Rated 4 out of 5 by dicks_reviewer A little pricey for a kid's paddle, but useless as an adult's.
We purchased this paddle so that our 5 yr old could "help" paddle our canoe. :) We loved that it was able to telescope from a ridiculously short paddle to a full-size paddle! The first thing I noticed, however, was that the twist-lock that secures the telescoping tubes together doesn't work very well. An adult would have trouble keeping it tight while in use. For our 5 yr old it is PERFECT!!!! Yet...$35 for a kid's paddle is a bit much... But, what can you do when you're in the market for a kid's paddle on your way to the lake?
July 16, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by JTC i really like the way they telescope
the paddles are great used them twice now and no ploblems
May 28, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Don P Good Quality Paddles/Oars
The paddles are light yet strong, collapse and expand easily. I use mine as oars for a dinghy, and they work great. Very good value for the money.
January 15, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by kayakmike good for light wieght use
I use it for the girl friend and her small grandchildren. Had two of them broke one first day I used but I power paddle kayaks. I am an advance kayaker and just getting back to using the J stroke after many years.
September 10, 2012
Rated 3 out of 5 by wiechman SO SO,,,
This is my second paddle,The first one went back to the store,It would not unlock, The second one works hard also, But it is what it is, Only use it once in a while to push off shore then collapse it to store it, I have a small boat dont want a full size oar sitting on the deck.
August 14, 2012
Rated 2 out of 5 by wiechman Had To return the first one
The first paddle was so tight we could not open it but once,,,Returned it to store for a second one, This one does not work very well either as far as the telescoping, as far as a Paddle they work fine, But the whole purpose of buying this was to be able to store it collapased.. NOT ULTRA SMOOTH!!!!!
August 6, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by myrmydon Paddles
The paddle packs down small and seems reliable.
June 4, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Dan Nice Paddle
Haven't used yet but looks sturdy and very visible if you lose it overboard.
May 28, 2012
Rated 1 out of 5 by J Pizz poor paddle.
Poor quality. Adjustable threads were stripped with in first 30mins of paddling in canoe. Junk.
May 7, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Meap Wonderful!
I purchased a canoe and these Caviness Wood Telescoping Canoe Paddles from Dicks in late October. These paddles are excellent! They work for any size person as they can shrink or grow as needed. They are light weight and they float if dropped into the water.
November 7, 2011