Our Whisper Kayak Paddle Awarded “Top Pick”

whisper kayak paddle on ice

Our Whisper kayak paddle was recently named "Top Pick" by Outdoor Gear Lab, calling it “an affordable entry-level paddle that you can rely on.”

For new kayakers, once-or-twice-a-year kayakers, rental businesses and resorts, Bending Branches’ Whisper kayak paddle has been the go-to paddle for many years. If you don’t want to break the bank but still want decent performance, the Whisper is for you.

Whisper’s Features Usually Seen on More Expensive Kayak Paddles

An aluminum shaft is standard for the least expensive kayak paddles—but that’s where the similarities stop. The shaft is slightly ovalized, which offers a better fit for your hands. And we add coated grips on each side so your hands aren’t directly on the aluminum. That’s great for colder days.

The Whisper’s blades are fashioned with durable polypropylene that can take a beating for years. With an aggressive dihedral running down the length of each blade, you’ll feel very little “paddle flutter” in each stroke.

The snap-button ferrule system offers a snug fit with a 60º feathering option for either blade. Rather than metal-on-metal, the Whisper’s ferrule insert is plastic. That gives a snug fit with less chance of getting bound up with grit and sand.

BB whisper kayak paddle

The Whisper weighs 37 ounces (1049 grams) and is available in four lengths from 210-240 cm.

Go to the Whisper product page for all the details and to order.

Outdoor Gear Lab concludes their review by saying:

“This entry-level paddle delivers solid performance at a very affordable price. It is an easy choice for those looking to take their first plunge into the world of recreational kayaking. Intermediate or advanced paddlers may choose to have this paddle as a spare for longer journeys. You won't be embarrassed to lend this to a friend when they join you out on the water.

“This paddle will enable frugal kayakers to get on the water. It is a paddle that the whole family can enjoy. It would be difficult to find a cheaper paddle that also performs to this standard.

“Those looking for a substantially lighter paddle will also have to pay substantially more to beat the weight/price value of this product.”

We appreciate the great review!

Contact our Wisconsin-based Customer Service team with your paddle questions today: 715-755-3405 • [email protected]

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