A lot of thought went into our decision to be a Jackson outfitter. Some of the decisions were emotional–Jackson is a family-owned business. They are a little bigger than Adventure Mendota (okay lots!), but still, we like to support any family business. Some were logistical as well as emotional–we try to support local businesses, and, admittedly, Jackson isn’t exactly a hop, skip and a jump away, but the company is a Tennessee business. While we are located in Virginia, we are very close to the Tennessee border and about one third of our guests are Tennesseans. Also, we can pick up the kayaks ourselves and save shipping charges.
At first look, before all of the above, however, we were simply blown away by the perfect fit for our Class I river. Here’s a little video made by Jackson.
We feel more secure putting you in the river with our Jacksons vs. a less-expensive kayak. One hole in a kayak can ruin your whole day.