4.9 out of 5
Chance Favors the Prepared Mind- Loius Pasteur
July 23, 2007
A simple reasonably priced piece of equipment to help yourself back into an overturned Kayak...Better than inflatables that can age and leak this sturdy well constructed float is a great invention
Get this one.
December 24, 2009
Do you want the success of your next solo self-rescue hinged on a functioning 2-cent inflation valve? If not, then get this paddle float. This is a GREAT paddle float. Easy on... Easy off... Very Boyant! Acutally used it yesterday for a self rescue while paddling well of shore. Oopps! Great for solo paddling. It is "fail operational". For it to fail to the point that it will no longer provide boyancy, you would literally have to put it through a wood chipper. (Even then of you gathered up all the pieces and put them together in a zip-lock bag - it would still continue to preform as a paddle float!) For some it might be a little bulky. This is probably not recommended, but in a touring kayak mine fits snuggly out of the way behind the back band under the rear deck in the cockpit (along with a sponge and pump, too). Pulls out with a quick yank. Keeps the upper deck clear if you like it that way.
November 26, 2009
I got this as a Christmas present for my spouse. It went free shipping via FedEx and was quick. Item is as described. Can update review once Christmas present opened and tested in the water.
Save your breathe, and get back to paddling fast
May 07, 2009
A solid easy concept. ready for self rescue in seconds. No need to deal with inflatable nightmares. Works like a charm. Always keep this above deck and strapped down with a bungy. Serves as a quick life preserver. Just throw it to those that need it asap.
Great quality and it works
September 06, 2008
Great quality and design. Grips paddle firmly. I'm a big guy and this works great to get me back in to the kayak without problem. Travels great under deck bungee.
Great for Cold Water Paddling
January 18, 2013
It is tough to blow up an inflatable paddle float when the water temps are in the 30's and 40's (cold fingers and all) so I switch over from an inflatable paddle float to this for the cold season. In truth it also doubles as an excellent ground pad for sitting when I pull over to take a break and relax for a few minutes on a shore somewhere. Also the bright color is nice since my boat is a less vibrant color and thus does not stand out.Pros: Great design, Build quality, Ease of use, Great value
Great for colder waters - get out fast!
November 17, 2009
Why struggle trying to fit and blow up an inflatable when the name of the game is getting back in as soon as possible, fastens well, easy to store and multiple use!
March 08, 2012
Picked this item up on sale. It's exactly what I needed. I have used it for a year now and it has held up well. Order process was simple and quick. Another positive experience.Pros: Great value
March 28, 2011
Easy to apply to paddle blade when needed. the bright color helps to see in the water should all your item go in. Does the job of getting you back in the kayak under unusual circumstancesPros: Great value