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NRS Raft Thwart Bag

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Keep gear like pumps, repair kits and tackle boxes easily accessible with the NRS Raft Thwart Bag.
  • Durable 18 oz. PVC outer skin surrounds an EPE foam to pad and protect the bag's contents.
  • 210 denier polyurethane-coated nylon liner ensures years of long-lasting wear.
  • Wide, double-pull zipper opening makes it easy to find and retrieve things.
  • Two heavy-duty 2" wide webbing straps, with side release buckles wrap around a raft's thwart up to 16" in diameter, or suspend the bag from the frame.
  • Sturdy mesh bottom drains away any water that gets inside.

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  (6)
Weight: 2.8 lbs.
Filled Dimensions: 7" x 10" x 30" Long
Material: 18 oz. PVC body with a mesh bottom
Closure System: Zipper
Features:
  • 210-denier polyurethane-coated nylon inner liner
  • 2" wide webbing attachment straps
  • Fits thwarts up to 16" in diameter
Notes:
  • Not a waterproof bag

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NRS Raft Thwart Bag
 
4.2

(based on 6 reviews)

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of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good zippers (3)
  • Lightweight (3)

Cons

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Best Uses

No Best Uses
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (5)

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5.0

Great product

By JSE Team Leader

from Weed, CA

About Me Avid Adventurer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Good Zippers
  • Large Capacity

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about NRS Raft Thwart Bag:

      Seems like a great thwart bag. There are so few options overall for thwart bags. I really like the foam and the large zippers. It seems well built and durable but I have only used a few days on the water at this point. I just love having a place to throw peoples loose stuff that can get wet. I also loaded a small cooler in the bag which then contributed to insulting the cooler and keeping the sun off of it.

      • What Is Your Gear Style:
      • Comfort Driven
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      4.0

      Easy "rig to flip" solution

      By Mediocre Boater

      from Eugene, OR

      About Me Avid Adventurer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Good Zippers

      Cons

      • No Handles

      Best Uses

        Comments about NRS Raft Thwart Bag:

        Great piece of gear for holding everyone's sunscreen, coolers, food, water bottles secure yet easy to access. Makes tying everything down for the big rapids a breeze. Just know that it isn;t waterproof, but we just put small drybags in that.

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        NRS thwart bag

        By WilliamP

        from Arizona

        About Me Casual Adventurer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Durable
        • Good Zippers
        • Lightweight

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about NRS Raft Thwart Bag:

            Keeps things accessible and secure. Big enough to store a Wonder Pump 6, First Aid kit, raft repair kit and a few other odds and ends so they do not turn into flotsam.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Decent Item

            By PDX Paddler

            from Portland, OR

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Convenient
            • Lightweight

            Cons

            • Mesh bottom
            • No Handles for carrying

            Best Uses

            • LunchFirst Aid Storage

            Comments about NRS Raft Thwart Bag:

            Bought this thinking it would be splash protection (not sealed dry) for my first aid kit/straps/Lunch etc. The mesh bottom was a bit of a disapointment, but the only significant issue that I have in continued use is that there are no handles to carry this thing when it is out of the boat. Cheap nylon handles on the sides would be very welcome and also double as a connection point if you wanted to strap the thing down to a self baling floor to keep it stationary in bigger water.

            Overall, decent item - but it is essentialy a "pretty" mesh bag because the mesh bottom allows floor water in full time.

            • What Is Your Gear Style:
            • Comfort Driven
            • Was this a gift?:
            • No
             
            3.0

            Functional but alittle wimpy.

            By PDX Paddler

            from Portland, OR

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Large Capacity
            • Lightweight

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Short Travel

              Comments about NRS Raft Thwart Bag:

              I bought this thinking be that the bottom would be solid and the bag would work as sort of a "splash" bag. I wasn't expecting it to be flip ready or anything, I just run a paddle boat and want a place to store lunch where it isn't going to get completely saturated (most of it is in tupperware anyway).

              I can't really complain about the design, because it is pretty clear on the website, I just missed it...my chief complaint is actually carrying the bag when it is not attached to the thwart and has contents it tends to be floppy and a little unwieldy.

              For the price, totally worth it, It holds lunch and water bottles without having a bunch of stuff clipped to D rings and hasn't failed for me.

              • What Is Your Gear Style:
              • Minimalist
              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

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              • NRS Raft Thwart Bag

                Q:

                Are the straps long enough to fit around the tube of my 16ft Aire cat?
                Asked on 3/2/2016 by Kevin from Colorado

                3 answers

                • VERIFIED BUYER

                  A:

                  I have a 14' Rocky Mountain raft with 20" diameter thwarts. The bag straps fits around the thwart with extra length remaining after tightening it down. The bag is durable and drains well with the mesh bottom. Highly recommend it if it fits your raft!
                  Be safe & raft on!
                  Eddie

                  Answered on 3/2/2016 by Anonymous
                • VERIFIED BUYER

                  A:

                  No, the straps are designed to fit on a standard raft thwart. Your Cat tubes have a much bigger diameter. It's a great bag, tho. I use it to store my pump and other oddly shaped river gear that I need to get to quickly. You could rig it to a cross frame with a little ingenuity. I have actually worn one out after 10+ hard years of service. I ordered my new on e a couple of years ago. Can't live without it!
                  Susan Johnson
                  Shady Lady Window Coverings & Design
                  405 Henderson St.
                  Eureka, Ca 95501
                  www.shadylady.biz
                  Sent from my iPad

                  Answered on 3/2/2016 by Anonymous
                • Staff Reviewer

                  A:

                  Kevin, the straps will go around a tube up to 16" in diameter, so won't work in that application. However, you can hang the bag off the frame.

                  Answered on 3/2/2016 by Clyde from NRS
              • NRS Raft Thwart Bag

                Q:

                can you attach this to the boat or frame if you do not have a thwart in place? I can tell how it attches
                thanks
                Asked on 7/17/2013 by brian

                1 answer

                • Staff Reviewer

                  A:

                  Brian, the long straps that you see in the photo wrapped around the thwart can be attached to a cross bar or side rail. Unless you have a lower anchor point, like say the floor drain holes, it'll be a bit floppy rigged this way.

                  Answered on 7/17/2013 by Clyde from NRS
              • NRS Raft Thwart Bag

                Q:

                I want to hang it off the back of my cat, behind the cooler for storage of beverages & other non waterproof needs. Could this be adapted for that use? If not, why? Thanks!
                Asked on 5/22/2013 by Beth from Oregon

                7 answers

                • VERIFIED BUYER

                  A:

                  Should work.
                  Sent from my iPad

                  Answered on 5/22/2013 by Anonymous
                • VERIFIED BUYER

                  A:

                  You probably could, but is the bottom going to be resting on anything? If not, you probably won't be able to put much weight in it. I use mine behind the front seat of my otter raft to store coolers, air pump, dry bags, etc.. It rests on the bottom of the raft to hold its shape. It works well for my needs.
                  Dave

                  Answered on 5/22/2013 by Anonymous
                • VERIFIED BUYER

                  A:

                  It probably could do that. Depends on what you are strapping it to, and how much strap you need.
                  The straps are reasonably long to accommodate going around larger things (than a thwart). One thing to note is that the bottom of the bag is actually a mesh, not the material that you see in the pics, and thus is not nearly as strong as the rest of the bag. I haven't had any issues with the strength of mine and it has been filled to the brim with Straps/Repair materials/rope/personal dry boxes and nearly any other thing you can think of.
                  MB

                  Answered on 5/22/2013 by PDX Paddler from Portland, OR
                • VERIFIED BUYER

                  A:

                  The box has a mesh floor, and there is not much structure to it. If it can sit on a deck it would be okay, but if it is just hanging by the straps you may need to build a fram to support any weight inside.

                  Answered on 5/22/2013 by Anonymous
                • VERIFIED BUYER

                  A:

                  I attach mine to the middle thwart as show in the photo.  As long as you have a secure place to attach it, I would think that it would work on the back of your cat.  "Secure" meaning that there is support UNDER it.  It's soft, and won't hold its shape if you just use the straps that come with it.
                  Evan M

                  Answered on 5/22/2013 by Anonymous
                • VERIFIED BUYER

                  A:

                  Well, the straps are engineered for going around a thwart. But if you
                  have access to an industrial sewing machine you could probably fix it
                  to attach to anything long. What exactly were you thinking about
                  attaching it to?
                  Robert Cady

                  Answered on 5/23/2013 by Anonymous
                • VERIFIED BUYER

                  A:

                  No worries Beth, as long as there is a cross bar behind the cooler for the
                  straps to go around; you'll find the straps to be pretty long for that though.
                  Although the straps are long enough to around a thwart, you'll also find that
                  the straps are probably not quite long enough to go around a big cooler, if
                  that's what you have mind.
                  I use two of these bags for my Avon Pro rig, along either side of the boatman's
                  compartment. I also turn the straps around and use it inside my IK.
                  An alternative is a DRE Captin's Bag.
                  Bronco

                  Answered on 6/2/2013 by Bronco from San Jose, CA
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