Thursday, July 18, 2013

5 River Essentials!

A trip to Gruene is not complete without a fun filled float down the Guadalupe or Comal river! As frequent river floaters, there are a few products that we have learned (the hard way) not to float the river without. The best news? You can get them all here in Gruene before heading down the hill to the water!

1. A Groovy Hat
Goin' for the cowgirl look? These cowboy hats (plus a wide variety of baseball caps) are available at Cotton Eyed Joe's.

More of a fisherman? Grab these straw hats at Gruene Outfitters, they're sure to shade you're whole face!!

 2. Snazzy Shades, and of course, a Croakie!

When it comes to your eyes, you need the best in sun protection! Grab some Costas, or other shades, at Gruene Outfitters or Cotton Eyed Joes!
With all the rapids, the last thing you want is your sunglasses to get knocked into the water. We suggest investing in a croakie to ensure they stay around your neck!

3. Cool Cover Up

When the sun starts to get to you, the best way to shield your skin is to put on a cover up! These awesome options from Cotton Eyed Joe's will keep you lookin' river ready!

4. Sturdy River Shoes

When the water gets low, you may have to walk your tube. You'll definitely be glad you're not barefoot when you check out the rocky bottom of the Guad! These Chacos from Gruene Outfitters are some of the best river/outdoor shoes we've seen!

5. And last, but definitely not least - something to keep your drink cold!! Cotton Eyed Joes has snazzy Gruene or Gristmill Koozies!

Or, if you're on a part of the river where the Can Ban is in effect, make sure to grab a beer pouch at Cotton Eyed Joes or a thermos from Gruene Outfitters!

What are some of your must-haves when floatin' the river?