A boater's gear shed is an almost sacred place where guides spend hours reminiscing on past trips and sharing knowledge with other boaters. Building on this corner stone of boating tradition we have filled our gear shed with years of stories and packed it with knowledge to help elevate your boating to the next level.
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Watershed Dry Bags - One of our most valuable and versatile pieces of equipment is our Watershed Dry Bag. This amazing dry bag system is truly the best on the market. Other bags will leak and get damp more often than we care to admit. If you are in the market for a new dry bag check them out.
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.
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.
Working as a guide & safety kayaker over the years I have been involved in lots of rescues of swimmers both from rafts & kayaks. The amount of times I have said to my self I cannot see them mainly because of the color of their helmet.
Flip line, Carabineers, pulley, snacks, throw bag, a spice rack, the kitchen sink… boaters often end up being covered in gear. How does a boater get at their gear safely and still keep a everything easily at hand? Enter….THE UTILITY BELT.
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.
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.
Accidents don’t just happen they are caused. All too often unseen variables are the true cause and can shed some deep insight on what truly has happened to cause the accident.
Choosing a set of oars can be confusing. Rafting Magazine has teamed up with Sawyer Paddles and Oars to bring you the basics on what to look for in your next set of oars.
The Hyside Mini-Max is an incredibly fun raft that is easily at home on tight creeks or your favorite play wave. This solid R2 boat delivers aggressive performance in a small speedy package.
Basic Paddle selection can be a daunting task. Rafting Magazine has teamed up with Sawyer Paddles and Oars to bring you the basics on what to look for in your next paddle.