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How to Repair Drysuit Leaks

How to Repair Drysuit Leaks » Fixing a small puncture or tear in your drysuit is easy to do if you know how to repair waterproof fabric. In this video, we demonstrate a simple way to use Gear Aid Seam Grip to repair those leaks.

The River Permit Lottery

The River Permit Lottery » Ticking off a bucket-list multi-day river trip isn’t as easy as taking the time off work and rigging the raft. You first have to play (and win) the lottery.

The Navigator: Find  Your Way to All-Season Boating

The Navigator: Find Your Way to All-Season Boating » Opting for the semi-dry Navigator Paddling Suit, Tim appreciated the comfort of a neoprene neck gasket on his fall trip down the Deschutes.

How to Adjust a WRSI Helmet

How to Adjust a WRSI Helmet » Proper adjustment of your WRSI helmet’s O-Brace Harness and Interconnect Retention System is essential for your comfort and safety while paddling.

Wild & Scenic Rivers 112

Wild & Scenic Rivers 112 » Trout Unlimited and NW Rafting tag-teamed the final month of Wild & Scenic Wednesdays with three more Oregon rivers and the Rio Grande through New Mexico.

Five Must-Paddle Rivers in Croatia and Bosnia & Herzegovina

Five Must-Paddle Rivers in Croatia and Bosnia & Herzegovina » Once a war-torn landscape, today Croatia and Bosnia & Herzegovina offer spectacular rivers to paddle from Class V kayak runs to mellow SUP stretches.

Warm Nights on Cold Expeditions

Warm Nights on Cold Expeditions » Off-season boating trips can be the perfect answer to finally paddling that bucket-list river. But cold expeditions mean cold nights for the unprepared.

Pivot Review Take Two

Pivot Review Take Two » After spending a month kayaking through the Balkans while sporting a men’s Pivot drysuit, life with a drop seat has been a game changer for Carmen Kuntz.

One Last Surf

One Last Surf » In the wake of the Isimba Dam’s completion, Team NRS paddler Anna Bruno reflects on growing as a paddler and a person on the banks of the Nile River.

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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