piCKS: 10 Must Have Overnight Raft Accessories in 2024

Embarking on an overnight rafting trip is an exhilarating experience that demands careful preparation. As you gear up for the rapids and rivers that lie ahead, it's essential to pack wisely.

We'll explore ten must-have piCKS for your next overnight raft trip (in no particular order) – from securing your gear with do it yourself NRS Straps to enjoying the comforts of camp with the Canyon 35 QT Cooler, this comprehensive guide ensures you're well-prepared for the journey.

NRS Straps

I am sure you've seen plenty of #straphacks! The versatile NRS Straps are the unsung heroes of any rafting adventure.

From securing gear to creating makeshift repairs, these durable and reliable straps are essential for keeping everything in place during the twists and turns of the river. Their adjustable length and sturdy build make them a must-have in any rafting toolkit.

Watershed Colorado Dry Bag

Protect your belongings from the elements with the Watershed Colorado Dry Bag. Made to weather any storm, purposefully built with durability and waterproofing in mind, this bag ensures that your gear stays dry and intact, even in the most challenging conditions. Its rugged design and ample capacity make it a reliable companion for any overnight raft trip. We can't take enough stock in Watershed, these things work.

"If a flip at Crystal happens, my camp gear will be bone dry in a Watershed!" - Don N.

CGear Sand-Free Multimat

Set up your campsite with ease using the CGear Sand-Free Multimat. Its innovative mesh design allows sand and dirt to sift through, providing a clean and comfortable space to relax after a day on the water.

Compact and lightweight, this mat is a game-changer for maintaining a tidy campsite.

"Just give up fighting the sand." - Mar S

Big Agnes Big Six Armchair

Unwind in style with the Big Agnes Big Six Armchair. After navigating through thrilling rapids, this collapsible and lightweight chair offers a comfortable spot to relax by the campfire.

Its compact design ensures you can enjoy the luxury of a comfortable seat without sacrificing valuable packing space.

Aire 3 Landing Pad

Recharge for another day of adventure with the Aire 3 Landing Pad.

This inflatable sleeping pad provides insulation and cushioning, ensuring a restful night's sleep. Its portability and ease of use make it an essential addition to your camping gear, promising a good night's rest in the great outdoors.

If you are side sleeper, check out the 4" version by Aire. You won't regret it!

"Solid material, solid price." Kurtis N.

NRS River Wing

Create a sheltered oasis with the NRS River Wing. This versatile and durable structure offers protection from the elements, whether it's shielding you from the sun's rays or providing a dry haven during unexpected rain.

Easy to set up and dismantle, the River Wing enhances your camping experience by offering a comfortable outdoor living space.

Sceptre Water Jug

Stay hydrated on the river with a reliable water jug. Choose a sturdy and leak-proof option to ensure a continuous supply of fresh water.

Hydration is key to maintaining energy levels, especially during the physical demands of rafting, so make sure to pack an adequate water jug for the journey.

Salamander Beak Visor

Arguably the best selling item on CKS! Keep the sun out of your eyes and protect yourself from the elements with the Salamander Beak Visor.

This practical accessory easily attaches to your helmet, providing shade and reducing glare. Enhance your visibility and focus on the river ahead with this lightweight and functional visor. If the Beak is to big, check out the Revisor!

"Why bother review the best aftermarket sun visor? I've had one on my shred ready for 10ish? years, I think. Bought one for another helmet and I have no reason to think it won't also last 10 years." -David F.

Hand Wash Station

Maintain proper hygiene with a convenient hand wash station from DRE. Rafting adventures often involve exposure to mud, river water, and other elements.

A portable hand wash station ensures that you can keep your hands clean, promoting health and comfort throughout the trip.

Canyon 35 QT Cooler

Keep your food and beverages cool with the Canyon 35 QT Cooler. This rugged cooler is designed to withstand the challenges of river rafting, providing insulation to keep your supplies fresh.

Its durable construction and ample capacity make this cooler an ideal companion for extended trips on the water. Size up based on how long you will be out on the water, you will never regret owning a Canyon!

With these ten must-have items, you're well-equipped to tackle the challenges and savor the joys of your next overnight rafting adventure. These essentials ensure a safe, enjoyable, and memorable journey on the river.

Pack smart, stay safe, and make the most of your time on the water!

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