All tagged River Gear

Choosing the Correct Throwbag

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!

Gear Shed - Drysuit Care

Winter boating is without a doubt an incredible experience. Biting cold, freezing sleet, frozen over eddies, blinding windy rain, or thick fog obscuring what lies downriver are all serious hazards for winter paddlers. The drysuit is critical to thriving in this environment, but how do you get the most out of this essential piece of equipment?

The Gear Shed - Creek Boats

In this article we take on the issue of creek boats and share with you some thoughts about some of the options on the market. Specifically we will be comparing the Hyside Mini-Max, a Sotar Daniel Jenkins Custom Boat, and an ARK Inflatables 10' Raft.

The Gear Shed - Wet Gear

Selecting the correct gear for the correct paddling conditions is essential to staying warm and happy in the shoulder seasons. Take time to look over your current equipment and figure out where you are in terms of your gear and consider replacing your suit so you can enjoy some happier and toastier days on the water.

The Gear Shed - Throw Bags

Rafting Magazine's Gear Shed Series takes a look inside the gear and breaks down the equipment commonly used by rafters in the field. Our expedition team discusses and analyzes some of the theories of the equipment we have all come to trust on the river. In this episode we take a look at the throwbag and what you should consider before you head out on the water with one.

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.