Lightweight H2Core Apparel
Put on a piece of H2Core Lightweight apparel and you’ll wonder how you lived without it. The brushed fabric is soft as your favorite flannel, yet dries quickly, wicks moisture and protects your skin from harmful rays. Its mid-weight weave is perfect for evenings, mornings and cool afternoons—on the water, in camp, or around town.
Futa Fest: Patagonia’s River Culture » As summer begins to warm the Southern Hemisphere, river lovers trek to the Futaleufú Valley in Chile. Paddlers battle for style and speed, locals share their culture, and everyone celebrates free-flowing rivers.
Duct Tape: Sea Kayaking with Cameras » With no on-the-water experience, professional photographers, Joe and Ben, attempt an overnight, open-water, sea-kayaking trip around Washington’s San Juan Islands.
Safety Source: Rafting Put-In Safety Talk » Even if you have an experienced boating group, it’s best to discuss safety and logistics before putting on the water. Here’s a good outline of the basics you should cover.
The Chinese Experience: A First Descent » Seven children under the age of ten and their moms traveled from China to raft world-class whitewater in Idaho. The goal: to experience and be inspired by a place where river conservation and recreation are much more mature.
Safety Source: About Kayaker’s Ear » Repeated splashes of cold water into the ear can cause bony growths that block the ear canal, causing hearing loss and infections. One study found that 70% of kayakers had some degree of these growth.
Duct Tape: Salween Spring Coming Together » NRS sat down with the minds and talents behind Salween Spring to discuss starting a rafting company in China, the fate of China’s last remaining free-flowing rivers, and the making of the film.