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The universal consensus was that the Go was one of the coolest things people had ever seen, and we agree. It exceeded our expectations in every area.
—Vicki, Grand Rapids MI.—

Partners & Friends

Along the path of any significant endeavor are countless friends, advisors and supporters to lend a hand and keep you focused on the goal. We at SylvanSport have been blessed with the help of many individuals, companies and organizations assisting us in our efforts to create the very best adventure gear possible.

Each has proven to be an inspiration in a significant way, making SylvanSport what it is today. We would like to recognize some of those special companies and organizations, hoping you will find them as inspiring as we have. We hope we can be that same encouragement to you, on your future greatest adventure.


Companies are made up of people. The products they make, the way they do business, their ethics.. are all a reflection of the people that make them run. Here a few of our favorites.

Jackson Kayak

Kayaks, Paddlers, and Paddling:  This is what Jackson Kayak is about.   We are a very altruistic/ideal focused group of people with quality, innovation, and “leaving the world a better place” as the core.

Jackson Kayak was born in 2003 with EJ and Tony Lunt as co-founders.    We have assembled the best team in the world of people commited to the cause over the past 7 years and are relentless in the pursuit of quality and performance.

We are located in Sparta, TN in our 100,000 square foot facility, in a town of 8,000 people.    We have about 120 employees and make products for whitewater, recreational paddling, touring, fishing, accessories, clothing, and even do custom manufacturing for playgrounds, other kayak companies, and more


A Complete Outdoor Outfitter. It all started on the Nantahala in 1972, with three friends who knew there was something special about this place, and something magical about the time spent in the river, in the hills and on the trails. In the decades since then, the river has seen it all: tens of millions of visitors and smiles. Every year since its founding, NOC has strived to share the wonders of this place, and all the places we raft, hike, pedal and paddle.

SylvanSport Western canada

Eric Albert, our exclusive representative in Western canada dedicates his efforts throughout the region to providing demonstrations and valuable information so clients can make informed decisions on purchasing a SylvanSport product in Canada. For more information, please contact Eric at:


There are countless organizations, charities and individuals out there working hard to make a difference. We could never list them all, but we have a pretty good start with these.

US National Park Service

The U.S. National Park Service, founded in 1872, has been called America's best idea, and we think they may be right. There are nearly 400 National Parks in the U.S from coast to coast, check out their website and start planning your next adventure.

Brevard, NC

Welcome to Pure Adventure. That’s our name for it, this notion that you can strike out in any direction from within Transylvania County and experience something wholly without rival anywhere else on the planet.


AdvantageWest is a non-profit public-private partnership whose primary focus is marketing the North Carolina mountains to corporations seeking to relocate or open a new facility or expand an existing business. If that's you.. check out AdvantageWest.

Cradle of Forestry

The mission of the Cradle of Forestry in America Interpretive Association is to promote educational, recreational, and interpretive opportunities about forest and water resources, natural history, and the Cradle of Forestry in America.


The Industrial Designers Society of America (IDSA) is the voice of the industrial design profession, advancing the quality and positive impact of design. It's an honor for SylvanSport, to have been awarded the 2008 Gold Award by the IDSA.

Outdoor Industry Association

Founded in 1989, Outdoor Industry Association (OIA) is the premier trade association for companies in the active outdoor recreation business and the primary sponsor of the Summer and Winter OR shows.

Tread Lightly

Tread Lightly! is a national nonprofit organization with a mission to proactively protect recreation access and opportunities in the outdoors through education and stewardship initiatives. That's a group we can all get behind!

National Wildlife Federation

National Wildlife Federation inspires Americans to protect wildlife for our children's future. The NWF helps people like you harness your love for special places to protect those locations and other resources like them.