Alaska River Rafting Packing Guide

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Alaska River Rafting Packing Guide

River apparel consists of “layers” that are easy to put on and take off. You may find yourself adding and subtracting layers several times a day, depending on the ever-changing weather conditions. We recommend that you choose clothing that is made from warm, yet light-weight fabrics. It also helps if they are made of quick-drying materials. Consider fabrics such as capilene, microfleece, and nylon- polyester blends, that work well with a layering system. These fabrics dry quickly, wick away moisture, and keep you warm even if they are wet. We are happy to make recommendations if you want to give us a call.

Alaska River Rafting Packing Guide Items to Consider Bringing

Mindy in a field of fireweed above Turnback Back Canyon on an Alsek River Rafting expedition.
High Quality Rain Suit

High quality, completely waterproof rain jacket and pants with hood and closures so water cannot seep in. You should We recommend Grunden’s Petrus Collection.

Brown Extratuf Boot
Rubber Boots

Calf-high, flexible rubber boots such as “Xtra-tuf.” You will practically live in these boots. Removable insoles will secure the fit and add insulation.

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Hiking Boots/Shoes

We recommend comfortable footwear made of lightweight, water-resilient materials that can get wet.

thermal underwear
Thermal Underwear

Several sets of “expedition weight” polypropylene shirts and pants to wear under your clothing next to your skin.

Patagonia Fleece
Woolens or Synthetic Fleece

Warm fleece or wool hat, socks, pants, shirt, sweater, pullover and jacket. What you should have is a set of clothing that will maintain thermal qualities even if wet; clothing that you can layer for warmth and then take off when it gets too warm!

Outdoor Research Coat
Warm Jacket

Stuffable, synthetic fabric (down-filled jackets are useless if wet).

Smart Wool Socks

Wool or synthetic blends to wear with your rubber boots. You may also like thin synthetic “liner” socks to wear under thicker ones.

Sunscreen brands
Sun Protection

Sun block, sun screen, lip balm, etc.

Raft Guide Mindy
Sun Glasses

Make sure to secure your sunglasses with a strap. It’s always a good idea to bring a back up pair.

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