The Tumalo Creek Blog

Astral Buoyancy Greenjacket Review

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By Jessica I’ve been raft guide and been whitewater canoeing for years and it has been a real challenge to find a rescue jacket that actually fits, seeing as it […]

Ruffwear Portage Float Coat Review

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Okay… we do have a special place in our hearts here for the folks over at Ruffwear. They are our neighbors, with their company based right here in Bend, Oregon. […]

Stohlquist Descent PFD Review

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I’ve been working as a whitewater professional for decades working as far north as Alaska and as far south as Ecuador, where I teach whitewater rescue to local guides. But […]

US Canoe Association Article about Pickin’ & Paddlin’

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Pickin’ & Paddlin’ A Fundraiser for the Bend Paddle Trail Alliance in Bend, OR By Laurel Brauns There are few places in the country that can boast such a tight-knit […]

Wild & Scenic Film Festival 2011

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We’re psyched to be partnering with the Oregon Natural Desert Association to help bring the Wild & Scenic Film Festival to Bend this September 22 at McMenamins OSF. Come into […]

Stohlquist Betsea: Gear Review

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Attention well-endowed women: The Stohlquist Betsea is the PFD made specifically for you. The special “Wrapture” design features sculpted foam for support and comfort. There are large zip pockets in […]

John Hise runs the Middle Fork of the Salmon

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Most of Tumalo Creek’s customers know a love John as a knowledgeable and avid boater who knows every product in the store. He’ll always will go out of his way […]

Jackson Ibis Review

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(Compare to the Wilderness Systems Pungo 120) Named after the waddling water bird, this is the great boat for the explorer who is more interested in checking out wildlife and […]

Jackson Journey Review

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Touring: The Jackson Journey (Compare to the Wilderness Systems Tsunami) I took the Journey out for a paddle up the Deschutes the other day and was psyched with how comfortable and responsive […]

Learning from Successful Paddle Trail Projects

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Revenue, Reach and Responsibility: A Presentation at Outdoor Retailer by Kate Williams, Executive Director of the Northern Forest Canoe Trail One of the most fascinating and relevant presentations I attended […]

Tour the Upper Deschutes

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Yesterday I helped to lead a nine-person kayak tour of the Upper Deschutes from Slough Camp, up to Benham Falls and down to the take-out just above Dillon Falls. Visitors […]

Hobie Mirage Sport Review

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The Hobie Sport has become one of our best sellers here at Tumalo Creek since we started carrying Hobie this spring. This is a great boat for youth and smaller […]

Astral Buoyancy Camino Review

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The Astral Buoyancy Camino features Astral’s Airescape ventilation system, which includes vent ports and a mesh liner to eliminate excess heat build up. This jacket is designed to allow paddlers a […]

Naish Glide Review

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Looking to do some flat water cruising on your lunch hour? If a fast, steady board calls your name try out the Naish Glide. Built for speed but equipped with […]

Jen Kjellesvik: Women of Many Waters

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Jen has taught for Tumalo Creek for the past two summers. The story below was written by Laurel Brauns and originally appeared in Central Oregon Magazine: Jen Kjellesvik has spent […]

David Kinker – Makes Art to get you out on the water.

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Kinker is a Bend legend: he one of the most well respected kayakers and rafters in the boating community and is also an incredible visual artist. You may have seen […]