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Feeling Tipsy with Sierra Designs

| January 29, 2016 | 0 Comments

We recently teamed up with Sierra Designs for a gear giveaway on our Facebook page. The “Feeling Tipsy with Sierra Designs” giveaway called for you, our loyal readers and Facebook followers, to give us your best and most unique tips on how to stay warm outdoors during the winter.

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PK Fridays: 7 Gear Essentials for Adventuring with Your Dog

| January 29, 2016 | 0 Comments

Going on adventures is one of my favorite things. So are dogs.

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Snowshoeing 101: How to Gear up for Snowshoeing

| January 25, 2016 | 0 Comments

I recently booked a trip to Colorado and couldn’t be more excited to get my fix of snow and mountains in for the winter. Living in Austin, Texas, winters aren’t much of a change in scenery so I’m really looking forward to getting that “winter wonderland” experience.

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How to Rig Your SUP for Fishing

| January 20, 2016 | 2 Comments

One of the coolest things about working with ACK is access to people like Carlos Andreu, our Fleet Sales Manager, who is incredibly passionate about the growing sport of SUP fishing. I’ve enjoyed my fair share of time on a SUP, but never for more than paddling around the lake or on the coast so I really curious to chat with Carlos and learn how to rig your SUP for fishing.

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What’s the Difference Between a Drysuit and a Wetsuit?

| January 8, 2016 | 0 Comments

Have you ever been curious to know the differences between a drysuit and a wetsuit? It’s super easy – wetsuits get you wet and drysuits keep you dry.

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PIEPS Avalanche Beacons Added to the ACK Line Up!

| January 4, 2016 | 0 Comments

With this being an El Niño year, there’s a ton of snow forecasted for the next few months which is great news for all you powder junkies. There’s nothing better than cruising on freshly fallen snow – especially when you’re venturing off the beaten path.

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Head to Toe Guide for Keeping Warm on the Water

| December 29, 2015 | 14 Comments

When winter rolls around, I find myself lusting for those summer days where you could just slip into a bathing suit, slap on some sunscreen and a hat and be good to go for a day of paddling. Colder weather calls for much more preparation when you’re dressing to keep warm on the water.

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5 Reasons The North Face Youth Recon Squash Backpack Will be Your Kid’s Go To Carry on Bag

| December 28, 2015 | 0 Comments

1.Pockets for Everything Whoever was on the team designing this backpack definitely has kids.

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Gear for All! 5 Holiday Gift Ideas from ACK’s King of Christmas

| December 17, 2015 | 0 Comments

Hands down, the Holidays are my favorite time of year.  While it’s a little tougher getting in the spirit in Texas without the white Christmases that my homeland of Vermont afforded me, once our Spotify playlist (link to your spotify blog here) starts blaring “All I Want For Christmas is You”, a huge Grinch-esque smile spreads across my face.

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Beginner’s Guide to Increasing Visibility in Darkness

| December 16, 2015 | 0 Comments

Darkness approaches from both directions -morning and evening and as we near the shortest day of the year, sneaking in your workout while it’s still light out gets really tricky. One of the biggest excuses for putting a pause on those after work runs or early morning bike rides is the darkness.

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