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.
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EPE closed-cell foam400-denier nylon outer shell
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.
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.