Superior Portage Pads

If you are portaging without a set of Superior Portage Pads, then the yokes on you!

Portage pad styles and descriptions

The Deluxe Portage Pad is like the Standard pad, just bigger for greater comfort.
The difference between portaging a canoe with soft, thick foam yoke pads, and without them is huge. Imagine no more pinched nerves that leave your left arm useless and in pain. This is what Superior Portage Pads will do for you. Aluminum fasteners attach easily around your yoke with wing-nuts. The pads have a sound plywood bottom and the foam pad is encased in durable, weather-resistant vinyl.

Product Description

Superior Portage Pads know how to keep comfort in tradition. These thick, foam pads will make your next portage a little bit easier. A sturdy plywood bottom supports a thick foam encased by weather-resistant cordura. The cordura will last for many seasons to come, doesn't slip like vinyl and is more comfortable when portaging on bare skin. Aluminum fasteners attach easily with wingnuts around your yoke.

Types and styles

Standard Vinyl, Standard Vinyl Wide Bolt, Standard Cordura, Standard Cordura Wide Bolt
Deluxe Vinyl, Deluxe Vinyl Wide Bolt, Deluxe Cordura, Deluxe Cordura Wide Bolt
We are also open for special sizing, bolt spacing, as well as fabric covering.  All you have to 
do is contact us with any questions you may have.  If it can be done, we will get it done!

What is Canoeing?

A family in a canoe

Canoeing is the activity of paddling a canoe for the purpose of recreation (also called a float trip), sport, or transportation. It usually refers exclusively to using a paddle to propel a canoe with only human muscle power. A kayak is propelled using a paddle with two blades where the paddler sits with their legs in front of them, whereas canoes are propelled using single- or double-bladed paddles where the paddler is kneeling or sitting. Kayaks are usually closed-decked boats with a spraydeck, while canoes are usually open boats. There are also open kayaks and closed canoes. Technically, a kayak can be seen as a special kind of canoe. When exactly a canoe can be called a kayak is difficult to determine though, and often arbitrary. Internationally, the term canoeing is used as a generic term for both forms though the terms "paddle sports" or "canoe/kayak" are also used. In North America, however, 'canoeing' usually refers only to canoes, as opposed to both canoes and kayaks. Paddling a kayak is also referred to as kayaking.

Open canoes may be 'poled' (punted), sailed, 'lined and tracked' (using ropes) or even 'gunnel-bobbed'.

In modern canoe sport, both canoes and kayaks may be closed-decked. Other than by the minimum competition specifications (typically length and width (beam) and seating arrangement it is difficult to differentiate most competition canoes from the equivalent competition kayaks. The most common difference is that competition kayaks are always seated and paddled with a double-bladed paddle, and competition canoes are generally kneeled and paddled with a single-bladed paddle. Exceptions include Canoe Marathon (in both European and American competitive forms) and sprint (high kneeling position). The most traditional and early canoes did not have seats, the paddlers merely kneeled on the bottom of the boat. Recreational canoes and kayaks employ seats and whitewater rodeo and surf variants increasingly employ the use of 'saddles' to give greater boat control under extreme conditions.

For extreme Conditions, Superior Portage pads are Superior in every way to any other product out there for Portaging