Neoprene footwear keeps us warm on the water, comfortable in the boat, and serves as a makeshift pint glass when we salute the river gods after a swim. Whether you need a low-profile shoe for warmer waters and cramped cockpits or something with more support for scouting and portaging, we’ve designed our booties with a focus on fit, performance and aesthetics. Shop All Wetshoes »
Kayaking the Grand Canyon: Tips for Self-Supporting » Self-support kayaking the Grand Canyon isn’t for everyone, but having your kit and routine dialed-in makes accepting that invitation easy.
A Love Letter to Idaho Rivers » One boater’s love letter to all the rivers of Idaho that have embraced him, disciplined him, and molded him into the paddler and man he is today.
What’s in Her Bag: The Instructor » As a kayaking instructor, Lydia needs a gear bag that’s ready to handle anything, from weather mishaps and gear malfunctions to hangry clients. See what she keeps packed and ready.
Taos: Class V Whitewater, Class V Tacos » Taos Box may be the most popular section of whitewater in northern New Mexico, but within a short drive of Taos (the city), there are over 57 contiguous miles of Class II to V whitewater.
Making Friends: A Crash Course on the Middle Fork » Kristen joins a group of strangers to raft the Middle Fork of the Salmon River. But after five days and one near-tragedy, the strangers become close friends.
To Love a Basin » Highlighting the ecological, industrial, and recreational importance of the Columbia River Basin, Maddie explores the challenges of loving not just a river, but its entire basin.
About NRS: Northwest River Supplies
In 1972, with only $2,000 in his personal savings, Bill Parks started Northwest River Supplies with one mission: to help others raft. 42 years later, Bill sold NRS to its employees. Today, the 100% employee-owned business strives to continue Bill’s legacy helping people pursue passions on the water. At our Moscow, Idaho headquarters you’ll find passionate water-lovers just like you, from rafters to whitewater kayakers, sea kayakers to stand up paddlers, kayak anglers to fly fishermen. Our lives, and livelihoods, are drawn to water.