Astral Rassler Review

July 26, 2016
The Astral Rassler is the best creek boating shoe on the market. There, I said it. Now that I’ve got that out of the way, let me explain my point. Until recently, I have worn the Astral Brewers. The Brewers are a great, versatile shoe. They can be worn on the trail, on the water,… View Article

Only in Dreams Part 3: River Running

March 29, 2016
Ah, river running. Arguably the most popular of all whitewater kayaking disciplines, river running can mean a variety of things. For some, river running is picking apart your favorite, local run, each time choosing a new, hot line. For others, it means exploring a beautiful section of river in a new region, while for others,… View Article

Salamander Bak Yak Harness Review – By Kyle Smith

June 18, 2013
The Salamander harness system is top notch.

GoPro HD HERO2 Outdoor Edition Review

October 16, 2012
The new GoPro Hero 2 Outdoor Edition is an incredibly versatile and durable high definition video camera.

The NRS Tailwater Tackle Bag Review

July 11, 2012
The NRS Tailwater Tackle Bag is a feature rich, well made, fishing tackle bag. It is built and designed by NRS and is a great value.

Sydney McCutchen Reviews Paddle Monster Kayak DVD!

March 18, 2012
Paddle Monster. A Kayak Movie for Kids, Reviewed By A Kid. If your kid is ready to paddle they should see the movie Paddle Monster. They will learn all the things you need to know about paddling. Here are some of the things you will need to know that are in the movie. Boat types:… View Article

CKS Customer Review: Robert McPherson Reviews The Snap Dragon Armortex Spray Skirt

December 21, 2011
The Snap Dragon Armortex Spray Skirt Review You’d think that at my age I would have learned that it’s better to spend a bit extra and get the best when you need it. I guess I’m a slow learner. I took up kayaking two years ago at age 51. I live in Nepal and I… View Article

Salamander SUP Quick Release Belt & Coiled Leash Review

September 28, 2011
Salamander SUP Quick Release Belt & Coiled Leash Review It seems like it was just yesterday that there was only one type of river specific SUP board available, and no real accessories to go with it, except for maybe a paddle. Following a sport that’s in it’s infancy is interesting. New SUP accessories arrive weekly… View Article

WilsonPac Hydration System by VestPac Review

September 23, 2011
WilsonPac Hydration System by VestPac Review We just received our first WisonPac Hydration System by VestPac. As we stood in the CKS warehouse, and handed this unique piece of outdoor gear around to each staff member, we all thought of the daily occasions where the WilsonPac would come in handy. Basically, anytime that you want… View Article

Thank you Down River Equipment

August 12, 2011
When you need the best equipment… Choose CKS. Down River Equipment of Denver just held the coolest demo for CKS staff of the season.  Down River provided an overnight raft trip on Browns Canyon supplying food and beverages. “Camping with Down River I felt like we were in an outdoor product magazine ad.  We kind of… View Article