The Chronicles of Kyle Smith And His Kokatat GMER

December 11, 2014
KOKATAT GMER DRY SUIT AND WOOL CORE REVIEW BY KYLE SMITH Kyle’s already done a Kokatat GMER review for us. Since the weather is cooling off, we figured that it was time for another review on this legendary piece of gear. This guys has put his dry suit through more abuse than just about any… View Article


February 6, 2014
Kokatat Icon Limited Edition Dry Suit (GORE TEX) Review – From The Perspective Of A Grand Canyon Solo Self Support Paddler Josh is a customer of CKS. He initially gave us a call asking which Kokatat GORE TEX dry suit would be best for a Grand Canyon solo self support trip? Would a front zip… View Article

The Immersion Research Union Suit: A Great Way To Make Your Dry Suit Even Warmer

December 9, 2013
The Immersion Research Union Suit Snow is falling in the High Rockies which means if you want to still go paddling you are going to need the right cold weather gear. The Immersion Research Union Suit is a go to base layer for cold water paddling. If you have a dry suit a union suit… View Article

Gear Bag Essentials: The Kokatat SunCore Long Sleeve Shirt Review

August 30, 2012
Besides the 5 essentials, there are a few items that everyone should have in their gear bag.Whether you’re a whitewater kayaker, stand up paddler, sea kayaker or rafter, some pieces of gear should not be ignored. The Kokatat SunCore top falls into this category.

The Immersion Research Zephyr Jacket Review

July 23, 2012
The Immersion Research Zephyr Splash Top is a high end splash jacket, available for a mid level price. It has features that are not usually found on entry level splash jackets, but a price tag that does not necessarily reflect it’s overall quality.

The NRS Radiant 3.0 Wet Suit Review

May 1, 2012
The NRS Radiant 3.0 Wet Suit is new for 2012. It is an extremely warm option as far as full length wet suits go.

Sweet shorts man…

April 23, 2012
The Sweet Shambala Neoprene Kayaking Shorts Review Boating shorts are boating shorts right? All board shorts are created equal? Well, not really… While there are plenty of great options for kayaking trunks, there are also some important features that often get overlooked when shopping for an item as simple as shorts. The Sweet Shambala’s are… View Article

Kokatat Stand Up Paddle Collection For 2012

February 29, 2012
Kokatat NeoCore and GORE TEX Paddle Jacket Review Kokatat has a reputation for making Paddlesports gear of the highest level. Their focus has been on whitewater kayaking and sea kayaking equipment for a long time. Most of their line is  built in Arcata, CA. The warranty that backs their products, and customer service is second… View Article

The NRS Inversion Women’s Dry Suit Review by Nicole Mansfield

June 23, 2011
Nicole Mansfield Reviews The NRS Women’s Inversion Drysuit INTRODUCTION For cold weather or even just cold water kayaking, a drysuit can significantly improve your time on the river. I never realized what I was missing until I started using the NRS Inversion Drysuit. In the past, my performance would deteriorate and I would start praying… View Article

The Immersion Research Union Suit-Reviewed by Leif Embertson

December 23, 2010
The Immersion Research Union Suit-Reviewed by Leif Embertson Holly comfort batman, the IR Union suit is so warm and comfortable you’ll probably consider wearing it around the house or on your next backcountry ski trip after you get one, I know I sure do. The suit is made with medium weight fleece and has an… View Article