What to Bring River Rafting

Idaho River Rafting

After all the planning that goes into setting up your Idaho river rafting adventure, it's easy to overlook one of the most important parts: packing. Depending on the time of year you go rafting, you'll want to bring specific types of clothing. And, there are important things you'll want to pack no matter when you go. This is a brief guide to help you start planning the next part of your trip: packing.

What to Wear

As always, we encourage you to check with your outfitter to find out what the best type of clothing is for the season. For example, early summer means cooler temps so that wetsuits might be appropriate. In general, you can plan for:

  • Bathing suits or shorts for rafting: you'll get wet, that's guaranteed. So, you'll want to be comfortable, not sitting around in wet denim all day. Material that dries fast and loose, woven materials are key. Cotton should be avoided.
  • Water-appropriate shoes: old tennis shoes or breathable hiking shoes, or sandals that strap around the ankle are best bets. Flip flops, slip-on sandals, and bare feet should be avoided.
  • Limited space: so wear layers that you can easily tie around your waist. Towels are unnecessary -- they won't stay dry, anyway.

Ask your outfitter about rentals if you are interested in wetsuits!

What to Bring

There are several things that you should always bring or rent:

  • Personal Flotation Devices (PFDs)
  • Helmets

In addition, you'll want to bring:

  • Sunscreen
  • Sunglasses (and straps!)
  • Sun hat
  • Water
  • A change of clothes and towels to leave at the outfitter or in your car

Find out more and book your shuttle today! Contact Caldwell Transportation.

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