The Gear Shed - Sotar Rafts
Picking the right boat for the right river has been our philosophy for a long time. Having a reliable boat that works for the conditions you raft on most of the time helps you gain a serious edge in your boating ability. One of our longtime favorite rafting manufacturers offered to open their doors and show us what they are all about.
Team Paddler Kailee hit the road to check out the Sotar factory in Merlin Oregon to find out what goes into building 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.
Team Paddler Daniel Jenkins takes a look at building his custom raft Cuthbert and what he learned from designing a specific and purpose driven boat.
You can find out more about how Daniel's custom boat stacks up to some other creek boats of the same class here.