The perfect gift for your special river rat

by | December 7, 2016

The perfect gift for your special river rat

If you dislike holiday shopping as much as we do, we are here to help! Our guides got together and discussed our favorite pieces of gear from 2016.  We’ve put this gear to the test, and we’re excited share with you what we love the most.

At ZTS we are grateful we get to work on the river. Using functional, smart, durable gear makes our job even more enjoyable.

Astral Loyak shoes

Love these shoes! They are not only look good enough for town, but are super comfortable too. What we like: comfy, quick-drying, packable, breathable, grippy soles, and the heels fold down for a unique “slipper effect.”

Patagonia Tropical Hoody

Many of our guides had to buy two of these hoodies because wearing one every day got too stinky! On a hot day, we dip this hoody in the river to help keep us cool. What we like: lightweight sun protection, huge hood, baggy fit, quick-drying.

Hydro Flask water bottle

There is nothing better than reaching for your water bottle during a hot day on the river and sipping on some icy cold water.  Hydro Flask makes us feel like we’re giving ourselves a tip each time we take a swig! What we like: keeps liquids icy cold all day, durable, multiple size options, stainless steel.

Sol Gear drag bag

Beverages are tasty on the river, and we’ve found that keeping your favorite beverages within reach is a real crowd pleaser. What we like: multiple sizes to choose from, simple attachment, easy open/close, exceptional beverage organization and security.