Travel: Rocking the Boat

Photo by David Phelps

Kayakers, rejoice: Johnson Outdoors is producing models out of 100 percent post-industrial, recycled plastic. Six options in the company’s Necky, Ocean Kayaks, and Old Town lines are now made from the waste and cutouts left over from their traditional counterparts. The eco-friendly versions will range from $650 to $1,130, about $50 to $100 more than basic models, but they’ll also be more durable because of a higher-end blend of materials. Putting even more money where its (river) mouth is, the company is donating one percent of each boat’s sales to the Waterkeeper Alliance. (          

—Eugene Buchanan

Issue 25

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