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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 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 Neoprene Footwear »

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Shred for the South Fork

Shred for the South Fork » Deep in the Idaho wilderness flows a river so loved, kayakers travel from all over to paddle its spring runoff. But the South Fork Salmon is under threat.

Inside the Stikine: Eight Laps & Two Weeks Later

Inside the Stikine: Eight Laps & Two Weeks Later » Team NRS paddler, Alec Voorhees shares the details of his second season on the Stikine: two weeks of stout water, warm skies and backcountry lifestyling.

An Ultralight SUP Trip Down Labyrinth Canyon

An Ultralight SUP Trip Down Labyrinth Canyon » Determined to squeeze in adventure between the 9–5 grind, Jake planned a quick SUP trip down the Green River through Labyrinth Canyon.

Paddle for Stress: It’s SUPrisingly Easy

Paddle for Stress: It’s SUPrisingly Easy » Standup paddling doesn’t have to be a weekend-only stress reliever. Here’s how you can get on the water before or after work any day of the week.

Cook Like a Canadian Voyageur

Cook Like a Canadian Voyageur » Centuries ago, Bannock, Pemmican and Rubaroo were the bread, energy bars and soup of Canadian voyageurs. Today, these easy recipes are perfect for paddlers.

Sand Free Is the Way to Be

Sand Free Is the Way to Be » Even for a river family of six, snack times can be cleaner, sleeping bags less gritty and microtrash managed. All it takes is a couple CGear Sand Free Mats.

Wild & Scenic Rivers 108

Wild & Scenic Rivers 108 » Fun facts for August highlight East Rosebud Creek, the first Wild & Scenic designation in 2018, the Rio Grande, Grande Ronde, Kern and Illinois rivers.

Gearing Up for Squirt Boating

Gearing Up for Squirt Boating » Squirt boaters need a few extra pieces of gear but mostly use the same gear as kayakers, just differently. Elaine shares her basic kit for beginners.

The Long Stretch

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.

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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 NRS Customer Service at 800.635.5202 or at service@nrs.com for help returning your Zen Rescue Life Jacket.

Omega Pacific Carabiner Recall Notice