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Outdoor Research Smartphone Dry Pocket Arrives at ACK

| March 7, 2016 | 0 Comments

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.

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The 41st Annual Houston Fishing Show Is Almost Here!

| March 7, 2016 | 0 Comments

Join us at the 41st Annual Houston Fishing Show taking place Wednesday March 16th through Sunday March 20th at the George B. Brown Convention Center in Houston, Texas!

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ACK Visual Diaries: Enchanted Rock State Natural Area

| March 3, 2016 | 0 Comments

Approximately two hours away from Austin, nestled in the Texas hill country there’s this massive pink granite dome, Enchanted Rock, or E-Rock as locals refer to it.  Attracting roughly 300,000 visitors each year, Enchanted Rock State Natural Area is an oasis for outdoors enthusiasts and casual daytrippers looking for some gorgeous scenery.

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Meet the Team: Ryan Squires, Spring Store Manager

| February 29, 2016 | 3 Comments

For our fourth installment in the brand new Meet the Team series we’d like to introduce Ryan Squires, Spring Store Manager. He is our go-to-guy for everything salty and a long time member of the ACK fam.

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Meet the Team: Tim McFarland, San Marcos Store Manager

| February 29, 2016 | 0 Comments

For our fifth installment in the Meet the Team series we’d like to introduce Tim McFarland, San Marcos Store Manager. He is our newest Manager to join the ACK fam and we are excited to have him!

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ACK Visual Diaries: Camping at Lake Somerville State Park

| February 29, 2016 | 0 Comments

Last weekend a few ACK-ers took full advantage of our

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3 Facts to Know About the Hydrostatic Head Rating System

| February 26, 2016 | 0 Comments

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.

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Getting to Know Us: PK Fridays

| February 25, 2016 | 0 Comments

One of the many perks of living the #ACKlife is our fabulous tradition of PK Fridays ( PK = Product Knowledge). We truly strive to live up to our mission statement when it comes to knowing the ins and outs of all the gear we carry.

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Beginner’s Guide to Taking Your Dog on the Water

| February 24, 2016 | 0 Comments

If you’re following us on Facebook, you know we’re big dog people here at ACK – we have several office dogs and carry a variety of gear for keeping your adventurous dog safe and happy! (LINK TO PK FRIDAY BLOG) dog trained:

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ACK Austin Store Crew Gets Salty

| February 22, 2016 | 1 Comment

A couple of weeks ago I had an opportunity to take a trip with my second in command (assistant manager) Jordan, and full time store associate Nate, and one of our other buddies for three days of camping and non stop coastal fishing.We all worked on Monday and came to work packed and ready to go.

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