The holidays are upon us again and its time to think about the rafter on your gift list! Here’s our picks for some of the best gift ideas for the 2018 holiday season. If you don’t see what you’re looking for here, be sure to browse the rest of the site or give us a call at 800-426-7637.
Gifts for Rafters
On boat storage is always one of the biggest hassles on any raft setup. Make things easy with the Whitewater Designs Pacific River Bag! This is a stash-all bag that makes gear and drybag storage a cinch. The Pacific River Bag acts as a cargo floor, keeping all the weight off of the boat floor, while the top has an easy cam strap closure system. Simply toss your gear in, cinch the top and fasten the top cover! No fussing with making sure everything has a strap running thru it! Will fit almost any size raft. Shop Pacific River Bags here.
Looking for an easy cargo solution, but not ready to spend the money on something like the Pacific River Bag? Check out the Coyote Cargo Spider! This simple, yet highly effective system makes it easy to make sure that everything is secured tightly, without breaking the bank. Attach each strap to a d-ring or frame and run it thru your gear up to a centralized cam buckle ring. Strap it down nice and tight and you’re ready to go! Shop the Coyote Cargo Spider here.
One of the biggest challenges to any desert float is how to keep the sand at bay. Enter the Coyote Sand Free Mat! These super handy mesh mats are lightweight, extremely packable and quick drying. Lay them down anywhere and you instantly have a sand-free area for changing, drying out gear, sunbathing, etc. The Sand Mat comes in a variety of sizes, from the ultra portable 3×3 that is great a personal changing mat, to the kitchen sized 10×10. This understated item has been a big hit on all our river trips. Shop Coyote Sand Mats here.
A firepan is an essential piece of gear for most permitted river stretches and makes campfires possible just about anywhere! We carry a variety of different models from the tried and true Cambridge Fire Pan, to the versatile Adjust-A-Grill, to the break down Coyote Self-Support Firepan. The Adjust-A-Grill has been one of our favorite’s with its highly adjustable grill, reasonable weight, easy setup and included carry case. The Cambridge pan is the go-to pan for river outfitters around the country and is made to last years on end. Shop fire pans here.
Give your loved one the oar upgrade they’ve been dreaming of! Sawyer Polecats are our number one selling oar that mix affordability and performance in a great package. Polecats are made of durable fiberglass construction, giving superior strength, flex and power over standard aluminum oar shafts. Add to that a rope wrapped shaft and counterbalanced handles for smooth, all-day rowing performance. Shop Sawyer Polecats here.
Always an easy, affordable and popular choice for any whitewater enthusiast on your list. River guides are invaluable tools for navigating popular multi-day river stretches all over the western US and elsewhere. These guides are comprehensive, packed with useful information, and waterproof. Browse all river guides here.
Unless you’ve lived in a cave for the past decade, you probably know about Yeti Coolers. Tried and true, they simply just work and work well. The Tundra model comes in a variety of sizes, with most rafters opting for the 110 or 125 models depending on exact boat size. The Tundra features super thick insulation, enough to keep ice for a week or even more, durable rubber latches, integrated strap slots and no-lose drain plugs. Shop Yeti Tundra Coolers.
Looking for an easy stocking stuffer thats sure to please? The LilSucker Coozie is a popular and affordable choice that is sure to please. The LilSucker keeps your drink cold and in place with its suction base that will stick to just about any smooth surface including dryboxes, coolers, paddle boards, boat tubes and more. Shop LilSucker Coozies here.
Fast, efficient and compact, the Woodland Powerstove is the perfect way to heat large amounts of water in a short amount of time. The Power Stove pumps out 65,000 BTUs while packing down to approx 12″ x 12″ x 3″ for storage and weighs in at just under 6lbs total. Its easy to set up, comes with a carrying case and flame diffuser for when you want to cook with it. The Woodland Powerstove is the perfect addition to any camp kitchen. Shop Woodland Power Stoves here.
Pelican Cases are another must-have item to keep your personals nice and dry. Pelican Cases come in a variety of sizes and can fit anything from your cell phone to a full camera set-up. The Micro cases are perfect for carrying small, non-electronic items, and are splash, crush and dust proof. The larger cases (1120 and up) are fully submersible and are great for electronics or other super sensitive cargo that simply cannot get wet. Made in a wide variety of sizes for different applications. Shop Pelican Cases here.