accessories on this page are designed to be used with the
Greenland-style paddling technique.
Northern Light Take-a-part
now stock the new three-piece Greenland and Aleut-inspired carbon fiber
paddles from Northern Light Paddlesports. These carbon fiber paddles
are beautiful, light, and strong, and they feel great in the hand and
of a semi-tight weave of carbon fiber reinforced with Kevlar,
are the ideal
withstand the rigors of travel and paddling under expedition conditions.
The satin finish shows off the weave of the material, but isn't overly
glossy or slick to grip. The modular three-piece system allows us to
size paddles to various lengths according to the unique loom width for
each paddler. When taken apart, the longest piece is 36 inches so the
paddles will fit easily in your luggage or a Feathercraft backpack.
Greenland three-piece paddle is an efficient touring paddle, with enough
volume at the edges and ends to be
for rolling. The blades are 3.45 inches (8.77 cm.) wide at the tip, with distinct
but comfortable shoulders at the blade root. The three-piece system
allows us to give you two paddles for the price of one: with every Greenland
paddle, we ship a short loom connector so that you have the option to
assemble the paddle as a "Storm" paddle with a 6.5-inch (16.5
cm.) loom. Weight: 31 - 33 oz. (879 - 936 gr.)
Greenland take-a-part $375
Northern Light design for the
three-piece Aleutian-inspired paddle is unique. One side of the blade
has a slight ridge; the other side is slightly concave. The ridged side gives superb control and
stability, while the slightly curved side has some of the performance
associate with wing paddles resulting in noticeably increased
performance for speed and distance. The traditional Aleutian paddle is about four inches
longer than a Greenland paddle. The blades are about the same length, so this
distance is reflected mostly in the loom.
The Aleutian paddles are normally fitted with a 24.5-inch (62-cm.)
resulting in a 90-inch (228-cm.) paddle. The wider loom takes into
account the different technique for holding the Aleutian-style paddle.
Instead of holding the Aleutian paddle with one's fingers curving over
the blades as in the Greenland-style paddles, the paddler places his or
her hands within the loom, with no fingers curving over the blades. Weight: 33 oz. (936 gr.)
Aleutian take-a-part $375
Loom dimensions are 1.47" x 1.17" with a soft
rectangular profile. These dimensions provide a perfect fit for your
Sizing a Greenland or Aleutian paddle is all about the
width of the loom (distance between the paddle blades); the optimal
width depends on the beam of your kayak, your height, and the distance
between the blades where you normally hold your paddle. Greenland-style
paddles are traditionally held with three fingers curving over the
blades and one's thumb and index finger gripping the loom at the blade
root. Please call or
e-mail for information about proper sizing.
|18.5" (47 cm)
||84" (213 cm)
|19.5" (49 cm)
||85" (216 cm)
|20.5" (52 cm)
||86" (218 cm)
|21.5" (55 cm)
||87" (221 cm)
|22.5" (57 cm)
||88" (223 cm)
|23.5" (60 cm)
||89" (226 cm)
|24.5" (62 cm)
||90" (228 cm)
Follow these links for reviews of the NL Greenland paddle:
Video - initial review,
The beautiful, two-piece Klatwa is patterned after the traditional Greenland
paddle. It is hand-crafted from western red cedar, Sitka spruce, and ash.
The wood is varnished and the blade tips and edges are sheathed
in epoxy and fiberglass. Loom: 19.5 in. (49 cm.) Length - 88.5 in. (225 cm.) Weight - 38.5 oz.
Brooks Paddle Gear
The tuilik is a paddling garment developed in Greenland that is designed
to keep you warm and dry in extremely cold conditions. This roomy,
all-neoprene tuilik from Brooks Paddling Gear will not restrict movement
of your upper body.
Features: 3-mm two-sided nylon neoprene, grippy rubber on shockcord casing,
1/4" adjustable bungee around base, 1" nylon webbing adjuster shoulder straps,
Velcro wrist closures. Color: black (brown by special order). Sizes: Small, Medium,
Medium/Large, Large, Extra Large.
Cockpit Sizes: Small base fits circular Greenland-style cockpits; Large base
fits longer touring-style cockpits such as on Feathercraft kayaks.
Tuilik - small base $375
Tuilik - large base $420
Tuilik - custom sizing $420
Tuiliks are designed to fit loosely and allow
plenty of room for the various Greenland-style maneuvers, so we often
recommend a tuilik size larger than what your traditional measurements
Order Small if you are
under 5’4” and under 120 lbs.
Order Medium if you are under 5’6” and under 150 lbs but larger than
Order Medium-Large if you are under 5’10” and under 175 lbs but larger
than size Medium.
Order Large if you are under 6’ and under 200 lbs but larger than size
Order Extra Large if you are over 6' or over 200 lbs.
Akuilisaq Greenland-style "summer"
The Akuilisaq is worn during the summer months in place of the tuilik. Features:
3mm nylon two-sided neoprene, grippy rubber on shockcord casing, 1/4" adjustable
bungee around base, 1" nylon webbing adjuster shoulder straps. Color: black.
Waist sizes: S-XL.
Cockpit Sizes: Available in small base for circular Greenland-style cockpits
Akuilisaq - $159
Avataq flotation device
The avataq was traditionally used as a flotation device for
a harpooned seal. Made of 3-mm two-sided nylon neoprene with 1" webbing
straps and an oral inflation valve, the avataq can be used for a sponson or
self-rescue aid. Color: black.
Avataq - $95
3-mm two-sided nylon neoprene mitts coordinate with the
tuilik garment. Color: black. Sizes: S-XL
Tuilik mitts - $42
information, to make a
purchase, or to schedule a demo, please phone 970-375-1479 or e-mail
|For excellent information about Greenland kayaking techniques
and equipment, we recommend you visit the
Qajaq USA Web