A Repost from 2013 https://cksblog.com/2013/04/kyle-smith-reviews-the-snapdragon-armortex-exp-sprayskirt/ Helmet. Check. PFD. Check. Paddle. Check. Boat. Check. Hmmm what am I missing… Spray Decks…Probably one of the dullest items to talk about in kayaking, yet, possibly the most essential additional piece besides the kayak itself. Spray decks, no matter how durable they are to begin with, eventually wear out… View Article
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
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
The Salamander harness system is top notch.
The new GoPro Hero 2 Outdoor Edition is an incredibly versatile and durable high definition video camera.
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.
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
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 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 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