Essential Gear for a River Adventure

On their most recent mission, our Directors of Toughness head to our own backyard in the Pacific Northwest where they brave the whitewater rapids of the Klamath River. Here’s the gear that got them through some rough waters:

Faith Briggs

  1. WOMEN’S OUTDRY™ EX GOLD TECH SHELL JACKET: The Titanium OutDry Ex Gold Tech shell is like breathable body armor with advanced evaporation and a fully seam-sealed construction. Featuring an attached, adjustable storm hood, underarm venting, a slight drop tail, adjustable cuffs and hem, and sleek Light Rail™ zippers on the hand pockets.
  2. WOMEN’S DRAINMAKER™ III SHOE: With bigger, more numerous drainage ports in the heel and forefoot, the updated Drainmaker II drains water 33% faster than its predecessor. Add siped lugs for increased traction on wet surfaces and new internal frame support and you’ve got an ideal lightweight, quick-drying shoe for staying safe and comfortable during extended waterside activities.

  3. WOMEN’S TRAIL ON™ LONG SLEEVE SHIRT: One of the most versatile looks in the book, this casual, comfy women’s button up in a classic plaid can take you from work to the trail, coffee to casual happy hour. Built from 100% cotton that’s been garment washed for that lived-in comfort, the Women’s Trail On Long Sleeve features a cute checkered-print lining and roll-up sleeves so you can adjust your look.

Mark Chase

  1. MEN’S SOUTH CANYON™ CREEK ANORAK: Crafted from rich, waxed-canvas-like nylon, this 80s pullover torn straight from our archives brings water-resistant protection and vintage outdoor vibes in new, modern colors to all your cool-weather adventures. The men’s South Canyon Creek Anorak features a kangaroo pocket, an internal bottle opener and beverage pocket, and a contrast-print lining dressed in classic Columbia hunting camo.

  2. MEN’S SOL RESIST™ SHORT SLEEVE SHIRT: Simple functionality make this shirt your first choice for a hike in the mountains or a trip to the store. Ultimate moisture management, rapid evaporation, and UPF 50 sun protection keep you comfortably covered.

  3. MEN’S DRAINMAKER™ III SHOE: With bigger, more numerous drainage ports in the heel and forefoot, the updated Drainmaker III drains water fast. Add siped lugs for increased traction on wet surfaces and new internal frame support and you’ve got an ideal lightweight, quick-drying shoe for staying safe and comfortable during extended waterside activities.

Check out the full adventure here:

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