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Outdoor Christmas Picks for Travelers

The Patagonia Nano Puff is warm – but stuffs into a tiny space for easy packing.  You can’t beat the Ex-Officio quick dry underwear for washing out in a hotel room and having it dry by morning.  A Liberty Bottleworks bottle will be your best friend through years of travel.  Put almost any liquid in […] Continue Reading

Outdoor Christmas Picks for Camping

The Sea to Summit X-Pot is possibly the coolest camping item we’ve seen in years.  Cook anything you want, clean the non-stick and silicone surfaces and fold it flat for easy packing.  A folding spork is the perfect companion.  The Helinox chair is one of the lightest, most comfy camp chairs on the market.  The […] Continue Reading

Outdoor Christmas Picks for Kayak Fishermen

The new Seal Skinz Sporting gloves are the perfect waterproof kayak fishing glove.  They feature the ability to expose your index finger for easy casting.  The Backwater hand paddle is perfect for controlling your boat position without picking up your full size paddle.  The VisiPole will keep you safe in early or late low light […] Continue Reading

Stocking Stuffers – Outdoor Christmas Picks

The Wojo wallet is one of the smallest, lightest, thinnest wallets on the market.  Every stocking can use a pair of socks in it – and Smartwools are the best to pick.  The Goal Zero charger is perfect to keep in a purse, glove box or tackle box for that little bit of extra power […] Continue Reading

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

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