All in Gear

Rubber vs. Plastic Boats

Rafts come in all shapes sizes colors and textures; however the composition of their materials is a hotly debated topic in the river community. There are two basic compositions for whitewater rafts rubber or plastic.

Basic Footwear Selection

Kailee Hutchison offers up some of the pros and cons on what works and what doesn't work on the river. Make sure you know what to wear on your feet on an off the river. She also gives some style advice for whitewater rafting guides.

A Boater's Guide to Carabiners

Carabiners are such an ubiquitous and important fundamental of rafting life, unfortunately in the boating world we spend far too little time discussing their use and implementation. Many boaters climb as well and it is important to note that although rope work, anchors, fundamentals of force, and implementation of equipment has many parallels; applying every principal of climbing to boating paints an inaccurate picture of what the focus is on the water.