All our gear at Nanuq is put through the most rigorous testing ~ ours.

We use what we sell and stand by our products. We think the gear we carry is the best available anywhere.

Greenland Paddle

Joe O Paddles

Custom built Joe O Paddles are as functional as they are beautiful. These laminated Greenland paddles are meticulously crafted of striking woods, and are available in 1-piece and 2-piece designs. Our selection is always changing, as these paddles are all handmade and one-of-a-kind.

Joe O'Blenis has built more than 1000 Greenland paddles. He has been paddling for nearly 40 years and set the speed record for circumnavigating Vancouver Island by sea kayak.

Celtic Paddles

Celtic Paddles are renowned for their flexibility, reliability, and performance. They use the unique Paddlok system, which offers quick and easy  adjustment for both length and feather, allowing you to fine-tune your Celtic paddle for a perfect fit.

Celtic paddle paddlok system
Penguin with Celtic paddle

Reed Chillcheater

Comfort in Demanding Environments

Nigel Dennis-Reed Sprayskirt

Come check out Nanuq's selection of Reed apparel:

  • Drysuits
  • Dry Tops (Cags)
  • Beenies
  • Hoods
  • Spray Skirts
  • Tuiliqs: sized for single cockpit and convertable
  • Pogies: short and long, two colors
  • Spot disks, for fixes on the go


Nanuq is an authorized dealer for Kokatat. Located in Arcata, California, Kokatat produces the finest clothing for the worst weather. Come by the shop to try on our sample drysuits, and get fitted for one of your own.


Maine weather can be deceiving when you're heading out on the water. The air temperature might be warm, but the ocean temperatures here in Casco Bay take much longer to moderate, remaining cold into June. When you're wet, you lose heat 25 times faster than when you're dry.

Average water temperatures here in Portland, Maine are:

Kokatat Drysuit
  • January 34ºF
  • February 33ºF
  • March 37ºF
  • April 1-15 39ºF; April 16-30 41ºF
  • May 1-15 47ºF; May 16-31 51ºF
  • June 56ºF
  • July 61ºF
  • August 62ºF
  • September 59ºF
  • October 52ºF
  • November 47ºF
  • December 39ºF
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