"We brought WindPaddle sails for the four PakCanoes on our Lapland canoe trip this summer. The sails were perfect - light enough to carry on some challenging portages and easy to stuff out of the way for whitewater paddling. Most importantly, the WindPaddles were forgiving enough of changes in wind direction to work through the river's twists and turns the last day on the trip when we finally had the wind blowing downstream. The last few miles into the Sami town of Kautokeino were completed in style!"
Alv Elvestad, Owner
"For those looking to use a sail with their kayak, the easiest solution is the WindPaddle." - Cooley (California)
"I sure enjoyed the WindPaddle Sail [Demo Day]... I purchased a WindPaddle sail today and can hardly wait for it to show up. The WindPaddle sail is very easily rigged to my Wilderness Systems Tsunami 140 kayak perimeter lines and both stows and deploys very easily. I made three short test drives with it in varying wind conditions, but I had no problems adapting to the new equipment on board. I was concerned that if the sail were to drag into the water that it might be difficult to keep the kayak under control, but a quick experiment with that scenario made it seem like all I needed to do was gradually pull on the control lines to regain full control over the sail. It cleared itself of any water and could easily be used or stowed again without much fuss. So from this new WindPaddle customer, I appreciated the opportunity to get hands on experience before making an investment...” - Dale (Washington)
"We just love our new WindPaddle Adventure sail. It had us both hooting and hollering this weekend on our kayak trip to Tomales Bay Ca. Thank you for developing such a clever and innovative kayak sail. We are saving up for a new Cruiser version I just now noticed on your web site." - Clyde and Barbara (California)
"I really like the idea of the WindPaddle as it can be easily ported from one boat to another with no deck rigging." - Mike (Victoria, Canada)
"My wife was using our WindPaddle sail in the photos you saw and she has never ever touched a sail before that day. Even though she was not an experienced sailor she was still able to use the WindPaddle to help sail our kayak pretty easily after only 15 minutes of practice out on the water!" - Clyde (California)
"After getting settled into the boats, we pulled out the sails we’d borrowed from WindPaddle. Neither of us had sailed before, and didn't’t know what to expect. These things are a blast! They din’t take long to get the hang of, and after a bit we were cruising downstream faster than we could ever hope to paddle." - Brian (Oregon)
"Very nice device. I sailed back home 2 miles today!" - Robert (Florida)
"Have tried them a couple of times in light winds and are very impressed with the ease with which the sails handle...we are looking forward to trying them out in force 3-5 winds." - Charles (United Kingdom)
"Hi, just wanted to say that I received my WindPaddle a couple of weeks ago and have managed to try it out a couple of times since then. It is really fun!!!! Not had that much wind yet but the possibilities are enormous. I get lots of stares each time I use it. Many are fascinated to see just how simple the whole thing is. Enjoying myself to say the least. Thanks!" - Neil (Switzerland)
"Quick shipping, very compact, works great!" - Tony (Minnesota)
"Received my new Windpaddle sail...What a great new toy!! GPS clocked me flying around 9mph in my Wilderness Systems Tempest 170 … what a ride! I’ve been window shopping for a kayak sail for a couple of years now. Reasons why I chose your sail:
- Ad placement on the Paddling.net site. (Great reputation and reliable member feedback on all their product reviews)
- No need for permanent deck mounting to my boat.
- Portability - Small. Folds down and stows easily under my deck bag.
- Can use on more than one boat.
- Easy to use.
- LOTS of fun!
It definitely made for great conversation and shared enjoyment of our new toy! Thanks again for providing a great product!" - Michele (Virginia)