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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Hobie Tandem Island (TI) can sometimes be a challenge when it comes to transportation due to it’s size. Some people have even car topped this mammoth kayak but for me personally, I do everything in my power to avoid a hernia.
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!
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.
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.