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Corporate Partners

Class V Partner
LL Bean logo LL Bean
L.L. Bean, Inc. is a leading developer and retailer of quality outdoor gear and apparel. Founded in 1912 by Leon Leonwood Bean, the company began as a one-room operation selling a single product, the Maine Hunting Shoe. While its business has grown substantially, the company remains committed to the same honest principles upon which it was built - a focus on the customer, continuous product improvement, respect for people, wildlife and our natural resources and a 100% satisfaction guarantee. L.L.Bean is proud to sponsor conservation organizations that ensure quality outdoor experiences and help people enjoy the outdoors in a responsible manner.

REI logo REI
REI is an outdoor retail co-op dedicated to inspiring, educating and outfitting its more than 3 million active members and the community for a lifetime of outdoor adventure. Founded in 1938 by a group of Pacific Northwest mountaineers seeking quality equipment, REI operates retail stores nationwide, two online stores — and — and an adventure travel company, REI Adventures.

Timberland Pro logo Timberland Pro
In 1999, The Timberland Company recognized an opportunity to bring premium, durable boots to the professional tradesman. Timberland PRO® continues Timberland's heritage by assessing unmet needs of those who work in the most demanding environments then developing solutions that deliver ultimate comfort, durability and protection - all day long. Timberland PRO® offers a complete range of high-quality professional footwear, apparel, gloves and accessories, exclusively designed for the safety market and distributed through a professional network.

Class IV Partner
Wenonah Canoe logo Wenonah Canoe
Wenonah uses Kevlar, Royalex and other advanced materials to build light, tough, responsive canoes to satisfy the most demanding wilderness travelers.

Class III Partner
Current Designs logo Current Designs
Current Designs Kayak manufactures the finest sea kayaks, recreational kayaks and touring kayaks in both composite and polyethylene and offers a full line of kayaks for paddlers of all levels.

Exped logo Exped
Exped means expedition equipment, and through ingenious simplicity and innovation, Exped gear maximizes the users outdoor experience. Exped is based in Zurich, Switzerland with a subsidiary in Seattle.

Kokatat logo Kokatat
Kokatat is the leading watersports wear manufacturer with a comprehensive line of technical paddling apparel. Our products are designed by paddlers for paddlers to meet the most challenging weather and water conditions. You’ll find a rich history of innovation, expedition field-testing, outstanding customer service and quality control behind every Kokatat product.

Northstar Canoes logo Northstar Canoes
Northstar Canoes was born of obsession. Founder Ted Bell's love of canoeing spans decades, continents and companies. A former champion racer and builder extraordinaire, Ted knows precisely what makes an enthusiast's heart pound. Today, after a 6-year hiatus, he's back to producing the finest composite canoes ever made.

NRS logo NRS
100% employee-owned NRS is the world’s leading manufacturer of paddlesports apparel and accessories. 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.

Class II Partner
Darn Tough Vermont logo Darn Tough Vermont
Darn Tough Vermont is an American manufacturer of premium, all-weather outdoor socks with headquarters in Northfield, Vermont offering footwear for skiing, hiking, running, biking, hunting, kid’s and casual styles with and unconditional lifetime guarantee.

Garmin logo Garmin
For decades, Garmin has pioneered GPS navigation, wireless devices and applications that are designed for people who live an active lifestyle. The all-new inReach offers two-way messaging, SOS alerting and navigation anywhere in the world.

Lincoln Canoe & Kayak logo Lincoln Canoe & Kayak
Winner of a 2014 Made in the USA Outdoor Gear Award-The Sassy! LINCOLN is currently owned by two brothers, Marc and Ron Bourgoin. The pair acquired the business in 2009 and continue a tradition of fine canoe and kayak craftsmanship that began in 1959.

Oru  logo Oru
Oru Kayak designs high-performance, folding kayaks for all types of paddlers. Oru kayaks are easy to transport and store, letting you explore like never before.

Outdoor Retailer logo Outdoor Retailer logo is the leading resource for paddlesports information with consumer reviews, launch maps, classifieds, buyers guides, photos, forums and much more all free to use.

Peerless Handcuff Company logo Peerless Handcuff Company
Now in its fourth generation, Peerless Handcuff Company remains a family business committed to producing the finest restraints available. These products are used by law enforcement, correction and military agencies throughout the US and abroad.

The Mountaineers Books logo The Mountaineers Books
The Mountaineers Books is the nonprofit publishing arm of the nearly 100-year-old Mountaineers Club. With more than 500 outdoor titles in print, the Mountaineers Books produces guidebooks, instructionals, adventure narratives and conservation books. The publishers’ mission is to lead readers to the pleasures and lessons of the great outdoors, helping them bond with wild places and encouraging stewardship of our natural environment.

Thule logo Thule

Werner Paddles logo Werner Paddles
Werner Paddles is the leading manufacturer of high quality kayak and canoe paddles, offering great performance and value at several price points. NFCT is proud to receive support from Werner through their Healthy Waters Initiative. to learn more visit

Supporting Partner
Bending Branches logo Bending Branches

Granite Gear logo Granite Gear
Granite Gear’s gear is truly tougher than granite and matches purpose with weight, comfort and durability.

Katadyn logo Katadyn
Katadyn is the market leader for portable, personal water treatment systems and products for the outdoor and marine industries.

Ibex logo Ibex
Ibex Outdoor Clothing makes wool clothing that is durable, active and modern. Their innovative manufacturing technique and reputation for quality wear makes them a leader in wool attire from base layers to paddling a river to an evening out on the town.

Malone Auto Racks logo Malone Auto Racks

MTI logo MTI

NEMO Equipment logo NEMO Equipment

Patagonia logo Patagonia

Seattle Sports logo Seattle Sports

SOG Specialty Knives & Tools logo SOG Specialty Knives & Tools
SOG has accompanied elite US Special Forces and law enforcement professionals for decades. With a well-earned reputation for engineering, precision and quality, SOG continues to be trusted by the world’s best.