• Our Experts


From a humble garage-based kayak school to a trusted national retailer of top-quality adventure gear, one thing remains unchanged: We are passionate in our belief that life is better outdoors. Be it a weekend in the wilderness to the long winding rapids of Rogue River, our team is driven by that passion to to equip you with the best quality tools and advice to embrace adventure.

When we say “adventure begins here, we mean it! With over a century of collective experience between us, our team lives and breathes adventure, and we're available seven days per week to help you prepare for your next trip into the wild.


Watersports Guru

"I am passionate about the outdoors because being in nature allows me to unwind and center myself."

Outdoors Expertise:

- Kayaking (whitewater, recreational, and touring)
- Stand-up Paddle Boarding
- Rafting
- CampingCross-Country Skiing
- Snowshoeing


Outdoors All-rounder

"My current passion is picking out rivers I have not yet visited and finding ways to get there."

Outdoors Expertise:

- Rafting (day trips & multi-day expeditions)
- Skiing (downhill & backcountry)
- Kayaking
- Mountain Biking


Camping & Hiking Enthusiast

"My appreciation for the outdoors started as a child growing up in a small town in Georgia. Now at 30 years old, I still very much enjoy wandering the woods, flipping rocks, and stomping through creeks."

Outdoors Expertise:

- Backpacking
- Hiking
- Trail Running
- Mountain Biking
- Kayaking
- Stand-up Paddle Boarding