“Our Favorite Backpacker Gear for a Day on the Water”
Here are a few things that some of us may forget before we head out onto the water.
Whether you are casting for those big reds or just enjoying a boat ride, sun protection is crucial keeping you from becoming a burnt crawfish at the end of the day.
Check out the Buff UV neck gaiter, if you opt out of a wide, brimmed hat. Plus Costa and Smith sunglasses have you covered and are still stylish , both offering various models for any taste.
Long sleeves are in! They are not just for cold weather anymore.
With all that time in the sun, you will want to stay hydrated.
Store all your favorite beverages in the AO Backpack, which will keep your ice and beverages chilled for days.This American made, soft sided cooler can hold 18 cans (plus ice) and is guaranteed not to leak.
Of course you never know what the weather may hold confirming the old saying, “Want the weather in Louisiana to change? Just wait a few minutes!”
Packable rain jackets will not only keep you super dry, but will also offer wind protection as well.
Lastly, you will want to record those amazing moments!
GoPro cameras are the answer due to their durability and their wide assortment of mounts allowing you to go everywhere!
Be safe, and we will see you on the water!
Written by Anthony Arabie, Store Manager of Backpacker at Bocage in Baton Rouge.