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Our approach to making clothes is simple: we make them for paddlers. Not for hikers, not for skiers, not for surfers, and not for urban trendsetters. We’ve learned through experience that although a shirt you wear hiking can work in a sea kayak too, it will eventually reveal itself as a fraud, whether it’s a nagging seam, a clumsy button or a fabric that doesn’t dry.

H2Core™

NRS H2Core™ is the first and only layering system designed specifically for paddlers. Perfectly placed seams create friction-free zones where other clothing rubs paddlers wrong. Advanced fabrics wick moisture, dry quickly and protect you from harmful UV rays. Unlike general-purpose outdoor apparel, H2Core’s features enhance, not detract from, your time on the water.

Simpler Times

What happens when you take pro kayakers Erik Boomer and Tyler Bradt, both just back from major expeditions, and turn them and their girlfriends loose in California with a pile of NRS gear, a cherry Volkswagen camper and a dream catcher from a gas station in Nevada? Parking tickets, for one. They also had a lot of fun and put a lot of miles on the latest NRS apparel, as well as the Westfalia.

H2Core Silkweight

The foundation of warm-weather layering, H2Core Silkweight keeps you cool, sunburn-free and comfortable for paddling. Wear it alone on hot days or as a base layer in cooler weather. UPF 45+

Women’s H2Core
Silkweight Shirts

Nothing keeps you cool and comfortable on hot days like H2Core Silkweight. A relaxed fit gives you casual comfort on and off the water, and the easy-breathing, quick-drying fabric also blocks harmful UV rays. UPF 45+

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Men’s H2Core
Silkweight Shirts

Nothing keeps you cool and comfortable on hot days like H2Core Silkweight. A relaxed fit gives you casual comfort on and off the water, and the easy-breathing, quick-drying fabric also blocks harmful UV rays. UPF 45+

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Boom Dawg & T-Bradt

Erik and Tyler grew up in our backyard—Erik here in Idaho and Tyler just over the mountains in Montana. We’ve watched them evolve from hotshot waterfall huckers to respected expedition leaders, and we’re glad to see they’ve found equally capable partners to share in their adventures. Sarah McNair-Landry grew up on Baffin Island in a family of arctic guides and has an expedition résumé at least as long as Erik’s. Tania, also from Montana, survived two months on a small boat with three guys while sailing the Wizard’s Eye across the Pacific.

H2Core Rashguard

H2Core Rashguards provide maximum protection from sun and abrasion with fabrics that wick moisture, breathe freely and dry quickly. Form-fitting pieces eliminate excess fabric for athletic performance. UPF 50+

H2Core Rashguard

Protect your skin from sunburn and irritation with H2Core Rashguards. Friction-free seams keep you comfortable while paddling, and the athletic form fit won’t slow you down in or out of the water. UPF 50+

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Women’s H2Core Lightweight Pants

Stretchy, comfortable H2Core Lightweight pants are perfect for those early morning workouts (or for slipping on after work). The attractive form fit allows easy layering over the top, and a yoga-style waistband with hidden stash pocket adds style and convenience.

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Wizard's Eye

What do you do after running the world’s biggest rapid, the Congo’s mighty Inga? Tyler decided to think bigger, embarking on a five-year, sustainably fuelled, around-the-world adventure.

See photos and video from the
Wizard’s Eye Expedition »

H2Core Lightweight

H2Core Lightweight combines sun protection and quick-drying breathability with just the right amount of warmth for cooler weather. It’s the perfect layer to help take the chill off, whether on the water or around the campfire. UPF 45+

H2Core Lightweight Zip Neck Shirt

Roomy enough for layering underneath yet sleek enough for layering over the top, this comfortable and versatile shirt is ready to anchor your layering system. Zip up the neck for warmth and protection, or open it up to keep cool. UPF 45+

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Women’s H2Core
Lightweight Hoodie

The Lightweight Hoodie is your home away from home on paddling trips. Each convenient feature, from the hood to the thumb holes to the kangaroo pocket, gives you that welcome feeling of perfect comfort on and off the water. UPF 45+

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Men’s H2Core
Lightweight Hoodie

The Lightweight Hoodie is your home away from home on paddling trips. Each convenient feature, from the hood to the thumb holes to the kangaroo pocket, gives you that welcome feeling of perfect comfort on and off the water. UPF 45+

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Remember the days of full-body snowsuits? Waddling up the sled hill in that big, puffy homage to overkill? We do, and we’re glad those days are behind us. We’ve since learned to layer, to mix and match pieces to adapt to conditions, in paddling as in sledding.

When your clothing’s adaptable, you’re adaptable—to conditions, situations, opportunities. HydroSkin® gives you a range of options between wearing no immersion protection and wiggling into a wetsuit. Three neoprene thicknesses and a variety of tops and bottoms let you layer to match the weather and water, while paddler-specific designs ensure friction-free freedom of movement.

HydroSkin 0.5

Stretchy 0.5 mm neoprene material provides lightweight immersion protection to help extend your season. Four-way-stretch exterior allows unrestricted movement, and the ThermalPlush lining feels great against your skin.

Women’s HydroSkin 0.5 Shirt

Layering for immersion protection starts here. Four-way-stretch 0.5 mm neoprene helps retain core warmth without restricting movement, while friction-free seams and our soft ThermalPlush lining ensure paddling comfort.

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Men’s HydroSkin 0.5 Shirt

Layering for immersion protection starts here. Four-way-stretch 0.5 mm neoprene helps retain core warmth without restricting movement, while friction-free seams and our soft ThermalPlush lining ensure paddling comfort.

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HydroSkin 0.5 Pant

These stretchy, 0.5 mm neoprene pants are a comfortable way to add extra warmth in the boat and in the water. The ThermalPlush lining feels soft against your skin, and a waistband stash pocket holds a credit card, key or energy gel.

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HydroSkin 0.5 Women’s Capris

These 0.5 mm neoprene capris deliver extra warmth for your bottom half with a stylish yoga waist for extra coverage. Four-way-stretch PowerSpan fabric moves with your body for total comfort, while our ThermalPlush lining ensures happy skin.

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Expedition Q

Erik and Sarah paddled and portaged homemade traditional kayaks 1000 km across southern Baffin Island in a summer that never arrived. And they still like each other.

See photos and video from Expedition Q »

HydroSkin 1.0

1 mm HydroSkin 1.0 provides twice the insulation of HydroSkin 0.5, but without feeling bulky or restrictive. With four-way stretch comfort and our soft ThermalPlush lining, it feels as good as it looks.

HydroSkin 1.0 Shirt

Core warmth meets athletic performance in this super stretchy 1 mm neoprene top. Raw neoprene in the chest, back and shoulders sheds water to prevent evaporative cooling, and friction-free seams ensure comfort for all types of paddling.

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HydroSkin 1.5

Our thickest HydroSkin offering, HydroSkin 1.5 provides substantial warmth without restricting your movements or cramping your style. Its PowerSpan exterior stretches with your movements, and our quick-drying VaporLoft lining adds warmth and comfort.

HydroSkin 1.5 Shirt

This 1.5 mm neoprene top provides substantial warmth for colder conditions without feeling bulky or restrictive. Quick-drying VaporLoft fleece lining eliminates clamminess, and a half-length offset side zip makes donning easy.

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HydroSkin 1.5 Jacket

A convenient zippered entry lets you easily add or subtract warmth as conditions change. The PowerSpan exterior keeps it stretchy for comfort, and our VaporLoft lining always feels warm and dry.

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Women’s HydroSkin 1.5 Pant

Combine these insulating bottoms with HydroSkin core layers for an adaptable immersion protection system. Quick-drying VaporLoft lining eliminates clamminess, and Lycra panels in the ankles add stretch for easier donning, and a yoga style waistband provides extra coverage.

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Men’s HydroSkin 1.5 Pant

Combine these insulating bottoms with HydroSkin core layers for an adaptable immersion protection system. Quick-drying VaporLoft lining eliminates clamminess, and Lycra panels in the ankles add stretch for easier donning.

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Radiant Wetsuits

Radiant wetsuits mix different thicknesses of neoprene for the perfect balance of warmth and mobility. Water-shedding smooth-skin torsos reduce evaporative cooling, and our VaporLoft fleece lining dries in a flash to eliminate clamminess. PowerSpan nylon in the shoulders, arms and legs stretches to match your movements, while ToughTex padding protects your knees.

Radiant 3/2 Wetsuit

This comfortable back-zip suit combines 3 mm neoprene warmth with 2 mm neoprene in key areas for extra mobility. Our VaporLoft lining keeps it cozy inside, while the smooth-skin torso blocks wind and sheds water.

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Radiant 4/3 Wetsuit

Our Radiant 4/3 wetsuit gives you maximum warmth while retaining comfort and freedom of motion. The SUP-inspired design features a comfortable back zipper, a water-shedding smooth-skin torso and a VaporLoft fleece lining that dries in a flash.

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Spontaneous dancing, burrito feasts, egg fights, lame jokes and a football landing in a lady’s lunch—these are just some of the things that made California fun but didn’t make it into these pages. Enjoy the extras and outtakes here »