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Outdoor Christmas Picks for Gadget Freaks


We’ve got some really cool things for the person that loves gadgets.  The Pebble Speaker from Eco Rox is waterproof and can be paired with your phone via bluetooth.  Keep your gear charged up with the best portable solar panel on the market – Goal Zero.  And for the guy that wants to clean his […] Continue Reading

Outdoor Christmas Picks for Knife Fans


Knives make the perfect gift for almost anyone and P&P has a WIDE range of models and vendors to choose from.  Our staff can help you pick just the right thing, get it gift wrapped and send you on your way!

Nana’s Chocolate Chip Cookie Bar Recipe


That’s Nana – right in the middle of this photo in her red vest.  This photo is from 1978 – our second year in the building that we still operate.  The recipe below is for cookies that Nana made every year for us to give away as people came in to shop at Pack & […] Continue Reading

Native Ultimate 12 – The Swiss Army Knife of Kayaks


  Great for Fishing: This may be the “ultimate” sight fishing craft for the Louisiana marshes.  It is not self bailing, so use carefully in rough open water situations, but for marshes, bayous, lakes and rivers, the Ultimate 12 is a great choice.  The seat is “all day comfortable” which is key for fishermen.  Store gear […] Continue Reading

Shop Small and Save Big


  Here’s just a few of the specials we’ll be offering on Small Business Saturday*.  We’ve got more special deals than ever before making this a great day to get some great clothing and gear at the best prices of the season! These and lots of other clothing and gear will be on special this […] Continue Reading

Patagonia Capilene Base Layer Underwear


One of the quintessential products we sell at Pack & Paddle – Capilene underwear is and has been used by outdoor folks in Lafayette for many years.  Capilene is trusted as the warmest, driest, most comfortable underwear on the market. Best of all – it is amazingly thin for the warmth it produces. Try one […] Continue Reading

Louisiana Hooked On Call


These special custom “pop up” trips will be scheduled when we see an amazing kayak fishing opportunity coming together.  Our trip leaders look for a confluence of ideal weather, wind, tides, fishing reports and water clarity to schedule a short-notice trip that could lead to an experience of a lifetime.  By signing up for the […] Continue Reading

New Boots from Sorel


Sorel has become one of our most popular brands of winter boots.  We have a great variety of men’s and women’s in stock now. Look through these photos to see the different styles! Here’s some info from the manufacturer: Women’s Sorel Boots: Winter Fancy Lace II Boot The Winter Fancy collection is equal parts sophistication […] Continue Reading

Lucid Fishing Grips


We are proud to introduce Lucid Fishing Grips to Acadiana. This great tool helps you handle fish at a safe distance, keeping your fingers clear of treble hooks. Made from the most durable materials making it virtually indestructible and are sure to hold up against the roughest fish and conditions. The best part is that […] Continue Reading

Patagonia Black Hole Duffel


The Black Hole Duffel may be the most functional piece of adventure luggage you can buy.  Check out the reasons below to see why: 1)  It’s tough.  Built from waterproof material that had it’s origins in long haul trucking tarpaulins, you can’t find a tougher bag.  You’ll be amazed at the beefiness of the zippers. […] Continue Reading

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