White Water Rafting Equipment: The Complete List To Get You Ready

Before learning any sport, it’s very useful to know about equipment, because when others give you advice, you need to know what they are talking about. The white water rafting equipment is as follows:

What do you need to go white water rafting?

Before learning any sport, it’s very useful to know about equipment, because when others give you advice, you need to know what they are talking about. The white water rafting equipment is as follows:

Safety Raft Helmet

In addition to the life-jacket, everything in rafting... has the role of protecting from any over and under water incident.

The  water helmet ‌  is lined with waterproof and soft filling, so its use and wearing is comfortable in any situation. It also has protections for the ears. Getting used to it doesn't take much time.

Get your safety raft helmet
How to Choose Your Whitewater Helmet

Rescue vest / life jacket

From the security point of view, the basis of everything when doing white water rafting is wearing a  rescue vest ‌  that will keep you afloat if you ever fall in the water!

Its use is obligatory for the whole duration of the white water rafting activity. It keeps you afloat if an accident in water happens.

It has floating and water-absorbing foam inside, so with its thrust force it is guaranteed to eject you to the surface of the water and maintain you above it if you fall out of the  rafting boat ‌  during the activity.

It has adjustable buckles and regulators with straps to tighten its use is fairly easy and also provide adequate size very quickly.

Get your water life jacket
How to Choose PFDs (Life Jackets)

Anorak Jacket

A waterproof  anorak jacket ‌  is purpose-built for rafting and water rafting as it is water resistant. Required item and component of white water rafting equipment for use in bad weather, rain and similar meteorological conditions.

Highly functional and with built-in non-porous latex seals fitted around the neck, on the arms and belt, it is guaranteed to keep you dry under the rain - but even an  anorak jacket ‌  can't keep you dry if you fall in the water!

Get a water resistant anorak jacket

Long Neoprene Wetsuit

It's a high quality long  neoprene wetsuit ‌  that protects from moisture as well as cold during rafting.

This long suit model is an excellent part of the white water rafting equipment especially when there are bad weather conditions.

Make sure to choose different models, as the  men wetsuit ‌  and female wetsuit are different in shape.

Neoprene wetsuit for men
How to choose a right neoprene wetsuit ?

Neoprene Pants With Suspenders Long John

It's a very popular model of neoprene rafting suit. Model used throughout the raft season. Maximum functional clothing, you feel comfortable and uninhibited, and in combination with  anorak jacket ‌  as the upper part makes it ideal for rafting kit. Also made from high quality 5 mm thick neoprene material that keeps you warm. Built-in zippers on the back of the pants and on the ends of the trousers make it fairly easy to use with the appropriate size provided.

Short neoprene suit shorty

Model neoprene suits that are rarely used or used only in exceptionally hot sunny days during the summer rafting season. It's made of neoprene and the thickness is 2 or 3 mm.

As for the long neoprene suits, the  women shorty wetsuit ‌  and men shorty wetsuit models are a little different and should be considered.

Get a woman shorty wetsuit
Get a man shorty wetsuit
Wetsuit Buying Guide | How To Choose A Wetsuit

Neoprene Boots / Waterproof Submerge Socks

Considering the water temperature and that your feet are almost always moist, these  neoprene boots ‌  an indispensable part of the entire rafting equipment we use.

They are primarily intended to keep you warm, while also allowing you to move as comfortably as possible, and saving your feet from probable injuries, for example while walking on rocks.

They are also made of neoprene material with a thickness of 6 mm in the embodiment of the thermal neoprene lining on the inner side. The zipper fastening system allows you to wear them very easily.

Wetsuit Boot Buyers Guide – How to Choose Your Next Pair of Wetsuit Boots
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Paddle / Aluminum Oar For Rafting

An important part of the white water rafting equipment! As you actively participate in rafting, and make it move forward or backward with your rowing, in addition to manage the boat and lowering it down the river - all is done with an  aluminum oar ‌  or also called a  rafting paddle ‌  - which means the same thing.

Made of aluminum, and very light, with a plastic paddle at the bottom of the anatomical hand grip on the oars.

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Rafting Boat

A Rubber rafting boat, specially made for wild waters. Made of multi layer rubber with a capacity of 8-10 people depending on the exact boat.

With its 6-8 air chambers, a  rafting boat ‌  is very stable and guarantees secure rafting.

How to Choose Your First Raft or Cataraft | NRS
Get an inflatable rafting boat

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