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NRS Coil Paddle Leash

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$19.95

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What's a kayak without a paddle? Don't lose yours. Tether your paddle to your wrist or deck rigging with the NRS Coil Paddle Leash, and save yourself a swim and maybe some money.
  • Expands from a compacted 18-inches to a full five-foot stretch.
  • Snap swivel lets you easily disconnect the leash when necessary and prevents twisting so you don't have to stop and unravel your leash.
  • Attachment end secures to your wrist or your boat giving you multiple safety options.
  • We've included a zippered bag with carabiner for compact storage on or off the water.
This product is not intended for use in whitewater applications due to possible entanglement in swift water.

Product Reviews

  (27)
Length: 18" extending up to 5'
Weight: 4.8 oz
Includes:
  • Zippered storage bag
Features:
  • Snap swivel prevents twisting
  • Hook-and-loop attachment

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  • NRS Paddle Leash Coil

    Q:

    I bought this paddle leash but I'm not really sure how to use it. I assume that the end with the foam and the snap goes around the paddle, but it does not seem to be snug on the paddle shaft. Is this right. Where is the best place to place the other end. I would think on the boat somewhere rather than the wrist? I thought there would be some instructions provided.
    Asked on 6/12/2013 by Chuck from Vienna, va

    9 answers

    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      Hi Chuck,
      You are right, no instructions. I interpreted it the other way--padding around my wrist and the shorter length of velcro around the paddle shaft. I want the paddle attached to me if i get separated from the boat. There is actually a way to 'swim' with the paddle while in your life jacket while floating on your back--not something i want to try :)
      but i think you can do it the other way too--attach the padded part to your nearest safety line, especially in calm water, you can let your paddle sit in the water with your hands free and not have the paddle drift away.
      Hope that helps,
      bob
      Sent from my iPad

      Answered on 6/12/2013 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      Hey Chuck,
      Actually, the foam part goes around your right wrist and the other end goes around the middle of the paddle. The leash is not designed to connect to the boat.
      Rob

      Answered on 6/12/2013 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      It straps to the center of the paddle shaft and just floats some. On the other end, I like to secure to my vest versus my wrist and do sometimes secure to the boat. It just depends on the situation. As long as the paddle doesn't get away from you when you release it, I would just attach where it is comfortable and out of your way.
      Scott
      Sent from my iPhone

      Answered on 6/12/2013 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      This is easy and good to use.frist nrs logo cover paddle other together
      cover other

      Answered on 6/12/2013 by Alex Wong from Hong Kong
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      Hello,
      The paddle leash attaches to the paddle and the other end to the boat or wrist.
      I hope this helps you.
      Take care,
      your friendly fellow paddler.

      Answered on 6/12/2013 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      The foam is for your wrist and the snap is for attaching to your kayak.
      Gary Fisher

      Answered on 6/13/2013 by Gary from Minooka, IL.
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      Right, the foam covered strap goes around the paddle. You have to fiddle
      around a little to get it relatively tight.
      I secure the other end on the fore deck of the boat- on the stretchy cord
      decking- far enough away that the leash
      doesn't get in the way of paddling- but not so far that if the paddle blew
      out of my hands that I couldn't reach
      the end of the leash. Hope that helps.

      Answered on 6/13/2013 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      We attach one end to the paddle and the other end to the boat. Try attaching to the deck rigging. Don’t worry if its not snug, I actually prefer that it’s not snug as it will allow more movement with your paddle when using different strokes etc.

      Answered on 6/13/2013 by lizpaddler from Niagara Region, Ontario
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      Just to review, this leash is not intended for whitewater.  As a touring leash the padded portion of the strap goes around your wrist and the smaller loop around the waist of the paddle.  In my opinion this is fine for flat water touring.  When I lived in Hawaii I added another length of cord and tethered the leash to the front of my boat.  In this way if I came off the boat in a surf landing all I had to do was hole onto the paddle and the boat would float straight with the current instead of being dragged sideways if I had tethered the leash at the cockpit.  Hope this helps.
       
      - Ken

      Answered on 6/15/2013 by Anonymous
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NRS Paddle Leash Coil
 
4.6

(based on 27 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (18)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

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96%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to attach (18)
  • Improves kayak function (6)
  • Compact (5)
  • Rugged (5)
  • Improves comfort (4)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Day trip (16)
  • Touring (15)
  • Casual/ recreational (13)
  • Kayak / canoe / rafting (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Casual/ recreational (6), Advanced (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (26)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Big Leash, small package

Decided to finaly get one of these based on the conclusion that a multiple day paddle trip could be potentialy disastrous if a paddle gets swept away in some serious river current, or goes...Read complete review

Decided to finaly get one of these based on the conclusion that a multiple day paddle trip could be potentialy disastrous if a paddle gets swept away in some serious river current, or goes somewhere you can't follow.
Tried it out on a 30 mile 2-day paddle, and it worked great. Stays out of the way due to the coil, and retracts to a nice and short length. Comes with an awesome pouch with a carabiner so you can just throw that right onto your yak cordage for when you're not using the leash.

I put the leash onto my yak, but it has a great wrist strap that works really well too.

If you worry about getting tangled in a roll or fall-out, the leash could easily be cut through with a knife.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Always a must

We never paddle without attaching a paddle leash to our paddles. The leash is a small price to pay to protect a large investment we make in our paddles. The only thing we would...Read complete review

We never paddle without attaching a paddle leash to our paddles. The leash is a small price to pay to protect a large investment we make in our paddles. The only thing we would improve is to make the paddle leash a little longer as it is a little tight for one of our kayaks.

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5.0

So good, so good, ´cause I got you

By Stef the Canadian

from Carleton-sur-Mer, Qc, Canada

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Compact Design
  • Easy To Use

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Kayak

    Comments about NRS Paddle Leash Coil:

    Perfect

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    3.0

    Avisable to have in tough paddling conditions

    By JJ

    from Cancun, Mexico.

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Reliable

    Cons

    • Gets In Your Way When Pad

    Best Uses

    • Kayaking

    Comments about NRS Paddle Leash Coil:

    A must in rough waters or loose your paddle and arm stroke back to shore.

     
    5.0

    Awesome Leash

    By Matt

    from Newport Beach, CA

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Compact Design
    • Easy To Use
    • Reliable

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Canoeing
      • Personal Watercraft

      Comments about NRS Paddle Leash Coil:

      This is an awesome paddle leash for surfski. It is just the right length to be comfortable as you are paddling. Does not get in the way, and you hardly notice it is there. Glad I purchased it! Not too expensive either.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      5.0

      Favorite paddle leash

      By NAPS 2 B Fit

      from Pennsylvania

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Attach
      • Good Length
      • Improves Comfort
      • Tangle Free

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Anytime
        • Day Trips
        • Keep The Oarpaddle Close
        • Recreational Paddlers
        • Touring

        Comments about NRS Paddle Leash Coil:

        We have different paddle leashes to try and bought another of these for the tangle free design. It fits on any size wrist and any size paddle or oar. Storing the leash on the paddle prevents loss and forgetfulness.

        Service and delivery comments:

        As always, we receive our items promptly and in perfect condition.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        5.0

        effective leash

        By fishnman

        from pa

        About Me Casual/ Recreational

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Attach
        • Improves Kayak Function
        • Rugged

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Day Trips
          • Recreational Paddlers
          • Touring

          Comments about NRS Paddle Leash Coil:

          Keeps paddle with kayak while staying out of the way.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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