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Keep snacks, rain gear, maps and gadgets close at hand with the roomy NRS Taj M'Haul Deck Bag. It's also a home for safety essentials such as your bilge pump, paddle float and sponge.
  • Inner dry bag is made of our bomber polyurethane Infinity float bag material, with the waterproof HydroLock™ zip-seal closure that keeps your gear totally dry.
  • Stretchy mesh outer pockets and adjustable bungee lacing will hold your paddle float, sponge and water bottle, as well as those hard-to-stow miscellaneous items.
  • The largest outer pocket features an adjustable clip-in buckle, so you can securely stow objects of many shapes and sizes.
  • A mesh sleeve holds your bilge pump on the side of the bag and a specially designed bungee loop secures it at the top.
  • A zippered mesh pocket facing the cockpit keeps small necessities like sunscreen, a knife and your sunglasses handy.
  • Easy carry handle doubles as a convenient place to attach a carabiner or paddle leash.
  • Double-pull main zipper works with one hand. A plastic insert preserves the bag's shape and reflective tape increases visibility.
  • The clip on the front flap allows you to attach a cup/can holder (sold separately).
  • Tough hook-and-loop straps lash to deck rigging.
  • Durable 400-denier nylon construction.
  • Tapers from 13" to 11" in width to match the shape of your kayak.

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Material: 400-denier nylon
Dimensions: 17" L x 5" H, tapering from 13" to 11" in width
Includes:
  • Waterproof urethane bag with zip-seal insert
Features:
  • Two open, one zippered mesh pockets
  • Two 3" wide hook-and-loop straps
  • Reflective tape

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NRS Taj M'Haul Deck Bag
 
4.2

(based on 33 reviews)

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83%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Improves kayak function (15)
  • Easy to attach (14)
  • Rugged (8)
  • Good capacity (5)
  • Improves comfort (5)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Day trip (22)
  • Touring (15)
  • Casual/ recreational (10)
  • Flat waters (6)
  • Kayak camping (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Casual/ recreational (6)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (29)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Great Bag

This bag, compared to others I have seen/had, is awesome. It is durable, extremely roomy, and very easy to open. However, I agree with the other review's; the plastic insert...Read complete review

This bag, compared to others I have seen/had, is awesome. It is durable, extremely roomy, and very easy to open. However, I agree with the other review's; the plastic insert that holds the bag in an 'open' position could be a bit more rigid, but it does do what it is suppose to. I wouldn't confuse this with the rigidness of the bag itself, which is very durable. Compare to other bags, it is worth the little extra money. I would rate this bag a 5 if it wasn't for the insert, but after using others and knowing what I know about this, I would still buy this bag again.

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could be better

This deck bag could be a great product, but misses on to many points. The dry bag is cheap and light weight and makes no sense. The Velcro strap that looks like it...Read complete review

This deck bag could be a great product, but misses on to many points. The dry bag is cheap and light weight and makes no sense. The Velcro strap that looks like it should help hold the bag closed does not work it is too long or the attachment point is in the wrong place. The Velcro pad at the bottom of the bag is more on the top of the bag then the bottom making the bag twist when fitted in the deck bag. The plastic stiffener that was meant to hold the bag open and give it shape does not work. It is thin and there are no mounting points for it in the bag; it just sits in there and rolls up losing its shapes. I few simply things would have made this work like it does in other bags. The bag is not meant to be a dry bag and that is fine but it should have some type of drainage so water that may get in can get out fast. The Velcro that holds the bag to the deck works good, but the bag can still slide, and the four deck straps that would fix this problem are all but useless. They are one length with no adjustment you can clip then to the deck bungees but the deck lines. They need to be adjustable so they can be clipped and pulled tight.

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3.0

Waiting for something better

By Kayaker Mike

from Venice, CA

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Improves Kayak Function

Cons

  • Wears Quickly

Best Uses

  • Day Trips
  • Recreational Paddlers
  • Touring

Comments about NRS Taj M'Haul Deck Bag:

The deck bag is a useful bag but it definitely needs improvements for a better rating. I used this bag on two trips, a three day float down the Colorado River and this morning on a day paddle on Puget Sound. The black stripes with a small reflective material are already dry and cracking. . . after only two uses! The exterior side pouches should be easy to push items in and out of but the curved design prevents easy access. I don't understand why they did this, it doesn't add to the bags function. The interior plastic insert is supposed to keep the shape of the deck bag open but it fails to stay in place. There are four dye-cut corners that should have some type of insert so the plastic stays in place, yet they didn't include this in the bag's design. The zippers function well and the loop pulls are large and have a good grip to them. They work well if you're wearing winter gloves. The velcro fastener and clips keep the bag held to the kayak well. You can buy an additional cup for the bag's cupholder but for the price, it should be included. Overall, the bag is just okay. It's a very pricy bag and I'd shop around for others until improvements are made.

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No
 
4.0

A necessity for long trips

By bodie jack

from Lee Vining, CA

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Improves Kayak Function
  • Many Attachment Points

Cons

  • Expensive
  • Useless Inner Dry Bag

Best Uses

  • Touring

Comments about NRS Taj M'Haul Deck Bag:

The Taj M'Haul is a very useful accessory, especially for long kayak trips. There are many little cords, clips, and pockets for attaching small items, like cameras, sunscreen, or lunch food, and the main pocket is big enough to stuff in an extra jacket and gloves for weather changes. The zippers are actually openable with one gloved hand, unlike most. Gripes: the enclosed dry bag is impossible to close and basically useless, it takes up space, and makes the thing more expensive and heavy than it should be. The corner clips are too short to attach to anything.

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No
 
5.0

Perfect for a Huki outrigger

By Tahiti Paddler

from Independence, MO

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Attach
  • Great For Ultra Marathons
  • Improves Comfort
  • Improves Kayak Function

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Ultra-maratons

    Comments about NRS Taj M'Haul Deck Bag:

    Useful for storing power food and emergency clothes and cover on an outrigger that has no built in storage space.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

    (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Great Deck Bag

    By NW Bird Hunter

    from Stanwood, WA

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Easy To Attach
    • Improves Kayak Function
    • Rugged

    Cons

    • None

    Best Uses

    • Day Trips
    • Recreational Paddlers
    • Touring

    Comments about NRS Taj M'Haul Deck Bag:

    Bought this for my girl friend's kayak. She loves it. Easy to use, goes on and off easy, low profile on her kayak and holds a lot of "stuff". That is easy to get to. Also really made to hold up for years of use.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Sweet!

    By Polar

    from Reno, NV

    Pros

    • Easy To Attach

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Day Trips
      • Touring

      Comments about NRS Taj M'Haul Deck Bag:

      Very well thought out design and well made. Lots of places to stash everything: food bar, sunscreen, camera, clothing,radio,ect.

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      • NRS Taj M'Haul Deck Bag

        Q:

        How well will this bag hold up (if properly attached) to getting hit by waves and rolling? Will everything inside stay dry and will there be no chance of it disconnecting from my kayak?
        Asked on 4/15/2015 by Jake from Gainesville Ga

        7 answers

        • VERIFIED BUYER

          A:

          My wife has this bag on top of her kayak secured with the bungee straps.
          She stores her Cannon EOS D60 35mm Digital Camera with a Cannon EF 100-400
          Ultrasonic Image Stabilizing Zoom Lens (that's about $4000 worth of
          camera/lens - and it's HEAVY) in the bag. The bag has never come loose and
          the camera has never gotten wet. We don't kayak in a lot of bad weather,
          but we've been out on some windy days with waves breaking over the front of
          the kayaks and the bag has been soaked, but the inside remained dry.
          Whether there is any chance of the bag coming loose depends on what you
          attach it too on your kayak, but the bag won't fall apart.

          Answered on 4/15/2015 by Anonymous
        • VERIFIED BUYER

          A:

          Hi,
          I was on the waiting list for when these were first going to be available. I don't know if the design has changed since then, but I was disappointed in this bag and returned it with some suggestions for improvement.
          For your first question, I feel that it has a very sturdy attachment with snap-hooks. I don't remember if the bag also has velcro attachments like the Seal Line Baja bags.
          But I was very disappointed with the design for water resistance. The grommets on the outer bag (for the bungie cord) let a lot of water into the bag, even just from water dripping off of your paddle shaft. I suggested that NRS at least put a flap over these holes to lessen the amount of water admitted.
          There IS (or was on mine) an inner waterproof bag, but it was so flimsy that I couldn't imagine it lasting very long, especially if you were to put in anything with sharp corners. Plus the bag had a zipper closure, so you needed two hands to open or close the bag. And I don't really trust the durability of zipper closures over the long term.
          Finally, on my first model, the inner bag was attached to the bottom of the outer bag by just a 3-inch strip of velcro, so whenever I handled the inner bag, the entire unit would slide out of the enclosure.
          I certainly do dot mean to bash NRS. I own many of their products, and I think very highly of them (well, all but their sizing charts). But as much as I wanted to like this deck bag, I feel that NRS designed and released an inferior product, at lease in the original model that I had purchased.
          Maybe they have made some improvements since then.
          Hope that helps.
          Jim
          Sent from my iPad

          Answered on 4/15/2015 by Jim from Ashland, OR
        • Staff Reviewer

          A:

          Jake, how well it stays in place depends on what you have to attach it to and how well it is attached. It has a clip on each corner that can be attached to perimeter deck lines. On the bottom on the bag there are two wide strips of hook-and-loop that can be clamped over a criss-cross bungee line pattern found on many touring kayaks. You can see this most readily in the video on the product page. Inside the bag is a urethane insert, with a zip-seal closure. Anything inside that will stay dry. Things outside it will probably get wet.

          Answered on 4/15/2015 by Clyde from NRS
        • VERIFIED BUYER

          A:

          There are 4 clips that attach to the ropes on your kayak. So if you have them all clipped properly that bag is not going anywhere. It definitely will not disconnect from your kayak if you roll. Just so you know, the plastic “sleeve” that comes with it, to keep the bag open while putting your stuff in, does not really work. I went and bought a cheap plastic oval garbage container and it fit perfectly inside, so the bag stays open for me and I can find things easier. I don’t roll my kayak, so can’t vouch that everything will stay dry, but it appears to me that it is water tight. To be safe, I would put important things, like camera, car keys, etc. in baggies inside the bag.

          Answered on 4/15/2015 by Anonymous
        • VERIFIED BUYER

          A:

          I would only use this bag for leisurely paddling on calm waters. It is not designed to function as a dry bag. It attaches fairly well to the kayak but I would be skeptical rolling with it or having it in a rough surf.
          JMO
          Sent from my iPhone

          Answered on 4/15/2015 by Anonymous
        • VERIFIED BUYER

          A:

          How stable the bag is on your kayak is mostly dependent on your particular kayak's rigging. It has never shifted on my Trac 16, but I don't white water in my kayak either. I even use rare earth magnets to attach it to my cedar strip kayak since it doesn't have suitable rigging. To keep things dry there is an included rubberized Zip-lock type bag that goes inside. Works as long as you always remember to reseal it. That part can be a bit of an exercise if only using one hand in rough weather, but doable.
          Michael

          Answered on 4/15/2015 by Anonymous
        • VERIFIED BUYER

          A:

          I attached it to the elastic cords on the bow of my boat then hauled it 120
          miles down the Interstate at 75 mph. It didn't move. I put in to the river
          and paddled 9.5 miles out into a very large body of water. Winds were
          blowing 9 knots and about a 2 ft. chop. No problem. My only down side is
          the additional drink holder doesn't hold a large bottle and it detaches
          very easily.

          Answered on 4/15/2015 by Anonymous
      • NRS Taj M'Haul Deck Bag

        Q:

        Are the deck attachments adjustable? I'd like to attach this to the deck of my SUP, but I don't want the bag to be wobbling back and forth the on the deck of the board, especially if I hit any chop. The bag needs to be firmly attached like it's part of the board.
        Asked on 4/30/2014 by Ichabod Spoonbill from Peekskill, NY

        4 answers

        • VERIFIED BUYER

          A:

          The attachment points are fixed on the corners of the bag. There are
          additional velcro straps run from front to back on the middle of the bag

          Answered on 4/30/2014 by Anonymous
        • VERIFIED BUYER

          A:

          Hi,
          The four snap hooks that you see in the photo do not adjust. You could of course attach an adjustable strap to wrap around the board and connect to the snap hooks and there are also the two one and half inch fold back Velcro straps that run the length of bottom of the bag . Great bag holds it shape and is easy to access contents.
          Hope this helps,
          Dr.D.

          Answered on 4/30/2014 by Anonymous
        • VERIFIED BUYER

          A:

          The clips on the corners of the bag are not adjustable. My SUP boards don't
          have tie down attachments. I will be adding them myself so I can position
          them to hold the deck bag securely. If the deck attachments on your board
          are not in the optimal location, you can use the second attachment method
          which is two large velcro panels on the rear of the bag. I would replace
          your SUP deck bungees with a non-stretchy cord cinched as tight as you can
          get it. Then use the velcro panels to attach the deck bag to the cords.
          That should hold it securely against the deck. You can either cut off the
          clips if you don't want them slapping around, or you could still tie them to
          your board attachments in case you want to use the deck bag on another SUP
          where the attachment points match up.
          SherriKayaks.com

          Answered on 4/30/2014 by Anonymous
        • VERIFIED BUYER

          A:

          The only way to achieve your goal is to have strong anchors on your SUP, connect the bag tightly, and make sure your bag is packed tight/full. Any deviation and you'll have movement.
          Thanks, Steve G.
          "Strive not to be a success, but rather to be of value. " - Albert Einstein

          Answered on 4/30/2014 by Majik from Milwaukee, WI
      • NRS Taj M'Haul Deck Bag

        Q:

        Is the inner dry bag removable?
        Asked on 11/24/2012 by Bonnie from United States

        12 answers

        • VERIFIED BUYER

          A:

          Yes, the inner dry bag is removable.

          Answered on 11/24/2012 by Paddler AL from Huntsville, AL
        • VERIFIED BUYER

          A:

          Yes, the inner bag is separate. Excellent deck bag for stuff you want to access quickly. Top quality accessory !
          -dg-

          Answered on 11/24/2012 by Dan from St. Charles, MO
        • VERIFIED BUYER

          A:

          Yes, the inner bag does come out.. We love this product!
          Sent from my iPad

          Answered on 11/24/2012 by Anonymous
        • VERIFIED BUYER

          A:

          Yes it is. If you want a high volume deck bag this is the one. However, I have since upgraded to a watershed deck bag and love it. Less volume but it doesn't get wet and soggy.
          James

          Answered on 11/24/2012 by J.Ray from Bendigo, Victoria, Australia.
        • VERIFIED BUYER

          A:

          yes; awesome bag

          Answered on 11/24/2012 by Anonymous
        • VERIFIED BUYER

          A:

          Yes it is. I have this bag and I like it, the inner dry bag is a zip-lock with a velcro strap for extra security.
          Tim
          Stop Using Technology to Create an Illusion of Action

          Answered on 11/24/2012 by Anonymous
        • VERIFIED BUYER

          A:

          Yes it is. I love this bag.

          Answered on 11/24/2012 by Scharfy from Kennewick, WA
        • VERIFIED BUYER

          A:

          yes - it's removable and you can role it up and bring it along in case you do need it later.
          Hope this helps,
          Dr D

          Answered on 11/24/2012 by Anonymous
        • VERIFIED BUYER

          A:

          Yes, it is! This is according to my husband for whom I purchased this item.

          Answered on 11/24/2012 by Macjag from Jacksonville, Fla
        • VERIFIED BUYER

          A:

          Yes the inner bag is removable. I have found the Taj' to be a very
          convenient and useful storage system.

          Answered on 11/24/2012 by Anonymous
        • VERIFIED BUYER

          A:

          Yes it is very removable, even when you wish it weren't! It's very flimsy and clings to your hands when you pull them out of the bag. The bag should have some type of attachment - Velcro or something.
          I returned the bag for a refund and told NRS it was not ready for prime time.. Partly because of the bag coming loose. Also because you need two hands to get into the bag. And because the zipper is not protected from splashes, and because water enters the bag thru the large grommet holes.
          Jim
          Sent from my phone. Please excuse typos and abbreviations.

          Answered on 11/24/2012 by Jim from Ashland, OR
        • VERIFIED BUYER

          A:

          Yes it is. It is a separate bag shaped to fit in the outer bag.

          Answered on 11/24/2012 by Anonymous
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