Gear You Need for Your Colorado Adventure this Year

Posted by on Mar 16, 2018 in Destinations, Gear, Rafting, Trip Planning

If an adventure is on the books in the near future, you’ll need to make sure you’re properly geared up for Colorado’s elements.  Summers yield some beautiful days, as well as rainy afternoons and chilly bonfire-weather nights.  The water in the rivers is cold due to snowmelt, and you’ll want to make sure you have everything to combat that.  Here are a just a few things you should include on your gear list this year.

Best Dry Bags River Kayak Raft

Image courtesy of Best Dry Bags.

SealLine Baja Dry Bag

This waterproof bag is constructed entirely with waterproof material, and the seams of the bag are fully welded to insure proper sealant to protect your goods.  A dry bag is essential for many different activities, from whitewater rafting to fly fishing to even traveling around via motorcycle, and the SealLine Baja Dry Bag will have you covered in not so ideal situations.

Vibram Signa FiveFingers Water Sport Shoe

It’s like a glove… for your foot.  The Vibram Signa FiveFingers are the greatest shoes for all type of adventures.  Made of lightweight, flexible material, you’ll find yourself hopping around all types of terrain no problem.  Your feet will thank you for taking such good care of them on your water sport ventures this year.

Kokatat NeoZip Long John Neoprene Kayak Wetsuit

Whether you’re kayaking or rafting, wetsuits are a much needed necessity… especially if you’re venturing along Colorado’s rivers.  The water doesn’t warm up much here throughout the year, and rafting without a wetsuit will make you incredibly uncomfortable if you aren’t in the chilly rapids every day.  Check out this NeoZip Long John Neoprene Wetsuit by Kokatat if you’re in the market for a new getup this year.  It’s made of 3mm nylon two-sided neoprine and has non-skid knee reinforcement.

Ultimate Ears BLAST Waterproof Speaker

A solid rafting trip is often topped off with some great music on the water.  With that being said, you need to have the paramount durable speaker to combat the rapids with you.  Ultimate Ears has crafted just the thing.  BLAST is waterproof, has a 12-hour battery life, and 360 degree sound to amplify your adventure.

Swallow Nano 20 Sleeping Bag

If your excursion takes you to the backcountry of Colorado where you’ll have to pull up riverside for a night or two throughout the trip, you’re going to need something substantial to keep you warm at night.  Tents are sometimes nice, but sleeping next to the campfire under the stars are the greatest way to snooze after a day of battling the whitewater.  A good sleeping bag should definitely be on your gear list for these ventures.  Check out the Nano 20 Sleeping Bag by Swallow.  It’s filled with goose down and is rated at 20 degrees, which will cover the cooler summer nights in Colorado.

Camp Next to Fire Sleep Outside

Image courtesy of True North Expeditions.

Call Colorado River Rentals today to rent some gear for your excursion this year.  We offer equipment from large river rafts to fishing gear.


*Featured image courtesy of Switchback Travel.