 (22%)


If you are looking for beauty combined with unsurpassed fit, finish and durability in a lightweight kayak paddle that flexes to meet your paddling style check out this stick! In the Navigator, Bending Branches has combined high-tech, ultra lightweight, T-700 carbon shaft material with a proven blade design made out of rich-looking black willow wood. The material combination provides unique flex and the unmatched fit and finish you expect from a Bending Branches paddle.

The result: a smooth pull through the water, and reduced shoulder and arm fatigue. Proprietary Rockgard protection starts at the tip and wraps around the leading edge. Each blade is reinforced with fiberglass to provide durability not seen in most lightweight paddles.

  • The perfect combination of lightweight and natural flex in a precision kayak paddle.
  • Blades constructed out of black willow wood and edged with Rockguard for protection.
  • 2-Piece T-700 carbon ultralightweight paddle shaft with stainless steel snapbuttons and a composite ferrule.
  • Assymetric blade shape is ideal for mid to low angle paddle style
  • Drip rings help keep wet paddle blades from dripping on your

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Bending Branches Navigator Wood Kayak Paddle
 
4.8

(based on 5 reviews)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Comfortable shaft (5)
  • Good control (4)
  • Minimizes fatigue (4)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Day trip (4)
    • Touring (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Casual/ recreational (5)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (5)

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    5.0

    Beauty and high teck all in one.

    By mike

    from Michigan

    About Me Casual/ Recreational

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    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Comfortable Shaft
    • Good Control
    • Minimizes Fatigue

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Day Trips
      • Touring

      Comments about Bending Branches Navigator Wood Kayak Paddle:

      This paddle is very comfortable, light and real nice on the eyes. A great compliment that will add to any paddling experience.

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      • No

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      5.0

      Prettiest paddle I've ever seen

      By BayouGirl

      from Houston, TX

      About Me Casual/ Recreational

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Balanced
      • Comfortable Shaft
      • Good Control
      • Lightweight
      • Minimizes Fatigue

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Day Trips

        Comments about Bending Branches Navigator Wood Kayak Paddle:

        I saw one of these with a kayak that was for sale. It was beautiful. After flapping around with a cheap plastic paddle I finally did the right thing and got one of these.

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        • No

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        5.0

        I agree totaly with description above

        By jumpinjerry

        from Port Jervis, NY

        About Me Casual/ Recreational

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Comfortable Shaft
        • Good Control

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Day Trips

          Comments about Bending Branches Navigator Wood Kayak Paddle:

          Just admiring its beauty, I feel as it I'm paddling better.

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          • No

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          5.0

          Heavily paddle

          By Marcellus paddler

          from Marcellus NY

          About Me Casual/ Recreational

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          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Adjustable
          • Aestheticly pleasing
          • Comfortable Shaft
          • Lightweight
          • Minimizes Fatigue

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Day Trips
            • Touring

            Comments about Bending Branches Navigator Wood Kayak Paddle:

            This paddle seems to be a perfect match to my Placidboats Spitfire solo canoe. Not only is it a joy to paddle with it, its combination of carbon fiber shaft and finely crafted wooden paddles matches the canoe's beautiful design features. Lower paddle faces are protected with a fiberglass strip that should help ensure long paddle life. Best of all, paddle was $30 cheaper at Campmor than any other place I could find it.

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            • No

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            4.0

            navigator paddle

            By wmarkjr

            from san gabriel, ca

            About Me Casual/ Recreational

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Comfortable Shaft
            • Good Control
            • Minimizes Fatigue

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Touring

              Comments about Bending Branches Navigator Wood Kayak Paddle:

              nice paddle, but campmor doesn't know how to package it. had to reseal the tips, because they were damaged alittle. too much trouble to send back. purchase the same item for my wife, [...]. paddle is not good for deep power strokes, but sweeping, touring strokes.

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              • Q:

                Are the shafts of the paddle round or oval in cross section?

                Does it feather left, right, or both, in what increments and and how far?

                What are the blades shaped like (smooth on both faces, ribbed, or dihedral?)

                Thank you.
                Asked on 2/15/2014 by Paddler Poet from Erie, PA

                1 answer

                • Staff Reviewer

                  A:

                  Paddle shafts are ovalized to better fit the paddlers grip;
                  The paddle shaft can be feathered both left and right to a 45 degree offset.
                  Power faces of blades are smooth with a slight spoon to catch water more efficiently.

                  Answered on 2/19/2014 by Steve from Campmor
              • Q:

                would this paddle be recommended for salt water?
                Asked on 2/2/2014 by Katy from Savannah GA

                1 answer

                • Staff Reviewer

                  A:

                  The Bending Branches Navigator Wood Kayak Paddle would be a great choice for salt water.

                  Answered on 2/4/2014 by Steve from Campmor
              • Q:

                The description indicates a two piece shaft. Do the paddle blades come off the shaft too? (i.e. does it break down into four pieces?)
                Asked on 7/7/2012 by Pat

                1 answer

                • Staff Reviewer

                  A:

                  The shaft separates in the center of the shaft span. The blades stay attached.

                  Answered on 7/11/2012 by Steve from Campmor
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              Weight: (230cm): 28 oz / 794g
              Blade Dimensions: 6.2" x 20.1" / 16cm x 50cm
              Blade Area: 96 sq. in.
              Blade Material: Black Willow
              Shaft Material: Satin T-700 Carbon
              Shaft Construction: 2-Piece with composite ferrul (stainless hardware)

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