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?
With so many options on the market what do we choose? We went out and looked at the 2018 Product line from some of the best helmet manufacturers out there and asked around a bit to find the best options.
A throwbag simply consists of a bag of floating rope to be thrown across a stretch of moving or still water to make a conditional rescue with a swimmer. Like most things in life a product that works for one person may not work for another. The same can be said about throwbags. In an extreme way of thinking the ability to successfully deploy your throwbag when needed literally could mean life or death!
Team Paddler Kailee headed up to the Sotar factory in Merlin Oregon to find out what goes into manufacturing a Sotar raft. These guys are hands down one of the best boat builders out there in terms of customization and they offer an incredible range of options to get you into a boat that most closely fits your boating style. From tried and true stock designs to ground up custom builds find out what makes a Sotar such a strong contender for one of the world's best rafts.