NRS LIFE JACKETS
At NRS, we’ve spent decades perfecting the designs of our PFDs to create the most comfortable lifejackets on the market. Whether you’re embarking on an extended sea kayaking tour, SUPing after work, running laps on your local play wave or spending every season guiding, we have a PFD purpose-built for you. Shop All NRS Life Jackets »
Cadence | Part 4: Horizon Lines » Cadence Part 4 discusses the importance of the boof stroke, a stroke kayakers should perfect and use in some form on every horizon line on the river.
Guide School: Using Your Body » In this how-to guide series, longtime raft guide Andy Hinton discusses the various strokes needed in your tool box to maneuver a paddle raft.
Self-Support Kayaking the Grand Canyon Is for Chumps » Rafting the Grand Canyon is like driving an RV across the country. Self-support kayaking the Grand Canyon is like driving a Prius. Which would you prefer?
Success on the North Umpqua River » Western Rivers Conservancy protects river ecosystems by acquiring the land for conservation. In 2017, they protected the Wild & Scenic North Umpqua River.
Cadence | Part 3: Pace & Rhythm » Expert paddlers take smooth and controlled strokes even amidst chaos. Part 3 of this series discusses the rhythm and cadence needed for advanced paddling.
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 email@example.com for help returning your Zen Rescue Life Jacket.