New Espresso 14 Premium Wood Canoe Paddle



The Espresso 14 make-up has changed. Please understand that the previous model Espresso 14 may still be available in your local store. To see the previous model, click here.

Beauty meets performance with the Bending Branches Espresso 14. With Basswood and Butternut blades, reinforced with a fiberglass and wrap around Rockgard, the Espresso continues to be one of the best selling canoe paddles on the market.

Blade Size: 
8" x 20"
Grip Type: 
Classic Palm Grip
Lengths Available: 
48 in
50 in
52 in
54 in
Rockgard Color: 
Degree Bend: 
Shaft Type: 
Solid : Shafts are ovalized for more natural feel and comfort.
18 oz : weight based on average weight of 50” paddle: due to the natural variations in wood, weight could vary by +/- 10%
Wood Type: 
Basswood, Butternut
Lightweight Fiberglass
Suggested Retail Price: 
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Made of closed grain, light weight, durable hardwoods, these paddles are both attractive and versatile for the paddlers who take their time on the water more seriously.

  • Designed for flat water cruising on lakes and rivers.
  • Rugged enough for heavy use – strong shafts, resin-tipped blades.
  • Some have fiberglass-wrapped blades, good for heavy use in wilderness tripping.
  • Most are available with both straight and bent shafts.
  • New to the touring line, the 100 percent carbon Black Pearl brings lightweight performance to another level.

While many methods exist, a simple and accurate way is to measure your torso. Sit up straight on a flat surface and measure from the surface in between your legs to your nose. Follow the chart below:

Canoe Paddle Sizing Chart
Torso Size Bent Shaft Canoe Paddle Length
20" N/A
22" N/A
24" N/A
26" 48"
28" 50"
30" 52"
32" 54"
34" 56"
36" N/A
38" N/A

An easy way to measure in the field is to place the grip of the paddle between your legs (while sitting) and mark where the shoulder is (where blade meets shaft). The shoulder on a straight shaft should be at your forehead; the shoulder on a bent shaft should be at your nose. Note: this is only a guideline to sizing. Seat height, style of paddling, and arm length can all effect the size you need. Demo paddling is always recommended.

Canoe Paddle Sizing Video
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Please Note
We’ve done our best to show you the dealers in your area who carry our products. However, please call ahead to make sure your local dealer has the specific product you want in the specific size you need. In the unlikely event that you can’t find exactly what you want, any of our dealers will gladly handle your special order for any Bending Branches paddle. All of our paddles are readily available from our factory.

Product Video
A look at the Espresso Bent Shaft Canoe Paddle by Bending Branches.