5 Essentials for Little Paddlers

The best whitewater gear for kids

Jun 7, 2013
Outside Magazine
whitewater rafting gear for kids for youth

   Photo: Jessica Averett

Whether in a canoe, kayak, or a raft, going out on the water is something that everyone in the family can enjoy. But that doesn’t mean that it’s always easy: Getting kids ready for a couple of days on a river is like prepping them for a road trip, but even trickier. Get the right kind of gear, and everyone will have a lot more fun.

NRS Wetsock 2.0
Keen Newport H2 Sandals
MTI Children’s PFD
Jackson Fun 1 Kayak
Oakiwear One-Piece Boating Suit

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