Gear for 2021

New Gear Coming in 2021

By: Michael Hughes, December 30, 2020

Well 2020 is coming to an end. So that means new year and new gear! Here is just a quick look at some of the news gear you will see...

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Voltaic Solar Panel and Battery Pack

Voltaic Systems 10W Solar Charger

By: Michael Hughes, October 8, 2020

River trips area great time to get away from your busy day to day life, get away from screens, and enjoy the outdoors. However, it sure is nice to be...

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Top Five Beginner Whitewater Kayaks

By: Emily Little, October 1, 2020

Within the huge variety of whitewater kayaks available, there are better kayaks to learn in than others. Some of the latest, greatest kayaks, such as the 9R, are designed to...

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Selway Fabrication River Bank Toilet

Gear Review: Selway Toilet

By: Emily Little, September 12, 2020

Something everyone uses on river trips is a toilet, affectionately known as “the groover”. Back in the day, rafters had to attempt to sit or hover over a metal box...

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Small raft in a big drop (Sunset Falls)

Hyside 10.5 Mini-Max Review

By: Thomas Bauerschmidt Sweeney, June 10, 2020

This is an independent Hyside 10.5 Mini-Max review. I have owned this whitewater raft for the past three years and paddled it on a variety of rivers, most often as...

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Whitewater Kayak Comparison: Waka Gangsta, Dagger Phantom, Jackson Nirvana

By: Sebastian Munoz, June 4, 2020

The short boat (or under 9 ft.) kayak racing category has increased the number of high performance boats available on the market. All the different high performance kayaks available make...

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Speedy Stitcher

Gear Review: Speedy Stitcher

By: Emily Little, May 19, 2020

On multi day rafting trips, it is a huge bummer to have your shoes fall apart or to rip your mesh gear bag. Unfortunately, these “heavy duty” materials are too...

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Inflatable Kayak at Tappan Falls at 3 Feet

Introduction to Inflatable Kayaking

By: Ellie Friedmann, April 14, 2020

Inflatable kayaking (IK) is a great introduction to the water. Their versatility can surprise you: IK’s can be perfect for a relaxing lake paddle, an exciting whitewater expedition, or a...

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Rig Time

Pro Tip: Rafting Bags

By: Michael Hughes, March 17, 2020

Once you take on rafting you quickly start to acquire all sorts of gear. If you look at your pile of rafting gear you will quickly notice how many different...

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New Gear Revealed at the 2019 America Outdoor Association Conference

By: Michael Hughes, December 19, 2019

Winter is here, the holidays are coming in fast, and many boaters have all their gear put away for the year. That means to it time to start thinking, dreaming,...

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