We use boats made by Vanguard Inflatables, SOTAR Whitewater Manufacturing, and NRS. Other equipment is purchased from Clavey Paddlesports (Petaluma, California) and Whitewater Worthy Equipment (Central Point, Oregon). We purchase high quality products that keep both our staff and customers happy, comfortable, and safe. We take good care of our equipment and replace our gear annually.
Personal Floatation Devices and Helmets
The Personal Floatation Devices (PFDs) we provide are Coast Guard-approved Type V and are comfortable and easy to wear. The helmets we provide are comfortable and adjustable to fit properly, however they are not required for the entire trip. Lifejackets and helmets are washed thoroughly after each and every use.
Splash jackets, wetsuits, and booties (river shoes) are provided free of charge. These items are typically not needed during the warm summer months, but can really make a difference in your comfort level if the weather is cooler than usual.
Our Rafts and Kayaks
We use a variety of boats depending the trip. The three brands we use are Vanguard Inflatables, SOTAR Manufacturing, and NRS. All of our rafts are equipped with grab handles, foot cups, and throw bags. The types of boats we run are either straight paddle rafts, stern assisted paddle rafts, oar boats, or inflatable kayaks.
Each trip floats with a comprehensive first-aid kit and emergency cell phone. On Upper Klamath and multi-day trips we carry a satellite phone.