I recently got to use Werner Camano Fiber Glass paddle on the San Marcos River and was very surprised with how little effort I needed to maneuver the paddle through the water. I, like many paddlers, go between hard, fast paced strokes, and leisurely strokes. My upper body was not drained of energy after my aggressive paced paddling between City Park and Rio Vista Park. Be careful when you paddle in shallower waters, the blade can seem a bit fragile when it brushed up against some rocks. I know it will hold up but it's an expensive paddle and I was borrowing it. The paddle performed superbly when I was paddling upstream and had to fight the current, my arms did not get tired at all.
As I was looking to upgrade
paddles for the MR 340, I had
a hard time making a decision
as most reviews I found
seemed useless as the
reviewer stated, "Worked great
for an all day, 18 mile paddle!"
That's cute. But I needed to
paddle 18 miles before
breakfast. Any attempt to find
an appropriate paddle would
have to be a leap of faith on
my part and I jumped with the
Camano. So I told myself that
when I completed the MR 340,
I would leave a reivew for this
I just completed the race and I
have to say that this paddle
worked great! It is an
excellent value as a mid-price
paddle. For me, spending
twice as much to shave off 3-4
additional ounces just didn't
seem worth the extra cash.
The blades have held up from
hitting driftwood several times
in the middle of the night too.
If you're like me and aren't
willing to pay top dollar for
everything, take a good look at
this paddle. If it works great
for a 340 mile around-the-
clock race, it will be awesome
on normal, relaxing paddles.
Love this paddle! Spent some time with Travis while
in Austin to go through paddle characteristics and
physics. The Camano came up as the best
compromise between performance and cost. Sure,
there are cheaper paddles, but they come at the
cost of performance. This one pushes the Ride 115
well, and I can cover a lot of water with no fatigue
issues. There is a lot of bang for the buck with this
paddle, and it is worth the cost in my book.
I was very skeptical about how much of a
deference a quality paddle could make. I was
getting pain in my shoulder after just a short trip
one or two miles. But now after getting the
Werner Camano I paddle all day and don’t have
any pain in my shoulder. (Love This Paddle
Great paddle!! It has increased
my range considerably from the
heavier paddle that I had before.
It is also a very efficient paddle.
Very nice comfortable paddle and
Excellent lightweight paddle.
Not noisy entering the water -
important when watching for
I miss the right-hand raised
portion on the shaft that my
old Werner paddle has.
I ordered the Camano to replace
the Werner Skagit CF. The Camano
is lighter and very easy to
handle. Looks great too!
Its nice although pricey.
Lightweight yet very
durable. High quality and I
really like the way you
put it together rather than
with a push pin. In
spite of the price, Id buy it
Paddle was not that much
lighter than my Aqua Bound,
very satisfied. I like the
feathering, which the other
didnt have and love the look
of the red paddle.
Received it super quick, half
way around the world in
Australia. As described. Quick,
no hassle purchase. Paddle is
This paddle moters
Love these paddles. If given the choice between a new boat or new paddles... I think I'd pick the paddles. These made a HUGE difference over the standard fiberglass/nylon Carlisle paddles I had before.