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Beginners Guide to Kayak Terminology

Shop NRS for kayaking gear, inflatable kayak, kayak equipment, kayak accessory, kayak sale, playboat river kayak, and whitewater kayak.

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Cold-Water Layering

Layers allow you to add and remove pieces to match changing conditions, and help your body maintain a safe, comfortable temperature. These layers fall generally into three categories: base layers, insulating layers and outer layers.

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How to Choose a Whitewater Paddle

Selecting the perfect whitewater kayaking paddle is probably the most important decision you will make as a boater. Choosing the proper blade shape will allow you to perform at the highest level for your style of boating.

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How to Choose the Right Life Jacket

In this video, we go over the types of life jackets most commonly worn by boaters and help you choose the right life jacket so youll be comfortable wearing it the entire time youre on the water.

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How to Choose the Right Life Jacket for Kayaking

The life jacket is your most important on-the-water safety tool. Choose one that fits well so it wont ride up and will be comfortable enough to always wear when you kayak.

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How to Dress for Kayaking

Kayaking instructor Ken Whiting shares how to dress for kayaking and covers the base layers, insulating layers and outerwear pieces you need to safely extend your paddling past the warm summer months.

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How to Extend Your Boating Season

Moving from summer boating to cold-weather adventures requires new knowledge and preparation. This article lays out the steps to take to extend your boating season.

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Infinity Flotation

The evolution of kayak and canoe float bags.

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NRS & Kokatat Sprayskirt Fit List

Find the correct spray skirt for your whitewater, touring or rec kayak.

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NRS HydroLock Dry Bags

NRS has new waterproof dry bags.

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NRS Inflatable Boat & SUP Guide

Specifics on NRS E-series, Otter series, Otter Livery series, NRS catarafts, NRS Patriots, NRS SUP Boards and NRS Inflatable Kayaks.

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NRS Inflatables Pre-2006

Specifics on pre-2006 era NRS E-series, Otter series, Otter Livery series, NRS catarafts, and NRS Inflatable Kayaks.

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The Bill's Dry Bag

The story from Bill Parks, the name behind the bag.

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Werner Construction & Design

Find how Werner designs their amazing kayak paddles

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Whitewater & Touring Kayak Paddle Sizing Guides

Find the whitewater paddle that is the best fit for you.

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