Gear Garage Live Show | January 9th, 2024
This podcast is the audio version of the Gear Garage Live Show, where we answer submitted questions and talk all things whitewater.
Topics and links that Zach talked about this episode
- New NRS Knives Coming Soon
- Word From Our Sponsor - River Hardware
- Stohlquist Closing Down
- Mark Your Calendars for Clack-Fest
Questions that Zach covered in the Q&A section of this episode
Topic: Comparing Rescue PFDs
Can you do a gear garage on your suite of rescue pfds? I have an astral 300R that is just about at the end of its life and I am not a fan of the green. I am leaning towards a hustleR or a Palm vest for my next, but before I go through the effort of chasing down a palm, I would like to hear your 2 cents.
Topic: Makita Adaptors
I mostly kayak but a few years ago I purchased a Star Slice and I really get great value from your videos as a newbie, and permanently newbie, raft owner as I do not get to use the Slice very often. A few years ago I purchased one of the WWTC throw bags and I love it; it is far superior to the other products on the market and all of my friends agree. I just watched your Makita blower video and it made me think of a time where I did a side-by-side "race" with one of the car-battery powered blowers and the Makita blower was 4x faster and although loud the noise level was not like the Dentist Office high-pitched noise of the other. I have the older DUB182 style. In case it helps your Merch decisions, if the price were lower I would probably buy one. Not being critical; I heard you say that they are 3D printed one at a time so that may be the correct price point for you. have a nice day
Topic: New Astral Bowen PFD
I have been recently looking into buying the Astral Bluejacket. Today when I went on their website I saw that they replaced the Bluejacket with the Bowen. It looks like the Bluejacket with a different colorway and some new minor features. Would you recommend buying the older model for less or paying more for the newer model? Thanks, Zach!