Half and Full Day Kayaking/Sup Checklist

Toll Free:877-399-2477

Phoenix Area Kayaking/SUP Gear Checklist

 Gear Supplied by Just Roughin' It


We Supply


What’s It For?


Kayak or SUP


Inflatable kayaks or SUPs for easy transport and usability.




So you can go places instead of just floating around in the water.



Personal Floatation Device. If you fall into the water, you will float. It is not a life vest because if you forget to float face up, it will not save your life.


Required Gear Not Supplied By JRI


Stuff to Bring

Our Price

What’s It For?


Hand Sanitizer


Anti-bacterial gel to kill, well…bacteria.


Hiking Hat

$16.00 & up

Sun protection.


Hydration Bladders/Water Bottles

$7.95 & up

Holds water – you need this! Recommend 3-4 liters of carrying capacity. A 2 or 3 liter bladder plus additional bottles is a good combo. Our packs are compatible with hydration bladders of up to 3 liters.


Lip Balm SPF 15+

$2.95 & up

Sun protection for you lips – no one likes to kiss chapped lips.


Prescription Meds


Ask your doctor if you don’t know.



$48.00 & up

They block the bright sun from your eyes and protect them from UVA and UVB rays.


Sunscreen SPF

$9.00 & up

Sun protection for the rest of you.


Optional Gear Items


Stuff you might want to bring

Our Price

What’s It For?


Bandanas (2-3)

$2.99 each

All purpose camp tool – use as headwear, dust cover, sweat rag, snot rag, wash cloth, napkin, etc.


Camera, Case, and Batteries

Cases $25.00 & up

Taking pictures, protecting the camera & making sure the camera can keep taking pictures.

Cooling Cloth

$12.00 & up

Stays wet and goes around your neck to help keep you cool during your hot summer hike.


Insect Repellent

$7.95 & up

To repel bugs. It's dry in the desert so there aren't many bugs. But one bug can be one bug too many.


Super Salve

$3.10 & up

Anti-chaffing, blister prevention &/or healing of minor cuts, scrapes, and chaffing.


 Stuff to Wear


Clothing Item

Our Price

What’s It For


Water Shoes


Water shoes that will stay on your feet but you can also walk on rocks and uneven terrain. XeroShoes are a great option.


Short Sleeved Shirts

$26.00 & up

Short sleeved shirts that are lightweight, light colored, and breathable – wicking materials are best for the colder months in the Phoenix area - late October through early March.  Cotton is best in DRY heat; in order to stay cool, avoid wicking material. Tank tops are not recommended when carrying a day pack.


Hiking or Running Shorts

$65.00 & up

Hiking or running shorts - lightweight, comfortable, quick drying to avoid chaffing. NO denim! Anything you don't mind getting wet.


Lightweight Long Sleeve Shirt

$25.00 & up

Lightweight long sleeve shirt for cooler mornings or fall/spring hikes. 

Lightweight Fleece

$59.00 & up

A great third layer for additional warmth. For cold weather trips.


Rain Gear

$1.19 & up

Only when dictated by weather. A lightweight poncho is usually sufficient.


 Tips & Tricks



Check local weather forecasts prior to the tour (see our additional resources) to help you determine what to wear. Use this link for updated weather forecast in the Phoenix area.


Essential Items

Please remember to always pack essential items such as passport, money, eyewear, medications, a change of clothing (including hiking shoes) and other essential items in your carry-on baggage, in case your checked luggage is delayed while you travel.


Layering Clothing

Temperatures vary about 20 degrees F from highs to lows throughout the day. Always test your layers before a trip. Your outer layer should fit easily over the inside ones without binding, bunching, or otherwise restricting movement.



You will want to bring your favorite non-perishable and durable (no bananas or chocolate) snacks to eat while hiking. Bring a good mix of salty and sweet! We recommend 4 snacks per person. Don't be afraid of carbs, sugar and salt on hiking trips in Phoenix. Trust us, you will burn it and your body will crave the quick energy you get from carbs.


*** This checklist is generalized based on season and does not take into account drastic changes in temperature (hot or cold). Shoulder seasons (late October and early March) present varying degrees of weather – late and early season cold/warm fronts. JRI recommends you over pack for the trip so you are prepared for any last minute changes in weather. Any items you do not ultimately need for the trip can be left behind in the company vehicle on the morning of your trip. ***

Toll Free:877-399-2477