2021 Holiday Gift Buyers Guide

2021 Holiday Gift Buyers Guide

Matt Gerhardt

Struggling to find the right gift for the paddler on your holiday list?! Fret not! We've got some amazing gift ideas for the river lover in your life!

WW Kayak:

Jackson Antix 2.0 or Rockstar V: You can't go wrong with one (or both!) of our top selling whitewater kayaks! Whether they're the next freestyle phenom or just starting out, the latest and greatest from Jackson Kayak will be sure to put a smile on their face!

AIRE Tributary Tomcat or NRS Star Raven IKs: Not quite ready for a hardshell? Get them an inflatable! You can't go wrong with our best selling Tributary Tomcat or Star Raven IKs. Both models provide a good balance of performance and stability, and will fit nearly any sized paddler.

Stohlquist Edge PFD: Keep them floating high in the new year, a great gift for any paddler! The Stohlquist Edge is one of our most popular options thanks to its versatile fit, large storage pocket and affordable price tag.

Watershed Futa Stow Float Bags / Ocoee Dry Bags: The Watershed Futa Floats do double duty as float bags as well as a fully submersible drybag, a great option for those looking to get into multi-day paddling. Or choose the Ocoee dry duffel as a versatile day bag for any type of paddler. It will quickly become your go-to carry all!

Werner Powerhouse: The world's go-to whitewater paddle. Enough said. Choose from Fiberglass or Carbon blade construction in either Straight or Bent Shaft.

IR Microwave Handwarmer Pogies: A must for cold-weather paddling! Cold hands make for missed lines and bad days, These have been in very short supply, so grab em' while you can!

Kayak Classes: The perfect choice for the beginner or intermediate paddler on your holiday list! Our Paddle School is one of the oldest in the country and has helped countless paddlers over the years improve or perfect their kayaking skills.


Fireside Pop Up Pit Firepans: Ditch that dinosaur steel firepan and move into the 21st century with the Fireside Pop Up Pit! Give your lower back a gift this holiday season with this lightweight and compact design. If you haven't tried one yet, you're missing out!

JPW Paco Pads: The one and only! Made locally with love (and PVC) in Aztec, NM. The Paco Pad is the original waterproof camp sleeping pad. Available in different sizes, thicknesses and foam densities, there is a Paco to fit just about anyone. Camp in comfort with the JPW Paco Pad!

Coyote Raft Bimini: A game changer for hot days on the river, the Coyote Raft Bimini is the only bimini designed specifically for rafts, and are made right here in Durango, CO at 4CRS! Wind-piercing flat canopy design helps keep you in the shade without slowing you down or getting in your way.

DRE Stash Pockets / Drink Holders: Great stocking stuffers for the rafter on your list! Easily attach to any raft frame (or other places) to hold your beverages, sunscreen, maps, or whatever else you want to keep close by!

Watershed Dry Bags: For those discerning boaters that want nothing but the best, get them a Watershed! Ultra durable, military grade, fully submersible and no zippers! Available in many sizes from river murse to body-bag sized, these dry duffels are an awesome choice for any paddler on your list!


Badfish SUPs - Designed by river lovers, for river lovers! Badfish SUPs are are top choice for quality and affordability, with a range of designs for down-river, surf and flat-water use.

Shark High Pressure Electric SUP Pump: Let's face it, no one wants to be exhausted just from inflating their board before they even get on the water. Save your energy for paddling with the Shark SUP Pump! Hooks up to your car's AC adapter and will fully inflate any board up to 20 PSI in minutes!

Astral AirBelt Inflatable PFD: A low profile option to keep you safe and legal! This CO2 inflating belt pack PFD stays out of the way until you need it and inflates with the pull of a cord. Don't forget a whistle to make sure you're fully legal on the water!

Releasable Leashes: A must-have for any paddler on moving water. Traditional leashes create an entrapment hazard, even on flat-water rivers. Keep you and your board safe with a releasable leash from Badfish or Hala!

Werner Zen Paddles: One of the most worthwhile and noticeable upgrades any SUP paddler can make is a nicer paddle. The Werner Zen has always been our top pick for performance for the price. Find out what you've been missing by upgrading to a proper SUP paddle!

Stocking Stuffers:

Luci Lights: A great pick for anyone that loves the outdoors. Convenient solar powered lighting for any situation, even at home!


JPW Water Buckets: These super useful collapsible PVC buckets are great for everything from grocery totes, to gear bags, to water buckets.


NRS Tuff Sack Drybags: Simple and effective. You can never have enough!


Pelican Micro Case Dry Boxes: Impact and splash protection for anything you can fit! Comes in multiple sizes and again, you can never have enough!


Gift Cards: Can't decide? Get them a gift card and let them choose!