100% employee-owned, NRS  is the world’s leading manufacturer of paddlesports equipment and apparel. Founded in 1972 in a college professor’s garage, NRS has become a major force in the outdoor industry, inspiring and equipping countless anglers and paddlers in the U.S. and around the world from its headquarters in Moscow, Idaho.

NRS founder Bill Parks was a business professor and river runner who wanted to show his students how what he was teaching was applicable to the real world. Bill started NRS by selling inventory of boating gear in a catalogue he created himself. As time went on, NRS began manufacturing its own products, and today it has become the largest manufacturer of paddling and rafting gear in the world. As Bill grew older, he realized he wanted his company to be in good hands and in 2014 sold the company to his employees. The amazing culture of NRS stems from Bill’s love for people and the outdoors. Employees at NRS enjoy various outdoor activities and test their favorite NRS gear all over Idaho.

With its passion for the outdoors, NRS is dedicated to promoting clean and healthy waters for recreation and communities. NRS is currently working with several national and local organizations to protect the earth’s rivers, lakes, and oceans. As an employee-centered company driven by nature, NRS is glad to share their work with Tested in Idaho.

FEATURED PRODUCTS
NRS Expedition DriDuffel Dry Bag
NRS Expedition DriDuffel Dry Bag

The NRS Expedition DriDuffel is designed with the same rugged durability as the High Roll Duffel, with the added benefit of a waterproof zipper closure. The duffel-style design makes packing your gear, and finding it later, easy.

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NRS Quiver 8'8
NRS Quiver 8'8

If river running is your jam, the NRS Quiver SUP is your board. The Quiver combines a wide stance with extra rocker on the nose and tail to deliver the ultimate combination of stability and maneuverability.

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NRS Ninja PFD
NRS Ninja PFD

Originally designed for freestyle kayakers, the Ninja PFD’s athletic low-profile design stays out of the way and off your mind for comfortable paddling or rowing in any craft.

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