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Local Outdoor Art at Pack and Paddle

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We are proud to announce the addition of outdoor themed art from local artists at Pack & Paddle.  We are currently showing art from Kathy Dumesnil – the well known Lafayette artist specializing in local landscapes as well as fish and other art.  We love her use of color and her ability to convey themes […] Continue Reading

New Rec and Fitness Paddling Area

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We have expanded our recreational and fitness kayaks into a beautiful new space.  Choose models from Epic, Wenonah, Wilderness Systems, Native, Jackson and Hurricane.  Our staff can help you understand the differences in all our models and set you up to demo the ones you like.

Gear Up for Festival

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Festival essentials:  Sun hats and comfortable, light folding chairs!  Come by to test drive the lightest, most compact, most comfortable chairs for festival.  Your feet will thank you for it!  While you’re here, check out our unique supply of hats that will stop sun, rain and the occasional beer spray from Kavu, Patagonia, Sunday Afternoons, and […] Continue Reading

Travel Outfitters for Local and Far Flung Trips

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Travel is at the core of everything that Pack & Paddle is.  We have the gear, clothing, footwear and accessories to fully outfit you in a way that will make your travel better.  Better how?  Lighter weight, simpler, quicker drying, more comfortable and longer lasting.  That’s how!  Let our staff show you some of the […] Continue Reading

Hammock Camping

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We know what it takes to camp in a hammock – and have everything you need!  We combine a wide selection of camping hammocks from the best names in the business with a demo area right in our store and classes on Hammock Camping to create a haven for campers that don’t like sleeping on […] Continue Reading

Pack & Paddle Employment Application

Please download and print this form, then fill it out legibly and bring it in person to Pack & Paddle – 601 E. Pinhook Rd.  Lafayette, LA 70501. P&P Application

Pack And Paddle Team Wins Big All Year Long!

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  Becky and I are excited and proud to announce that the Pack & Paddle Hobie Fishing Team has won BOTH of the statewide kayak fishing series for 2015! Scott Bienvenu, who many of you know as our shop manager won the Lafayette Kayak Fishing Club Series. P&P team member Steve Lessard won the Bayou […] Continue Reading

Looking Back On 2015

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Two roads diverged in a wood, and I— I took the one less traveled by, And that has made all the difference. -Robert Frost   Here are some of our favorite pics from our 2015 kayaking, fishing, SUP boarding, and hiking trips! Hiking   Paddling      LA Hooked Fishing  SUP Boarding Looking Forward To […] Continue Reading

Remembering Christmas at Pack & Paddle

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This Saturday will be the first time in 42 years that I have not been at Pack & Paddle on the weekend before Christmas.  I have mixed emotions about missing out on the Saturday before Christmas.  Of course, I would never want to miss our son Matt’s graduation from University of Georgia.  At the same […] Continue Reading

Firebuggz Fire Fishing Pole

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  The firebuggz fire fishing pole is on the wish list for every kid (and kid at heart)! These fun looking fishing poles are designed to roast hot dogs over a campfire. They also have a unique fish weight feature that flips the food for you when you yank back on the rod. There’s no […] Continue Reading

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