What do you need to bring on a rafting trip? Good Question. We are always asked by our guests what exactly they need to wear and bring for each rafting trip. If we could only predict the weather everyday, it wold be a much easier question to answer. Unfortunately we can’t, so we try our best to let all of our guests know about our typical weather patterns throughout the season here in Northern New Mexico. At New Mexico River Adventures, our guests comfort on the river is first and foremost, not to mention a potential safety issue. For those reasons, we have never charged anything extra for the use of wetsuits, splash jackets or some extra warm layers if you happen to be cold. There are a few different factors to keep in mind when planning what to bring on your rafting trip. First of all, know what type of trip you reserved. If it is a more challenging trip like the Taos Box or the Razorblades then you should know that the chances of getting wet more often are pretty good. Also, if your trip is planned for April and May or if the water levels are particularly high, you might get cooler easier. During these times, the general rule of thumb is to avoid cotton clothing. Cotton will suck the warmth from your body and should be avoided on cooler and more intense river trips. The best types of clothing are made of synthetic materials such as polypropilene, capilene, fleece and wool. These days, its pretty easy to find clothing like this at your local sports or outdoor recreation store. When the weather is warmer in July and Aug and the water levels are lower, a t-shirt and shorts is usually just fine. We always offer nylon splash jackets for you to use if you like. The most important item to bring on any rafting trip, anytime of the year is good footwear. This includes sneakers, water shoes and sandals with heal straps. Basically, anything that will stay on your feet while you are in the water and NO flip flops. Always remember to ask one of our friendly reservation staff all about the weather and water conditions for your trip and they will be sure to give you helpful hints on what to bring and always be sure to visit our website which has all the information you need to know about each and every river adventure we offer.