For short trips with your family or friends, fishing or shore exploring, these paddles are a great choice.
You’ll find that the lower-end of this paddle category is the heaviest and least-expensive kayak paddle. But, considering the number of strokes you’ll make in an outing usually makes a lighter-weight paddle worth the extra cost. A fiberglass shaft (vs. aluminum) can make a big weight difference.
* Blades are typically injection-molded plastic resin and shafts are generally aluminum or fiberglass.
* Ferrule is straight-forward without many frills.