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3 Essentials for Bug Prevention

| March 8, 2016 | 2 Comments

When you’re enjoying yourself outside, the last thing you want to feel like is a walking buffet for all the bugs out there. Living along the Colorado River, in Austin, Texas this is a personal problem of mine the moment things start warming up, so it was wonderful to learn of all the great gear we carry to keep the bugs away!

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Outdoor Research Smartphone Dry Pocket Arrives at ACK

| March 7, 2016 | 0 Comments

If you’re anything like me, you may have risked your beloved smartphone’s safety last time you were on the water by using a ziploc bag in lieu of a proper dry bag. While this method (somewhat) works, I definitely would have had a panic attack should my kayak have capsized that day.

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3 Facts to Know About the Hydrostatic Head Rating System

| February 26, 2016 | 0 Comments

JJ from our CRM team recently had an ACK customer call in wanting to know about the Hydrostatic Head rating for a product. Just like me, she wasn’t familiar with what this system measured.

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ACK Skills: 3 Ways to Car-Top Your Kayak

| February 16, 2016 | 15 Comments

You just got your new kayak and are stoked to hit the water – but wait, how do you take it there? Depending on your needs and budget, there are an overwhelming amount of options out there for you to transport your kayak.

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It’s Here! Lowrance Elite-TI TotalScan ™

| February 15, 2016 | 0 Comments

Welcome to the future. The Elite-TI TotalScan™ is the newest addition to the Lowrance lineup and is brimming with state of the art features both techies and diehard anglers can get excited about.

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3 Tips for Planning the Perfect Valentine’s Day Camping Getaway

| February 11, 2016 | 0 Comments

Does it get any better than snuggling up in a sleeping bag for two with your special someone? With Valentine’s Day quickly approaching, planning a romantic weekend escapade couldn’t be more urgent – which is why I put together this quick guide to help you plan the perfect Valentine’s Day camping getaway.

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Feeling Tipsy with Sierra Designs

| January 29, 2016 | 2 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 | 4 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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