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Beneath the Sleeping Bag: A Guide To Camping Sleep Platforms

| May 5, 2014 | 1 Comment

Getting a good nights sleep in the back country can be a daunting prospect, fortunately it doesn’t have to be. Keep reading for a detailed look at all the camping sleep platforms available at ACK.com and to figure out which one is right for you. First thing to consider when picking a solid sleep platform should […]

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Kelty TraiLogic, Trail Science Just In Time for Spring

| May 4, 2014 | 2 Comments

Have you ever laid out all your camping gear next to your backpack before a trip and snapped a picture just so you can point to it later and say that you fit such a great big assortment of gear in your pack? There’s a certain feeling of satisfaction that comes from having a well organized […]

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Thanks For Another Great Kayak Demo Days!

| April 24, 2014 | 2 Comments

Our 2014 Spring Kayak Demo Days took place earlier this month and as usual we all had a blast putting them on. This bi-annual event is a company wide favorite to host each year because of the opportunity it gives us to interact with customers and manufacturer representatives plus do a little paddling of our […]

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Gearing Up For Stand Up Paddling (SUP)

| March 29, 2014 | 2 Comments

Stand up paddling (SUP) has been popular for many years now but it’s still a new and exciting concept for many paddlers. One of the greatest things about SUP is that it requires minimal gear and can take on just about any body of water (though having the right board for the job certainly helps). […]

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Yak Gear Announces US Distribution of Viking Kayaks

| March 20, 2014 | 0 Comments

The Vikings are coming!  The Vikings are coming! Yak Gear is proud to announce the United States distribution of Viking Kayaks, a New Zealand based kayak manufacturer. As the United States distributor of Viking Kayaks and the accompanying line of paddling and fishing accessories, Yak Gear is distributing the newly designed Viking Kayak Profish Reload and the Viking Kayak […]

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Native Ultimate FX Has Landed at ACK!

| March 17, 2014 | 0 Comments

Native’s long awaited update to their highly popular hybrid canoe/kayak Ultimate series has landed at the ACK warehouse and for my unwrapping I couldn’t resist going with a St. Patty’s Day Green. So what’s new on the Native Ultimate FX? A whole lot. I opened up Ultimate FX 15 Solo, but it also comes in […]

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Walk Through The Front Doors of ACK San Antonio Without Leaving Your Couch

| March 12, 2014 | 0 Comments

ACK San Antonio, the newest ACK location to open, can now be visited online via a Google Virtual Tour. ACK San Antonio is the second store to be featured in this way after ACK Austin was uploaded earlier this month. We’re thrilled that customers or just interested persons can now navigate through the store just […]

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ACK Supports Local Paddlesports Community With 7th Annual Spring Demo Days Event

| March 11, 2014 | 0 Comments

Austin, Texas (March 11th, 2013) – Outdoor retailer Austin Canoe and Kayak (ACK), a division of MSP Holdings, LLC., announces its 7th Annual Spring Demo Days & Outdoor Exposition. A total of four events will be held in locations based around ACK’s physical stores with Austin and North Houston (Spring) on April 5th and 6th, […]

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Packing Smart for Adventure Travel

| March 6, 2014 | 0 Comments

An extended adventure vacation can be a life changing event, so don’t let disorganization bring you down! Packing smart for adventure travel really means packing light, taking less and keeping things organized. Below are some useful packing tips to help you do just that. Choose The Right Travel Bag Whether it’s a rolling suitcase, big […]

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10 Pieces of Advice For 1st Time Paddlers

| March 6, 2014 | 1 Comment

We asked our Facebook fans, “What’s one piece of advice you’d give to a 1st time paddler?” Some of the responses were serious and some were just downright funny. Here’s 10 of our favorites: 1. Don’t go without wearing your PFD. — Advice from Don P., JT L., Gary L., Lisa W., Billy M., Jonathan B., Travis […]

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