Salt Life Sailing Tropics Boardshorts Review

Even though Summer is winding down, there is still plenty of time to get out onto the water.

Salt Life sent me a pair of their Sailing Tropics Boardshorts to test and they have been the perfect companion for water adventures: paddle boarding, wakeboarding, and swimming.

Salt Life’s Sailing Tropics Boardshorts

Salt Life’s Sailing Tropics Boardshorts are great. They are made from performance  SLX-QD 4 way Vapor stretch fabric. It’s quick-drying, ultra-light, and super comfy.

There’s also a liner inside, which functioned great. Other boardshorts I have don’t have a liner and I have found myself getting chafed after several hours on the water. Not with these though! They fit comfortably, hitting above the knee, around mid-thigh, with an 18″ mid-seam.

The Sailing Tropics Boardshorts are perfect for when you’re spending all day at the beach.

Salt Life’s Sailing Tropics Boardshorts

Plus, these shorts are pretty darn cool and stylish. The colors on these really pop and stand up well after playing in salt water and after several washes.

These shorts also come with:

  • Elastic waist w/drawcord
  • On-seam pockets and side leg vents
  • Back flap pocket
  • Woven label patch on front leg
  • Mesh liner
Salt Life’s Sailing Tropics Boardshorts

If you’re looking to upgrade your ocean or lake wear, look no further than the Salt Life Sailing Tropics Boardshorts. I am obsessed with these!

They are $56 online. I’m a 34″ waist and wear a size Medium.

DKOTA Grizzly’s New Boone Shirt Review

During Outdoor Retailer, I had the chance to visit with the St. Louis based clothing manufacturer, DKOTA Grizzly.

Over the past several years, I’ve been visiting their booths and seeing their products at our local Scheel’s and have always been impressed with their attention to detail when it came to creating functional and stylish clothing.

DKOTA Grizzly specializes in men’s rugged-casual clothing.

Their team walked me through their Spring ’22 line and I could immediately see how their product design had evolved from heavier fabrics to performance fabrics, making DKOTA Grizzly a “crossover brand” that can allow wearers to transition from the gym to work.

A majority of their new products, including the Boone shirt, that we’ll dive into more detail on, were created with active stretch a movement fabrics; making it the perfect spring or summer companion.

DKOTA Grizzly Boone Long-Sleeve Shirt
DKOTA Grizzly Boone Long-Sleeve Shirt

DKOTA Grizzly sent us their new Boone shirt to test out.

This shirt is made from a Nylon / Spandex blend. It is light and breathable. During testing, I wore it on a hike during a fairly warm spring day and found it to be very comfortable. The fabric itself was very cool, which I think would be a great pairing in summer when it is a bit warmer. Or, at the least, pairing it with a jacket on cooler days.

The Boone also has two hidden zippered chest pockets. Now, when it comes to button-up shirts, I don’t really ever use my chest pockets. But I liked the style of the zippers. Typically when buttons or snaps, it was always a pain to undo the button. The zippers made it a heckuvalot easier to access.

DKOTA Grizzly also designed this shirt so that there’s a sunglass wipe on the lower hem and a loop inside to hang your sunglasses from.

It’s little things like this that made their product design standout and I found myself constantly surprised.

I’m a big fan of this shirt.

It’s still warming up in Colorado, but as Spring starts to settle in, this shirt will join me on many adventures. Whether I am fishing, paddle boarding, or boating.

The Boone can be found at many of DKOTA Grizzly’s retail partners. If you visit their Find Retailer page, you can locate a retailer near you.

DKOTA Grizzly New Boone Shirt

They also created another shirt called the Barkley, which is a short-sleeved variation for what we tested.

To learn more about their manufacturing practices, you can visit their website: dakotagrizzly.com.

Our Favorite Photos from CKS Paddlefest

The Huck Adventures team spent Memorial weekend in Buena Vista, Colo., for the CKS Paddlefest. There was tons of action on the banks of the gorgeous Arkansas River, and we caught it all on camera. Check out our favorite photos below.

If you haven’t been to a the CKS Paddlefest yet, you’re missing out. They have a little bit of everything, from the U.S. National Freestyle Championships to a kayak rodeo. Paddlers from all over the country, and even internationally, came for some action on the Arkansas River.

Huck Adventures had a booth at CKS Paddlefest, and we had a great time meeting everyone who stopped by. We were spreading the word about the Huck app and loved all the positive feedback we got from the paddling community.

If you missed our booth and want to be a beta tester, or just want to be notified of our launch, sign up on our website, www.huckadventures.com.

CKS Paddlefest 2019, Buena Vista, Colorado, Huck Adventures
Photo by Nic Daughtry Photography, @nicdaughtry
CKS Paddlefest 2019, Buena Vista, Colorado, Huck Adventures
Photo by Nic Daughtry Photography, @nicdaughtry
CKS Paddlefest 2019, Buena Vista, Colorado, Huck Adventures
Photo by Nic Daughtry Photography, @nicdaughtry
CKS Paddlefest 2019, Buena Vista, Colorado, Huck Adventures
Photo by Nic Daughtry Photography, @nicdaughtry
CKS Paddlefest 2019, Buena Vista, Colorado, Huck Adventures
Photo by Nic Daughtry Photography, @nicdaughtry

Thank you to Nic Daughtry Photography for the incredible photos of the event. Check out more of his work at https://nicdaughtry.com/