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What’s it like to Pedal a Hobie Eclipse?

| May 13, 2016 | 2 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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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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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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It’s Here! YakAttack Track Mount Paddle Holder

| November 12, 2015 | 6 Comments

Before our Austin store manager could even stock the YakAttack Track Mount Paddle Holders on our shelves, kayak anglers who had seen them on our website  were calling him up to see if they were available in the store too! These paddle holders are a game changer because you can easily place or retrieve your paddle in one motion single-handed – the wheels allow your paddle to slip right in place.

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Why You and Your PSL Will Have a Love Affair with the New Hydro Flask

| October 26, 2015 | 0 Comments

The 20 oz. Wide Mouth Bottle with Flip Lid comes in Fall colors and you two will be inseparable 1.

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A Field Test with the Diablo Chupacabra

| September 23, 2015 | 8 Comments

Chupacabra Field Test I want to offer our customers a quick review of an outstanding kayak that I paddled this year.  The Chupacabra, or “Chupa” as it is commonly referred to, is a kayak I had paddled previously at our 2014 Demo Days but the true test came in early June of this year when my father and I paddled a nine mile stretch of the Medina River.

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ACK Introduces Ultimate Direction Trail Running Gear

| August 14, 2015 | 0 Comments

When it comes to trail running, ACK Customer Service Representative, Anthony, is our go-to pro. He’s participated and won several trail running competitions and spends many of his lunch breaks training while most could only think about what kind of sandwich they crave.

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Engel Limited Edition Pink Coolers

| July 15, 2015 | 3 Comments

Today walking through the endless lineup of tents and new products at the On the Water Demo at ICAST 2015 I was immediately drawn to the brand new Pink Engel Dry Box Cooler under the familiar blue Engel tent. The pink Engel Dry Box Cooler still boasts the original cooler’s best features including stainless steel screws, carry handles, and an air-tight “O” ring seal to keep your goods air and water tight.

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ACK On the Road: El Grande Paco Pad

| July 6, 2015 | 0 Comments

The El Grande Paco Sleeping Pad is the ultimate road trip essential.

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