Highlights from ICAST 2015

If you’ve been on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter these past few days you’ve probably seen hundreds of new product posts hyping the latest and greatest from this years ICAST convention in Orlando, Florida. Brands such as Hobie, Diablo Paddle sports, and Native all showed off new gear we can’t wait to get our hands on.
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2015 Fall Kayak and Stand Up Paddleboard Demo Days Announced

Austin Canoe & Kayak (ACK) is excited to announce their annual Fall Demo Day events featuring over 90 kayaks, canoes and stand up paddleboards as well as educational clinics from industry experts. Austin, Texas (August 18, 2015) – Outdoor retailer, Austin Canoe and Kayak (ACK), a division of MSP Holdings, LLC, announces its annual Fall Kayak and Stand Up Paddleboard Demo Days & Outdoor Expo.
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Engel Limited Edition Pink Coolers

Today walking through the endless lineup of tents and new products at the On the Water Demo at ICAST 2015 I was immediately drawn to the brand new Pink Engel Dry Box Cooler under the familiar blue Engel tent. The pink Engel Dry Box Cooler still boasts the original cooler’s best features including stainless steel screws, carry handles, and an air-tight “O” ring seal to keep your goods air and water tight.
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From One to Five: The Story of the ACK Stores

What do you see when you find a small, locally owned kayak shop in Austin, Texas? Steve and Peter Messana, owners of Austin Canoe & Kayak (ACK), saw potential. They took a tiny specialty paddling shop and developed it into the booming business it is today. Starting with the flagship store in Austin, TX and then growing across Central Texas, ACK has developed into one of Texas’s largest kayak fishing and outdoor retailer while maintaining its mom-and-pop shop feel in each of its brick and mortar locations.
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The Roo Life

The minute I set my eyes on a Kammok Roo I knew I had to own one. Not only is it attractive, local to Austin, and tear resistant but with the purchase of every Roo, Dragonfly, or Glider, Kammok is able to provide life-saving treatment to 5 children diagnosed with malaria in Africa.
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