NRS Wedge Rescue Throw Bag

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Good things can come in small packages. The NRS Wedge Throw Bag is compact, so it fits in any space in your boat - no excuses for not carrying it. Always there for that vital rescue toss.
  • 55' of floating 1/4" polypropylene gives you the reach you need to pluck that swimmer out of the water.
  • Compact, flattened shape slides easily inside your boat.
  • Foam panels inside the bag keep it afloat for safety and visibility.
  • Mesh sides on the bag give drainage and quick drying for the rope.
  • Bright colors and reflective tape make the bag highly visible for the rescuer and rescuee.
  • Max Load: 950 lbs. (Maximum load indicated is for the rope alone knots may reduce weight capacity)

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Rope Length: 55'
Rope Material: Polypropylene
Rope Diameter: 1/4"
Load Max: 950 lbs.
Features:
  • Mesh side panels
  • Foam panels
  • Reflective tape

video: NRS Wedge Rescue Throw Bag

NRS Wedge Rescue Throw Bag (1:11)

Good things can come in small packages. The NRS Wedge Throw Bag is compact, so it fits it in any space in your boat - no excuses for not carrying it. Always there for that vital rescue toss.

video: How To: Stuff a Rescue Throw Bag

How To: Stuff a Rescue Throw Bag (3:49)

In this instructional video from NRS, we show you how to re-stuff your rescue throw bag so it will be ready to go when you need it most. A poorly stuffed rope bag can not only be frustrating, it can be dangerous. Properly stuffing your throw rope keeps it free of knots and tangles that can impede a swift-water rescue while whitewater kayaking, rafting or canoeing.

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  • NRS Wedge Rescue Throw Bag

    Q:

    What are the dimensions of the stuffed bag?
    Asked on 10/2/2012 by Shark

    3 answers

    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      It' about 7 - 8 inches long, 5 inces wide, and a couple inches thick.

      Answered on 10/2/2012 by Dan the Man from Coeur d'Alene, ID
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      9" long x 5" wide (at its widest) x 2.5 thick.

      Answered on 10/2/2012 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      Dimensions of stuffed bag (not including protruding rope at either end): 8.25 x 5.25 x 3.0 inches (height x width x thickness)

      Answered on 10/2/2012 by Anonymous
  • NRS Wedge Rescue Throw Bag

    Q:

    How much does it weigh?

    (I'd like this info for most of the gear I buy because I intend to pack it in to remote stretches.)
    Asked on 9/8/2012 by Aiyana from United States

    4 answers

    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      15 oz. (on my digital kitchen scale).

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

      A:

      ~400 grams or 0.9 pounds (weighed with a luggage scale that has limited precision).
      throws very easily - I take mine pack rafting as well as with the bigger boats.
      ds

      Answered on 9/10/2012 by Heavy D from Victor, Idaho
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      I use mine in my IK and it is definitely compact enough, where I roll it up with the boat at the end of a trip. Have it stashed next to my seat and it doesn't get in the way of paddling at all. Haven't used it for rescue yet, but I think it would do great.

      Answered on 9/10/2012 by Dan the Man from Coeur d'Alene, ID
    • Staff Reviewer

      A:

      Heavy D is right on - 0.9 pounds.

      Answered on 9/12/2012 by Clyde from NRS
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NRS Wedge Rescue Throw Bag
 
4.1

(based on 17 reviews)

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94%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Compact (3)
  • Easy to use (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Rivers (8)
    • Rapids paddling (7)
    • Day trip (4)
    • Flat waters (3)
    • Kayak camping (3)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (16)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    The right size

    The Wedge throw bag is a great fit for a whitewater boat or personal carry, my 75' throw bag takes up so much space where as this smaller bag fits easily behind the back...Read complete review

    The Wedge throw bag is a great fit for a whitewater boat or personal carry, my 75' throw bag takes up so much space where as this smaller bag fits easily behind the back band and you don't have to wrestle it out of its storage space which I think is a real safety feature in is own right. Even though it is small with 55' feet of line it is an appropriate size for many rivers, and most kayakers I know are capable of throwing it far enough to use all of it's 55' of range, not the case with the larger heavier 75' lines which many are incapable of throwing it far enough to reach its maximum distance should it be required. A great product in a good size at a reasonable price. I liked it so much I purchased another for my paddling partner, because it will not be my throw bag that rescues me, but it could be hers.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Watch the bottom grommet

    I work for a whitewater rafting company on the Ocoee River and we got 4 of these for new guides. In three months all 4 broke, because the bottom grommet rips through the...Read complete review

    I work for a whitewater rafting company on the Ocoee River and we got 4 of these for new guides. In three months all 4 broke, because the bottom grommet rips through the bag, so the bag and the rope are no longer connected. I only took mine down the river one trip and it already pulled through and I never even threw it. I like NRS throw bags, but this is not their best product.

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    3.0

    We will see

    By wasatchsasquatch

    from SLC UTAH

    About Me Casual/ Recreational

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Personal Watercraft

      Comments about NRS Wedge Rescue Throw Bag:

      Want to be fair and honest about reviews, not swayed by misleading or bias. When it comes to a resue item, choice is paramount in gear, as a moderate user or novice of white water, my wife and I are sticking to smaller rivers with only class 2 or 3 work. I note that the majority of reviews for the wedge are opinions about compacting, storage and convienvience. All that as fine consideration I agree with, but the review that grabs my attention best is that of it's use in a true situation, on river, where the gromet tore away from the bag and was found to be a potential failure of a rescue product in a needed situation. I will be practicing on stillwater & in city parks, rope throws with my wife to secure confidence of this product, prior to it's needed execution in a rescue scenario. I found the review of the rope "in use" & failing, to be the most reliable on this NRS site. Might secure the gromet better to the bag with a simple reinforced sew job with floss, something that dosen't hinder the rope release, but still offers a security to the bag itself. better safe then sorry in any river situation. Might return it as well. Never skimp on a rescue item. At least if your a beginner or moderate user.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      5.0

      Good Throw Bag

      By Kayaker

      from Florida

      About Me Casual/ Recreational

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Compact Design

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about NRS Wedge Rescue Throw Bag:

          I bought this for a recent kayaking trip to Canada. Canadian Coast Guard requires that all vessels carry a rescue throw line and this small, lightweight item filled the bill.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No
           
          5.0

          The right size

          By Paddler

          from Williamsport, PA

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Compact Design
          • Easy To Use
          • Reliable

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Whitewater Kayaking

            Comments about NRS Wedge Rescue Throw Bag:

            The Wedge throw bag is a great fit for a whitewater boat or personal carry, my 75' throw bag takes up so much space where as this smaller bag fits easily behind the back band and you don't have to wrestle it out of its storage space which I think is a real safety feature in is own right. Even though it is small with 55' feet of line it is an appropriate size for many rivers, and most kayakers I know are capable of throwing it far enough to use all of it's 55' of range, not the case with the larger heavier 75' lines which many are incapable of throwing it far enough to reach its maximum distance should it be required. A great product in a good size at a reasonable price. I liked it so much I purchased another for my paddling partner, because it will not be my throw bag that rescues me, but it could be hers.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • Yes

            (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

             
            1.0

            Watch the bottom grommet

            By Bwbkicks

            from Ocoee, TN

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Compact Design
            • Easy To Use

            Cons

            • Breaks easily
            • Unreliable

            Best Uses

            • Drowning

            Comments about NRS Wedge Rescue Throw Bag:

            I work for a whitewater rafting company on the Ocoee River and we got 4 of these for new guides. In three months all 4 broke, because the bottom grommet rips through the bag, so the bag and the rope are no longer connected. I only took mine down the river one trip and it already pulled through and I never even threw it. I like NRS throw bags, but this is not their best product.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No
             
            4.0

            Fits. the bill

            By sig

            from santa rosa

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Functional

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Rapids Paddling
              • Rivers

              Comments about NRS Wedge Rescue Throw Bag:

              Perfectly good replacement for my old bag. Improved clip to attach to boat and quick release, easy to repack.

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              • No

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