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303 High Tech Fabric Guard & DWR

Learn how to use 303 High Tech Fabric Guard and DWR to restore water and stain repellencey, resist soiling, and protect against the sun's harmful UV rays.

Maintenance & Repair

303 Protectant

Learn how to use 303 Protectant, the most powerful UV-screening protection ever developed, to prolong the life of your boat and your gear.

Maintenance & Repair

Aquaseal/Cure Accelerator Instructions

Learn to repair your neoprene spray skirt, neoprene or HydroSkin apparel or gaskets with Aquaseal.

Maintenance & Repair

Boating Safety for "Man's Best Friend"

Learn the proper techniques for safety bringing your dog on the water or next river trip. And don't forget the dog life jacket!

Safety

Care of Your Boating Gear

This article gives valuable tips on taking care of your inflatables, neoprene items and drywear so you can use it for a long time.

Maintenance & Repair

Caring for Your Neoprene Gear

With a little care and TLC, your neoprene paddling gear can last a long time. Read on for some tips and tricks to maximize the life of your neoprene.

Maintenance & Repair

Cold Shock: 5 Golden Rules for Boating in Cold Water

Cold shock is the leading cause of death in paddlesports. Prevent it with 5 Golden Rules for Boating in Cold Water.

Safety

Cold Water Protection and Hypothermia

Walbridge on the dangers of hypothermia and how to protect yourself.

Safety

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.

How To Choose, Safety

Dry Wear Care and Storage

Drywear is some of your more expensive boating attire; taking good care of it protects your investment and ensures good condition when you need it.

Maintenance & Repair

Dry Wear Checkup and Repair

Learn how to get your dry wear ready for colder weather.

Maintenance & Repair

Dry Wear Latex Gasket Emergency Field Repair

Latex gaskets and socks on drywear are tough, but not indestructible. Learn how to make a field repair with Tear-Aid Repair Tape Type A.

Maintenance & Repair

Drysuit Know How

The drysuits is your most versatile cold-water boating garment. Learn how it works and how to take care of if so you'll have it for years to come.

Maintenance & Repair

Drysuit Repair and Care

Learn how to properly clean, repair, and care for your drysuit.

Maintenance & Repair

Drysuit Zipper Care and Maintenance

Tips for keeping your zipper in good condition and protecting it from damage.

Maintenance & Repair

Drysuits Don't Make You Bulletproof

Your drysuit is only one piece of your boating safety system.

Safety

DWR: You May Not Know It, But You Need It

How to renew the water repellency in your boating apparel.

Maintenance & Repair

Fabrics That Protect You From the Sun

Fabrics that provide effective protection from our sun's harmful rays.

Safety

Gasket Replacement Instructions

Learn how to replace and care for the latex gaskets on your drytops and drysuits with these detailed step-by-step instructions.

Maintenance & Repair

Gasket Sizing

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

How To Choose, Maintenance & Repair, Skills & Tips

Gear Aid Aquaseal+NEO Contact Cement

Learn how to properly use and handle Gear Aid (formerly McNett) Seal Cement Adhesive, an industrial-strength neoprene cement.

Maintenance & Repair

Gear Aid Revivex Pro Cleaner

Learn how to use Revivex Pro Cleaner, which is specially formulated to clean high tech fabrics. Ideal for all waterproof breathable garments.

Maintenance & Repair

Gear Aid Wetsuit & Drysuit Instructions

Instructions for cleaning your wetsuit, drysuit, booties or gloves using wetsuit shampoo by Aquaseal.

Maintenance & Repair

Gear Checklist Fishing Apparel

What kayak fishing apparel should you pack? You're in luck: here's a printable equipment and gear checklist. Download and customize now.

Trip Planning

Gear Checklist Sea Kayaking Apparel

What sea kayaking and kayak touring gear and apparel should you pack? Behold! A printable equipment and gear checklist. Download and customize now.

Trip Planning

Gear Checklist Whitewater Apparel

What whitewater kayaking gear and apparel should you pack? Behold! A printable equipment and gear checklist. Download and customize now.

Trip Planning

Gear Checklists

A collection of downloadable checklists for camping, rafting, kayaking, and more to help you organize your trip.

Trip Planning

Gear Storage Ideas

Putting your boating gear away until next weekend, or next year, there are steps you should take to protect your investment.

Maintenance & Repair

Helmet Know How

Do you need a paddlesports-specific helmet? Yes. Can't you just re-use your bike (or other sport) helmet? Nope. Let us explain.

Safety

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.

How To Choose

How Sun Protection Works

Details on how sunscreens work and how they are tested.

Skills & Tips

How to Check Dry Wear for Damage

Check on the condition of your drywear before the season starts.

Maintenance & Repair

How to Choose Apparel for Safe Fall Canoeing

Tips and a video on safely extending your canoeing into the fall months.

How To Choose

How to Choose Apparel for Safe Fall Kayak Touring

Learn how to choose apparel for safe fall kayak touring or sea kayaking. This video offers suggestions that will help keep you safe when temperatures drop.

How To Choose

How to Choose Apparel for Safe Fall Rafting

Tips and a video on extending your rafting into the fall.

How To Choose

How to Choose Apparel for Safe Fall Whitewater Kayaking

Tips and a video on extending your kayaking into the fall months.

How To Choose

How to Choose Cold-Water Apparel

Commonsense guidelines for choosing your cold water protection.

How To Choose

How to Clean and Deodorize Neoprene Wetshoes

This video shows how to clean and dry water shoes to head off odor. And if stinky shoes happen, we show how to eliminate it.

Maintenance & Repair

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.

How To Choose, Safety

How to Fit a Life Jacket

In this video we show you how to fit a life jacket and tighten the straps to ensure it won't ride up when youre in the water.

Skills & Tips

How to Prevent Heat Loss

Understanding the mechanisms of heat loss, and gain, helps us plan strategies for regulating that loss so we stay safe and comfortable when out paddling.

Skills & Tips, Safety

How to Put on a Drysuit

We share a few tips for easily donning this most protective piece of cold-water boating apparel.

Skills & Tips

How to Remove a Knife from a PFD Lash Tab

Tips for safely removing a knife sheath from a life jacket (PFD) lash tab.

Skills & Tips

How to Repair Dry Wear Gaskets

How to repair your own gaskets and make them last longer.

Maintenance & Repair

How to Repair Neoprene

In this video, we show how to repair neoprene when it gets damaged. Don't throw that gear away; fix it!

Maintenance & Repair

How to Repair Waterproof Fabric

Learn how to repair waterproof fabric with some simple techniques for applying patches using Aquaseal or Seam Grip, two user-friendly adhesives.

Maintenance & Repair

How to Stay Warmer with Proper Paddling Headwear

Learn how proper paddling insulating headwear will help you stay warmer and more comfortable when the weather and water take a turn for the colder.

Skills & Tips

How to Stretch a Latex Neck Gasket

Stretching a drytop or drysuit neck gasket that's too tight.

Skills & Tips

HydroCuff: Innovation NRS Style

Learn how the HydroCuff emerged from our rigorous R&D efforts. By sealing snugly to keep water out, heat is trapped next to the skin and you stay warmer.

How To Choose

Is Your Life Jacket Safe?

Learn how to know with certainty that the life jacket or PFD you've purchased is safe and Coast Guard approved (and what that even means!).

Safety

NRS PFD Hydration Pack Instructions

Learn how to fill your NRS PFD Hydration pack, including directions for attaching it to your life jacket and using the accessory straps for other activities.

Skills & Tips

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.

How To Choose

Packing for International Paddling

Packing for an international boating adventure can be intimidating. World traveler Kyle "Smitty" Smith offers his expertise in figuring it out.

Trip Planning

Paddlesports Gear Repair

Learn how to properly clean, repair, and care for your wetsuit or drysuit.

Maintenance & Repair

Revivex Odor Eliminator

Learn more about Revivex Odor Eliminator, an environmentally safe no-rinse dip. It destroys odors and is ideal for your paddlesports gear.

Maintenance & Repair

Taking Care of Drywear Gaskets

Learn how to take care of and repair your drywear gaskets so they can give you years of trouble free use in your drywear apparel.

Maintenance & Repair

Taking Care of Drywear Zippers

Learn how to take care of and protect your drysuit zipper with the right folding technique. Also, learn how to keep your zippers clean and lubricated.

Maintenance & Repair

Wetsuit Repair and Care

Learn how to properly clean, repair, and care for your wetsuit

Maintenance & Repair

We've Come a Long, Long Way, Baby

There wasn't always such a great selection of life jackets to choose from.

Safety

When the PFD Fits... Wear It!

Many tragedies can be prevented by wearing a correctly sized life jacket or Personal Flotation Device (PFD). We'll show you how to size and fit a life jacket.

Safety

When the PFD Fits... Wear it! Part II: Kids

NRS shows you how to find the right PFD or life jacket for your child or youth and how to teach your child to wear, adjust and utilize their new PFD.

Safety

Zipper Care

Learn to clean and lubricate your wetsuit and drysuit zippers to help prolong their life.

Maintenance & Repair