INFLATABLE SUP BOARDS
From river-running and yoga, to multi-days and everything in between, we’ve specifically shaped and designed our SUP boards for unique on-the-water performance for every paddler. Easy to stow and take on the go, NRS inflatable boards arrive packed and ready for adventure. Shop All SUPs »
The Hero Factory » Guide training teaches a little about running lines and a lot about handling rescue situations. Eric explores these hero factories, even if most guides agree they aren’t heroes, they’re just doing their job.
Rhetoric of Raft Guiding » Raft guiding is about making guests do what you need them to do when you want them to do it, while still being entertaining and hospitable. Using theoretical approaches, Andy breaks down the principles of the trade.
How Not to Teach Whitewater Kayaking » As a whitewater kayaking instructor, there are effective and ineffective ways to teach kayaking. Looking back on her blunders, Lydia offers some insight into what not to do.
New York’s Micro Creek Mecca » Hidden down random country roads, these micro creeks in northern New York are dependent on snowmelt or heavy rain. But when they’re going off, you’ll want this list bookmarked.
Wild & Scenic Rivers 104 » Learn five fun facts about four iconic rivers in NRS’s backyard from our friends at The Redside Foundation, a non-profit that deeply cares about Idaho rivers and the guides working on (and along) them.
The Long Stretch » Following in the paddle strokes of legends, three Idaho kayakers push off into the Middle Fork of the Salmon River. Their goal: to paddle to the Snake River—300 miles—in one go.
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.
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 NRS Customer Service at 800.635.5202 or at firstname.lastname@example.org for help returning your Zen Rescue Life Jacket.