The Gear Shed
Some Personal Flotation Devices just don’t have the real estate for storing all of the gear rafters need. Having rescue equipment close at hand in a river environment is a huge benefit when you are out on the water. In this edition of the Gear Shed we are taking a look at Molle II Flash Grenade Pouches and how you can incorporate these awesome little bags into your kit for easier access to equipment when you need it most.
The Bear Claw from Columbia River Knife and Tool (CRKT) is one of the top contenders for river knives out there. Check out Trevor’s review of this handy and useful river knife. We will break down all of the elements, benefits, and limitations of this knife in this installment of the gear shed.
Mark took the Immersion Research Devils Club Drysuit out for a spin and came back with his reactions. He also includes some helpful tips for first time drysuit buyers.
The Clean Principle began life as the “Clean Line Principle.” This principle advises that any webbing or rope loop on a throwbag is a potential snag hazard. These loops can become snagged in trees or on rocks, creating a serious and possibly fatal entrapment hazard. Rescue instructors often point out that “rope and moving water are a bad mixture.”
Heading into Winter, it is important for boaters to review dry gear and advanced layering principles. In this article, we will discuss our layering formula for dry gear, different types of dry gear, and important considerations when using dry gear.
The Sawyer Canyon X is designed as an all-around whitewater paddle built with a 4 different kinds of wood. Our team put this paddle through its paces to see what she could do. Learn more about how the Canyon X performed and if it is worth the price.
In this edition of The Gear Shed, we take a look at watershed drybags duffels. We dig into the features and important considerations for using these bags.
Layering is an extremely important skill for outdoor enthusiasts. Although layering considerations for most dry-land sports are the same, water sport require specific purpose-built variations.
We took a good hard look at Immersion Research’s Devil’s Club of paddle pants to see how they hold up to some serious abuse. 2 continents and 50 days on class IV to V+ whitewater later see how these pants have held up.
Trevor’s review of the Immersion Research Rival Semi Dry Top for rafters. Immersion research has long been a staple of the Kayak community, but how does their gear hold up for rafters? Is this drytop worth the price or will it function like any cheap splashtop?