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The NRS Bandit Thwart Seat is another option for the NRS Bandit. For those that want simple comfort, this is your seat.
  • The versatility of this seat allows it to be used in the front of the boat in place of footbraces.
  • A Leafield valve allows for easy and fast inflation.
  • This seat can be used in either the Bandit I or Bandit II.

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  • Material: 25/840 Urethane coated nylon
  • Seat Dimensions: 12.5"L x 16"W x 8.5"H
  • Leafield C-7 valve

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  • NRS Bandit Thwart Seat - Closeout

    Q:

    Can this be used in an Aire Lynx or a Tomcat?
    Asked on 4/9/2014 by Angel Dove

    6 answers

    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      It's not as wide as a thwart for the Tomcat and attaches differently.

      Answered on 4/10/2014 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      Yes it shoulden't be a problem.

      Answered on 4/10/2014 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      Classification: UNCLASSIFIED
      Caveats: NONE
      Yes. We use it for a footbrace and it's great.
      Bryan Stewart

      Answered on 4/9/2014 by Bryan from Washington DC
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      Don't know about your specific boat, but I use this thwart in my Outlaw,
      and LOVE it. It is a great food rest, plus I strap a dry bag to it with
      emergency gear, so that it is nice and tight to the boat for rolling it
      back up if I flip. I inflate it to fit, and strapped it to the holes in my
      floor. I have been in both a Tomcat and Lynx in the past and it seems to
      me it will work just fine. Much better than dealing with gluing in D rings
      and paying $$$ for a foot rest. Oh, I also have the end of my thigh braces
      attached to it, so one more bonus!
      Mia

      Answered on 4/9/2014 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      It probably could be used in the tomcat. You just feed the straps through the self-bailing holes. I have a tomcat and find the seat that came with it far more comfortable. I only use this in my bandit.
      Sent from my iPhone

      Answered on 4/9/2014 by Anonymous
    • Staff Reviewer

      A:

      Yes, it can. The strap loops can be attached to the cargo loops in those boats.

      Answered on 4/9/2014 by Clyde from NRS
  • NRS Bandit Thwart Seat - Closeout

    Q:

    Will this work and fit as a foot brace for the Outlaw 1?
    Asked on 5/29/2013 by Angie from Kentucky

    5 answers

    • Staff Reviewer

      A:

      Yes, Angie, you can loop the straps through the floor drain holes.

      Answered on 5/30/2013 by Clyde from NRS
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      Yes. We use it on our Aire inflatable and it's great.
      COL Bryan Stewart
      Seminar 9, United States Army War College

      Answered on 5/30/2013 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      It works OK but not great. I have a Bandit IK and I moved the inflatable thwart/backrest forward to use as a foot brace when I upgraded the seat back to the AIRE seat. The seat is a terrific upgrade. Much more comfortable and has extra conveniences like a pocket and drink holder. The thwart works best as a footrest for me if it is really under inflated. It looks silly but if the thwart is fully inflated, it pushes back on the ball of my foot at an uncomfortable angle.
      Bill Perkins

      Answered on 5/29/2013 by WilliamP from Arizona
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      I used one as a foot rest in my Aire Lynx 1. Works ok.

      Answered on 5/29/2013 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      It can be used as a foot brace on the bandit 1. I've not used the outlaw.
      Sent from my iPad

      Answered on 5/29/2013 by Anonymous
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    Q:

    Is this a seat to lace in in front of the back rest thwart, allowing your butt to stay dryer?
    Asked on 1/6/2013 by Steve from Santa Fe, NM

    4 answers

    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      This is a back rest thwart
      Sent from my iPad

      Answered on 1/6/2013 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      I use this seat as a front foot brace. I don't think you can keep your
      butt dry in a self-bailing inflatable Mark

      Answered on 1/7/2013 by Anonymous
    • Staff Reviewer

      A:

      This is designed to be a back rest, or it can be used to brace your feet against it.

      Answered on 1/7/2013 by Clyde from NRS
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      Unless they've changed the design of the backrest thwart, it's the same as the backrest thwart and has the same function--a backrest. We also use it was a footbrace (and extra seat if toting a smaller passenger) in the front, and it works really well to wedge your feet down between it and the side tubes.

      Answered on 1/7/2013 by Shuttle Bunny from Wisconsin
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NRS Bandit Thwart Seat - Closeout
 
4.4

(based on 5 reviews)

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Pros

  • Cleans easily (4)
  • Functional (4)
  • Lightweight (4)
  • Compact (3)
  • Quick drying (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Kayak / canoe / rafting (3)
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    5.0

    Good for what I am using them for

    By steamboatrick

    from Steamboat Springs

    About Me Intermediate

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Cleans Easily
    • Compact
    • Functional
    • Lightweight
    • Quick Drying
    • Rugged

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Boating
      • Kayaking

      Comments about NRS Bandit Thwart Seat - Closeout:

      Using these as foot stirrups in my tandem Hyside Duckie. Worked good this past week in Class 3 rapids on the Snake River. Used them partially inflated. A bit bulky but served the purpose well.

      Service and delivery comments:

      Very fast delivery.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      NRS Bandit Thwart Seat

      By wayneski

      from Anchorage, AK

      About Me Intermediate

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Cleans Easily
      • Compact
      • Functional
      • Lightweight
      • Versatile

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Boating
        • Kayaking

        Comments about NRS Bandit Thwart Seat - Closeout:

        Use the seat in a Bandit II. You can sit on it in flat water and in front in whitewater. If it's dry, you can use it as a knee pillow.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Already knew what to expect,needed extra

        By JBR

        from Kentucky

        About Me Intermediate

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Cleans Easily
        • Functional
        • Lightweight
        • Quick Drying

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about NRS Bandit Thwart Seat - Closeout:

            Already had one in my Bandit, just needed an extra as a foot brace. If NRS would like to improve thwarts for future boats, my only complaint is the attachment straps come loose too easily...put cams on them and it would be perfect.

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            • No

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Simple Comfort

            By Barn-E-Boof

            from Gardnerville, NV

            About Me Intermediate

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Cleans Easily
            • Compact
            • Functional
            • Kayak Folds Smaller
            • Lightweight
            • Quick Drying
            • Rugged

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Kayaking

              Comments about NRS Bandit Thwart Seat - Closeout:

              I use the Bandit thwart as a seat and the Rascal thwart as a foot rest in my new Bandit. Together they keep my boat really light for carrying, and easy flipping during that occasional swim. They also allow me to roll my boat compactly for transport.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Absolutely Necessary!

              By Shuttle Bunny

              from Wisconsin

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Comfortable
              • Doubles as toe block
              • Durable
              • Easy to inflate deflate
              • Easy to install
              • Gives correct positioning

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Big Water
                • Rapids Paddling

                Comments about NRS Bandit Thwart Seat - Closeout:

                While it's absolutely necessary to have a thwart seat to keep you in the correct position on any decent-sized water, no matter how much I wedge them in, I found that my feet popped out when going over any bigger drops. I ended up buying a second seat to use as a toe block, and it works perfectly. Now my feet have a large firm surface to push on, and I stay firmly wedged in my boat. As an added bonus, my "toe block" doubles as a backrest for a child on smaller water. Plus, the leafield valves are extremely easy to use when inflating and deflating, and the screw closure ensures that the thwart stays inflated no matter what. As for the material, while I don't expect it to last 30+ years like hypalon, it's seems plenty durable so far.

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