SWIFTWATER SEASON : Gear up for the runoff.

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Swiftwater Safety Equipment

At NRS, we believe that safety on the river is a team sport. This swiftwater season, be part of the solution with the know-how and gear the whole crew can rely on.

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Used Gear. New Adventures.

Buying used equipment and apparel from NRS is a great way to outfit yourself on a budget. Grab these used deals before they’re gone, and start planning your next adventure.

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Therapy for Restless Souls » From the rails to the rivers, David Jackson and his wife embark on a sub-arctic canoe expedition in search of healing and adventure.

Bad Lines on the Buller River » When whitewater rookie Mia Clyatt moved to New Zealand’s Buller River to train as a raft guide, the rapids were the least of her problems.

Cinque Terre » Three paddlers hop a train to Genova hoping to sea kayak 100km of coastline and explore the five fishing villages that comprise Cinque Terre.

A Grand Canyon Date Night » A last-minute Grand Canyon permit provided a much-needed opportunity for Nick Troutman and Emily Jackson to prioritize time together.

Iceland: The Land of Freefall » The waterfalls of Iceland were the perfect setting for Pretam Gurung to dial in his freefall skills and taste whitewater history for himself.

Life Downstream » Life Downstream offers a powerful look at the intersection of recreation and livelihood and the reminder that to truly know a rive r requires questions most paddlers never think to ask.

Life on the Bank: Hiking the River of No Return » With cooler temps and plenty to explore on shore, spring is Jonas Seilers’s favorite season to raft and hike Idaho’s Main Salmon River.

Dignity in Risk » Guiding for Splore taught Angie Marie how to find dignity in risk and create a space for those traditionally excluded from rafting trips.

Ian Smith & the Watersmith Guild » Through programs like First Waves, Ian Smith and the Watersmith Guild empower conservation by reintroducing Pennsylvania youth to the beauty and potential of their home rivers.

About NRS: Northwest River Supplies

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.