4.8 out of 5
Great paddle float
July 31, 2005
I'm always concerned that if I capsize I won't be able to roll effectively because of the rough water that made me capsize in the first place. I just know that I'll roll back up onto the side of a 5' wave and be upside down again. So I want a paddle float when I'm on big water, and the NRS float has a large volume, two air tubes (one of which can be used with one hand, attaches to the blade easily, and folds nice and flat under the deck rigging. What more can either of us ask for?
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a fine piece of kit
August 12, 2003
I have used a NRS paddle float for 5 years now. I fine it one of the best paddle floats on the market. It is easy to use and totally fail safe. Recently due to old age and in a hurry to replace it I purchased a Topsport Paddle Float from Topsport Kayaking in Christchurch, New Zealand. Except for the size the design it is very much the same as the NRS. They both are made of the high grade yellow nylon fabric. I have had PVC paddle floats fail before and know what to look for in purchasing a decent float. Topsport carried their own brand and had NRS floats for hire. The seas around the NZ coast line are cold and require a quick and snappy rescue. I rate this style of paddle float, small tip for speeding up self rescue: Leave float inflated on one half of a split paddle on the deck of your kayak, then the hardest part (getting the float inflated and onto the paddle)is already done happy paddling.
good quality-good price
May 13, 2004
The NRS paddle float is large for good boyancy,comes in a handy net bag, it also has two seperate air bladders and valves. Its a comforting product!
It works great
July 26, 2007
I was able to scramble back into my kayak after just a few tries. Without the paddle float I can't make it. A great step forward in my quest to return alive.