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.
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.
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.
Adventure Medical Kits and the ACK team understand the importance of staying safe on the trail; not just for you but for your furry four legged companions as well. Diagnosing your dog in the wild can be difficult when their form of communication isn’t exactly the same as ours. Now you can be a bit more confident when it comes to helping your pet out of a sticky situation.
The minute I set my eyes on a Kammok Roo I knew I had to own one. Not only is it attractive, local to Austin, and tear resistant but with the purchase of every Roo, Dragonfly, or Glider, Kammok is able to provide life-saving treatment to 5 children diagnosed with malaria in Africa.
For being a hip looking sneaker, the Astral Loyak Water Shoe is the perfect combination of style and functionality. The unique construction provides untouchably high levels of durability, comfort, and grip. The shoe is intended to be your everyday summer shoe meant to withstand the rigors of kayaking, SUPing, and all water-sport oriented activities.
The Gregory Baltoro Backpack is the perfect storage and carrying system for backcountry trekkers and travelers alike. After I explain the main features of this pack, you will come to understand why it’s the perfect luggage transport system for both a Euro-trip as well as a week long 14er journey.
This year is our 10th annual Spring Demo Days and at this rate, it’s panning out to be our best yet! This year, we are honored to be able to represent and carry some of the leading kayak brands the industry offers including: Feel Free, Old Town, Viking, Wilderness Systems and of course Hobie. Revolutionary moves are being implemented in the business including the release of Old Town’s Predator XL Minn Kota and Hobie’s Revolution 16. Here are just a few of the new Kayaks that we plan on showing off.