NRS Staff Gift Picks
Pam, Customer Service Cat Herder
Essential piece of river gear; great for international travel. Used mine for two years in the Peace Corps. It kept my stuff protected from the sheep and goats that were also strapped to the roof of Lesotho buses. I knew my precious two-ply toilet paper, peanut butter and cheese would be protected in this durable, sheep-urine-proof bag during the 10+ hour bus ride from the capital to my village in the mountains.
Jenni, Purchasing Queen, Dog Lover, River Rat
(To the tune of Jenny, Jenny 867-5309 by Tommy Tutone)
Jenni (bag), Jenni (bag) who can I turn to?
You give me somethin’ I can put my groceries into
I know you think I’m like the others before
Who saw your name and item number on nrsweb.com
Jenni (bag), Jenni (bag) I got your number
I need to make you mine
I’ll take you to do all my shopping
Especially during Christmas ti-e-ime!
Jacob, Chief Photographer and Whacko Inventor Guy
The Single Nest and an NRS Ultralight Wing are my go-to backpacking combo. It shaves pounds by cutting out a tent and sleeping pad, while camping in style. A Double Nest fits my Paco Pad perfectly for the ultimate in relaxing river rest.
Mark, Media Magnate, Beer Commonsewer
I don’t always eat fine cheeses on the beach, but when I do, I eat them on the Sand-Free Multimat. Spread out this ingenious ground cloth before you open the cooler and you’ll avoid the crunchy sensation that so often spoils an otherwise perfect picnic.
J, Keeper of Behind-the-Scenes Black Magic, Digital and Otherwise
Money well spent; now my wife can't use “the cold” as an excuse to keep me from boating on an off-season Saturday. (Though she does find other reasons.) I may look a bit like a Power Ranger, but I'm always warm and comfy (unlike the boatloads of miserable fishermen I pass hunkered in frigid silence on the local rivers).
Darren, The Man Behind the Video Camera
One of the most functional hats I own. Blocks sun and wind and bottles in the warmth. If it starts to warm up outside I just pull the earflaps up to vent off extra heat. Bottom line, anyone who owns a drysuit or wetsuit should have this hat.
David, Head Wrangler of the Mid-Atlantic Territory
Just like many avid fishermen, I pack way too much on my fishing trips. The Tailwater Tackle Bag allows me to store and organize oodles of gear. If you’re a fisherman like me this bag will be a great addition to your fishing adventures.
Niki, Service Shoe Queen, Salsa Maker and Crazy Coldblooded Lady
The 30 Can Cooler is my favorite product! It’s the perfect size to toss in an IK for a day trip or on the back of an ATV for long rides. It’s got a removable liner for easy cleaning and a huge front pocket for wallet, keys, etc. And if 30 cans aren’t enough, buy two!
Alex, Customer Service Star-Gazing Telescope Guy
A fantastic gift for a boater you want to keep safe! Deactivate the white portion and you retain your night vision. With the red and green showing, you look like a big boat and won’t just be a speed bump for some power boat. Add a Princeton Tec Eco Flare on the back of your life jacket and you’ll be seen from every direction.
And what’s the most popular NRS staff gift pick?
ENO Twilights LED Lights were chosen by no fewer than three highly reputable NRSers! (No doubt these handy little twinklers made the Top 10 list of many more. Seems like nearly all of us keep some in the ammo can.) Here’s who they are and what they have to say about their favorite gizmo to gift wrap.
But wait, there’s more! The Color ENO Twilights have just arrived. 23 bright LED lights that slowly change color – green, red, blue, to multicolored. Over 72 hours of burntime on a set of batteries. Trust me, they’re pretty magical. Happy holidays.
Karen, Maker of All Catalogs and Advertising Happen
Turn your campsite into a dreamy, sparkly wonderland! These lights run on batteries so you can decorate like a princess even when you’re out in the boonies. Nice mood lighting for you and that stinky kayaker in your tent.
Zach, Go-To Wholesale Supporter and Whose Mom Has Best Roll Recipe
I really like the ENO Lights. They pretty much live in my truck and make a fun, quality light source when I’m setting up camp in the dark, which is pretty standard. They’re great to set up in the tent for making the whole tent glow. I usually curl up in my sleeping bag and use them as a reading light before bed.