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The NRS Back Band sets a new standard in whitewater and performance-touring comfort. Easy to install and adjust.
  • This kayak-outfitting essential seamlessly blends soft conforming foam with support and economy.
  • The 6.5" tall x 17" long back band comes with two sets of mounting straps.
  • One set of straps lets you anchor the back band through slots in the seat towers (posts).
  • The other set of straps have grommeted ends that attach to an existing bolt in your outfitting.
  • Tension adjustment on either system is easily made with the NRS cam buckle.
  • Also includes straps for anchoring the top of the back band to the cockpit coaming.

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Dimensions: 6.5" High x 17" Long
Features:
  • Tower (post) or grommet attachment options

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The NRS Back Band sets a new standard in whitewater and performance-touring comfort. Easy to install and adjust.

video: Quick Tips | How to Install an NRS Kayak Back Band

Quick Tips | How to Install an NRS Kayak Back Band (2:11)

Installing a back band in your kayak is easy. In this video, the experts at NRS give you step by step instructions for removing your old seat back or back band and installing your new back band. They also include handy tips to help the process go more smoothly.

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  • NRS Kayak Back Band

    Q:

    Will this work on my jackson 2010 series Star kayak?
    Asked on 12/26/2013 by Alfonso Castello from Mexico City, Mexico

    3 answers

    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      Not familiar with that boat. If you need much back support consider a full
      seat with back. Much better in my experience. And very adjustable.
      ts long

      Answered on 12/27/2013 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      Honestly, I am not sure… I have one and like it but use it on a racing sea kayak, which of course is a completely different animal…
      good luck
      Greg Jacob

      Answered on 12/27/2013 by Anonymous
    • Staff Reviewer

      A:

      Alfonso, the Back Band has two fitting options. Take a look at the photos in the Larger Images & More Views link. If there are slots on the sides of your seat, use the straps with the metal squares at the end. If not, just remove a seat bolt and use the other set of straps with the grommetted ends.

      Answered on 12/27/2013 by Clyde from NRS
  • NRS Kayak Back Band

    Q:

    Re the NRS Back Band, item # 2625/50054.01. Could this be attached to the interior cockpit of a Kayak with a kevlar hull that has no existing mounting points/brackets? How? Do you have any "D" Rings that could be epoxied or pop rivoted to the kevlar hull? Are there any other options for installation of a back band/rest in kevlar boats?
    Thanks, Ed W
    Asked on 5/23/2013 by Ed from Reinholds, PA

    3 answers

    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      Yes, but it might take a little creativity and engineering. The backband comes with two sets of attachment straps. One set has grommets and appears designed to be attached to the bolts that hold the saddle in place. The other set has a metal triglide that could fit through a small slit in a plastic saddle. You might be able to attach the triglide directly to the saddle. Otherwise, you could glue a pair of D rings to the hull and use a piece of rope or webbing to create a loop to connect the backband straps with grommets to the D-ring. Either way, ymight also want to create one or more attachment points on the top and bottom of the inside of the hull so that you can set the height of the backband.

      Answered on 6/6/2013 by Anonymous
    • Staff Reviewer

      A:

      Ed, this can be mounted through the seat side walls (if the seat has sidewalls) by cutting/drilling a slot for the webbing to slide through. The metal buckles on the end act as stoppers. Our 1” PVC D-ring patches can be epoxied (G/flex Epoxy, Item # 2272) or riveted to the boat as another option. The IR Reggie Backband, Item # 2689, is also a good product and can be mounted via bolts or through the seat side walls.

      Answered on 5/23/2013 by Clyde from NRS
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      I used that back band on a surf ski. It does need to be anchored. I used
      the handles that are bolted to the sides of the cockpit of my boat. Sounds
      awkward but worked just fine. I eventually found that the band tho helpful
      wasn't supporting my back enough so I went with a full seat- from NRS, I
      think. Works much better. Also must be anchored. You could try attaching
      d-rings as you mention. I can't say if they'll hold up or not. If you're on
      the larger/taller side, maybe not.

      Answered on 5/23/2013 by Anonymous
  • NRS Kayak Back Band

    Q:

    This product says "post and gromet attachments". What exactly is the post attachment? In my kayak I will need the attachment with the plastic pieces like the IR backbands. does this one come with those or can i purchase separately? thanks
    Asked on 11/1/2012 by Clay from Knoxville, tn

    2 answers

    • Staff Reviewer

      A:

      The Back Band comes with two types of attachment straps. One has a metal stopper on the end that you slide through the side outfitting post. The other has a metal grommet on the end that you can anchor to a bolt on the outfitting. Then you adjust tension with the NRS cam buckle.

      Answered on 11/1/2012 by Clyde from NRS
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      A post and grommet attachment is an attachment that uses a post and a grommet. A grommet is a metal ring with a donut hole that is press fit into a nylon strap. A post is a metal piece that fits inside the hole in the grommet. The IR backband uses a plastic ratchet system similar to a snowboard boot buckle that is different from the NRS backband, which uses nylon straps and metal cam buckles. The NRS backband does not come with a plastic ratchet system. If the customer desires a plastic ratchet system attachment then they should exchange the NRS backband for an IR backband.

      Answered on 11/1/2012 by Anonymous
  • NRS Kayak Back Band

    Q:

    Hi.... i have one necki Jive.....

    I can use this in my kayak ¿¿¿

    I live in Costa Rica... please sen me all the cost... shipping economy etc...

    Thanks
    Asked on 10/29/2012 by marco from costa rica

    2 answers

    • Staff Reviewer

      A:

      I have forwarded your inquiry to our International Team. They will contact you shortly.

      Answered on 10/29/2012 by Clyde from NRS
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      Yes the back band comes with 2 web straps that are grommeted and can be attached to the seat bolts. There are also a cople of ways to attach the band.

      Answered on 10/29/2012 by Anonymous
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    4.0

    fit perfect;y

    By Hal

    from Wilton, NH

    About Me Advanced

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Attach
    • Improves Comfort

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Day Trips
      • Recreational Paddlers
      • Touring

      Comments about NRS Kayak Back Band:

      Easy to gt easky to install

      • Was this a gift?:
      • Yes
       
      5.0

      Remarkable comfort

      By Surfski Jim

      from Roswell, GA

      About Me Advanced

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Attach
      • Improves Comfort
      • Improves Kayak Function
      • Reduces Fatigue
      • Rugged
      • Works With Pfd

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Day Trips
        • Touring
        • When Tired

        Comments about NRS Kayak Back Band:

        I use the backrest for slower paddling. As the tension is fully adjustable, I only use it when I need the support. Overall quality is superb.
        After two attempts at making my own rest, I bought the real deal. The design is well thought out and it provides great support while allowing a practical level of hip rotation. Highly recommend for surf ski use.

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        • No
         
        5.0

        Easy to attach

        By Kayak Woman

        from Kalispell, MT

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Improves Comfort

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about NRS Kayak Back Band:

            Put this on my whitewater boat; attached easily and vastly improved the comfort.

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            • No
             
            4.0

            Good backrest will decay in salt water

            By Octavio from Panama

            from Panama, Panama

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Firm
            • Good materials

            Cons

            • Heavy buckles
            • Sea water rusts aluminum

            Best Uses

            • Day Trips
            • Flat Waters
            • Kayak Camping
            • Ocean Swells

            Comments about NRS Kayak Back Band:

            the aluminum buckles area ok in fresh water but sea water will corrode them if not washed properly after use, this is from experience. I replaced the buckles with heavy duty nylon buckles. Otherwise it is a great product.

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            4.0

            Another Great NRS Product

            By Rogue Aardvark

            from Grants Pass, OR

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

              Cons

              • Hard to install

              Best Uses

              • Rapids Paddling
              • Rivers

              Comments about NRS Kayak Back Band:

              Provides great back support. Depending upon the make of your kayak it does take some time to install. It would be good if NRS provided some basic install instructions.

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