Rated 5 out of 5 by Scrapps 54" Beaver Tail Canoe Paddle by Bending Branches
Purchased this paddle for the fit in my new solo canoe, exactly what was needed, handles wonderfully. Excellent craftsmanship, comfortable grip, light weight and made in the US. LLBean's service is excellent and delivery very prompt. Thanks.
June 8, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by SupeRoast Gorgeous AND Functional
Couldn't be happier with my purchase of this paddle. Bought two in fact. Lightweight, durable "rock guard" technology, and stunning craftsmanship. Quality paddle for a quality morning on the water. Now if only bending branches would go back and make some more dangle twigs for when the ponds freeze up!
December 24, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by 12hu4789muyi598 Beautiful paddle
Besides being made of beautiful wood, this paddle has a smooth hard finish. The shaft is oval-shaped and the paddle is light-weight, making it comfortable for paddling all day. The protective plastic strip across the bottom takes the scratches and dings, and protects the finish. The Beavertail is a good all-round shape for someone who wants to own one paddle. This one caresses the water smoothly and comfortably. You will be proud to own it!
October 22, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Paddling As Advertised
I am very pleased with my recent purchase of a Beavertail Canoe Paddle from Bean. As always when purchasing from Bean, the product was shipped promptly and was as advertised. The paddle is well made, balances well, and is attractive. Due to challenging autumn weather here in northern PA, I have only had opportunity to use the paddle once. I paddled a 17' tandem canoe solo. The paddle was comfortable and effective. I enjoyed using it. I look forward to using the paddle with my 14' solo canoe, hopefully this weekend.
October 22, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Rpdjack Paddle is a piece of art
This paddle is almost too nice to put into the water. It should be mounted on the wall for all to see and admire. However, it is also a great paddle. Light as a feather and easy to use to maneuver the canoe. Great stern paddle (60" version).
July 16, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by LakeHermit Superb Paddle
A work of art. Absolutely beautiful, laminated real wood construction. So much lighter than my old paddles.
June 25, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Tlafsa Great product
nice and light weight. looks like a piece of art.
September 4, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Jemmy1 Perfect paddles
We really like these paddles, light weight but strong, look professional and sporting. Easy to handle and powerful!
July 26, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by TrueSpirit Best Paddle I've Ever Owned
This is the paddle I've been looking for all my life. Seriously! It is so much easier to do J-strokes, sweeps, etc. with this paddle than with the more square-shaped paddles such as the Arrow. Not that I don't like the Arrow, as I own one of these, too. You do sacrifice a bit of efficiency with the Beavertail as there is less wood in the water as there is with the Arrow. I would take an Arrow with me, as well, if I wanted to cover a lot of distance quickly.
The paddle is very lightweight, beautiful and well finished. My wife wanted one as soon as she tried mine, so it looks like I'll be buying another.
July 24, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Strega2 Excellent Workmanship
This canoe paddle is well made, comes in different lengths, and is of high quality. It is both functional and decorative. Highly recommend.
July 10, 2013