Outdoor Gear Exchange Boat and Board Demos: Try Before You Buy

Outdoor Gear Exchange has expanded its paddling department this year. We now offer Stand Up Paddleboards from Boardworks, Doyle, Naish, and KM Hawaii along with Canoes from Old Town, and Kayaks from Old Town, Necky, and Hurricane. Add PFDs, paddles, and, excuse the pun, boatloads of accessories and you’ll find everything you need to stay on top during your next waterborne adventure.

We understand that with so many options you may be uncertain which board or boat is right for you. That why we’ve developed several ways for you to be more secure in your decision.

Weekly SUP/Kayak Tours: Every Thursday starting June 14th through September 13th we’ll be doing a SUP/Kayak tour. These two hour tours will start at 6pm on the water and will offer you some instruction and a guided tour. The price for the tour is $50 and you can deduct the price of one tour from any boat or board purchased afterward. * You’ll get the chance to try a few different boats or boards, meet a few new friends, and get a little instruction from one of our experienced staff.

Private demo: Looking to try a few styles of board or boat but can’t make Thursday night or just prefer a little private attention from our staff? We’ll schedule an hour at your convenience and bring up to four boats or boards and give you chance to try them all and compare along with a little instruction if you like. Again, the price for a demo is $50 and you can deduct the price of one demo from any boat or board purchased afterward. * Just give us a call at 802-860-0190 to make arrangements.

Personal demo: If you’ve nearly decided on a specific boat or board and want to try it before you buy it you can demo it for the day. We’ll even lend you the necessary strapping system to get it to and from the shop. Call ahead to make sure the model you want is available and please be prepared to leave a credit card deposit. You can pick the board up any time after we open and return it that night before we close. The price is $70 and once again, you can deduct the price of one demo from any boat or board purchased afterward. *

Boat or Board Rental: We have select paddleboards and kayaks to rent. You can rent one for $30 for a half day or $60 for a full day including PFD, paddle, dry bag, and strapping gear if needed. These fees aren’t deductible from a board purchase as are with the demos but we will still require an authorized credit card deposit for the equipment rented.

Satisfaction guarantee: Guess what? We’re so confident that you’ll love the board or boat you purchase from us that if you decide you picked the wrong one, bring it back in near-new condition within 30 days and we’ll credit your original purchase price towards the purchase of another boat or board!

* You can go on as many demos or tours as you like but we’ll only deduct one fee from each boat or board you purchase within 14 days and you can only use credit for each demo/rental once.


Published:June 12, 2012

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