Rental Product Details

Insulation

Available : 5

Please call us at (530) 885-1844 to make sure that we have your size available.

A few tips from the Sierra Outdoor Center Staff -

If you are new to outdoor adventure travel, let us introduce you to an oft-used phrase: Cotton kills! Basically, when you are deciding what to wear river rafting, toss out anything cotton. Once cotton gets wet, it stays cold and gets very heavy. What you want to wear whitewater rafting are synthetic fabrics that can insulate even when wet. Think wool, Capilene, or “Under Armour” type fabric. Many people wear a bathing suit on a day trip, But, that's not particularly comfortable.

For a summer trip, with warm air temps and mild water temps, here are the rafting clothes we would wear:

  • Pants or Shorts
  • Tank Top
  • Short-Sleeve Top
  • Long Sleeve Top

With these basic rafting clothes, you’re all set for a summer day trip on the river.

But, face it, our rivers are snow-melt. The water is cold !

Now, if you are planning to go whitewater rafting in cold water you’re going to need to amp up your packing so you can be safe and comfortable on your trip regardless of water temperatures. A wet suit is invaluable. Here are some of the items that we rent

  • Wet suit – generally, a Farmer John or Farmer Jane suit will suffice – this is a sleeveless style that allows better arm movement.
  • Neoprene Pants
  • Neoprene Boots
  • Splash Top – a proper splash jacket can make a huge difference in your comfort on the river. Unlike a regular rain jacket, splash jackets have very tight seals at the neck and wrists to keep all cold water from getting to your base layers.

Please call us at (530)885-1844 with any questions.





 

All watercraft rentals include a Personal Flotation Device (PFD) and a paddle.

Except for Wake-board rentals, of course. No paddle.

And, in the case of a River Board w/fins rental Sierra Outdoor Center will include a helmet, all of The Team’s experience and Best Wishes.

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