Posted on: 6 December 2018Share
One of the more exciting weekend getaways that you can do is do is to schedule a white water river rating trip for when the weather warms up this spring. You will have fun riding down the rapids when the winter chill is gone and the ice has melted off the banks of the river. What you will need to do in addition to finding a good river guide is to make sure you have the right gear. Now, when you rent a kayak or river raft, most companies will provide you with a life jacket, but you will also need to wear the right clothing. If you don't have the right clothing, the trip might not be that enjoyable, and your rafting trip might end up a big dud. So, here's the most important clothing that you should get.
Long Sleeve Shirts
You probably know to wear a hat and sunscreen, but you should also consider getting a southern long sleeve t-shirt that will help keep you warm if it gets chilly as well as prevent you from getting a sunburn. You don't want to get burnt while on the river, so a long sleeve shirt will be super helpful. Also, it can get chilly but you don't want to wear a sweatshirt or coat. What you want to wear is something less bulky. Also, when looking for your long sleeve t-shirt, you will want to choose one that has been rated for quick dry. A long sleeve shirt that is designed for active people is perfect. These will be made of a material that won't stay wet, which is important when you're out on the water getting splashed all day.
Quick Dry Shorts
In the same vein, you want something that is quick to dry, and shorts that are lightweight and designed for rafting are perfect. This is if you don't feel like wearing swimming shorts (if you're a guy). Make sure you have pockets that zip shut so you don't lose things, and also that they are watertight.
Waterproof and Slip-Resistant Shoes/Sandals
Finally, you want shoes that won't stay soaking wet (like normal sneakers), so opt for something such as sandals or sneakers designed to be used in rafting and river sports. You also want to make sure they are slip-resistant because when you get in and out of the raft, you want to have sure footing and not slip on the rocks on the riverbed.