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Long and narrow flotation bags fit on either side of a kayak's center support pillar. The full set includes two bow bags and two stern bags. Bow bags fit forward of the foot area of most kayaks longer than 8'.
  • The Infinity series bags are a 10-gauge Urethane material that won't leak or delaminate!
  • Stern Dimensions inflated: 33.5"L x 10"D x 13"W, 3"W at tip.
  • Bow Dimensions inflated: 23"L x 7.5"D x 10"W, 3"W at tip.
  • There are many, many kayak models. You will need to measure the space in your kayak that you want to fill in order to determine which of our flotation bags will work for you. Choose bags that size or larger.
  • Lifetime warranty.

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  • video: NRS Infinity Float Bags Video
    NRS Infinity Float Bags Video
    Length:2:40
Boat Type: Kayak
Material: 10-gauge urethane material
Dimensions Bow: 23" Length x 7.5" Depth x 10" Width x 3" Width at end
Dimensions Stern: 33.5" Length x 10" Depth x 13" Width x 3" Width at end
Inflation Tube Length: 20-38"
Features:
  • Lifetime warranty

video: NRS Infinity Float Bags Video

NRS Infinity Float Bags Video (2:40)

The Infinity series bags are now using a 10-gauge Urethane fabric that won't leak or delaminate and has a Lifetime warranty.

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  • NRS Split Kayak Flotation

    Q:

    How do you blow up the split flotation bags. We bought 2 Perception dancers, 1 has a set of flotation bags (fore and aft), the other does not. We are looking at a set for that boat. But the flotation bags in the other are deflated and we can't blow it up. How do we inflate that one? If those bags are no longer working, we'll need to order another set for that also, but first we need to check.
    Asked on 5/13/2014 by MF from Florida

    4 answers

    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      Hello
      I think I might be underestimating you and missunderstands the question, but I`ll do it anyway. You twist the plastic piece on the top of the tube counter clockwise( the mouthpiece) and blow in it. It can be i bit hard the first time.
      Regards
      Trond Viggo

      Answered on 5/13/2014 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      The Perception Dancer was the favorite kayak of the Tyrannosaurus Rex and others who lived at that time in history . There aren't many left. Any air bags that came with a perception dancer are at least 25 years old. They probably won't hold air anymore. This is a common problem where people leave their airbags fully inflated n their boats in the Sun on top of their car. As the air heats up the pressure increases and the bags develop leaks. So you probably need to buy new air bags. But just in case you haven't tried this yet make sure that you open the valve by twisting it counterclockwise before trying to blow air into the bags. Good luck. See you on the river. Keep your elbows down.
      Sent from my Verizon Wireless 4G LTE DROID

      Answered on 5/13/2014 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      Hello!
      I have not owned a Perception dancer but every float bag I
      have encountered so far is pretty much the same. There is a hose
      with a twisty valve on it coming out of the bag somewhere. You
      untwist the valve, blow air into it, and close the valve. In the NRS
      split flotation bag photo, this tube would be the black tube attached
      to the float bag. Note.. in older float bags, sometimes the valve
      doesn't work any more. If its really old, perhaps the hose has pulled out.
      Good luck!

      Answered on 5/13/2014 by me from Maryland
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      Just to state the obvious be sure to have unscrewed the valves to blow air in. If you have done this check to see that the air full tubes are not pinched by the bulkhead or between the bag and the hull. You may have to remove the bulkhead to get a thorough inspection but you would have to do this anyway to replace the old bags and install new ones
      Sent from my iPhone

      Answered on 5/13/2014 by Anonymous
  • NRS Split Kayak Flotation

    Q:

    I have a new Oru Kayak. Their web site recommends your product. BUT does not say:

    which of your several sizes
    or
    how many.

    Can you give me that information? I will do the rest (getting pricing, shipping etc. off the web site.)
    Asked on 3/6/2014 by N.A. from Berkeley CA

    2 answers

    • A:

      The Oru Kayak website clearly states that one should use "THE PAIR OF STERN FLOAT BAGS."

      Answered on 4/18/2014 by CJ from NY
    • Staff Reviewer

      A:

      We give the fully inflated dimensions of each of our kayak flotation bags right there in the product description. Measure the space in your Oru you want to fill. It's easy to do that from the outside of the boat. Then pick the bag, or bags, that size or larger; the bags will inflate to fill the space. This video talks about the process - http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=L7l-6r7cUZs

      Answered on 3/6/2014 by Clyde from NRS
  • NRS Split Kayak Flotation

    Q:

    I have a new wave attitude and a perception dancer, will these work with my kayaks
    Asked on 12/29/2013 by Patrick from Laural Highlands,PA

    3 answers

    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      They'll work fine in a Perception Dancer. The Dancer was my first boat, and
      I used the NRS split kayak flotation in it.
      Have fun.
      ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
      "If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be
      happy, practice compassion."
      ~ The Dalai Lama

      Answered on 1/6/2014 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      These flotation bags are likely designed to fit higher volume boats than
      your Dancer and Attitude. However, since they are flexible and expand, I
      don't see how they would not work in your boats.

      Answered on 12/30/2013 by RightTube from Philadelphia, PA
    • Staff Reviewer

      A:

      Patrick, we give the inflated dimensions of the float bags there on the product page. Measure the size of the space in your boats you need to fill and check it against those measurements.

      Answered on 12/29/2013 by Clyde from NRS
  • NRS Split Kayak Flotation

    Q:

    I'm looking for bow float bags for my Dagger Mamba 8.0. What do you recommend?
    Asked on 12/8/2013 by Brian from Portland, Oregon

    3 answers

    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      Sorry.. I don't know how much room there is in a Dagger Mamba 8.0
      ahead of where the foot positions are. I'd recommend measuring that
      as best you can and comparing it to the float bag options. I'd guess
      about anythign would work -- just don't inflate it fully. Anyway..
      just an opinion ... I don't have a mamba to try it out on. I got a
      set of NRS float bags that I put in the back of a Mega Neutron
      kayak. There was no room up front for anything.
      Good luck!
      -john-

      Answered on 12/9/2013 by me from Maryland
    • Staff Reviewer

      A:

      Brian, since the idea is to fill as much space as practical to minimize the amount of water that can fill the hull, please measure the space you want filled. The fully inflated measurements of each of the bags is on the product page, in the Specs tab.

      Answered on 12/9/2013 by Clyde from NRS
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      I bought the split flotation set.
      steve

      Answered on 12/9/2013 by Anonymous
  • NRS Split Kayak Flotation

    Q:

    Will these work for a 2012 Dagger Mamba 8.1? Thanks
    Asked on 7/17/2013 by christine from Athens, OH

    5 answers

    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      Yes they will work. The small ones may be too small for a mamba though.

      Answered on 7/18/2013 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      NRS Split Kayak flotation will work in almost any boat. Make sure you
      measure your deck size and order the proper flotation.

      Answered on 7/17/2013 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      yes, got em on my Mamba
      Sent from my iPad

      Answered on 7/17/2013 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      No idea, measure the space they will go into and then look at dimensions of product when inflated.

      Answered on 7/17/2013 by flkayaker from Saint Petersburg, Florida
    • Staff Reviewer

      A:

      Christine, on all our float bags we give their fully inflated dimensions. Measure the areas in your boat and compare that to the listed dimensions.

      Answered on 7/17/2013 by Clyde from NRS
  • NRS Split Kayak Flotation

    Q:

    Will they fit well in my 95 Perception Dancer Pro
    Asked on 11/13/2012 by old but active from Scottsdale, AZ

    3 answers

    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      I have a Jackson fun and a ammo, both short boats. The nice thing about the split flotations is that they are fairly narrow but longer. What I do is jam the one or two float bags, depending on my boat, in my stern and fill it up. Yes there may be not be inflated all the way but it fills the void nicly. An added plus is these bags are indestructible. Forget to deflate the bag before you hit the bar with your boat on your car... No problems cause this bag won't pop.

      Answered on 11/13/2012 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      Yes, the split kayak floatation will fit the Dancer Pro. They are what I
      used to have, when I had a Dancer.
      ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
      "If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be
      happy, practice compassion."
      ~ The Dalai Lama

      Answered on 11/16/2012 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      You should measure the distance from the stern to the cockpit on your boat, then compare to the length of the float bags to determine what size to get..  I'm not familiar with the Dancer, but from pictures on the web it looks like it has a foam pillar that goes from the back of the cockpit to the stern.  When installing the bags, you will need to tie the bags together around the back end of the foam pillar. If you don't do this the bags will pop out of your boat if you have to exit and the boat fills up with water. You can gain access through the drain plug in the stern.  If your boat doesn't have a drain plug http://www.nrsweb.com/shop/product.asp?pfid=2002 you can install one easily, or have it done at a kayak shop. 

      Answered on 11/14/2012 by Anonymous
  • NRS Split Kayak Flotation

    Q:

    What is the best way to install bow floatbags in a crossover kayak? Thank you!
    Asked on 10/11/2012 by DR from United States

    2 answers

    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      Hello
      I use them both in a creekboat and in my seakayak. I don`t fasten them at all. I just place them where I want them and innflate. If its in the bow they stay behind the pedals or footboard, if its in the stern they stay behind the seat. In i seakayak they are often used to prevent cargo from moving around in the cargorooms or the same way as in a riverkayak in front of the pedals.
      Good luck.
      Trond Viggo Sund

      Answered on 10/12/2012 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      If you have a foam pillar down the center of the boat, there may be a way to thread a 1/4" line through  the space forward of the pillar.  If so, you could tie one end of the line to the front end of one float bag, thread it through the boat, then figure out how to tie it to the other float bag, then pull the first bag back till both bags are in place before inflating. 

      Answered on 10/12/2012 by Anonymous
  • NRS Split Kayak Flotation

    Q:

    I've got an old NRS Float Bag that has failed at the hose connection to the bag. How do I go about returning the item?
    Asked on 8/26/2012 by Matthew from Redwood City, CA

    1 answer

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NRS Split Kayak Flotation
 
4.5

(based on 42 reviews)

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93%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to attach (7)
  • Improves kayak function (6)
  • Rugged (5)
  • Good size/fit (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Rapids paddling (18)
    • Rivers (16)
    • Day trip (11)
    • Flat waters (5)
    • Ocean swells (5)
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    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Best Bags Out There!

    I use this set of bags in my Dagger and they fit great. You can find cheaper bags, but I don't think you can find better bags for the money!

    I use this set of bags in my Dagger and they fit great. You can find cheaper bags, but I don't think you can find better bags for the money!

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    is third time a charm?

    these were the first float bags i had ever owned. i assumed they needed to be topped off every time i used them. after several years the leaks were getting worse. i discovered...Read complete review

    these were the first float bags i had ever owned. i assumed they needed to be topped off every time i used them. after several years the leaks were getting worse. i discovered that they leaked at the elbow joint between the bag and the inflator line. my attempts to glue them failed. NRS sent me new bags. these leak just the same. after a swim my boat totally sank and friends had a difficult time retrieving it. faulty float bags can create serious situations for your equipment and the paddler.

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    4.0

    Good for open split-bow kayak

    By kay

    from Redding, CA

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Attach
    • Improves Kayak Function

    Cons

    • Watch For Hose Crimping

    Best Uses

    • Day Trips
    • Recreational Paddlers
    • Touring

    Comments about NRS Split Kayak Flotation:

    I find the current model holds the air better than an older model from about six years ago. I would need these if I capsized in my open-bow kayak. My advice: take care not to let the hose crimp (bend) in storage, as the vinyl will tend to break off at a bend point. Otherwise, good product. 4 stars because of potential hose-bend issue.

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    5.0

    Another great NRS product

    By Cngreeneohio

    from Cincinnati, Ohio

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Attach
    • Rugged

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about NRS Split Kayak Flotation:

        Fits great in my Remix 69. Works far better than my original beach ball solution:)

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        4.0

        Special boat fit

        By JFkayaking

        from DC metro area, Northern VA.

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Attach
        • Improves Kayak Function

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about NRS Split Kayak Flotation:

            I use the bow bags for creek boat to allow floatation but leave extra space for storage.

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            • No
             
            4.0

            Thumbs Up

            By 1Bullitt

            from Slidell, La.

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Rugged
            • Very Tough Material

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Day Trips
              • Surf Kayaks

              Comments about NRS Split Kayak Flotation:

              Was a little difficult to fit in the bow of my surf kayak that has no hatch access.
              I did have to bail out a couple times and the inflated bags took up the space that would otherwise be more water in the hull.

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              • No

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              3.0

              Works OK

              By Kayaker PDX

              from Portland Oregon

              About Me Casual/ Recreational

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Improves Kayak Function

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about NRS Split Kayak Flotation:

                  I bought these to put in the bow of my Dagger Mamba. They are too long, but I just blow them up enought to fill the space. A bag half this size would be good, but no one seems to make small float bags.

                  My major complaint is that the the fill tube is way too long, so it's a pain to stuff all the extra tube out of the way.

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