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Hybrid SUP-yak Impresses Casual Paddlers

Hybrid SUP-yak Impresses Casual Paddlers

| June 10, 2013 | 0 Comments

The Ocean Kayak Nalu began turning heads when it was released about four years ago. Today, this hybrid Kayak-SUP continues to impress those who come across it. Incredibly versatile, the Nalu is meant to offer the best of both worlds with the ability to both sit and stand while you paddle. Over the years the […]

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The PowerMonkey Extreme is Better Than Your Phone Charger AND Waterproof

The PowerMonkey Extreme is Better Than Your Phone Charger AND Waterproof

| June 9, 2013 | 0 Comments

A coworker recently lent me their new PowerMonkey Extreme to try out for a camping trip. This portable solar charger and battery combo from Power Traveller is both waterproof and shockproof (waterproof for 30 minutes up to about 3 feet) making it the perfect tool for both paddlers and campers to keep electronics charged. I have used […]

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5 Reasons Why You Won’t Regret Buying a Good Camp Chair

5 Reasons Why You Won’t Regret Buying a Good Camp Chair

| June 8, 2013 | 2 Comments

Despite camping once or twice a month, I never felt like it was worth investing in a quality camp chair. I had bought a pair of $5 brand-less chairs and had been using the one that hadn’t fully broken down after the first use. That was until I decided to take the plunge and buy […]

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Trail Curry in 15 Minutes

Trail Curry in 15 Minutes

| June 7, 2013 | 0 Comments

On my last camping trip I vowed to try something new for my camp cooking and quickly settled on the instant gourmet camping meals from Backpacker’s Pantry. What attracted me to these lightweight pouches was how easy they claimed to be – just add boiling water and eat! No heavy duty cooking gear required. So […]

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Ingeniously Designed Cooksets from GSI Outdoors

Ingeniously Designed Cooksets from GSI Outdoors

| June 6, 2013 | 0 Comments

When it comes to GSI, one should expect ingenious design. Their portable, lightweight cooksets are made to fully equip campers based on their specific needs with integrated systems that pack the maximum amount of utility into the least amount of space. The most popular of these integrated systems is their Bugaboo line, which offers high […]

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Bring the Summertime Tunes Outside with Waterproof Audio Accessories

Bring the Summertime Tunes Outside with Waterproof Audio Accessories

| May 30, 2013 | 0 Comments

Get ready to enjoy summer while you take your tunes along with you. Eco X Gear has a couple of great options including the Eco Terra Waterproof Audio System and Audio Eco Extreme Speaker Case. ACK Customer C.W. Goetz is enjoying his Eco Terra and had this review of it to share: “Well built, rugged and sounds […]

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Cross-Over Kayak ‘Fuses’ Touring & Whitewater Ability

Cross-Over Kayak ‘Fuses’ Touring & Whitewater Ability

| May 26, 2013 | 0 Comments

Meant to perform in both white-water and flat water, cross-over kayaks are popular for their versatility. One such cross-over kayak is Pyranha’s Fusion River Tour complete with a drop skeg, plenty of storage for weekend camping trips & two different outfitting options specific to your intended usage. We came across this customer review from Michael […]

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Versa Paddle Great Tool for Diablo Kayaks – Customer Review

Versa Paddle Great Tool for Diablo Kayaks – Customer Review

| May 23, 2013 | 0 Comments

The hybrid kayak/paddleboards from Diablo Paddlesports have been making a big splash here at ACK and especially among our local kayak fishing customers who like to fish calm fresh water & saltwater flats. That’s why we were very excited when we picked up Sawyer’s new 3-in-1 Versa paddle, which functions as a kayak paddle, SUP paddle & […]

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Bugaboo Backpacker Cookset – Employee Review

Bugaboo Backpacker Cookset – Employee Review

| May 22, 2013 | 0 Comments

ACK Employee Colter MacKenzie took a three day weekend as part of ACK’s Go Play Day Initiative to get employees adventuring outside and he hit some campsites by the lake with some new gear. One of these items included the Bugaboo Backpacker Cookset from GSI Outdoors and he wanted to share his thoughts about the product here: […]

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Solar Photon 2 – Employee Review

Solar Photon 2 – Employee Review

| May 21, 2013 | 0 Comments

ACK Employee Colter MacKenzie took a three day weekend as part of ACK’s Go Play Day Initiative to get employees adventuring outside and he hit some campsites by the lake with some new gear. One of these items included the Solar Photon 2 Tent from Terra Nova and he wanted to share his thoughts about the product […]

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