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.
Buying a Raft? Start Here

Buying a Raft? Start Here

GearJake 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.
How to Choose Your Whitewater Helmet

How to Choose Your Whitewater Helmet

GearJake Castle
Learn about whitewater helmets and how to choose the right one for you. Here we go over the proper sizing of a helmet including different fit tests to ensure you stay safe on the water.
Spring Boating: What do Rafters Really need?

Spring Boating: What do Rafters Really need?

Day Trip Reports + HacksJake Castle
It's time to hang up the skis and reach for your PFD. Make sure you have everything you need for big water season.

Product Reviews

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Buying a Raft? Start Here

Buying a Raft? Start Here

GearJake 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.
How to Choose Your Whitewater Helmet

How to Choose Your Whitewater Helmet

GearJake Castle
Learn about whitewater helmets and how to choose the right one for you. Here we go over the proper sizing of a helmet including different fit tests to ensure you stay safe on the water.
Fall Paddling Gates of Lodore

What to Wear: Fall Paddling

Day Trip Reports + HacksVictoria Ohegyi
Are you geared up for fall paddling? Tips and tricks from CKS Online Experts.
Buy a drysuit

Why Buy a Drysuit Now?

GearJake Castle
Drysuits are an essential part of your kit for extending your boating season beyond the summer months and get the most out of it. A drysuit seals your body in a watertight environment so you can wear warmer layers underneath, and, well, stay dry!

How To Guides

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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.
Buying a Raft? Start Here

Buying a Raft? Start Here

GearJake 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.
How to Choose Your Whitewater Helmet

How to Choose Your Whitewater Helmet

GearJake Castle
Learn about whitewater helmets and how to choose the right one for you. Here we go over the proper sizing of a helmet including different fit tests to ensure you stay safe on the water.
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.

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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.
Russell Fork Kayak

Russell Fork Recap

Creek BoatsVictoria Ohegyi
October means it's time to paddle the Russell Fork. CKS Online's Nick Gilbert recaps his Russell Fork Race and time in Kentucky.
Green River Narrows Race

Eastbound + Down: A Preview

Races + EventsVictoria Ohegyi
The 2020 Green Race is upon us! Read what we have planned for the next few weeks, including exclusive brand interviews and field reports from our paddling experts.
Kayak Grand Canyon

3 Days to Plan a 280 Mile Self-Support Kayak Trip

Camping + KitchenVictoria Ohegyi
On Friday, September 18th, two friends picked up a last-minute Grand Canyon permit. Their launch date? Three days later. Learn how they packed and planned for this self-support kayak trip through the Big Ditch.

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