If you’ve looked for paddling gear for kids you’ve probably noticed there isn’t as much variety for the young ones as there is for us adults. Most paddlesports manufacturers offer some sort of tricked-out, accessorized version of a product for the grown-ups but kids aren’t always so lucky. While a lot of kids gear will certainly get the job done, the Sawyer Paddles Kids Tale Canoe Paddle exceeds expectations.

The paddle, designed for children age 2 to 10 years old, comes in two different sizes and four designs, each with a nicely illustrated critter of your choosing (beaver, dragonfly, fish or otter), so you’re probably going to be able to find one for the pint-sized paddler in your life. The reverse side of the blade  features a log to record your child’s first paddling adventures and as they outgrow the paddle it will become a memento worth holding onto for years to come.

Each paddle has a  seven degree bent shaft which will help increase the efficiency of every stroke, making paddling a little easier for the little ones. These high-quality paddles are made from ponderosa pine and douglas fir, come with a universal t-grip handle and weigh in at a mere 16 ounces!

-Trent @ ACK