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NRS Oar Tethers

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Don't lose your oar. The NRS Oar Tether keeps that oar anchored to the boat if it pops off the oarlock or pin. And the quick release buckle lets you easily remove your oar when needed.
  • An unexpected loss of an oar can ruin your whole day. The Oar Tether gives you a fighting chance to get that oar back in place in time to avert disaster.
  • Put one metal ring underneath the oarlock or pin. Or slide the ring under the frame side rail and loop the strap through it to secure it to the frame.
  • Detach the blade from your oar and slide the other metal ring onto the oar shaft.
  • The NRS Cam Buckle joins the two halves of the Oar Tether and lets you adjust the length of the Tether and easily remove the oar when needed.
  • The Tethers come as a pair, so you've got both oars protected.
  • Note: These oar tethers do not fit the full size Sawyer oars.

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Features:
  • 30" polypropylene strap
  • Stainless steel rings - 2 3/8" inside diameter
  • Quick-release 1" cam buckle
  • Sold in pairs

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NRS Oar Tethers
 
3.7

(based on 20 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

78%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Adjustable (4)
  • Easy to use (4)
  • Well built / quality (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Rivers (7)
  • Rapids paddling (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Advanced (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (19)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Must have for serious whitewater

On the Thompson almost flipped. I was thrown from the boat and so was my right oar. Lucky for us there was a commercial raft below us that helped us retrieve the oar....Read complete review

On the Thompson almost flipped. I was thrown from the boat and so was my right oar. Lucky for us there was a commercial raft below us that helped us retrieve the oar. Next thing I did was buy the oar tethers. Now I don't need to worry about that anymore. Wish I would have got them sooner.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Not so much!!

This product will save your oar PERIOD bottom line, BUT.....while the conceptual design is good they use [*] parts that will not last especially the snaps. On my 3rd pair...Read complete review

This product will save your oar PERIOD bottom line, BUT.....while the conceptual design is good they use [*] parts that will not last especially the snaps. On my 3rd pair and will not warranty them again as the Postal workers are starting to chuckle at me each time I go to PO to send them back.If you guys would build theses tough instead of in China these would be finished or complete and would warrant a 5 star rating. Again, they will save the oars, but get the snaps right or take them completely off cause they're ruining your reputation.

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5.0

NRS Oar Tethers

By Mike

from Grand Junction, CO

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Adjustable And Stronger

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about NRS Oar Tethers:

      I use the oar tethers to secure my oars, of course, and feel very sure that my oars are secure.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      3.0

      Tether rings need to be larger diameter

      By Troglogbyte

      from The River

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Adjustable

      Cons

      • Tether Rings Barely Fit

      Best Uses

        Comments about NRS Oar Tethers:

        I bought these to replace my older plastic latch tethers. I noticed that the diameter of the tether ring compared to my older ones is smaller. The result is that it barely fits over my rope-wrap and can bind when traveling up and down the shaft.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

        (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        1.0

        Too small

        By Immir

        from Sacramento CA

        About Me Advanced

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about NRS Oar Tethers:

              Second set of these, the ring is now too small to go over my wrapped oars so they are useless to me.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No
               
              5.0

              Cataract Saver

              By WhitefishBrandon

              from Whitefish, MT

              About Me Advanced

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Adjustable

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Long Trips

                Comments about NRS Oar Tethers:

                Invested in new Cataract oars and paddles and the last thing I wanted to do was lose one in the river. First day out, I got in a bind on a sharp corner in deep water and the oar popped out, however the tethers saved the day. Highly recommend

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No
                 
                5.0

                Works perfect

                By Machias

                from Stafford, VA

                About Me Casual/ Recreational

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Adjustable
                • Good Control
                • Minimizes Fatigue
                • Reduces Flutter

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Day Trips
                  • River Running

                  Comments about NRS Oar Tethers:

                  These works just fine and are sturdy built.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

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                  • NRS Oar Tethers

                    Q:

                    I have Sawyer oars with the Large Diameter shafts + rope wrap. Will these rings slide over the shafts & will they also slide over the rope wrap (with a bit of room to spare)? If they wont slide over the rope wrap do you make them long enough to accommodate the fact that the ring will have to ride much further down on the shaft?
                    Asked on 10/5/2013 by @

                    3 answers

                    • VERIFIED BUYER

                      A:

                      Yes they will slide over all/rope wrap etc.

                      Answered on 10/5/2013 by Anonymous
                    • VERIFIED BUYER

                      A:

                      I have cataract oars that are rope wrapped and the rings fit with plenty of room. Inside diameter of the ring is 2 1/4 inches. Hope this helps.
                      Sent from my iPad

                      Answered on 10/5/2013 by Anonymous
                    • Staff Reviewer

                      A:

                      The inside diameter of the metal rings is 2 3/8". Fully extended there is 30" from center to center of the rings.

                      Answered on 10/7/2013 by Clyde from NRS
                  • NRS Oar Tethers

                    Q:

                    Are both rings the same size on the new cam strap version? If not, is the larger ring attached to the strap, or the strap with the cam?
                    Asked on 3/28/2013 by quinoa from Aspen

                    3 answers

                    • VERIFIED BUYER

                      A:

                      Rings are same size
                      Sent from my HTC Thunderbolt

                      Answered on 3/29/2013 by daggerdave from columbus ohio
                    • Staff Reviewer

                      A:

                      The rings are the same size.

                      Answered on 3/29/2013 by Clyde from NRS
                    • VERIFIED BUYER

                      A:

                      Yes, both rings are the same size.  Fred

                      Answered on 3/29/2013 by Machias from Stafford, VA
                  • NRS Oar Tethers

                    Q:

                    I need a tether for each oar. Do I buy one pair, or two?
                    Asked on 2/5/2013 by none

                    3 answers

                    • Staff Reviewer

                      A:

                      The Oar Tether comes as a pair, so you get one for each oar.

                      Answered on 2/5/2013 by Clyde from NRS
                    • VERIFIED BUYER

                      A:

                      When I purchased this it came in two complete pairs, enough for the two active oars. The online description indicates it still does. I see from the photo that the old clip that was used on these has been replaced by a standard webbing buckle. That should be an improvement as we had some trouble the the old clips breaking.

                      Answered on 2/5/2013 by Anonymous
                    • VERIFIED BUYER

                      A:

                      They come as a pair (2) so you will receive one for each oar. If you carry
                      spare oars you might want to purchase an additional set.

                      Answered on 2/5/2013 by Anonymous
                  • NRS Oar Tethers

                    Q:

                    So I see you guys switched from the snap buckle to the cam buckle. Is that because you had too many complaints about the old snap buckle failing? If so you should've had a recall and offered free replacments. I lost a Cataract oar this weekend because the snap on my NRS oar tether failed.....:(
                    Asked on 9/4/2012 by oregondukhntr from Salem, OR

                    5 answers

                    • VERIFIED BUYER

                      A:

                      I quit using them because I nearly lost an oar... I simply tie them to the frame now...
                      Sent from my iPhone

                      Answered on 9/4/2012 by Anonymous
                    • VERIFIED BUYER

                      A:

                      I have a few of the "snap" NRS tethers, and Id like to point out that ive done 50+ river trips with this system without a single "failure." These trips span a variety of rivers with differing degrees of technical waters, but include the hells canyon wild section of the snake, the wild and scenic sections of the Rogue, many trips on the middle and lower Owyhee and the middle fork salmon. The system hasn't yet to fail me, although I can see undue stress could cause a failure. The truth is, you don't "lose" an oar from a faulty snap alone, it had to be a combination of "throwing the oar" with the snap giving way, and somehow the actual strap breaking. In any event, under severe stress things give way, this combined with UV damage, and general wear and tear can cause any system to "fail." Id just purchase a new set, thank NRS for their great customer service and fantastic support, and put your boat on the water the next time you get a chance. See you on the water
                      Michael

                      Answered on 9/4/2012 by Oregon Rafting Team from Bend Oregon
                    • VERIFIED BUYER

                      A:

                      I feel that a cam buckle is an excellent improvement over previous designs. In fact, I'll be ordering these ASAP. I've never seen an NRS cam buckle fail, as they are rated to over 1000 lbs. Plastic buckles have failed me from time to time. Kudos to NRS for this upgrade!

                      Answered on 9/4/2012 by Anonymous
                    • VERIFIED BUYER

                      A:

                      I've never had a snap buckle failing but I sure like the cam buckle because
                      of the increased flexibility for strap length that the cam strap provides.

                      Answered on 9/5/2012 by Anonymous
                    • Staff Reviewer

                      A:

                      We switched to the cam buckle because it allows you to adjust the length of the Oar Tether, not because of the strength of the other buckle.

                      Answered on 9/6/2012 by Clyde from NRS
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