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How to choose your kayak paddle?

Choosing a kayak paddle is not as easy as it seems because they are in fact 2 different boats that require different paddles.

How to choose a inflatable kayak?

How to choose a inflatable kayak?

If you are looking for a model that is easy to carry and store, choose an inflatable kayak. Itiwit helps you to find the good one for your practice.

Choosing the right swimsuit for your activity

Choosing the right swimsuit for your activity

Here are a few useful tips for choosing a swimsuit based on your summer activities!

How To Choose Your Watersports Sunglasses?

How To Choose Your Watersports Sunglasses?

Discover our advice to help you choose watersports sunglasses such as kitesurfing, sailing or kayaking.

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How to choose your canoe and kayak clothing

Check out our tips to help you choose your canoe and kayak outfit.

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How to choose your kayak barrel, pouch or dry bag

Check out our tips to help you choose a barrel, pouch or dry bag so that you can take all of your belongings with you without worrying about them getting wet.

How To Choose A Watertight Container, Pouch and Bag For Stand Up Paddle and Kayaking

How To Choose A Watertight Container, Pouch and Bag For Stand Up Paddle and Kayaking

Check our expert advice on how to choose your stand up paddle board.

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WATERTIGHT BAGS AND POUCHES

When you go on the water, you always need to carry some belongings (cereal bars, towel, packed lunch, telephone, [...]

Can you go swimming when you're on your period?

Can you go swimming when you're on your period?

Do you want to go for a dip but, just your luck, it's on a day when you "can't"? Pros and cons of methods for going swimming despite being on your period, what's new out there… Check out what our interviewees had to say.

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How to store a kayak in winter?

For an inflatable kayak, proper winter storage comes down to 3 steps. For a rigid kayak, it must be rinsed and stored on its side.

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From sea kayaking to river kayaking it’s only one step away

Discover the beautiful complementarity and the differences between sea kayaking and river kayaking. Salt or fresh water: it doesn't matter!

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Kayak clothing for the in-between seasons

Summer is drawing to an end, the days are getting shorter, the air is cooler, but it’s not time to put your kayak away for the winter [...]

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The benefits of canoe-kayak

Canoe-kayak is good for both body and mind. It's a real symbiosis between enjoyment and getting fit, and all this taking place in a natural setting [...]

Kayaking rules and regulations

Kayaking rules and regulations

Although it is a very accessible sport, a kayak is still a boat. And as such, it is subject to boating regulations [...]

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HOW TO CHOOSE YOUR KAYAKING BUOYANCY AID

It is strongly recommended to wear a 50 Newton buoyancy aid when kayaking. If you fall in the water, it will allow you to float effortlessly, so that you can get back to your kayak and climb back aboard easily.

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HOW TO CHOOSE YOUR INFLATABLE KAYAK PUMP

Thanks to their compact design and how easy they are to use, inflatable kayaks are very popular among occasional kayakers.

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Canoeing/kayaking glossary

Like many technically demanding sports, kayaking has its own vocabulary that's more or less inaccessible to the layman. Here are the basics.

How to surf a kayak

How to surf a kayak

So you have discovered kayaking and now you fancy having a little play in the waves? Brilliant idea!

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Itiwit, Decathlon's kayak & stand-up paddle brand

Stand-up paddle boarding and kayaking means discovering inaccessible places and seeing landscapes as you have never seen them before. We want to make the pleasure and benefits of paddle sports accessible

How To Choose Your Kayaks?

How To Choose Your Kayaks?

Check our expert advises on our how to choose guide.

How to get started with packrafting

How to get started with packrafting

Do you want to discover packrafting? Then this article is for you. Our team explains what packrafting is and gives you advice on how to prepare for a good descent on the river!

How to choose a watertight container or bag for canoeing-kayaking

How to choose a watertight container or bag for canoeing-kayaking?

To really enjoy your trip, you will need to bring supplies or spare parts on your kayak, to store in a container or waterproof bag.

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I want to do my First Kayak Outing

So you want to throw yourself into the deep end and go on your first kayak ride? Itiwit will help you prepare your equipment.

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Choosing a pump for your inflatable kayak

Itiwit's advice for choosing the right pump for your inflatable kayak according to the size and/or bulk, and technology (manual or electric).

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Canoeing in France: adventure close everywhere

Author of "Guide du Canoë en France", Paul Villecourt, reporter and photographer, tells you all you need to know about canoeing easily in France.

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How to choose the right life vest for kayaking?

It is strongly recommended to wear a 50 newton life vest when kayaking. Find our tips for choosing the right one.

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Discover canoeing and kayaking

Canoes and kayaks are boats that let you navigate the water; they are propelled using a paddle. Hop on board, you will be quickly won over by this sport

How to choose kayaking clothes

How to choose your canoeing-kayaking clothes?

Canoeing-kayaking is a sport practiced in very different weather conditions. It is very important to choose the right wear.

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Getting back to kayaking after winter

Nearly time to get back on the water after a winter break? Discover our checklist to be ready for our next kayak trip.

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Chrononutrition : what to eat and at what time of day

Fancy trying out the new Chrononutrition diet but not sure how to go about it? Necessary or not? We'll tell you everything you need to know.

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The brand itiwit

The brand ITIWIT

How to get started with packrafting

How to get started with the packraft 100

How about an outing with friends or family? Head out on the water and put in just near the lake in this compact raft!

ELECTRIC ASSIST

ELECTRIC ASSIST

Itiwit, Decathlon's paddle sports brand, has developed an electric assist for inflatable stand-up paddles and kayaks. How do you like the sound of paddling further and more easily?

THE AZURE PROJECT: COLLECTING WASTE IN THE MEDITERRANEAN

THE AZURE PROJECT: COLLECTING WASTE IN THE MEDITERRANEAN

Annaelle launched the Azure Project to raise awareness of pollution in the Mediterranean by collecting waste in an Itiwit kayak and organising group collections between Hyères and Carry le Rouet. Around 100 volunteers collected more than 500 kg of waste on 27 sites.

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Nicolas: I did the Dordogne Intégrale in an inflatable kayak!

Nicolas has been canoeing and kayaking since he was only 10 years old, but when ITIWIT challenged him to complete the Dordogne Intégrale, a 130-km paddle, he knew he was in for a real challenge!

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INFLATABLE ALLROUND STAND-UP PADDLE 10'7 BLUE

The bulky size and weight of the board are often an obstacle in getting started! That's why the ITIWIT design team has [...]

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Kayaking: currents and tides to know

Kayak enthusiasts, you know it: the ocean is nothing like a long quiet river. Winds and currents sometimes test your mettle.

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INFLATABLE EXPLORACE STAND-UP PADDLE 12'6

The SUP 12'6 is designed for touring and racing on the water. It boasts excellent performance with its perfectly streamlined shape [...]

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Where to Kayak Depending on Your Level ?

Whitewater, calm waters, lakes, rivers, sea... Itiwit offers you key tips to figure out the choice that suits your level.

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Something new: I’m mixing kayaking and fitness!

Did you know? Kayaking is a sport like fitness that is much more complete than it looks, and a great activity to get back in shape.

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HOW TO USE YOUR KAYAK PADDLE?

Discover different tricks to improve your kayak paddling technique.

X500 INFLATABLE TOURING KAYAK

How to use the x500 inflatable touring kayak

Here are some tips on how to inflate, prepare, use (set off from a pontoon, recover from a fall) and repair the X500 inflatable touring kayak.

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Work Your Abs on Your Stand-Up Paddle Board

If stand-up paddle boarding allows you to wander around and discover the marine environment, it is also a great tool to regain [...]

How to care of your inflatable kayak

How to care of your inflatable kayak

The first thing you should do when you get back to shore is empty your Itiwit inflatable kayak. Discover more tips to care for and repair it.

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Kayaking rules : 10 commandments in protected areas

Nothing better than a kayaking or canoeing excursion to discover the natural charms of protected areas. But you owe it to yourself to obey the regulations.

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ITIWIT BRAND

Itiwit, a brand with beautiful history specializing in stand up paddle and kayak products, offers you a wide choice of range adapted to your needs and your practice. Inflatable kayak, inflatable sup, we have what you need !

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The benefits of an inflatable kayak

Want to go kayaking? But what are the advantages of the inflatable kayak compared to the rigid kayak?

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How to properly use the collapsible / adjustable x500 kayak paddle

The carbon Itiwit X500 kayak paddle can be dismantled to facilitate transport and can be adjusted in length to suit a wide range of body sizes. The angle of the blades can also be adjusted

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2 MAN INFLATABLE KAYAK GREEN COLOR

The bulky size and weight of the kayak are often an obstacle in getting started! That's why the ITIWIT design team has [...]