Paddle Shop Info
In 1971 Kokatat began making paddle sports apparel and gear in Arcata, CA. Our founder and president, Steve O’Meara, recognized from the start that keeping production local was necessary in order to control quality and continually develop the finest and driest paddling apparel in the world. Today, over 90% of our annual revenue comes from the sales of products handmade in our Arcata factory (now 150 employees strong) and by our local and regional manufacturing partners. Yes, we do source items in Asia. But, only for products that do not have scalable infrastructure here in the US and to support our environmental commitment to Gaia® PVC free flotation foam for all our life vests, available exclusively through our Asian manufacturer.
All Kokatat products are manufactured to our exacting quality standards, developed by paddlers for paddlers over more than 40 years. All our products are backed by a lifetime guarantee against defects in manufacturing or materials* and our repair service facility inside our Arcata factory is unsurpassed in our industry for customer satisfaction.
“SNAP DRAGON DESIGN is proud to be more than a designer and manufacturer of kayak accessories. We are avid participants in the worldwide sport of kayaking. Our distinctive designs arise from personal experience as well as through feedback from our customers. We seek to improve performance and comfort with the latest construction features and materials.
We make our products in our humble shop just outside of Seattle Washington. From patterning, cutting, sewing and taping we are a hands on company. Rich Wilson started the company in the early 1980′s in his basement, at a time when there was a lack of kayaking accessories to satisfy his own kayaking needs. Mr. Wilson still spends half his day at the sewing machine.”
Glacier Trek Breathable
The Trek Series Glacier incorporates a waterproof and breathable tunnel with Snapdragon’s Dragon Collar. The Dragon Collar is a unique design featuring a neoprene collar with an adjustable velcro closure. This allows for a secure and comfortable fit around the chest.
Designed for Sea Kayaking enthusiasts who want a durable skirt with a watertight seal. The all neoprene Supratex is user friendly thanks to its unique abrasion resistant, fourway stretch material and easy fit shock cord.
Located in Sultan Washington, Werner paddles has been producing some of the highest quality paddles on the market since 1965. Handcrafted on-site (by kayakers with jobs!) Werner uses a unique pressure molding process, along with lightweight, durable materials such as fiberglass and carbon fiber to produce some of the lightest, and most resilient paddles available.
Northwest River Supplies has been providing “everything for the water” since 1972., Since then, NRS’s product line and target market have expanded to include all facets of water sports including sea kayaking, angling, rafting, whitewater boating, etc. Here at Yeager’s we stock a wide selection of their safety equipment as well as wetsuits and Hydroskin(™) immersion gear.
For over 25 years, Seattle Sports has been providing a plethora of boating accessories to meet the demands of paddlers and outdoor enthusiasts. Drybags, bilge pumps, kayak carts and roof racks are just a few of the products available through Seattle Sports, as well as a myriad of other boating accessories.
Producing some of the most stable, versatile kayak available, Nucanoe is a truly exceptional local company. From fishing, to recreational paddling, Nucanoe boats are designed with versatility in mind. With renowned stability, adaptability, and functionality, The NuCanoe Frontier has quickly become one of the most sought after boats that we offer.
Since 1950, Hobie has been in the business of shaping a unique lifestyle based around fun, water, and quality products. From our headquarters in Oceanside, California, Hobie Cat Company manufactures, distributes, and markets an impressive collection of watercraft worldwide. These include an ever-expanding line of recreation and racing sailboats, pedal-driven and paddle sit-on-top recreation and fishing kayaks, inflatable kayaks, fishing boats, and stand-up paddleboards, including a complementary array of parts and accessories. See in store for all the details and the full line of Hobie products!
Length & Beam
Weight & Capacity
- Venture Capella Yellow 2013
- 16'4" & 22"
- 50.7lbs & 264lbs
Length & Beam
Weight & Capacity
- Wilderness Systems Northstar Tandem
- NuCanoe Frontier (Hunter Brown)
- NuCanoe Frontier (Mango Yellow)
- 18'6" & 29"
- 94lbs, & 600lbs
- $1799 reg $2349
- $799 reg $1049
- $849 reg $1199
Blemished Kayaks (May have scratch or cosmetic blemish that does not effect performance)
- Wilderness Tempest 165
- $999 reg. $1639
Meet Dylan Rees
Dylan’s love of the outdoors permeates through his daily experience. Raised in the hills of western New York, Dylan has followed his passion for wild places to the mountains to Vermont, Colorado and California, but now calls Bellingham home. An avid kayaker, Dylan has used his time in Bellingham to attain the American Canoe Association’s Level 3 Coastal Kayak Instruction Certification. He has reached out into the local community through board membership, instruction and guiding at the Bellingham Community Boating Center and Participation with W.A.K.E, Bellingham’s non-profit paddling club. As the head of Yeager’s Paddle sports department, he has strived to provide a wide selection of products from the top brands in the industry. Highly trained staff can assist customers in making the best choices for safe and fun watercraft that are appropriate for their needs. Email Dylan at: email@example.com