Inflatable Kayaks vs. Packrafts: Which one is right for me?

Inflatable Kayaks vs. Packrafts: Which one is right for me?

GearVictoria Ohegyi
Our team of gear experts have broken down the similarities and differences between inflatable kayaks and packrafts and can help you decide which vessel is right for you.
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? Owning this gear may help
The Ultimate (Permitted) River Trip Dream List

The Ultimate (Permitted) River Trip Dream List

Day Trip Reports + HacksVictoria Ohegyi
Top 5 permits we're pulling for in 2021
10 Tips for River Permits

10 Tips for River Permits

How To GuidesVictoria Ohegyi
10 tips and ideas to get boaters ready and excited for permit season.

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Inflatable Kayaks vs. Packrafts: Which one is right for me?

Inflatable Kayaks vs. Packrafts: Which one is right for me?

GearVictoria Ohegyi
Our team of gear experts have broken down the similarities and differences between inflatable kayaks and packrafts and can help you decide which vessel is right for you.
Fall Paddling Gates of Lodore

What to Wear for Fall Paddling

Day Trip Reports + HacksNick Gilbert
Are you geared up for fall paddling? Tips and tricks from CKS Online Experts.
Sand Mats: Not Just a Kitchen Floor!

Sand Mats: Not Just a Kitchen Floor!

Camping + KitchenJake Castle
If you review the regulations for any permitted section of river, pretty much all of them require having a floor for your kitchen as part of leav...
Man River Raft Boat Oars Shirtless

Why You Need a Captain's Cooler for your Raft

Camping + KitchenJimmy Hostetler
If you are looking for a more dialed set up the lowest hanging fruit is, undoubtedly, a captain's cooler.

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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? Owning this gear may help
10 Tips for River Permits

10 Tips for River Permits

How To GuidesVictoria Ohegyi
10 tips and ideas to get boaters ready and excited for permit season.
Fall Paddling Gates of Lodore

What to Wear for Fall Paddling

Day Trip Reports + HacksNick Gilbert
Are you geared up for fall paddling? Tips and tricks from CKS Online Experts.
Tips for a River Trip Leader (TL)

Tips for a River Trip Leader (TL)

How To GuidesJake Castle
Our rafting expert Jake Castle explains the necessary characteristics of a good Trip Leader.

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Russell Fork Kayak

Why We Love the Russell Fork Race

Races + EventsVictoria Ohegyi
October means it's time to paddle the Russell Fork. CKS Online's Nick Gilbert recaps his 2021 Russell Fork Race and time in Kentucky.
Best Rafting Runs in Colorado

Best Rafting Runs in Colorado

Camping + KitchenJake Castle
We ranked the top whitewater rafting sections in Colorado.
Hell's Canyon Raft Trip Information

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

Camping + KitchenVictoria 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

How To GuidesJake Castle
Curious about applying for a Hell's Canyon (ID) permit? Here's what you need to know.