What to Wear Rafting & Tubing
Don’t know what to wear rafting or tubing? You can give us a call or check here for a quick overview!
No matter the time of year, we provide you with farmer John wetsuits, neoprene booties, fleece, and splash jackets, all free of charge.
If you are rafting with us in May or June, you most likely will be wearing all the gear that we provide. In the early season, the river temperatures are chilly, even if the air temperatures are warm. The rivers warm up in July and August, but you are still welcome to use our gear if you get cold easily. Bring a bathing suit to wear under a wetsuit.
As the summer progresses, you will find that shorts, t-shirts, and water sandals are suitable for your raft trip. If you don’t have your own river shoes or sandals, feel free to borrow ours (washed after every use!).
We provide changing rooms and all the gear you need before you head out on your trip. Our guides will help you pick out what is needed and make sure you get the correct sizes.
Our gear is top of the line and washed after each use. We don’t charge for gear rental because we want you to have the best experience possible and not worry about hidden fees. Show up with a bathing suit, shorts, t-shirt, and sandals or shoes and we’ll take care of the rest!
There are times when we offer the gear but it is not mandatory. People who are cold by nature will appreciate it while the hardy folk will go without and be quite comfortable. If you are from somewhere warm, we are happy to bundle you up.
You will definitely want to dress for the weather. Bring a windbreaker or raincoat as the weather in Montana has a habit of changing every five minutes.
NO open toed shoes. We recommend tennis shoes or hiking boots.
You will be required to wear our helmets, but a ball cap can fit underneath if you would like to wear one.
If your sunglasses are tight fitting, they are good to go. If they are loose or expensive we recommend eyeglass retainers such as chums or croakies, or you can leave them behind all together.
No dangling jewelry of any kind is allowed to be worn while zipping.
Long hair must be pulled back.
As far as casual attire goes, we recommend not wearing short-shorts as you will be wearing a full body harness that does not cater nicely to such, and sweat pants, in the overall scheme of things, do not look great in photos.
If you would like to bring a camera, phone or GoPro you are more than welcome to. The cameras and phones will need to be in a zip pocket or in a carrying bag that will not interfere with the harness. GoPros – We do have a few helmets with GoPro mounts, although they are first- come first- serve on a daily basis. Otherwise we recommend you bring a chest strap for use.
Please bring the following items:
- A pair of sunglasses to protect your eyes from the sun and errant casting!
- Montana Fishing License
- If you have quick dry clothing, or anything that is not cotton, please prepare to wear.
The following are optional items:
- Shorts and an extra pair of socks that can get wet while wading in the river.
- A baseball or wide brimmed hat to protect from the sun.
- Drinks and Snacks
What to Wear:
- Please wear long pants for the ride, and sturdy shoes (no sandals).
- Sun protection, such as a hat or sunscreen.
- Jacket – A light jacket or rain jacket is recommended as the weather changes rapidly in Montana.
What to Wear:
- Bathing Suits – or clothes you don’t mind getting wet
- Shoes that will stay on your feet – no flip flops (as you will probably lose one or two in the current)
What to Bring:
- Waterproof Camera
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