Down River Equipment  

Wheat Ridge,  CO 
United States
http://www.downriverequip.com
  • Booth: 34050-UL

Down River Equipment is the Source for All Your River Equipment. We’ve been manufacturing and supplying the best river equipment since 1985. Our company is owned by boaters and we employ an experienced team of boaters to assist with all your river needs. We specialize in the fabrication and distribution of equipment for all types of river adventures.

Our main distributed brands include Sawyer, Carlisle, Advanced Composite, Extrasport and Way Coolers. But, Down River Equipment is best known for our quality raft and cataraft rowing frames. Our Gunnison series is a large line up of stock frames and dry boxes with great margins, but we specialize in custom fabrication to your specifications. We also manufacture rafting accessories such as rigging gear, dry boxes, pumps and river camping gear, all of which is made in Colorado. Our experience and craftsmanship are the best in the industry.

Brands: Down River Equipment, Down River, DRE


 Videos

Behind the Brand (Video in Online Profile 1)
Frame-Build (Video in Online Profile 2)

 Show Specials

  • Order $10,000 by 9/30/18 to receive 2018 Preseason pricing and net 60 dating for preseason orders and be locked in at 2019 Preseason pricing, net 30 all year. 

    Order $5,000 by 9/30/18 to receive 2018 Preseason pricing and net 30 terms and be locked in at 2019 Volume  pricing, net 30 all year.

    See Terms section of our dealer workbook for information about how to apply for dating incentives.

    Price Levels

    Preseason Pricing:  Orders placed for a minimum amount of $1000 before 9/30/18 to ship between 2/1/19 - 7/31/19 will receive 2018 Preseason pricing.  Multiple purchase orders can be combined to meet this minimum. 

    Volume Pricing:  Orders placed after 9/30/18 for $1,000 and over will receive Volume pricing on the entire order.  Orders between $250 - $1,000 will receive Volume pricing on line items with quantity 10 and over. All other line items within the order will receive Wholesale pricing. Frames & Frame Accessories are excluded from the above pricing schedules; they have their own Volume pricing based on quantity associated with each product.  Please refer to each item in these categories for specific quantity levels.

    Wholesale Pricing:  Orders placed after 9/30/18 for less than $1,000 and line items with 9 and fewer will receive Wholesale pricing.

    No Minimum Order Amount

    There is no minimum order amount for in-season orders.

    Custom Orders: Custom produced products, such as frames, dry boxes and poly decks may not be revised or removed from an order after the design is approved.  Design approvals are due 9/30/18 in order to qualify for Preseason Pricing.  These items will be produced anytime between the day the order is confirmed and due date. 

    Order Revisions: Items not custom produced may be revised up to 1 week prior to your ship date in order to retain sales program pricing incentives.

    Down River Equipment is the Source for All Your River Equipment. We’re best known for our quality stock and custom line of raft and cataraft rowing frames. We produce rafting accessories such as rigging gear, dry boxes, pumps and river camping gear, all of which is made in Colorado, USA. We distribute brands like Sawyer, Carlisle, Advanced Composite, Extrasport and Way Coolers. Our experience and craftsmanship are the best in the industry.

    If you would like more information, please stop by our booth or contact Phil or Anthony at 303-565-5040 or email at phil@downriverequip.com and anthony@downriverequip.com.


 Press Releases

  • Introducing the latest cutting edge rowing frame design from Down River.

    The power & efficiency of a drift boat meets the comfort & forgiveness of rubber in this completely new frame concept. Designed to fit standard 13' & 14' rafts, the Drifter is built from the floor up, transferring rowing energy directly to the boat itself. This design makes the frame incredibly efficient on the water. The diamond plate floor is custom built to fit just above the floor of the raft, maximizing floor space. The Drifter is built without cross bars, increasing mobility and comfort inside the raft. To replace traditional crossbar storage, its outfitted with a track-style rigging system for mounting the dry box captain’s seat and any size cooler that fits between the tubes. This frame is completely powder coated, minimizing wear on the raft. The drifter weighs in at about 200lbs for a 13’ raft and is super comparable to the weight of our traditional San Juan frame. The Green River Drifter is an innovative alternative to meet the needs for many types of float fishing.

    Down River Equipment is the Source for All Your River Equipment. We’re best known for our quality stock and custom line of raft and cataraft rowing frames. We produce rafting accessories such as rigging gear, dry boxes, pumps and river camping gear, all of which is made in Colorado, USA. We distribute brands like Sawyer, Carlisle, Advanced Composite, Extrasport and Way Coolers. Our experience and craftsmanship are the best in the industry.

    If you would like more information, please stop by our booth or contact Phil or Anthony at 303-565-5040 or email at phil@downriverequip.com and anthony@downriverequip.com.

  • Down River is known for making top-of-the-line mesh cargo gear. This season we introduced our most versatile bag yet! A quick release draw string system allows for fast in & out access. A strong D ring allows this bag to quickly fasten anywhere with the use of a carabiner or strap. A tri-slide attachment at the base of the bag allows the user to run a cam-strap from the D-ring to the base (tri-slide) making it easy to wrap around a thwart or throw over your shoulder. Double lined with Down River’s signature multi-mesh, and reinforced Xtra Duty mesh base, this bags more durable than anything on the market. Don’t limit yourself to a single purpose river bag. A drag-bag, thwart bag, strap-bag, trash-bag, or daypack are just some of the uses for this adaptable river bag.

    Down River Equipment is the Source for All Your River Equipment. We’re best known for our quality stock and custom line of raft and cataraft rowing frames. We produce rafting accessories such as rigging gear, dry boxes, pumps and river camping gear, all of which is made in Colorado, USA. We distribute brands like Sawyer, Carlisle, Advanced Composite, Extrasport and Way Coolers. Our experience and craftsmanship are the best in the industry.

    If you would like more information, please stop by our booth or contact Phil or Anthony at 303-565-5040 or email at phil@downriverequip.com and anthony@downriverequip.com.

  • Wheat Ridge, CO, July 26, 2018 Co-owners Jason Peter, Zach Svoboda and Phil Walczynski are excited that the industry comes together in their home state.

    “It makes sense to me,” states Phil, who settled here in ’88, “Colorado has been considered the unofficial hub by many of my peers in the industry for years, now it’s official.”

    Down River has called Colorado home since 1985 and has watched as many other companies have started or moved here since then.

    Jason, who’s a native, explains; “The folks who work in the industry are obviously outdoor enthusiasts. Companies end up in Colorado partly because there’s such a variety of outdoor sports available for their staff to enjoy.”

    Down River has seen the State, counties, and cities team up to make it easier for companies to do business in Colorado.  There is clearly a movement for outdoor businesses to stay, start up, or move to Colorado.

     “When we moved to our new headquarters in 2017, the city of Wheat Ridge representatives worked hard to get us into our new building. Which allowed us to get back to doing what we do.” Says Zach, who moved here in 2000.

    Down River Equipment is the Source for All Your River Equipment. We’re best known for our quality stock and custom line of raft and cataraft rowing frames. We produce rafting accessories such as rigging gear, dry boxes, pumps and river camping gear, all of which is made in Colorado, USA. We distribute brands like Sawyer, Carlisle, Advanced Composite, Extrasport and Way Coolers. Our experience and craftsmanship are the best in the industry.

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    If you would like more information, please contact Carter Freericks at 303-467-9489 or email at carter@downriverequip.com.


 Products

  • Green River Drifter Raft Fishing Frame - New
    The GRD is a new concept in float fishing frame design! Unlike anything on the market, this rig is built from the floor up, transferring rowing energy directly to the boat. Built without cross bars, greatly increasing mobility and comfort inside the raft....

  • Designed to fit 13' and 14' rafts, the Green River Drifter includes adjustable oar towers and kick bar, dry box with low back tractor seat, front thigh brace with stripping basket, rear thigh braces, a rear deluxe swivel seat, a track style rigging system and anchor system. This new frame design is incredibly efficient on the water.

    DRE is known for the best fishing frames on the market, but we’ve upped the game even more with this Cadillac. The diamond plate floor is built to fit perfectly within the raft. The Green River Drifter is built without cross bars, greatly increasing mobility and comfort. This frame is completely powder coated, extending the life of your raft and making the frame easy to maintain.

    DRE only uses the very best of materials and manufacturing processes for our products. It is our intention to provide a frame that will stand up for decades. We use is 1½” (1.9” O.D.) and 1 1/4" (1.625 O.D.) 6063 alloy Schedule 40 T6 aluminum pipe extruded specifically for DRE to give the best combination of weight and strength. Bent corners, Hollaender Al-Mag 535 fittings and our proprietary in-line fittings provide great strength and allow the frame to break down.
  • All-In-One Bag - New
    Down River’s most versatile bag yet! Don’t limit yourself to a single purpose river bag. A drag-bag, thwart bag, strap-bag, trash-bag, or daypack are just some of the uses for this adaptable river bag....

  • Designed to be worn over the shoulder on land or attached to the raft in a multitude of ways. At 16.5in tall x 9in in circumference, the All-In-One bag is a go-to piece of gear for any river runner.

    The quick release system allows for fast in & out access.  A strong D-ring allows this bag to quickly fasten anywhere with the use of a carabiner or strap.  A tri slide attachment at the base of the bag allows the user to run a cam-strap from the D-ring to the base. Double lined with Down River’s signature multi-mesh and reinforced Xtra Duty mesh base make this bag more durable than anything on the market. *Strap sold separately.

    Since 1985, Down River Equipment has been best known for our quality frames and cargo gear that are 100% made in Colorado, USA. We source the best material and have a top-notch sewing team on staff to ensure the best quality control. Our experience and craftsmanship are the best in the industry.
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