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Werner Camano

popular Low Angle paddle with mid size blades

The Werner Camano features an award winning low-angle mid-sized blade design with a relaxed all around touring stroke.

Glass Blades / Straight Shaft:

Glass Blades / Neutral Bent Shaft:

Carbon Blades / Straight Shaft:

Carbon Blades / Neutral Bent Shaft:

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Werner Camano

The Camano is Werner’s most popular low angle touring paddle. Featuring a mid-sized blade which provides a nice combination for paddlers who want gentle power and to use a relaxed all around touring stroke.


This low-angle paddle is loved by paddlers wanting to use a low-angle paddle stroke such as some traditional sea kayaking styles and kayak anglers and raised seats.


As with all Werner touring paddles, the Camano splits into two halves for ease of storage/transport and the feather angle can be altered in seconds whilst out on the water depending upon the conditions encountered.


The Camano has many different variations from the basic shape, with various lengths to suit different height paddlers, boat lengths and paddling styles. A choice of shaft type and a wide range of different materials provide a series of lay-ups to suit most paddlers needs


If you cannot see the specification Camano you are looking for, or would like to chat through the options in more depth, please call into store or contact us.



  • Award winning mid-size blades for all-round use.
  • Advanced dihedral blade design creates stable strokes.
  • Light weight reduces fatigue.
  • The ‘Smart-View’ adjustable ferrule is simple, effective and precise.
  • Available in a range of lengths and materials.
  • Glass Fibre Blade Option provides several colour choices.


  • Surface Area 650 sq cm
  • Blade Length x Width 52 x 16cm
  • Weight for 220cm:
    • Straight Shaft 794g/28oz
    • Neutral Bent Shaft 858g/30.25oz

Why chose a modern style bent paddle shaft over a traditional straight paddle shaft?

  • The no.1 reason for a bend is to reduce the extreme angle between hand and paddle whilst making forward paddle strokes.  A well designed bend in the paddle shaft will allow a better ergonomic hand position and grip. In turn reducing fatigue and strain through the paddlers hand, wrist, and forearm all the way through to the shoulders. Especially useful to reduce injuries, protect joints and make life easier on a long day out where paddlers can use tens of thousands of repetitive forward paddle strokes.
  • A ‘Neutral Bend’ has been achieved by Werner by aligning all the paddle parts in a straight line allowing an easy transition from folks used to using  straight shafts to begin using bent shaft paddles.
  • With a reduced wrist angle, the paddler is able to have more contact with the shaft allowing a better grip allowing more control and comfort.
  • Bent carbon shafts should give an overall higher level of performance, strength and durability than straight fibreglass paddle shafts.
  • There are many schools of thought that a bent paddle will provide more power through the stroke. (see Google for many of hours of research results). In the real world, most racing paddlers whether slalom, white water/extreme racing and sprint paddlers performing at elite level, all appear to use bent paddle shafts.


  • Cost, the no. 1 factor why more paddlers don’t use bent paddles is due to the higher cost of manufacturing bent shafts and the carbon fibre material used is a higher priced, premium material than fibreglass. (see materials section)
  • A straight shaft will weigh slightly less than a bent shaft due to less material being used.
  • A carbon shaft will be stiffer and higher performing than a glass shaft which has more flex. Some paddlers will prefer a less responsive paddle shaft and benefit from a less stiff, more flexible glass fibre straight shaft.
  • Due to the positioning of the bend in a bent shaft, the paddlers hand position will be relatively in a ‘fixed’ position. Paddlers with an extra wide or narrow grip, or those that like to move their hands into different positions along the length of the paddle will need a straight shaft.


Delivery Information

Delivery of Clothing, Equipment, Accessories, Paddles & Inflatable Boats/Boards:

We offer a delivery service throughout the UK & Northern Ireland. Most deliveries arrive within 1-3 working days, although some deliveries may take longer.

Delivery of Kayaks & Canoes:

We offer a delivery service on most kayaks & canoes covering most of the UK & Northern Ireland - Some products and areas are excluded. We provide a bespoke delivery service for canoes and kayaks to improve the level of service and minimise the risk of damage.

Most Kayak & Canoe deliveries arrive within 1-2 weeks (not guaranteed) from confirming your order. The majority of Canoe & Kayak deliveries will be quicker than this but some may take longer.

For further information, please read our Delivery Information page.


COVID-19 Update - Click & Collect Temporarily Suspended

For the continued safety of our customers and colleagues our Click & Collect Service is temporarily suspended. Orders can still be placed through our website for "Contactless Collection", however collection of orders will not be possible until normal contactless collection services resume.

For further help and information about the Werner Camano, please call us on 01925 818437