Werner Paddles in 2022: the Ultimate Guide and Reviews

In this overview, we take a look at Werner’s paddle model line for 2022.

Werner Cyprus Hooked

Werner Cyprus Hooked

Blade size: 94.5 sq. in. / 610 sq. cm
Blade dimensions: 18 x 7 in. / 46 x 18 cm
Blade material: Carbon

Two piece straight shaft
Lengths: 230 cm / 240 cm / 250 cm / 260 cm
Weight: 22.5 oz. / 634 g
Ferrule Options: 0 – 60° right and left handed.

Adjustable straight shaft
Lengths: 220 – 240 cm / 240 – 260 cm / 260 – 280 cm
Weight: 26.5 oz. / 751 g
Ferrule Options: Infinite

Werner’s most advanced, high angle paddle, the carbon blades of the Cyprus give you an incredibly lightweight paddle. This lightweight design gives you complete control of your stroke rate and recovery, and avoids unnecessary fatigue throughout long days of fishing.


Werner Sprite

Werner Sprite

Shaft Type: Two piece straight shaft
Lengths: 
180 cm / 190 cm / 200 cm / 210 cm
Blade size: 
63 sq. in. / 407 sq. cm.
Blade dimensions: 
18.5 x 5 in. / 47 x 12.5 cm
Blade material: 
fiberglass reinforced nylon
Ferrule options: 
45° L & R. 0°
Weight: 
31.25 oz. / 886 g

The youth version of the Skagit, the long blades and smaller profile of Werner Sprite gives your youth paddler a gentle introduction to paddling. The touring profile is the perfect balance of power and energy conservation so that your child can stay on the water all day and keep up with older paddlers around them.


Werner Amigo

Werner Amigo

Shaft Type: One piece straight shaft
Lengths: 
182 cm / 185 cm / 188 cm / 191 cm / 194 cm
Blade size: 
93 sq. in. / 605 sq. cm
Blade dimensions: 
16 x 7 in. / 40 x 18 cm
Blade material:
 fiberglass reinforced nylon
Feather options: 
30° right-handed / 45° right-handed
Weight: 
36.5 oz. / 1035 g

Your friend on the water, Werner Amigo is a youth version of the ever popular Werner Rio. These paddles are predominantly white water focused, but are also perfect for recreational paddles and some short touring trips where high angle blades are more appropriate.


Werner Skagit FG/CF

Werner Skagit FG/CF

Blade size: 93 sq. in. / 602 sq. cm
Blade dimensions: 19 x 6 in. / 49 x 15.6 cm
Blade materials: fiberglass reinforced nylon

Two piece straight shaft
Lengths: 220 cm / 230 cm / 240 cm / 250 cm
Weight: 33.75 oz. / 953 g
Ferrule Options: 0 – 60° right and left handed.

Adjustable straight shaft
Lengths: 220 – 240 cm / 240 – 260 cm
Weight: 36.75 oz. / 1042 g
Ferrule Options: Infinite

Four piece straight shaft
Lengths: 220 cm / 230 cm / 240 cm
Weight: 37 oz. / 1052 g
Ferrule Options: 0 – 60° right and left handed.

Werner Skagit is a great value option for those on a budget, but who still want a high quality, low angle touring paddle. The fiberglass reinforced, nylon blades give you a light swing and recovery, but are durable and wear resistant. These blades are mid-sized and have been designed utilising Werner’s top end blade technology.


Werner Tybee FG

Werner Tybee FG

Blade size: 94 sq. in. / 608 sq. cm
Blade dimensions: 17 x 7 in. / 43 x 18.25 cm
Blade materials: fiberglass reinforced nylon.

Two piece straight shaft
Lengths: 205 cm / 210 cm / 215 cm / 220 cm / 230 cm / 240 cm / 250 cm / 260 cm
Weight: 35.5 oz. / 1003 g
Ferrule Options: 0 – 60° right and left handed.

Adjustable straight shaft
Lengths: 200 – 220 cm / 220 – 240 cm / 240 – 260 cm
Weight: 38.5 oz. / 1091 g
Ferrule Options: Infinite

Four piece straight shaft
Lengths: 210 cm / 215 cm / 220 cm / 230 cm
Weight: 38.75 oz. / 1102 g
Ferrule Options: 0 – 60° right and left handed.

For those who want the high angle option of a high level recreational paddle, Werner Tybee might be a preferred option to the Skagit. This is arguably a better option for a beginner paddle, but is also extremely popular as a spare expedition paddle, especially when there’s a chance to put away your expensive low angle paddles and play in some coastal breaks


Werner Skagit Hooked

Werner Skagit Hooked

Blade size: 94 sq. in. / 605 sq. cm.
Blade measurements: 19 x 6 in. / 49 x 15.6 cm
Blade material: fiberglass reinforced nylon

Two piece straight shaft
Lengths: 230 cm / 240 cm / 250 cm / 260 cm
Weight: 33.75 oz. / 953 g
Ferrule Options: 0 – 60° right and left handed.

Adjustable straight shaft
Lengths: 220 – 240 cm / 240 – 260 cm / 260 – 280 cm
Weight: 38.5 oz. / 1091 g
Ferrule Options: Infinite

Werner Skagit Hooked is a great paddle for those anglers on a budget who still want to enjoy the high quality blade shape from Werner’s premium paddle range. The fiberglass reinforced nylon blades are strong and durable, ideal for withstanding paddling around rocky areas and shorelines.


Werner Rio

Werner Rio

Blade size: 101 sq. in. / 655 sq. cm
Blade measurements: 41 x 19.5 cm / 16 x 7.6 in.
Blade material: fiberglass reinforced nylon

One piece straight shaft
Lengths: 191 cm / 194 cm / 197 cm / 200 cm
Weight: 37.75 oz. / 1070 g
Feather angles: 30° right-handed / 45° right-handed

Two piece straight shaft
Lengths: 200 cm / 210 cm / 220 cm
Weight: 41.5 oz. / 1176 g
Feather angles: 30° right and left-handed / 45° right and left-handed and 0°

Four piece straight shaft
Lengths: 194 cm / 197 cm / 200 cm / 203 cm / 206 cm / 209 cm
Weight: 43.75 oz / 1240 g
Feather angles: 30° right and left-handed / 45° right and left-handed and 0°

Dependable, robust river running paddles at an affordable price, Werner Rio are among the most popular beginner white water paddles on the market. These paddles are no frills, but the fiberglass reinforced, nylon blades give you minimal flutter and smooth power transition.


Werner Nantahala

Nantahala

Blade size: 138 sq. in. / 890 sq. cm.
Blade dimensions: 21.5 x 8.25 in. / 54 x 21 cm
Blade material: fiberglass

Straight Shaft
Lengths: 54 – 62 inch increments. / Uncut.
Weight: 27.25 oz. / 773 g

Adjustable Straight Shaft
Lengths: 54 – 62 in.
Weight: 29.75 oz. / 843 g

High power without feeling the strain, Werner Nantahala is unbelievably smooth for a paddle with such a powerful stroke. With a symmetrical, ovaline blade, this is a dependable paddle. The Nantahala is a world renowned canoe paddle, used by expedition companies, paddling schools and personal boaters throughout the world.


Werner Journey

Werner Journey

Lengths: 50 – 62 inch increments. / Uncut
Shaft options: Straight fiberglass / Straight wood
Blade size: 110 sq. / 709 sq. cm.
Blade dimensions: 18.5 x 8 in. / 47 x 20 cm
Blade material: fiberglass
Weight: 16.25 oz. / 461 g

When you’re heading out for a long open canoe trip, it’s important to have a paddle with you that you can depend on for the long days. Werner Journey’s buoyant fiberglass blade means that the Journey pops out of the water at the end of your stroke. An effortless recovery phase of a paddle stroke gives you the ability to cruise smoothly and cover ground easily on long days.


Werner Little Dipper

Werner Little Dipper

Blade size: 85 sq. in. / 550 sq. cm
Blade dimensions: 19 x 6 in. / 48 x 15 cm
Blade material: fiberglass

Two piece straight shaft
Lengths: 210 cm / 220 cm / 230 cm / 240 cm
Weight: 27 oz. / 762 g
Ferrule Options: 0 – 60° right and left handed.

Adjustable straight shaft
Lengths: 220 – 240 cm / 240 – 260 cm
Weight: 30 oz. / 851 g
Ferrule Options: Infinite

Four piece straight shaft
Lengths: 210 cm / 220 cm / 230 cm / 240 cm
Weight: 32 oz. / 907 g
Ferrule Options: 0 – 60° right and left handed.

Two piece bent shaft
Lengths: 210 cm / 220 cm / 230 cm / 240 cm
Weight: 29.25 oz. / 826 g
Ferrule Options: 0 – 60° right and left handed.

It’s rare that youth paddles are made to the same high specifications as adult performance style blades. The Little Dipper’s small sized blades and shaft options make it a perfect, powerful option for youth paddlers and those with a smaller frame.


Werner Bandit (Bandito)

Werner Bandit (Bandito)

Blade size: 125 sq. in. / 806 sq. cm.
Blade dimensions: 19.25 x 8 in. / 49 x 20 cm
Blade material: fiberglass

Straight Shaft
Lengths: 54 – 62 inch increments. / Uncut.
Weight: 26.25 oz. / 744 g

Adjustable Straight Shaft
Lengths: 54 – 62 in.
Weight: 28.75 oz. / 815 g

A firm favorite among OC1 and white water canoeists, Werner Bandit provides raw power and direction. The spooned shape to the blade and the aggressive paddle shape gives you a clean catch and direct drive, without inhibiting the release and recovery of the stroke.


Werner Side Kick

Werner Side Kick

Blade size: 111 sq. in. / 719 sq. cm
Blade measurements: 19 x 8 in. / 48 x 20.75 cm
Blade material: fiberglass

One piece straight shaft
Lengths: 191 cm / 194 cm / 197 cm / 200 cm / 203 cm
Weight: 35.5 oz. / 1006 g
Feather angles: 30° right-handed / 45° right-handed

Four piece straight shaft
Lengths: 194 cm / 197 cm / 200 cm / 203 cm / 206 cm / 209 cm
Weight: 41.5 oz. / 1177 g.
Feather angles: 30° right and left-handed / 45° right and left-handed and 0°

One piece bent shaft
Lengths: 191 cm / 194 cm / 197 cm / 200 cm / 203 cm
Weight: 38 oz. / 1077 g
Feather angles: 30° right-handed / 45° right-handed

Designed for playboaters, where direct, immediate power and a high stroke rate are of utmost importance, Werner Side Kick’s downturned blades are ridiculously powerful and enormously playful. These paddles were designed alongside their smaller counterpart, the Player, for those ripping up the waves or throwing trips downriver.


Werner Surge

Werner Surge

Blade size: 112 sq. in. / 725 sq. cm
Blade measurements: 19 x 8 in. / 48.25 x 20 cm
Blade material: fiberglass

One piece straight shaft
Lengths: 194 cm / 197 cm / 200 cm / 203 cm / 206 cm
Weight: 35.25 oz. / 999 g
Feather angles: 30° right-handed / 45° right-handed

Four piece straight shaft
Lengths: 194 cm / 197 cm / 200 cm / 203 cm / 206 cm / 209 cm
Weight: 41.25 oz. / 1169 g
Feather angles: 30° right and left-handed / 45° right and left-handed and 0°

One piece bent shaft
Lengths: 194 cm / 197 cm / 200 cm / 203 cm
Weight: 37.75 oz. / 1070 g
Feather angles: 30° right-handed / 45° right-handed

The Surge is one of Werner’s most recent, bomb-proof paddles, tested by expedition paddlers around the world, in some of the most demanding environments.


Werner Camano

Werner Camano

Blade size: 100 sq. in. / 650 sq. cm
Blade dimensions: 20 x 6.5 in. / 52 x 16.5 cm
Blade material: fiberglass

Two piece straight shaft
Lengths: 220 cm / 230 cm / 240 cm / 250 cm / 260 cm
Weight: 26.75 oz. / 761 g
Ferrule Options: 0 – 60° right and left handed.

Adjustable straight shaft
Lengths: 220 – 240 cm / 240 – 260 cm
Weight: 29.75 oz. / 843 g
Ferrule Options: Infinite

Four piece straight shaft
Lengths: 220 cm / 230 cm / 240 cm / 250 cm / 260 cm
Weight: 31.75 oz. / 900 g
Ferrule Options: 0 – 60° right and left handed.

Two piece bent shaft
Lengths: 220 cm / 230 cm / 240 cm
Weight: 29 oz. / 824 g
Ferrule Options: 0 – 60° right and left handed.

Werner Camano utilises the same award winning blade shape of the Skagit, but with Werner’s performance level technology. The result? One of the most versatile and popular touring blades on the market. The low angle blades are stiff and responsive, with a light swing and recovery weight.


Werner Camano Hooked

Werner Camano Hooked

Blade size: 101 sq. in. / 650 sq. cm
Blade measurements: 20 x 6.5 in. / 52 x 16.5 cm
Blade material: fiberglass

Two piece straight shaft
Lengths: 230 cm / 240 cm / 250 cm / 260 cm
Weight: 26.75 oz. / 761 g
Ferrule Options: 0 – 60° right and left handed.

Adjustable straight shaft
Lengths: 220 – 240 cm / 240 – 260 cm / 260 – 280 cm
Weight: 30 oz. / 851 g
Ferrule Options: Infinite

The Camano is Werner’s most popular touring blade design. This low angle, powerful blade allows you to cruise effortlessly all day long, perfect for anglers who want to follow schooling fish on long days of fishing. Being so lightweight and efficient, Werner Camano makes it easy to transition between fishing and paddling, so you can quickly follow wherever the fish are heading.


Werner Shuna Hooked

Werner Shuna Hooked

Blade size: 95 sq. in. / 615 sq. cm
Blade dimensions: 18 x 7 in. / 46 x 18.25 cm
Blade material: fiberglass

Two piece straight shaft
Lengths: 220 cm / 230 cm / 240 cm / 250 cm / 260 cm
Weight: 27.75 oz. / 782 g
Ferrule Options: 0 – 60° right and left handed.

Adjustable straight shaft
Lengths: 220 – 240 cm / 240 – 260 cm / 260 – 280 cm
Weight: 30.75 oz. / 872 g
Ferrule Options: Infinite

Werner Shuna is one of the most efficient high angled sea kayaking paddles on the market. Light, stiff and durable, the Shuna is an incredibly versatile paddle which can carry you out through the breaks to get to your favorite fishing spot.


Werner Shuna

Werner Shuna

Blade size: 95 sq. in. / 615 sq. cm
Blade dimensions: 18 x 7 in. / 46 x 18.25 cm
Blade Materials: fiberglass

Two piece straight shaft
Lengths: 205 cm / 210 cm / 215 cm / 220 cm
Weight: 27.75 oz. / 782 g
Ferrule Options: 0 – 60° right and left handed.

Adjustable straight shaft
Lengths: 200 – 220 cm / 220 – 240 cm
Weight: 30.5 oz. / 865 g
Ferrule Options: Infinite

Four piece straight shaft
Lengths: 205 cm / 210 cm / 215 cm / 220 cm
Weight: 32.75 oz. / 928 g
Ferrule Options: 0 – 60° right and left handed.

Two piece bent shaft
Lengths: 205 cm / 210 cm / 215 cm / 220 cm
Weight: 29.75 oz. / 846 g
Ferrule Options: 0 – 60° right and left handed.

The Shuna is Werner’s best selling high angled paddle, named after a tiny island in the sea kayaking haven of the Scottish Hebrides. The lightweight, mid sized blades, give you a smooth catch and release, suitable for long days of journeying without becoming tiring.


Werner Twist

Werner Twist

Blade size: 100 sq. in. / 645 sq. cm
Blade measurements: 17 x 8 in. / 45 x 20.25 cm
Blade material: fiberglass

One piece straight shaft
Lengths: 182 cm / 185 cm / 188 cm / 191 cm / 194 cm / 197 cm
Weight: 32.5 oz. / 921 g
Feather angles: 30° right-handed / 45° right-handed

Four piece straight shaft
Lengths: 194 cm / 197 cm / 200 cm / 203 cm / 206 cm / 209 cm
Weight: 38.5 oz / 1091 g
Feather angles: 30° right and left-handed / 45° right and left-handed and 0°

One piece bent shaft
Lengths: 182 cm / 185 cm / 188 cm / 191 cm / 194 cm / 197 cm
Weight: 35 oz. / 992 g
Feather angles: 30° right-handed / 45° right-handed

A firm favorite among smaller build paddlers, Werner Twist is the small blade version of the Side Kick and Player range. This top of the line white water paddle uses the same down turned blade technology to give you direct and powerful strokes, while allowing for a high stroke rate and immediate catch and release.


Werner Sherpa

Werner Sherpa

Blade size: 105 sq. in. / 680 sq. cm.
Blade measurements: 18 x 7.5 in. / 46 x 19.5 cm
Blade material: fiberglass

One piece straight shaft
Lengths: 191 cm / 194 cm / 197 cm / 200 cm
Weight: 34.75 oz. / 985 g
Feather angles: 30° right-handed / 45° right-handed

Four piece straight shaft
Lengths: 194 cm / 197 cm / 200 cm / 203 cm / 206 cm / 209 cm
Weight: 40.75 oz. / 1155 g
Feather angles: 30° right and left-handed / 45° right and left-handed and 0°

One piece bent shaft
Lengths: 191 cm / 194 cm / 197 cm / 200 cm
Weight: 37.25 oz. / 1056 g
Feather angles: 30° right-handed / 45° right-handed

Smooth like butter. The Sherpa has long been one of the most popular white water paddles on the market and there’s a really good reason for that. In an environment where linking strokes seamlessly together is of utmost importance, you need a paddle you can rely on to catch, release and recover in one fluid movement.


Werner Stikine

Werner Stikine

Blade size: 101 sq. in. / 656 sq. cm.
Blade measurements: 18 x 7.5 in. / 46 x 19 cm
Blade material: Carbon with foam core

One piece straight shaft
Lengths: 191 cm / 194 cm / 197 cm / 200 cm
Weight: 34.25 oz. / 971 g
Feather angles: 30° right-handed / 45° right-handed

One piece bent shaft
Lengths: 191 cm / 194 cm / 197 cm / 200 cm
Weight: 36.75 oz. / 1042 g
Feather angles: 30° right-handed / 45° right-handed

The Grand Canyon of the Stikine, in Canada, sets the mark for demanding, walled in grade five white water. Big rapids and demanding environments call for the best and the Werner Stikine paddle delivers high power strokes and effortless linked strokes, so you can focus on the line ahead.


Werner Athena (Kalliste)

Werner Athena (Kalliste)

Blade size: 85 sq. in. / 550 sq. cm
Blade dimensions: 19 x 6 in. / 48 x 15 cm
Blade materials: Carbon

Two piece straight shaft
Lengths: 220 cm / 230 cm / 240 cm / 250 cm / 260 cm
Weight: 21.75 oz. / 613 g
Ferrule Options: 0 – 60° right and left handed.

Adjustable straight shaft
Lengths: 220 – 240 cm / 240 – 260 cm
Weight: 24.75 oz. / 702 g
Ferrule Options: Infinite

Four piece straight shaft
Lengths: 220 cm / 230 cm / 240 cm / 250 cm / 260 cm
Weight: 26.75 oz. / 758 g
Ferrule Options: 0 – 60° right and left handed.

Two piece bent shaft
Lengths: 220 cm / 230 cm
Weight: 24.5 oz. / 691 g
Ferrule Options: 0 – 60° right and left handed.

Werner Athena is a low angled, small bladed, ultimate performance touring paddle. These lower profile, low angle blades are a perfect fit for smaller paddlers who want to protect their bodies, while maintaining a higher cadence on the water. For those who want a similar shape blade and ultimate performance paddle, but in a mid-size, the Kalliste is worth a look.

Moose started his paddling life on the ponds and rivers in the south east of England. He has slowly worked his way north and has spent the last few years working his way through all things Scottish. As well as being a very experienced and knowledgeable coach and guide across Scotland and the rest of the UK, he spent a summer in Norway and a month in Nepal; apparently they weren’t bad.

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