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NRS Kayak Tow Line

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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 1 1/2" wide 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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NRS Kayak Tow Line (1:13)

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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NRS Kayak Tow Line
 
4.5

(based on 25 reviews)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (10)
  • Compact (9)
  • Reliable (7)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Day trip (13)
  • Ocean swells (11)
  • Kayak camping (10)
  • Flat waters (9)
  • Kayak / canoe / rafting (9)
    • Reviewer Profile:
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    • Was this a gift?:
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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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Most Liked Negative Review

 

This system is not for serious kayakers

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...Read complete review

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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5.0

Good Product

By Rookie Kayaker

from Townsend, TN

About Me Casual/ Recreational

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Compact Design
  • Easy To Use
  • Reliable
  • Waterproof

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Kayaking

    Comments about NRS Kayak Tow Line:

    The product is easy to strap onto yourself. The tow line was easy to pull from pack and to throw to another person and attach to a boat. With the bungee on it, I did not feel the jerk on the line when towing another boat. My only concern with the product is losing it. If I got into trouble, the belt has a quick release from me but my fear is the pack would then be lost to the water since it does not float.

    Service and delivery comments:

    Delivery and packaging were fine. The product was protected and arrived in good condition.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    5.0

    Indispensable Kayak Towline

    By Gido the Guide

    from St. johns, Michigan

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Compact Design
    • Easy To Use
    • Reliable

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about NRS Kayak Tow Line:

        This towline is easy to use and very good to have for towing a tired or injured kayak paddler. Kids love it too in taking turns towing each other. a must have for touring.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

        (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Safety is paramount

        By Kayaker Joe

        from Buzzards Bay, MA

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Compact Design
        • Easy To Use
        • Reliable
        • Sits Well Under My Pfd

        Cons

        • Buckle Needs To Be Near B

        Best Uses

        • Kayaking

        Comments about NRS Kayak Tow Line:

        Buckle needs to be closer to the bag. First time I used it the buckle was in the center of my back.
        I adjusted the buckle so that it is at my side easier to to release in an emergency.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        5.0

        Get a tow rope!

        By POLAR

        from RENO, NV

        Pros

        • Reliable

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about NRS Kayak Tow Line:

            Well thought out and made. Has all the features, quick release, easy to stow line, floating line and attachment hook, high visability color and reflective tape, well made so it will last. This is a critial piece of saftey equipment, get one!

            • Was this a gift?:
            • Yes

            (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            3.0

            This system is not for serious kayakers

            By Kayaker Tim

            from Everett, WA

            Verified Buyer

            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.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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            • NRS Kayak Tow Line

              Q:

              What is the width of the belt strap, I mean how broad is the webbing? I assume it's broad enough not to cut into your belly?
              Asked on 8/7/2016 by newbee

              6 answers

              • VERIFIED BUYER

                A:

                Without digging it out to measure I'd say it's at least two inches wide. The one time I used it to tow a kayak loaded with paddler & gear it did not cut into me at all. I was wearing a dry suit so that certainly protected me as well.
                Sent from John Purbaugh's iPhone

                Answered on 8/8/2016 by JP from Gig Harbor, WA
              • VERIFIED BUYER

                A:

                It's standard seat belt webbing, so perfectly comfortable.
                Phillip Reid
                305 N 23rd St.
                Wilmington NC 28405 USA

                Answered on 8/8/2016 by Anonymous
              • Staff Reviewer

                A:

                The quick-release belt webbing is 1 1/2" wide.

                Answered on 8/8/2016 by Clyde from NRS
              • VERIFIED BUYER

                A:

                It is probably 3 inches and I have not not had any problems and usually
                wear it outside of my sprayskirt. It comes in handy when my wife is too
                tired to paddle LOL.

                Answered on 8/7/2016 by Anonymous
              • VERIFIED BUYER

                A:

                Yes the strap is wide and I forget I am actually wearing it until its time to take off the gear. I have had to do more towing then I would like and this tow line has worked well.

                Answered on 8/7/2016 by Anonymous
              • VERIFIED BUYER

                A:

                I have used it to tow another kayaker and it did not cut into my belly. I
                find it to be a worthwhile thing to have while out on the water far away
                from where you are going to take out.

                Answered on 8/7/2016 by Bird Dog Kayaker from Hartsville, SC
            • NRS Kayak Tow Line

              Q:

              How is it used. Specific instructions please. Thanks.

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

              7 answers

              • 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
              • 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
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