NRS Foam Paddle Float

by  NRS

NRS Foam Paddle Float Description

A paddle float is an essential piece of safety gear. The NRS Foam Paddle Float secures easily to your paddle blade by sliding the blade into the nylon fabric pocket on the back. A webbing buckle on the front secures the paddle to the float. Your paddle acts as an outrigger support when the other blade is secured to your boat.

NRS Foam Paddle Float Specs and Features

  • Material Description: EPE closed-cell foam400-denier nylon outer shell

Additional Attributes

  • Bright orange 400-denier nylon outer shell and strips of reflective tape provide a high level of visibility in low-light conditions.
  • EPE foam won't hold water and will stand up to years of abuse.
  • Measures 18" long by 8.5" wide by 3" thick.

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NRS Foam Paddle Float Reviews

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I read about eh pros and cons…

Submitted by: Dbrieva on 8/2/2020
I read about eh pros and cons and settled for this option. At 240 lbs I thought it would do the trick. Just not enough buoyancy and self rescues are not successful. I’ll go with an inflatable model next.

Great paddle float for…

Submitted by: guest-paddler on 6/11/2019

Great paddle float for self-rescues. It is big and bulky but no more than any other rigid foam float.

Unlike the inflatables this one is immediately ready to use. This may seem unimportant to some but when you go into the water in Canada you want to get out as soon as possible and a couple of minutes can make a big difference.

No need to remember to check for punctures and can always double as a beach seat, although I wouldn’t recommend it.

The paddle slides in easily into the big pocket and the strap is easy and quick to click in. The orange colour and the reflective band help make it conspicuous, which is always good ion any piece of safety kit.

I don’t believe that the most expensive ones provide any definite advantage over this more inexpensive model.


The NRS foam paddle float has…

Submitted by: musichawk on 5/4/2016
The NRS foam paddle float has advantages and disadvantages over the more common inflatable paddle float. It's primary disadvantage is the space it takes to stow it. But I find simply sliding it under the rescue straps behind my cockpit puts it right where I need it, and a couple of correct size bungees will attach it to any other spot where deck bungees are available. The main advantage, in my opinion, is the float is ready to go immediately if I capsize. I don't have to risk hypothermia while I find where it is stowed, blow it up, and then attach it to the paddle. It is ready to slide on the blade and strap to it, then extend it out while my paddle goes under the rescue straps.

It has held up to sun, sand, and repeated salt and freshwater dunkings without the foam breaking down or absorbing water...the fabric has faded, but seems as strong and tear resistant as ever. I never go out, even on calm ponds or lakes, without my NRS foam paddle float. And when I kayak camp, it makes a great cushion to sit on by the river.