With our combined 6+ decades guiding rafting trips throughout the world, we know that the difference between an enjoyable experience and a miserable one often comes down to what you bring. We’ve partnered with New Headings to offer a simplified selection of gear made up mostly of items we’ve tested and depend upon ourselves.
Our online store includes mid-range and higher-end products for each category to set you up for success. For those looking for more information, we also have articles on choosing rafting footwear, what to wear rafting, feminine hygiene on rafting trips, and our favorite Grand Canyon reading.
When shopping, keep these three guidelines in mind:
- On the water can be a harsh environment particularly when in the desert like Grand Canyon. When it comes to rain gear, UPF clothing and footwear it pays to invest in higher quality products.
- Protecting yourself from the intense sun should be taken seriously.
- Be sure to read over your outfitter’s packing list (example packing list) and ask why you need to bring a certain item if you don’t understand.
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When planning a rafting trip through the canyon, it’s important to consider how to best protect yourself from the sun. The combination of all day exposure and reflected sunlight off the water can be intense. Proper protection allows you to get the most out of your trip and avoid sunburn, heat exhaustion, or even skin damage.
One of our most commonly asked questions here at Rivers & Oceans is the inevitable “What is the bathroom situation when rafting the Grand Canyon?”. While we wish it was just as simple as plumbing pipes and flushable toilets, we’re here to talk about The Groover, which is the next best thing.
Here are some of our favorite Grand Canyon rafting books for those interested rafting the Colorado River within Grand Canyon. This post just scratches the surface of the best writing on the Colorado River through Grand Canyon.
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