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Gearlab Launches the Malik Series: Polypropylene Greenland Paddles for all Kayakers

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TAIPEI, Taiwan and Denver, Colorado, April 16, 2020 — In an effort to expand Greenland style paddling to kayakers of all levels, award winning design house Gearlab Outdoors presents the new polypropylene paddle series, the Malik and Malik Carbon Fiber Edition. (Malik from Inuit’s “smooth wave”)

Gearlab’s core users are passionate and knowledgeable about the sport and its history. The designers at Gearlab have developed the perfect paddle to allow new kayakers to experience the benefits of a leaner, more ergonomic Greenland paddle at an introductory price.

The Malik is now available online and at specialty kayak retailers.

Durable Materials. Optimal Efficiency. Affordable Price Point.

The Malik is specifically designed for those who are new to, or interested in exploring Greenland-style paddling. The Malik is thoughtfully designed and crafted from durable materials and feature a natural, intuitive, symmetrical design. The Malik offers the durability

and usability you are searching for in your first Greenland-style paddle.

Paddle Specs:



Blade: Polypropylene, Blade Color: Teal or Orange
Weight: 1090g ±10 g
Materials: polypropylene blade and fiberglass shaft
One size: 220 cm – MSRP: US $188

Malik – Carbon Fiber Edition

Blade: Polypropylene, Blade Color: Dark Gray
Weight: 990g ±10 g
Materials: polypropylene blade and carbon-fiber shaft
One size: 220 cm – MSRP: US $238

Gearlab is known for technologically advanced performance carbon-fiber Greenland-style paddles. Gearlab believes everyone, including veteran paddlers on Euro blades, should have the opportunity to experience and take advantage of the benefits of a Greenland-style blade.

The new Malik series inherits many of the iconic features from Gearlab’s premium paddles, such as ProTek tips and the D-Joint quick-release carbon fiber ferrule. The high impact polypropylene blade makes the paddle durable, ensuring a smooth and reliable paddling experience for new users.


The Malik is an ideal solution for kayakers fresh to Greenland-style paddling, kayak clubs or a cool spare paddle. From now through Aug 31st, with every purchase of Malik, you will get a free Gearlab Decal Set -2020 Designer Edition (US$9.00 value). A set of two, including multiple graphics for one to freely customize their paddles. For more information reach us at or

About Gearlab:

For the past eight years, Gearlab has designed and manufactured Greenland-style carbon-fiber paddles for ocean kayakers around the world. Created by a team of award-winning industrial designers and outdoor enthusiasts, the paddles are adapted from indigenous Inuit designs. Greenland paddles allow kayakers to travel farther with greater efficiency and precision, while reducing injury and fatigue. Gearlab paddles perfect thousand-year-old ergonomics with advanced materials, strength and durability. Gearlab paddles will open up a new realm of adventure for both recreational and advanced kayakers. Discover the benefits of Gearlab paddles at

Contact: Allison Lin | GEARLAB |

Communications: Beth Cochran | What’s UP PR |