Some basic tips to help you look after your paddle:

  • With proper care, your carbon fibre paddle will last for years.
  • Always protect your paddle from direct sunlight when it is not in use.
  • A paddle bag provides the best overall protection from ultraviolet light.

Treat your paddle with respect. Paddles can be very expensive. Dings, dents and scrapes shorten the life of you paddle. A paddle bag is an inexpensive way to keep your paddle in top condition. Mark your paddle so that you can find it. In a tent with 20 paddles they all start to look alike. Unique sticker, designs or just your initials on the handle make it easy to find your paddle.