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ACK Gear Guide: Road Trip Essentials

| July 5, 2016 | 4 Comments

Does it get any better than a leisure summer road trip? While I love the excitement of traveling by plane, memories of my siblings and I piling into my my parent’s SUV and driving up to destinations like Yosemite in California, Zion National Park in Utah, and the Grand Canyon in Arizona will always hold a special spot in my heart.

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Top Picks For Texas Summer Paddling, No Experience Required

| July 5, 2016 | 3 Comments

For outdoor enthusiasts, Texas summers means water play.

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5 Hammock Camping Essentials

| June 27, 2016 | 5 Comments

One of my favorite aspects of summer is the ability to enjoy an evening sleeping under the stars without the barrier of a tent. While you could brave cowboy camping and lay out on a tarp, I far prefer the relaxation and elevation of hammock camping.

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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 | 1 Comment

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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