Dave Prothero

Born in Comox Valley on Vancouver Island, David's passion for rivers began in 1995 during the Yamnuska Program in the Rockies, leading to a rafting trip in Nepal on the Kali Gandaki. After learning kayaking in Banff and rafting the Bow River, he went on to raft and kayak globally. Now back on Vancouver Island, David teaches kayaking and rafting with the ROAMS program and Canadian Outdoor Leadership Training at North Island College. He also works in healthcare and guides multi-day trips in the Yukon for Canadian River Expeditions. A frequent paddler on Vancouver Island's rivers, his favorite is the Puntledge, known for its waves and play features.

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    Zen Rescue PFD in Red Zen Rescue  PFD in Charcoal/Lime


    Zen Rescue PFD

    The NRS Zen PFD is a low-profile rescue jacket with all the features essential to assist guides and experienced paddlers in a swiftwater rescue situation. Now featuring a compartmentalized clamshell pocket that is big enough to stow and organize…

    MSRP: C$299.95
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    The Rocker helmet is a high-performance helmet for the roughest conditions. This is a high-tech carbon fiber reinforced helmet and Sweet Protection's clear team favorite and go-to helmet for performance. The advanced helmet construction combines the.…

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    Royale Rand Sprayskirt

    A rugged, implosion resistant skirt made for hardcore paddlers who can't afford to have a skirt fail in extreme paddling conditions and value security over dryness A 3mm neoprene tunnel is mated to an abrasion resistant 4mm Supratex II deck while th…

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    The Ocoee fits in tight places such as below the deck of a kayak or under a boat seat. Great for a few pieces of extra clothing, lunch, and a first aid kit. the Watershed Ocoee Dry Bag has enough room for all of your extra clothing, lunch, and a firs…

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    Watch most creek boat videos today or footage where the paddler is being swallowed by massive holes amidst canyon walls. Now what paddle do they have? Trusted on the hardest runs in the world and those firing up the hardest line on their local run ar…

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    Hydroskin 0.5 Wetsocks Unisex

    When your tootsies need just a little more, the NRS HydroSkin 0.5 Wetsocks provide the perfect amount of insulation under neoprene booties and wetshoes. Better yet, take your Chaco and sock game to the next level. SPECS: Weight: 4 oz Seams:...

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    Clutch Pogies

    These pogies are clutch when you're paddling in frigid conditions, literally. The NRS Clutch Pogies combine our thickest neoprene construction to maximize thermal insulation with the classic bare-hand design to enhance paddle control. FEATURES …

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    Antix 2.0 - Large - Red - Top | Western Canoeing & Kayaking Antix 2.0 - Large - Red - Side | Western Canoeing & Kayaking

    Jackson Kayak

    AntiX 2.0 - Large

    The Antix brings play, river running and creeking together into a one-boat-fits-all package. Jackson has taken the best selling kayak in its class and added more speed, comfort, ease and play to give you the Antix 2.0. If you were heading to a new..…

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    Men's Expedition Weight Union Suit | Dark Shadow Men's Expedition Weight Union Suit | Dark Shadow


    Men's Expedition Weight Union Suit

    When the conditions call for maximum insulation, the NRS Men's Expedition Weight Union Suit delivers the most advanced thermal layer. Cozy, yet breathable, with a paddling-specific design for unrestricted mobility even under a drysuit...

    MSRP: C$199.95
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  • WRSI Trident - Ghost WRSI Trident - Ghost


    Trident Helmet

    The Trident builds on our legacy of advancing whitewater safety equipment by adding a high-impact carbon-composite shell to our 3-Layer Impact Absorption System. Add our Interconnect Retention System and O-Brace harness, and you have a helmet enginee…

  • Men's Jakl Drysuit | Red Men's Jakl Drysuit | Red


    Men's Jakl Drysuit

    The NRS Men's Jakl Dry Suit is a beefed-up dry suit for extreme whitewater expedition kayakers. Combining GORE-TEX Pro construction with Cordura® reinforcements throughout, the Jakl provides superior warmth and waterproofness while handling the m…

  • RockStar V Large - Red - Top | Western Canoe and Kayak RockStar V Large - Red - Side | Western Canoe and Kayak

    Jackson Kayak

    RockStar V Large

    The Rockstar V started with a goal to make the best boat for every wave and hole on the planet. Jackson has combined the best qualities of all their older playboats into a sweet, new shape that's a game-changer in this category.  The Rockstar V.…

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    Zen 3.0 Large Zen 3.0 Large

    Jackson Kayak

    Zen 3.0 Large

    Everything you’ve always loved about the Zen, made even better! Whether you’re just learning to stay upright, running a beautiful river with your friends, or looking for your next creek boat, the Zen 3.0 will give you the confidence to en…

    MSRP: C$2,215.00
    Was: C$2,215.00
    Now: C$2,059.00
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