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WEST MARINE Composite Fiber Pro 340 Kayak Paddle

Model # 5320072Mfg # 6852032

$99.99

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Product Description

Strong and smooth strokes for easy control

Super lightweight fiberglass paddle is stronger and lighter than aluminum paddles. Asymmetric glass reinforced nylon blades, push-button feather settings and cold weather grip.

  • Material: Fiberglass shaft, glass reinforced nylon blades
  • Length: 90.5"
  • Blade Width x Length: 7" x 17"
  • Handle Style: Coldwater grip with blade indicator and versatile feather settings
  • Warranty: One year

Specs

Composite Fiber Pro 340 Kayak Paddle

Blade Size 7" x 17"
Blade Material Glass-reinforced Nylon
Color Blue/Grey
Handle Style Cold-weather grips with push-button feather settings
Length 90.5"
Shaft Material Fiberglass
Warranty 1 Year

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4.0

(based on 10 reviews)

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  • 4 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

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    (2)

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75%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Minimizes fatigue (7)
  • Comfortable shaft (5)
  • Good control (4)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Day trip (6)
    • Touring (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Casual/ recreational (6)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Pro 340 WM Composite Paddle

    A great composite paddle for the money. Composite paddles are fantastic for minimizing fatigue, letting you last longer trips. The down side to composite is that they can be more brittle. I tend...Read complete review

    A great composite paddle for the money. Composite paddles are fantastic for minimizing fatigue, letting you last longer trips. The down side to composite is that they can be more brittle. I tend to be a paddler and also tend to use the paddle as a boat hook at times of literally "shoving off". Not a good idea with these composite paddles. I mean, they aren't even designed for it, so I could see breaking easily there. I've personally not had any issues with breakage or even fear of, just wanted to point the characteristic of composite. I will still buy composite!

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    We've used four of these ...

    We've used four of these paddles in mild surf conditions - for the only reason that our local West Marine store never had the aluminum paddles in stock. Two of them broke - one...Read complete review

    We've used four of these paddles in mild surf conditions - for the only reason that our local West Marine store never had the aluminum paddles in stock. Two of them broke - one in the joint between two sections, another - paddle broke off! All - on very lightweight kayaks.No more of those for me.

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    4.0

    good paddle

    By turtleman

    from port salerno fl

    About Me Advanced

    Pros

    • Good Control
    • Minimizes Fatigue

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Advanced Paddling Techniques
      • Day Trips
      • River Running
      • Touring

      Comments about Composite Fiber Pro 340 Kayak Paddle:

      i gave it a 4 because the botton corrodes in salt water use, i keep it feathered so i dont care its stuck but some may have problems with that, otherwise i love it, have used it on many tips

       
      4.0

      good paddle for lake use

      By bobg

      from Smith mountain lake VA

      About Me Casual/ Recreational

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Adj
      • Adjustable
      • Comfortable Shaft
      • Minimizes Fatigue

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Day Trips
        • Touring

        Comments about Composite Fiber Pro 340 Kayak Paddle:

        wife and i use this paddle on an inland lake and it is fine for that.

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Pro 340 WM Composite Paddle

        By Becla Bracha

        from Oriental, NC

        About Me Casual/ Recreational

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Adjustable
        • Comfortable Shaft
        • Good Control
        • Minimizes Fatigue

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Day Trips
          • Touring

          Comments about Composite Fiber Pro 340 Kayak Paddle:

          A great composite paddle for the money. Composite paddles are fantastic for minimizing fatigue, letting you last longer trips. The down side to composite is that they can be more brittle. I tend to be a paddler and also tend to use the paddle as a boat hook at times of literally "shoving off". Not a good idea with these composite paddles. I mean, they aren't even designed for it, so I could see breaking easily there. I've personally not had any issues with breakage or even fear of, just wanted to point the characteristic of composite. I will still buy composite!

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Great lighweight paddle

          By Verite

          from Colorado Springs

          About Me Casual/ Recreational

          Pros

          • Comfortable Shaft
          • Good Control
          • Lightweight
          • Minimizes Fatigue

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Day Trips

            Comments about Composite Fiber Pro 340 Kayak Paddle:

            I own four of these paddles (one for each kayak) and they always outperform my expectations. Lightweight, easy to handle, low fatigue and minimal drip. They are a great value if you paddle for extended periods.

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Strong light durable

            By JD

            from Mantaloking, NJ

            About Me Casual/ Recreational

            Pros

            • Minimizes Fatigue

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Composite Fiber Pro 340 Kayak Paddle:

                I have this paddle and an aluminum shaft paddle and you can truly feel the difference in how quickly you get tired when using both This paddle is strong light and durable, Ive had it for nearly five years and go out at least once a week during the warmer months and this paddle still hasn't failed me. Highly recommended for all kayakers out there

                 
                5.0

                Superior Paddle

                By Fred

                from Ocala, Fl

                About Me Casual/ Recreational

                Verified Reviewer

                Pros

                • Comfortable Shaft
                • Good Control
                • Minimizes Fatigue

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Day Trips

                  Comments about Composite Fiber Pro 340 Kayak Paddle:

                  A good paddle makes all the difference at the end of the day. For me, this paddlewas superior to more expensive ones I found at some "Outdoor/Sporting Goods" Stores

                  (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  3.0

                  not that great

                  By Bubba

                  from Eden Prairie, MN

                  About Me Casual/ Recreational

                  Verified Reviewer

                  Pros

                  • Comfortable Shaft

                  Cons

                  • Flimsy

                  Best Uses

                  • Day Trips

                  Comments about Composite Fiber Pro 340 Kayak Paddle:

                  I have owned 3 of these and broken 2 , the last time when my wife and I got caught too far off shore on St. John, paddling our Advanced Elements Straight Edge II. We were in a stiff wind, and were forced to "abandon ship" at a remote beach where the wind blew us to because 1 paddle wouldn't allow us to make headway into the wind. I plan to buy 2 new paddles, looking for the most durable packable paddles I can find.

                  (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  2.0

                  Light Use Only

                  By paddlesnapper

                  from Vancouver, Canada

                  About Me Advanced

                  Pros

                  • Minimizes Fatigue

                  Cons

                  • Flimsy

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Composite Fiber Pro 340 Kayak Paddle:

                    West Marine was great on refunding cost of broken Pro 340s

                    (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    2.0

                    We've used four of these ...

                    By Peter

                    from Undisclosed

                    We've used four of these paddles in mild surf conditions - for the only reason that our local West Marine store never had the aluminum paddles in stock. Two of them broke - one in the joint between two sections, another - paddle broke off! All - on very lightweight kayaks.No more of those for me.

                     
                    5.0

                    A great, strong, ...

                    By Lee

                    from Undisclosed

                    A great, strong, lightweight paddle for recreational and touring kayaking - for easy paddling hours at a time

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