Bell Canoe Works Bell Canoe Works is "the" canoe company to watch if you paddle white water. Bell has a reputation for fast, well designed touring boats and is currently expanding into the whitewater field. With input from Bob Foote, and Cliff Jacobson their tripping and playboat designs will further that growing reputation. Word has it,the ever popular Ocoee will once again be available thanks to the efforts of the folks at Bell Canoe Works.
Jan and Tim are anxiously awaiting arrival of their Prodigy X's to put through their paces, paddling up to class 4, with tripping gear! Thanks Bell, for your interest and support in white water paddling!
  • Prodigy X, fully outfitted for whitewater use
  • clamp on portage yokes

Kokatat Kokatat makes the best drysuits, period. For multi-day trips GORE-TEX® fabric makes the experience quite civilized. Instead of the instantly sweaty, wet, stinky, mass of layering clothers collected after a couple of days, with Kokatat GORE-TEX® suits you are just warm and dry. Oh yeah, you can't find better insulating layers than Kokatat either, softer hand to the material and warmer than you would expect for the weight of the garment. On Smoky River 2004, the killer put-in portage demands high performance gear, light weight with maximum functionality.
Thanks for your support Kokatat!
Kokatat provides:
  • Drysuits: Meridian GORE-TEX® Drysuits
  • Insulation wear: Core underwear and POLARTEC® insulation
  • Destination Paddelwear: Supplex® Pants and Paclite GORE-TEX® Garments: Super light and quick drying for the portages.
  • PFD's: Pro Fit Tour, one of the best Lifejackets on the market.

Robson Robson Robson is an obvious choice for top of the line equipment for a combined canoe/kayak expedition. Robson makes the newest white water C-1 in production. Their open canoe, the C-U-Fly, came first at the 2003 whitewater freestyle world championships. For the Smoky River expedition, Robson has donated their brand new 2004 creek boat, the "Charger". Not only are they world leaders in boat design but also in paddle manufacturing. Robson will be supplying all of our paddle requirements, both canoe and kayak. Thank you for your support Robson.
Robson has a new distributor for North America:ROBSON USA

Western Canoeing
        and Kayaking Western Canoeing and Kayaking: Thank you for your support.

North Water We use North Water safety equipment. North Water is the standard in river safety, period. For maximum strength, we have Spectra rope in our throw bags to be able to set up light mechanical systems. Thank you for your support North Water.