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Basic Gear for Kayak Fishing Safety

NRS ambassador Isaac Miller discusses the equipment and apparel that can improve our level of comfort and kayak fishing safety.

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Beginners Guide to Kayak Terminology

Shop NRS for kayaking gear, inflatable kayak, kayak equipment, kayak accessory, kayak sale, playboat river kayak, and whitewater kayak.

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Boating with an Outfitter

Reasons for choosing an outfitter for your next outdoor adventure.

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Choosing Oar Length

"What length oars do I need for my boat?" is one of the most common questions we get. We've developed this chart to help you with this decision.

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Cold-Water Layering

Base, insulating and outer layers allow you to add and remove pieces to match changing conditions, and help your body maintain a safe, comfortable temperature.

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Frame Basics

Learn the points to consider when choosing a frame for your raft or cataraft. Consider the style, function, quality, and performance for your kind of boating.

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Gasket Sizing

Gasket Sizing Chart to Determine Which Size Gaskets Will be the Best Fit.

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How Neoprene Is Stitched

Learn about the various stitching methods on our neoprene products. Single-Needle Stitch, Flat-Lock, Blind-Stitch? Here we explain the differences.

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How to Choose a Stand Up Paddle

The right paddle makes a world of difference in your stand up paddling experience. This video helps you choose a stand up paddle thats just right for you.

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How to Choose a Touring Paddle

Selecting the perfect sea kayaking or kayak touring paddle is an important decision; your paddle is your tool to transfer energy to the water.

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How to Choose a Whitewater Paddle

Selecting the perfect whitewater kayaking paddle is an important decision; knowing how to choose the proper blade shape will make paddling more fun.

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How to Choose Cold-Water Apparel for Paddling

Commonsense guidelines for choosing your cold water protection.

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How to Choose the Right Life Jacket

Learn about the types of life jackets most commonly worn by boaters so you can choose the right life jacket for your paddling needs.

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How to Choose the Right Life Jacket for Kayaking

The life jacket is your most important on-the-water safety tool. Choose one that fits well and will be comfortable enough to always wear.

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How to Choose Your First Raft or Cataraft

Things to consider when buying your first raft or cataraft.

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How to Dress for Kayaking

Ken Whiting shares how to dress for kayaking and covers the base layers, insulating layers and outerwear pieces you need to safely extend your paddling season.

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How to Extend Your Boating Season

Moving from summer boating to cold-weather adventures requires new knowledge and preparation. Learn the tips to extend your boating season.

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How to Fit an Adjustable Bungee Sprayskirt

This video gives tips on how fit an adjustable bungee sprayskirt for a snug fit, while still allowing the skirt to be removed safely in a wet exit.

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Inflatable Boat & SUP Guide

Specifics on NRS E-series, Otter series, Otter Livery series, NRS catarafts, NRS Patriots, NRS SUP Boards and NRS Inflatable Kayaks.

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Inflatable Boat Spec Chart

Use this comprehensive table to compare specs and measurements for current and past NRS, Aire, Riken and Tributary inflatable rafts and catarafts.

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Inflatables Pre-2006

Specifics on pre-2006 era NRS E-series, Otter series, Otter Livery series, NRS catarafts, and NRS Inflatable Kayaks.

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Military Valves

Information about the different types of Military valves.

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Modular Frame Part Dimensions

Use these diagrams to learn about the design specs and dimensions for the individual parts and pieces of the NRS modular raft frame system. The NRS frame system is the most adjustable and adaptable raft frame system you can buy and is built in Moscow, Idaho by skilled craftsmen.

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New US Coast Guard PFD Approval System

The USCG/Transport Canada Approval System approves PFDs & life jackets for use in U.S. and Canadian waters. Learn its differences from the older system.

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NRS Hot-Forged LoPros and Oar Mounts

The NRS Frame System is simply the most adjustable and adaptable system on the market; we think it's the best. And we've only made it better.

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NRS Terraprene Neoprene

What is Terraprene and why does NRS use it? Sure, it's warmer and lighterthan traditional neoprene. But the big deal is that Terraprene leaves the oil behind.

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NRS, STAR & AIRE Raft Frame Sizing Guide

Learn which NRS raft or cataraft frames fit best on specific NRS, STAR Inflatables or AIRE rafts and catarafts.

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Pennel Orca Boat Material

Learn why NRS has used Pennel's Orca material in manufacturing our Expedition and Otter rafts, catarafts, and inflatable kayaks since 1994.

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Pins and Clips vs. Open Oar Locks

Choosing between open oar lock or pins and clips for your raft frame rowing setup? Read this to understand the pros, cons, and nuances of each configuration.

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Raft & Cataraft Frame Instructions

Instructions for NRS raft frames, cataraft frames or frame accessories.

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Raft and Inflatable Boat Rowing Frame Features

Find information about features and accessories for NRS modular raft frames. Learn how to determine the right length and width for your NRS frame.

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Raft Frame Sizing Guide (Pre-Sept 2005)

A fit and sizing chart for inflatable raft frames and catarafts for rafts built before September 2005.

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The Iconic Bill's Bag Dry Bag: A History

Read the story of how our iconic waterproof NRS Bill's Bag came into existence, directly from the legend himself: Mr. Bill Parks.

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The Making of Cataract Oars

Learn how a company that makes guided missile parts, armor piercing projectiles and parts for advanced aircraft got into making carbon fiber oars for rafting.

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Weight Carrying Capacity of NRS Boats

What's the weight carrying capacity of NRS rafts? We get asked that question frequently. Our answer? "We don't rate them" Read on to learn why.

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Werner Construction & Design

Learn how Werner designs and builds their kayak paddles. Swing weight, straight or bent shaft, dihedral? We explain so you can feel confident in your purchase.

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What is Drop Stitch?

How drop stitch material used in our inflatables is made.

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Whitewater & Touring Kayak Paddle Sizing Guides

Find the whitewater paddle that is the best fit for you.

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