Bending Branches Navigator Kayak Paddle

Priced: $219.96 - $279.00 Rated:   - 5 stars out of 5 by 5 reviews.
Bending Branches Navigator Kayak Paddle
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Color: Brown / Black
Campmor $219.96
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Regularly: $279.95
Eastern Mountain Sports (EMS) $279.00
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Bending Branches Navigator Kayak Paddle -

If you are looking for beauty combined with unsurpassed fit, finish and durability in a lightweight kayak paddle that flexes to meet your paddling style check out this stick! In the Navigator, Bending Branches has combined high-tech, ultra lightweight, T-700 carbon shaft material with a proven blade design made out of rich-looking black willow wood. The material combination provides unique flex and the unmatched fit and finish you expect from a Bending Branches paddle.

The result: a smooth pull through the water, and reduced shoulder and arm fatigue. Proprietary Rockgard protection starts at the tip and wraps around the leading edge. Each blade is reinforced with fiberglass to provide durability not seen in most lightweight paddles.


  • Material combination provides unique flex with an unmatched fit and finish
  • Blades constructed out of black willow wood and edged with Rockguard for protection.


  • Proven blade design made from the rich looks of black willow wood


  • Assymetric blade shape is ideal for mid to low angle paddle style
  • Each blade is reinforced with fiberglass to provide durability not seen in most lightweight paddles
  • Delivers a smooth pull through the water and reduced shoulder and arm fatigue
  • Drip rings help keep wet paddle blades from dripping on your
  • The perfect combination of lightweight and natural flex in a precision kayak paddle.
  • 2-Piece T-700 carbon ultralightweight paddle shaft with stainless steel snapbuttons and a composite ferrule.
Eastern Mountain Sports (EMS)
The Navigator from Bending Branches combines beauty with unsurpassed fit, finish, and durability in a lightweight paddle that flexes to meet your paddling style.

Country of Origin: USA

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Blade Composition:Wood
Blade Design:Low Angle for Cruising
Blade Material:Wood/fiberglass
Blade Size:6.2 x 20.1 in. (96 sq. in.)
Drip Rings:Yes
Feathering Angle:0° and 60° left or right
Shaft Composition:Carbon
Shaft Material:Carbon
Shaft size:Regular
Weight:28 oz.

Bending Branches Navigator Kayak Paddle Reviews:


So light

A great beautiful paddle, and yes WOOD! This paddle is worth every penny. The wood just pops right out of the water as you finish your stroke. This is a huge energy saver if you paddle for more than 60 minutes. We have 3 different brands and this is my go to on long paddles. It has very good power, however I get much more power out of my carbon blade. But again I wasn't going for power only on this one. I have had this paddle for more than a year and not one issue.
labsox at Eastern Mountain Sports (EMS) on 08/08/2013

Heavily paddle

This paddle seems to be a perfect match to my Placidboats Spitfire solo canoe. Not only is it a joy to paddle with it, its combination of carbon fiber shaft and finely crafted wooden paddles matches the canoe's beautiful design features. Lower paddle faces are protected with a fiberglass strip that should help ensure long paddle life. Best of all, paddle was $30 cheaper at Campmor than any other place I could find it.
Marcellus paddler at Campmor on 09/09/2011

navigator paddle

nice paddle, but campmor doesn't know how to package it. had to reseal the tips, because they were damaged alittle. too much trouble to send back. purchase the same item for my wife, . paddle is not good for deep power strokes, but sweeping, touring strokes.
wmarkjr at Campmor on 06/06/2011

Prettiest paddle I've ever seen

I saw one of these with a kayak that was for sale. It was beautiful. After flapping around with a cheap plastic paddle I finally did the right thing and got one of these.
BayouGirl at Campmor on 09/09/2013

I agree totaly with description above

Just admiring its beauty, I feel as it I'm paddling better.
jumpinjerry at Campmor on 08/08/2013