Northwest River Supplies (NRS), the world’s leading supplier of equipment and apparel for water recreation, safety and rescue, proudly announces the launch of its highly anticipated suite of innovative new products, set to revolutionize the outdoor industry and enhance the adventure experience for enthusiasts worldwide. Designed with input from top athletes and outdoor experts and with customers top of mind, NRS’s new line of paddling gear sets a new standard for comfort, performance and versatility. 

Highlights of the new product suite include

  • All new PFDs, specifically designed to fit all genders and body types thanks to the new NRS Orbit Fit System. Orbit fit’s flexible pre-curved shape immediately wraps around and embraces the paddler’s torso for a snug, secure fit without having to over tighten. 
  • NRS’s latest fishing raft models—including the NRS Approach micro-raft and updated award-winning Slipstream—feature innovative construction materials and advanced design elements, ensuring unmatched stability, maneuverability and safety on the water, and guaranteeing to enhance the adventure angler’s experience. 
  • NRS packrafts that are more durable and will expand the boundaries of the adventurous spirit. Overlapping, heat-welded seams combine with interior taping, to create an incredibly strong mechanical bond for fail-proof air retention. PVC-free, TPU-coated nylon interior and exterior coating provides additional resistance to abrasion. With three unique designs purpose-built for calm, moving and whitewater, there’s a packraft for all levels of paddlers.
  • New NRS SUP boards boast a combination of two innovative construction methods and are hand-shaped in Idaho, pushing the evolution of SUP to a new level. Integrated Shaping Technology (IST) makes it possible to purposefully design boards for specific paddling styles while Z/Blend Core uses woven, rather than knit, drop stitch to build stiffer, lighter boards. 
  • The Snooze Pad is summer’s best friend. Sleep easy on three different sizes of dual-density foam covered in durable, waterproof TPU-coated nylon. PVC-free and self-inflating for a comfortable night spent under the stars.
  • New, improved and PVC-free Expedition DriDuffel with heavy duty UV and wear-resistant Expedition DriDuffel sports RF welded seams that can handle the wear and tear of any outdoor adventure season after season and a TRU Zip closure that delivers an immersion-ready waterproof seal and a self-repairing toothless “zipper.”

“[This] represents the culmination of years of research, development and collaboration with outdoor enthusiasts,” said Danny Mongno, NRS Product Manager. “At NRS, we are committed to pushing the boundaries of innovation and whether you’re a seasoned pro or just starting out, our new products are designed to elevate your outdoor experience and help you make the most of every moment on the water.”