CKS Squad Review:Nicole Mansfield Reviews The Keen Payette Water Boot

Product ReviewsBobby Kuepper
Nicole Mansfield Reviews The Keen Payette Water Boot Sometimes finding a good paddling shoe, is almost as significant as finding a good kayak. ...

Teva Cherry Bomb Water Shoe Review

Product ReviewsBobby Kuepper
The Teva Cherry Bomb Water Shoe Review The Teva Cherry Bomb is a new river shoe for 2009. It's not named after semi-illegal fireworks, or a John ...
Setting Effective Safety From Shore: By Nick Wigston

Setting Effective Safety From Shore: By Nick Wigston

GearBobby Kuepper
Setting safety from shore is a very important skill for kayakers, and is an area that I see many mistakes. Most people seem to think that if they k...
NRS River Booty Shootout

NRS River Booty Shootout

Product ReviewsBobby Kuepper
The NRS River Shoe and Sock Comparison Guide NRS manufactures a very diverse line of river shoes and socks. No matter what the application, whethe...

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Find the Right Whitewater Raft

Find the Right Whitewater Raft

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.
CKS Online Approved: River Maps Guide Books

CKS Online Approved: River Maps Guide Books

Product ReviewsMackenzie Yelvington
Five reasons why we love these river trip necessities.
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.
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!

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A Guide to Building Your Raft Frame

A Guide to Building Your Raft Frame

How To GuidesNick Gilbert
How to create a custom raft frame for your boat. Easily choose from a variety of options and upgrades.
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!
Find the Right Whitewater Raft

Find the Right Whitewater Raft

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.
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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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 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.
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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