* Inuit for “bravery”
Combining proven Inuit ingenuity and advanced carbon fiber technology, the Akiak is a versatile paddle for all conditions. Sporting a perfectly balanced hydrodynamic shape, it allows kayakers to explore new waters further with ease.
Inuit Ingenuity & Modern Technology
Greenland style paddle blades make contact with the water covering roughly the same surface area as Euro-blades, but the even distribution results in a smoother stroke and more control in the water. The narrow blade also creates less resistance in the air, allowing paddlers to explore further with less physical strain.
The Akiak is available in two vibrant colors to match your kayak, gear or mood.
Original ProTek Tip
Gearlab’s signature ProTek tip design bolsters the ends of the paddle with an easily replaceable tip made from a durable polyamide material. This provides confidence in rocky or shallow waters, and the option to customize a paddle with colored tips.
Gearlab’s innovative spring joint design snaps securely together to ensure a flush, firm connection between the blades. The carbon fiber components will not warp or rust when exposed to any water conditions.
Aerospace grade Titanium screws are used in all Gearlab paddles, ensuring that even the smallest element of a Gearlab paddle remains strong and rustproof.
All Gearlab paddles feature a two-piece design that separates quickly for convenienttransportation and storage on the kayak deck. The low-profile carbon fiber button releasecreates a flush joint and sleek paddle shaft.