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Gear Review: Werner Sherpa Kayak Paddle
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Gear Review: Werner Sherpa Kayak Paddle

Gear Review: Werner Sherpa Kayak Paddle

Value Rating: 10
Durability Rating: 9
Overall Rating: 10
Location of Test: Clackamas River, lots of whitewater rivers
Duration of Test: 1 year
Product Name: Sherpa
Product Brand: Werner
Best Use: Down river and playboating

Werner Sherpa Kayak Paddle

The Full Review:
The Werner Sherpa is the younger brother of the famous Werner Powerhouse. The Sherpa has quite a similar shape but has just a little bit less surface area when compared to the Powerhouse. The fiberglass construction is absolutely bombproof, you can take it on your lower water runs and smack it on rocks and it is going to hold its shape. I like to use it for playboating because of the smaller blade. When using a bigger blade sometimes it can catch in the water if you are trying to do stern squirts.

Werner Sherpa Kayak Paddle

Another reason I would suggest the Sherpa is for people with bad shoulders or smaller people in general. Again, the Powerhouse is quite a big blade and can put too much torque on the paddler's body. Going with this blade can protect your body and help you to get more concise strokes.

Werner Sherpa Kayak Paddle

The Good
Durable
Light
Not too big of a blade
Reputable brand
Bombproof construction

The Bottom Line: 
I have quite a large quiver of paddles and this one gets used often. It's a bombproof paddle that I know is going to last and has plenty of application.


Sherpa 1 piece Straight Standard - Paddle


Werner Sherpa 1 piece Straight Standard - Paddle


$260.00

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