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Be ready to help your paddling partner reach the final destination with the NRS Kayak Tow Line. A tow system is great to have when boating with kids or inexperienced paddlers who may become fatigued during long paddles.
  • A durable 500-denier Cordura® bag stows the tow line. Also features two pockets for additional storage, reflective tape for added visibility, and a mesh bottom for quick drainage.
  • The Tow Line is designed for wearing around the wearer's waist and adjusts to fit up to a 50" waist.
  • Includes A floating yellow polypropylene rope with a foam float and heavy-duty plastic clip for easy attachment.
  • The rope is attached to the bungee cord with a stainless metal ring to ease towing over high seas.
  • The bungee is secured to the waist band with a stainless metal ring and heavy duty nylon webbing.
  • A sturdy nylon belt with a quick release buckle is a must for any tow system.
  • Not intended for use on whitewater rivers.

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    NRS Kayak Tow Line
    Length:1:13
Weight: 1.35 lbs.
Rope Length: 50'
Rope Material: Polypropylene
Rope Diameter: 3/16"
Load Max: 650 lbs. (2.9 kN)
Features:
  • 24" bungee cord with stainless metal rings at both ends
  • Quick-release waist buckle
  • Mesh bottom for drainage
  • Reflective tape
  • Heavy-duty plastic clip
  • Foam float near clip

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Be ready to help your paddling partner reach the final destination with the NRS Kayak Tow Line. A tow system is great to have when boating with kids or inexperienced paddlers who may become fatigued during long paddles.

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    Q:

    How is it used. Specific instructions please. Thanks.

    Gary Biggers
    Asked on 7/27/2013 by Gary from Ventura, CA

    7 answers

    • A:

      Wear on waist below PFD w/ buckle to front, pouch to back, mesh drainage to bottom. I keep my caribiner hooked to a D-loop on the side (different model) so the 'biner is accessible by feel. Practice on shore, then in your boat in calm conditions before having to rely on in storm, surf, etc. To use, reach behind & unhook 'biner from its stowed position w/ one hand, unlatch pouch snap w/ same hand (keeping hold of your paddle w/ other hand), maneuver & hook 'biner to bow loop of victim's boat. Paddle out to full line length & tow. If a problem develops in which you need to quickly detach for your own safety, reach down, locate the buckle ball, pull forward, and pull tow pack clear of torso. If possible, stash tow pack on your spray deck or under fore deck bungee and try to maneuver back to victim's boat, collecting the tow line as you do so (stash under fore deck bungee), then unhook 'biner from victim's boat. This will minimize the chance of the victim entangling in the tow line.

      Answered on 2/19/2014 by Vince from Maryland
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      The tow rope is an essential in safery geat. It fastens securely around your waist, but has a quick release for safety.  The long rope has a float and bungie on the end that clips either to the boat or person being towed. I have also used it as a throw rope to tow someone out of harm's way.
       

      Answered on 7/27/2013 by Kayak Krazy from tonawanda NY
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      It is very comfortable and just clips around your waist. When needed all you do is take the one end that is exposed and clip it onto the kayak in need and paddle away with them in tow. Very simple.
      Sent from my iPad

      Answered on 7/27/2013 by firedog937 from Crete, Greece
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      As written:
      * The Tow Line is designed for wearing around the wearer's waist and adjusts to fit up to a 50" waist.
      * Includes A floating yellow polypropylene rope with a foam float and heavy-duty plastic clip for easy attachment.
      * The rope is attached to the bungee cord with a stainless metal ring to ease towing over high seas on flatwater trips.
      * The bungee is secured to the waist band with a stainless metal ring and heavy duty nylon webbing.

      Answered on 7/27/2013 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      Gary,
      I bring the tow line along when I'm paddling with other people, especially
      if some of them are weak paddlers. I generally keep it on deck held down by
      a bungee unless I need it. It has come in handy when a paddling partner
      was struggling against the wind, or just lagging behind the group because
      they were tired. It's easy to strap on the belt under my floatation vest,
      deploy the rope, and clip it onto the bow of the other kayak. Then it's
      just a matter of letting out the rope and starting to paddle. The elastic
      part of the tow line is a nice touch because it prevents sharp tugs.
      Best of luck.
      Barry

      Answered on 7/27/2013 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      Gary,
      The towline straps around your waist. It has a bag in which is something like 50' of floating line, with a clip on the end to attach to the bow or carry loop of the boat to be towed. The line remains attached to your waist band, which is fairly wide nylon webbing to spread the force out. There is a quick release tab which will detach the waist belt from you in case of a problem.
      I've used it several times, and it works great. The big surprise to me was how little drag I felt from the other boat. I kept up with our group (which admittedly was not a fast group--teenagers) just fine.
      Dan

      Answered on 7/27/2013 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      The tow rope comes in handy when my husband (who is a better and stronger
      paddler) go kayaking together and I get tired and get too slow for paddling
      back. We also have it in case of emergencies when someone can not paddle
      and needs assistance. It is just part of our gear (life jacket, pump,
      paddle float, etc.) It makes towing easier.

      Answered on 7/30/2013 by Anonymous
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NRS Kayak Tow Line
 
4.5

(based on 21 reviews)

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Pros

  • Easy to use (7)
  • Compact (6)
  • Reliable (3)

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    Best Uses

    • Day trip (13)
    • Ocean swells (11)
    • Kayak camping (10)
    • Flat waters (9)
    • Kayak / canoe / rafting (7)
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    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    A Must Have For Paddles

    I gave this to a friend because I love mine so much. I have used it to tow tired paddlers, a friend towed me when I saved an injured gull, and I used...Read complete review

    I gave this to a friend because I love mine so much. I have used it to tow tired paddlers, a friend towed me when I saved an injured gull, and I used the rope with the float attachment to rescue a fellow paddler from a haystack. I love this product. It's comfortable to wear, and works perfectly.

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    Good except for belt

    We use this when our 7 year old daughter gets tired when paddling on flat water. I would give this 5 stars except for the belt. I have a 34" waist...Read complete review

    We use this when our 7 year old daughter gets tired when paddling on flat water. I would give this 5 stars except for the belt. I have a 34" waist & 42" chest so I'm not a big guy. My PFD has loops for a tow belt and the belt on this comes very close to not fitting. I may have an 1" or less of tail sticking out of the buckle and that is with the adjustment out as far as it can go. The belt should be at least 12" longer to make it adjustable for anyone to wear. Also with the belt fixed to the bag I couldn't ditch it if there was trouble. The belt should not be fixed for it to be a more versatile piece.

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    3.0

    This system is not for serious kayakers

    By Kayaker Tim

    from Everett, WA

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          Comments about NRS Kayak Tow Line:

          I purchased this tow system to use in a Dynamic Water Sea Kayaking Rescues class. The bag and the line are fine however, the clip is plastic and in extreme conditions the clip will come undone. There needs to be an external quick release clip to hold the carabineer at the ready. The quick release and the floating line are fine as well. This system out of the box is not ready for serious use however it would be fine for recreation kayaking on lakes. With a few changes it could be a fine system.

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          4.0

          Hope I Never Need It

          By JT

          from Outer Banks, NC

          About Me Advanced

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          Pros

          • Compact Design

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Kayaking

            Comments about NRS Kayak Tow Line:

            This item is just another safety item that I hope never to need. I will practice using it with members of my paddling club, but it is a safety item.

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            • No

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            5.0

            Worked great in an emergency!

            By Florida Sea Kayaker

            from Naples Fl

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            Pros

            • Compact Design
            • Easy To Use
            • Reliable

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Kayaking

              Comments about NRS Kayak Tow Line:

              Recently went kayaking in the ocean with my wife. The current was very strong on the way back and my wife had a panic attack and went numb in her arms. I was able to hook this up to the front of her kayak and paddle her back to shore. While it was very difficult to paddle my kayak and hers against the current due to all the extra weight and pull, this towline handled it perfectly and I never once felt it digging into my hip. For all sea kayakers I say this one is a must get product.

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              5.0

              Great Tow-line

              By Erez

              from Israel

              About Me Advanced

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              Pros

              • Compact Design
              • Easy To Use
              • Reliable

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                  Comments about NRS Kayak Tow Line:

                  Just tried it with my friends in our sea-kayaking-club. We went out for towing practice in high waves,and the product worked great for me!
                  We compared it to other brands, and it came up to be the best tow-linw in the market.

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                  5.0

                  Just what we were looking for

                  By Kayaker2

                  from Delaware

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use
                  • Looks sturdy
                  • Quick release is great

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Kayaking
                    • Safety

                    Comments about NRS Kayak Tow Line:

                    Really like the quick release feature. Bungee should make it user friendly. Haven't needed to use it yet-thank goodness! It's an insurance. Good price.

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