NRS produces functional products, but they have piss poor customer service. A friend of mine recently bought a brand-new dry-top from them, and when the neck-gasket failed, he tried to get warranty assistance, but they said they couldn't help him because the neck-gasket is produced by a different company. Any other company (Stohlquist, IR, and Kokatat come to mind) would have replaced the dry-gear or repaired the gasket.
With that said, I'm avoiding purchasing anything from NRS in the future, even straps. I would rather have Thule straps anyway.
I'm ashamed to even use their products that I already own.
Ps. Oh, maybe this post should be somewhat more helpful. I currently use a Stohlquist Wedge-E PFD. I got mine used, and it has at least two seasons under it, still going strong.
Most Rescue PFD reviews indicate to not bother with said Rescue PFD unless you take a SWR course. I see a lot of Rescue PFDs on the river though, and I know damn well they didn't all take a course teaching them how to use 'em.