Whitewater Kayak Paddle Buying Guide

Whitewater Kayak Paddle Buying Guide

Jonny Ortiz
Choosing the right paddle for whitewater kayaking can be daunting with all the available paddle options to consider. We are here to help! ...
Whitewater Kayak Paddle Buying Guide

Whitewater Kayak Paddle Buying Guide

Jonny Ortiz
Choosing the right paddle for whitewater kayaking can be daunting with all the available paddle options to consider. We are here to help! ...
All Aboard the Love Boat!

All Aboard the Love Boat!

Benjamin Thornton

Have you ever had a tough time convincing your family that your black eye isn't that big of a deal? Or spent an hour explaining to your Tinder date the difference between "homeless" and "houseless," just so they would understand why you brought them back to a tent in the woods? 

If you answered yes to either of these things, hopefully this blog can help avoid some of those awkward conversations! 

In Case You Missed It: Liquidlogic Hot Whip and Pyranha Firecracker sales dominate Jackson Kayak Antix 2

In Case You Missed It: Liquidlogic Hot Whip and Pyranha Firecracker sales dominate Jackson Kayak Antix 2

Jonny Ortiz
In this blog, we'll explore how the Firecracker takes the lead in performance, while the Hot Whip stands out as a top-value choice. Additionally, we'll throw the ol' Jackson Kayak Antix 2 into the mix for a comprehensive comparison of the top players in this dynamic niche!
Tips for Rafting with Two People (R2)

Tips for Rafting with Two People (R2)

Day Trip Reports + HacksJake Castle
R2, or rafting with two people is a test of communication skills and patience and is so worth the challenge.
CKS Hot Take: Rolling Ease Depends on Skill, Not Just the Kayak Brand

CKS Hot Take: Rolling Ease Depends on Skill, Not Just the Kayak Brand

Jonny Ortiz
When it comes to kayaking, the debate around which kayak brand is the easiest to roll is a common one. Many paddlers swear by Jackson Kayaks for t...

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piCKS: 10 Must Have Overnight Raft Accessories in 2024

piCKS: 10 Must Have Overnight Raft Accessories in 2024

Camping + KitchenJonny Ortiz
Embarking on an overnight rafting trip is an exhilarating experience that demands careful preparation. As you gear up for the rapids and rivers th...
Immersion Research Devil's Club Dry Suit: One Beater's Honest Review

Immersion Research Devil's Club Dry Suit: One Beater's Honest Review

GearBenjamin Thornton
The Immersion Research Devils Club Dry Suit is one of the most durable drysuits on the market, and in my humble opinion, one of the best pieces of gear money can buy.
astral blue shoes desert canyon

Which Astral Shoe is Right for Me?

Product ReviewsJulia Pershken
Go to any take-out, put-in, or eddy and you're bound to see rafters, kayakers, and stand up paddleboarders all rocking Astral's designs.
First Impressions: CKS Staff Review of the New Dry Bags for Ladies

First Impressions: CKS Staff Review of the New Dry Bags for Ladies

Camping + Kitchen Product ReviewsJulia Pershken
The answer to every river lady's ever-present worries at camp!

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Tips for Rafting with Two People (R2)

Tips for Rafting with Two People (R2)

Day Trip Reports + HacksJake Castle
R2, or rafting with two people is a test of communication skills and patience and is so worth the challenge.
How to Plan a River Trip

How to Plan a River Trip

How To GuidesJake Castle
Were you lucky enough to win a river permit? It can be overwhelming to plan. Read our expert tips and tricks to help you plan your upcoming whitewater river trip.
Find the Right Whitewater Raft

Find the Right Whitewater Raft

How To GuidesJake Castle
Do your research—explore the different types of whitewater boats available. Determine how and where you plan to use your boat. Narrow down your list of potentials, weigh the advantages and disadvantages of each type.
Dogs and the River Lifestyle

Dogs and the River Lifestyle

How To GuidesJake Castle
How can you be sure your dog is ready for a river trip? Training and proper gear will set you both up for success!