L2 Outside is a paddle board rental and retail shop on a mission to help individuals experience the outdoors. Founded in 2011, the company became one of the nation’s first inland stand-up paddle board rental and retail companies. L2 Outside founder Mark Baldwin started the business to introduce locals to exciting outdoor experiences utilizing the beautiful waters in Chattanooga. In 2020, the company acquired its current owners Steve and Deb Clanin, a married couple and avid adventurers who enjoy a wide array of outdoor activities. Their ownership of L2 Outside has given them the ability to share their love of the outdoors with our community.
L2 Outside offers paddle board and kayak rentals to the public year round in its downtown storefront. The business prioritizes safety and quality by selling and leasing state-of-the-art products. In addition to paddle boards and kayaks, the store also sells floats, the all-terrain Onewheel, frisbees, longboards, and apparel.
The mission of L2 Outside is to provide spectacular service and products to Chattanooga’s growing population of outdoor enthusiasts through their storefront and hardworking employees. Owners Deb and Steve Clanin told us, "Our compliments and many thanks go to our current L2 Outside crew that have received 5-star reviews from our customers. We have a very dependable team that helps us throughout the year. We could not do this without the amazing help we've received from: Kathryn "Kat" Wiley, Store Manager; Jacob Timpa, River Manager; Jared Eidson, Sunset Tour Guide; Mackenzie Mann, PaddleBoard YOGA Instructor; Spencer Dubose; Luke McLaren; Jackson Atteberry; and Brandon Sparks."
L2 Outside strives to excite and educate locals and tourists about our waterways by helping them experience an adventure of their own via paddle board, kayak, or float. The team at L2 is looking forward to an eventful 2023 rental season, welcoming back their rental crew and spreading a passion for outdoor adventure. Whether on water or land, L2 Outside strives to make each customer’s experience fun, safe, and memorable.
Avid adventurers and outdoor enthusiasts, Steve and Deb Clanin, acquired L2 Outside in 2020. Ownership of the business has allowed them to share their love of the outdoors with the community.