Hot Holiday Deals for Paddlers: NRS Dry Suits, Dry Bags & More on Sale

Looking for a perfect gift for the kayaker, paddleboarder, or canoeist in your life? Know someone who just loves being on the water every chance they get? If so, the NRS Holiday Sale is a great place to shop.

With hundreds of different retailers to shop at online and in person, sometimes just figuring out where to find a sale can be daunting. Luckily, NRS’ Holiday Sale makes it easy to shop for an array of people with a whole variety of gear for on-water, off-water, and water-adjacent. Know someone who loves paddling? Check out our favorite gear recs from NRS to gift this year.

NRS Bill’s Dry Bag — 65L and 110L (25% Off)

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A tried and true classic, one of our paddle experts owns several of Bill’s Bags. The heavy-duty TobaTex-fabric and reinforced dry bags come in 65L all the way up to 110L for longer paddle trips.

Bill’s Bags have an adjustable backpack harness with padded shoulder straps for portages, which is also removable when paddling or traveling. The bags are finished with aluminum (not plastic) fasteners. Both are on sale now, and a great deal.

NRS Baja Shirt — Men’s (40% Off)

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NRS is one of those brands that combines casual style with performance function perfectly. The Baja Shirt is just one great example.

It’s constructed with 100% recycled poly/spandex blended fabric, offers UPF 50+ sun protection, has a quarter zip front for ventilation, thumbholes and longer sleeves to ensure coverage from the sun, and has a seamless design under the arms and shoulders for comfort while wearing a PFD.

Right now, there’s only one size and one color on sale. (This deal may go fast!)

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NRS Stratos Shorty Jacket — Men’s & Women’s (25% Off)

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At just over 100 bucks, this lightweight yet fully waterproof dry jacket makes an awesome gift. Perfect for spring and summer paddles, the Stratos Shorty (short sleeve) is built with a 2.5-layer Hyprotex waterproof-breathable material, comfortable neoprene neck and arm seals, and a neoprene waist cinch to keep water out.

The women’s jacket is available in sizes XS-XL, while the men’s is available in sizes S-2XL.

NRS Hydroskin Gloves (40% Off)

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Fingerless gloves are great in summer, but for year-round paddling, it’s smart to have a pair of neoprene gloves for extra protection. These HydroSkin NRS gloves are made with 0.5mm neoprene, a ThermalPlush inner lining for a bit of insulation, a fitted wrist cuff, and DWR coating — all coming together to form a great glove to cut the chill.

Astral GreenJacket PFD (25% Off)

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Kayaker Aniol Serrasolses; (photo/Astral)

This is definitely a gift for the whitewater pros. The Astral GreenJacket is a favorite among the most hardcore of paddlers, and here’s why: it’s a low-profile jacket with tons of components, including multiple storage pockets.

The GreenJacket is made with PVC-free foam and a burly and durable 500-denier CORDURA fabric. Essential features for big water paddling on this vest include a lash tab for a rescue knife and storage specific for a throw rope bag. Plus, it’s got a quick-release rescue harness tack-stitched into the vest.

NRS Guide Shirt — Women’s Short Sleeve & Long Sleeve (40% Off)

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The NRS Guide Shirt is a great quality, comfortable layer for on and off water…and not just reserved for guides! For the professional female paddler, angler, or plain gear enthusiast, we recommend gifting one of these — both the long sleeve and short sleeve are on sale.

The shirts are quick-drying, breathable, and deliver a great look with the double-breasted chest pocket, and button-up style. Both shirts have a UPF 50 rating.

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NRS Eddyline Short — Men’s (40% Off)

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For all those who are hoping to spend the holidays in a warmer weather climate, this may make some great apparel to gift. The NRS Men’s Eddyline shorts are a traditional, no-frills, yet still-technical swim short. It’s made with lightweight, quick-drying recycled polyester/spandex-blend fabric, a reinforced waistband, and a zippered rear pocket to stash cards or keys.

Color Coded 1-Inch Tie-Down Straps (Up to 27% Off)

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These tie-down straps make a unique and fun stocking stuffer — and not just for paddlers, but general outdoorists who like to keep their gear in order. The straps come in 2-, 4-, 6-, 8-, 10-, and 12-foot varieties, all color coded so you can tell which one you need at a glance. Our paddle editor always likes to keep a few of each length on hand (specifically the 4-8-foot range straps) come paddle season.


Looking for more ideas? Shop the full NRS Holiday Sale now through November 28.

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