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Kids’ Summer Checklist: Ditch the iPad, Get Outdoors

| June 20, 2016 | 0 Comments

We’ve put together a handy activities checklist to inspire outdoor adventures with your youngin(s).

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Why I Love the Yeti Lowball

| June 15, 2016 | 0 Comments

Yeti has amassed a cult following, especially here in Austin,TX where the company is headquartered. Yeti decals adorn the backs of cars and trucks it’s pretty much guaranteed at least one person in our office is sporting a Yeti hat.

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What’s it like to Pedal a Hobie Eclipse?

| May 13, 2016 | 3 Comments

So, if you’re on top of your SUP news or follow us on our Facebook page you saw the big announcement Hobie made last month with the launch of the Eclipse – the stand up paddleboard (SUP) equipped with their mirage drive technology. This is the first pedal powered SUP on the market and the paddlesports community exploded with curiosity and eagerness to give it a spin.

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Longer Days means Longer ACK Store Hours!

| May 9, 2016 | 0 Comments

In celebration of longer days and warmer weather we have extended our Austin, Houston, North Houston and San Antonio store hours for your shopping convenience.  This summer, select ACK locations, will be rocking extra hours during the week to help you shop until the sun drops!

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Top 5 Outdoor Activities You Should Do This Summer

| May 4, 2016 | 5 Comments

Hooray for summer! Growing up in San Diego, CA – a top summer vacation destination shaped me to be the ultimate summer person.

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Outdoor Gear Lab’s Top 3 Soft Coolers

| April 28, 2016 | 0 Comments

When looking for new gear, one of my favorite parts is researching reviews. Depending on how much I’m investing and how technical my needs are, this can be a very involved process.

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Chacos “Challenge”: San Diego Beaches

| April 20, 2016 | 0 Comments

Before I got my Chacos, I was jumping around from brand to brand of men’s sandals. Columbia’s would slip off in even the smallest of currents, Tevas were better but they didn’t fit my feet comfortably, and water shoes would get rocks and sand in them when porting my kayak.

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Car Camping Guide for Beginners

| April 5, 2016 | 6 Comments

So, you’re still pretty new to this whole outdoorsy thing and have been fixing to give camping a try now that winter is (finally) moving on and beautiful spring days are begging you to indulge in a nature-fueled retreat – but where to begin? Enter car camping.

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5 Quick Tips When Shopping In Our Stores

| April 1, 2016 | 1 Comment

Here at ACK, we want to make your shopping experience the best it can be whether it be online or in our 5 store locations. To make your trip as easy and fluid as possible, we asked our Austin Store Manager, Ryan Schaper (read more about him here), to put together a list of questions every ACK shopper should come prepared with.

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How to Turn Your Predator XL Into a Fishing Beast

| March 25, 2016 | 4 Comments

So, you’re already in love with your Old Town Predator XL with that sweet Minn Kota motor, but looking to take your fishing to the next level? Perfect.

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