10 Things to Buy to Get Invited on a River Trip

10 Things to Buy to Get Invited on a River Trip

Camping + KitchenJake Castle
Looking to earn a spot on your friend's river trip this season? Here are ten pieces of gear that are necessary and valued for any overnight river trip.
10 Things to Buy to Get Invited on a River Trip

10 Things to Buy to Get Invited on a River Trip

Camping + KitchenJake Castle
Looking to earn a spot on your friend's river trip this season? Here are ten pieces of gear that are necessary and valued for any overnight river trip.
How to Plan a River Trip - Updated

How to Plan a River Trip - Updated

Camping + KitchenJake 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.
Best Rafting Runs in Colorado

Best Rafting Runs in Colorado

Day Trip Reports + HacksJake Castle
We ranked the top whitewater rafting sections in Colorado.
Best Class IV kayaking in Colorado

Best Class IV kayaking in Colorado

Day Trip Reports + HacksNick Gilbert
Challenge yourself with the best intermediate and advanced whitewater kayak runs in Colorado.
How to choose a sprayskirt

Find the right Spray Skirt

GearVictoria Ohegyi
Picking a spray skirt doesn't need to be hard.

Product Reviews

View all

Gifts For Women that are Worth the Splurge

Product ReviewsVictoria Ohegyi
Your lady friend deserves something real special this holiday. Get her something special to show just how much you appreciate her being your adventure partner with a gift that will make her day.
Some Really Sweet Protection

Some Really Sweet Protection

Product ReviewsJake Castle
Sweet Protection is a leader in helmet and protective equipment design. Their gear represents some of the highest-quality manufacturing out there ...
Sea-to-Summit X-Series Reviewed

Sea-to-Summit X-Series Reviewed

Camping + KitchenJake Castle
The Sea-to-Summit X-Series Cookware line is pretty cool in my book! I own the 4 Liter X-Pot and the X-Set 32 for my light river kitchen and to use in my Ford Transit RV. When space is limited, these nearly-heatproof silicone & aluminum cookware sets give you portability offered by no other cook system.

How To Guides

View all
10 Things to Buy to Get Invited on a River Trip

10 Things to Buy to Get Invited on a River Trip

Camping + KitchenJake Castle
Looking to earn a spot on your friend's river trip this season? Here are ten pieces of gear that are necessary and valued for any overnight river trip.
How to Plan a River Trip - Updated

How to Plan a River Trip - Updated

Camping + KitchenJake 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.
ABCs of Rafting

ABCs of Rafting

How To GuidesVictoria Ohegyi
Teach these to all of the children in your life.
The River Trip Passenger’s Guide to the Gear

The River Trip Passenger’s Guide to the Gear

How To GuidesJake Castle
With high water having come and gone, the best way to get out and enjoy many rivers in the west is to pack up your rafts and head out for a couple...

Trip Reviews

View all
Best Class IV kayaking in Colorado

Best Class IV kayaking in Colorado

Day Trip Reports + HacksNick Gilbert
Challenge yourself with the best intermediate and advanced whitewater kayak runs in Colorado.
Hell's Canyon Raft Trip Information

What to Know about Boating Hell’s Canyon, Part II

GearVictoria Ohegyi
The rapids and camps you need to know before applying for your Hell's Canyon permit.
Hell's Canyon Information Part 1

What to Know About Boating Hell's Canyon, Part I

Long Overnight Trip ReportsJake Castle
Curious about applying for a Hell's Canyon (ID) permit? Here's what you need to know.
What's Different About the 2020 Green Race? Interview with Race Organizer John Grace

What's Different About the 2020 Green Race? Interview with Race Organizer John Grace

RacesVictoria Ohegyi
CKS Online talks with event organizer John Grace about The Green Race in COVID-times. Somethings change, but some things will stay the same!

About Us

We're a group of whitewater kayak, raft, and stand up paddleboard enthusiasts committed to stocking the highest-quality gear and deliver it to you as quickly as possible.

Learn more about us