Recent Articles

Outfit Your Adventure: Backpacking Infographic

| October 30, 2015 | 0 Comments

Fall is one of the most popular backpacking seasons and for good reason. With leaves firing up in colors, more comfortable temperatures and a reduction in bugs, you can see why.

Continue Reading

ACK Profiles: Meet Wheelchair Fisherman and Outdoorsman Michael Williams

| October 29, 2015 | 0 Comments

If you were to go out on the water on Lake Bastrop, just East of Austin,Texas chances are you’d paddle by Michael Williams seeing as it’s his favorite spot to fish. You’d probably think he’s just like any other angler out there, but Michael is much more than your average kayak fisher.

Continue Reading

Keep Dry When You Stay High: ACK’s Top 5 High Seat Kayaks

| October 28, 2015 | 12 Comments

It’s a bit painful to admit, but summer is really over. It was cold this morning (only in Texas would 68° be considered cold) and while that may have some thinking it’s time to retire the kayaks for the season, this is not at all the case!

Continue Reading

Meet the Team: Ryan Schaper, Austin Store Manager

| October 27, 2015 | 0 Comments

For our first installment in the brand new “Meet the Team” series we’d like to introduce Ryan Schaper, Austin Store Manager and KATS Tournament Director! He’s our resident kayak fly fishing junky and lover of all Texas rivers.

Continue Reading

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.

Continue Reading

3 Secrets of Fall Camping

| October 22, 2015 | 0 Comments

I’ll camp any time of year, but in Fall it’s absolutely magical. Trees transform into a brilliant mosaic of reds, yellows, and rich browns as their leaves adjust to the new season.

Continue Reading

Iggy Takes on Santa’s River Race

| October 21, 2015 | 0 Comments

This past Saturday, October 3rd, 2015 was the inaugural Santa’s River Race on the San Marcos River. Sights and Sounds of Christmas hosted it and proceeds went to the 2015 Blanco/San Marcos River flood victims.

Continue Reading

ACK is Awarded the Kayak Angler’s Choice Award for Retailer of the Year for 5th Year in a Row

| October 21, 2015 | 0 Comments

ACK wins the “Retailer of the Year” category and places third for “Blog of the Year”. Austin, Texas (October 21st, 2015) – Paddlesports and outdoor gear retailer, Austin Canoe and Kayak (ACK), a division of MSP Holdings, LLC, has been awarded “Retailer of the Year” by the “2015 Kayak Angler’s Choice Awards” for the 5th year in a row.

Continue Reading

Getting to Know Us: What do Blake Shelton, Ricky Martin, and Milky Chance All Have in Common?

| October 14, 2015 | 0 Comments

They’re all regular acts on the ACK playlist! One of the many perks of working at ACK is the opportunity to DJ for the whole team.

Continue Reading

The Essential Gear Guide to Fall Whitewater Rafting

| October 9, 2015 | 2 Comments

As you may have read in my introductory blog I had the opportunity to immerse myself in the whitewater rafting scene this past summer. Buena Vista, Colorado is the Mecca of whitewater rafting with people across the country making a pilgrimage to get their whitewater fix for the summer.

Continue Reading