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Wild & Scenic Rivers 110

Wild & Scenic Rivers 110 » With programs and Local Adventure Communities all over the U.S., First Descents offers many trips on designated rivers. Here are a few of their favorites.

Make Your Own Adventure on the John Wesley Powell Route

Make Your Own Adventure on the John Wesley Powell Route » Rowboats, rafts, kayaks, SUPs, packrafts—a bunch of logs? 150 years after the Powell expedition, almost everything floats on the Green and Colorado Rivers.

Lessons Learned Searching for Frosty Rapids

Lessons Learned Searching for Frosty Rapids » Hoping to paddle across the States on a winter kayaking roadtrip, two Californian kayakers learned a few lessons on icy conditions and evaluating risks.

Pack It In, Packraft It Out

Pack It In, Packraft It Out » With a budding curiosity for packrafts and September’s equinox moon looming in the near future, Chris set out on a final summer adventure.

Balkan Rivers Tour 3

Balkan Rivers Tour 3 » After two years and two tours, the Balkan Rivers Tour has evolved beyond just a ‘tour’ and turned into a movement in defense of wild rivers.

The Healing Powers of Water

The Healing Powers of Water » In the midst of battling cancer, Mike set out to circumnavigate his home island. He paddled an IK named Bob, took it slow and embraced the healing process.

How to Have ‘The Talk” with Your Boating Friends

How to Have ‘The Talk’ with Your Boating Friends » As boaters, it’s our job to protect our rivers and lands. This starts with the Leave No Trace Talk. Do it early and save the trip from awkward reprimands.

Bozeman: Paddling, Fishing and Food Under the Big Sky

Bozeman: Paddling, Fishing and Food Under the Big Sky » From mellow floats and technical big water runs to microbrews, bbq, and killer bakeries, Mike shares the goods on paddling and lifestyle’ing in and around Bozeman, Montana.

Sea Kayak Camping: Staying Ahead of the Curves

Sea Kayak Camping: Staying Ahead of the Curves » As a sea kayak camping pro, Rob’s tips for ‘staying ahead of the curve’ keep you comfortably warm, well fed and rested ensuring a positive experience.

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.

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Consumer Information

Important Public Notice: We have discovered that a limited number of Zen Rescue Life Jackets were manufactured with an incorrectly threaded top side adjustment strap, which prevents a tight, secure fit. Please read this important notice to determine if your jacket needs to be returned. Contact customer service at 800.635.5202 or at service@nrs.com for help returning your Zen Rescue Life Jacket.