Boating

Mike England
Every cold-water paddler, at some point, realizes the necessity of a drysuit—whether it's for safety in frigid snowmelt, security on remote river runs, or just consistent, all-day comfort. Read more >>
SealLine Bulkhead
David Howlett
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Pristine Ventures PR 49, packrafting, packrafting Montana
Chris McCarthy
The idea of packrafting a river deep in the wilderness is exciting. Doing so with a couple hundred pounds of fresh elk meat—now that’s an adventure. The PR-49 from Pristine Ventures makes this type of epic Montana outing possible. Read more >>
Otterbox 3250
Mike England
OtterBox is back! That’s right, the original river-runner’s mini storage box, which kept cameras and other sensitive items safe and dry, has finally ended its hiatus. Read more >>
Astral Brewer Review
Kennedy, Kevin
If you’re a recreational or professional waterman looking for a do-it-all shoe for the summer season, look no further than the Astral Brewer. Read more >>
Pelican Coolers, ProGear Elite Cooler Review
England, Mike
For those extended summer road-trips deep into the Montana backcountry, you need a reliable ice-chest—when the fishing’s good and the sunsets are even better, the last thing you want is a mandatory town run. Read more >>
Railblaza C-Tug
Howlett, David
One of the most challenging things about kayak fishing is transporting the considerable size and weight of the boat from my vehicle to the water’s edge. When fully loaded, my boat weighs well over 100 pounds, and at 12 feet long, it’s awkward to move around. Read more >>
Wilderness Systems Fishing Kayak, Wilderness Systems Ride 115 Max Angler
Howlett, David
My fishing buddy Mark summed up the Ride 115 Max Angler from Wilderness Systems best: “It’s got all the bells and whistles.” I couldn't say it better, because with a slew of desirable components built in and the Yakattack signature Angler Package, the 115 Max Angler is one of the Read more >>
Kavu Sockeye Short, Kavu Sockeye Short Review
Krueger, Ryan
Swimsuit technology has yet to match that of outerwear, running shoes, or even underwear—probably because it doesn’t need to. A good suit must merely be lightweight, quick-drying, and comfortable; and the Sockeye Short by Kavu is all of these things. Read more >>
Predator MX Kayak, Montana River Fishing, Outside Bozeman
Howlett, David
As a kayak-fisherman, I need a vessel that’s just as capable on lakes as it is in rivers. To my delight, I found the Predator MX from Old Town Canoe & Kayak, engineered from bow to stern to be the ultimate mixed-water fishing platform. Read more >>
The Assault Hand Paddle by Backwater
England, Mike
River-fishing from a solo kayak or canoe involves a slew of challenges unknown to driftboat- and raft-fishermen. One of them is maneuvering the boat when you’ve got a fish on—which is where the Assault Hand Paddle comes in. Read more >>
Howlett, David
No raft trip is complete without a cooler full of frosty beverages and enough snacks to keep content a boatload of river rats. Said ice chest must be rugged enough to withstand demanding whitewater conditions, while pulling double duty as a standing platform or makeshift seat. Read more >>
Howlett, David
Nothing dampens the adventurous spirit of a multi-day whitewater raft trip like wet clothing. Therefore anything I need to keep dry gets stuffed deep into my trusted Black Canyon Dry Bag from SealLine. Read more >>
McCarthy, Chris
When hitting the rapids of the Mad Mile or tumbling over the waves in Yankee Jim Canyon, you need to rely on your oars handling the force of the water and the occasional rock. The Carlisle EX HD Oar shaft and blade meet the challenge. Read more >>
Krueger, Ryan
Once a paddle unavailable for purchase, the AT2 Superduty by Adventure Technologies is now on the market and has been designed with nothing left out. Read more >>
Krueger, Ryan
I live on your feet. I keep your toes warm in the chilly springtime flows and I feed you beer when you fail. I protect you from rocks and sticks and I allow you to move freely along riverbanks and bottoms. I am the Scout bootie by Kokatat and I am your new best friend. Read more >>
England, Mike
Two solid boats for whitewater canoeing.   Read more >>
The Editors
From the leader in ergonomically advanced paddles, the Adventure Technologies AT4 River offers a natural wrist position, improved control, and larger blades on this new piece to maximize stroke and reduce flutter each time you pull it through the water. Read more >>
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