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ACK + Granite Gear Photo Contest!

| May 26, 2016 | 0 Comments

Warmer weather and longer days make for ideal adventuring conditions. With this in mind, we’re partnering up with our friends at Granite Gear to give one lucky ACK customer a Virga 2 backpack.

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Turn Your Next Adventure Into the Chance to Win $10,000!

| May 16, 2016 | 0 Comments

Sounds a little too good to be true doesn’t it? Well, there is one catch – your photo needs to be shot at one of America’s federal lands, national parks, or a historical site.

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Ever wonder who you’re talking to at ACK?

| May 16, 2016 | 0 Comments

In the outdoors world, there are some who casually dabble in it with a hike or occasional float down the river once in a blue moon. Then we have those who are ultra-passionate going out on multi-day kayak camping trips, living out of their cars, and fully embracing what it means to be “outdoorsy”.

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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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Michigan Based Outdoor Retailer Expands

| May 13, 2016 | 0 Comments

Summit Sports’ Brighton, MI location announces a grand re-opening to celebrate a larger paddlesports selection through a store-within-a-store concept. Bloomfield Hills, MI (May 13, 2016) – Outdoor adventure and action gear retailers Summit Sports and Texas based Austin Canoe and Kayak (ACK) announce the unveiling of a new store-within-a-store concept featuring an expanded selection of kayaks, stand up paddleboards, and related accessories inside the Brighton, MI store location.

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Kayak Fishing on the San Marcos River

| May 11, 2016 | 1 Comment

I’m still learning the ways of the kayak fishing game and on my most recent adventure was reminded of the importance to not make any assumptions while you’re on the water. Our Graphic Designer Drew and I had the opportunity to join Ryan Schaper and Nate Wilson from our Austin store on a trip down the San Marcos River here in Texas.

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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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ACK Visual Diaries: KATS Classic – Lake Naconiche

| April 29, 2016 | 0 Comments

In addition to serving as the fearless leader of our Marketing team, Roland Jimenez is an amazing amateur photographer. Last Fall, while at the KATS Classic, he had the opportunity to take some epic kayak fishing shots….

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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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