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Patterned so that a single bag fills the entire stern compartment of a kayak designed without a center pillar. Available in three sizes to fit everything from the smallest rodeo kayak to the largest recreational boat.
  • These Infinity series float bags use a 10-gauge Urethane material that won't leak or delaminate!
  • Small Dimension inflated: 31"L x 10"D x 22"W, 3"W at tip
  • Medium Dimension inflated: 37"L x 11"D x 19"W, 3"W at tip
  • Large Dimension inflated: 47"L x 14"D x 24"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.
  • These float bags are sold individually.
  • Lifetime warranty.

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Boat Type: Kayak
Material: 10-gauge urethane material
Dimensions Small: 31" Length x 10" Depth x 22" Width x 3" Width at end
Dimensions Medium: 37" Length x 11" Depth x 19" Width x 3" Width at end
Dimensions Large: 47" Length x 14" Depth x 24" Width x 3" Width at end
Inflation Tube Length: 38"
Features:
  • Lifetime warranty
Notes:
  • Sold individually

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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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84%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Functional (14)
  • Rugged (11)
  • Lightweight (9)
  • Cleans easily (6)
  • Quick drying (6)

Cons

  • Not durable (4)
  • Leaks (3)

Best Uses

  • Kayak / canoe / rafting (17)
  • Day trip (13)
  • Rapids paddling (10)
  • Rivers (10)
  • Flat waters (9)
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Most Liked Positive Review

 

What you see is what you get!

Needed to fill that cavity in the bow and stern of my new Skin-on-Frame kayak and these bags fit the bill. Tight seams and easy inflation make this safety addition and easy choice.

Needed to fill that cavity in the bow and stern of my new Skin-on-Frame kayak and these bags fit the bill. Tight seams and easy inflation make this safety addition and easy choice.

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Beware cracks in inflation hoses!

I use a large in the stern compartment and a medium in the bow of my Boreal Ookpik touring kayak. They fit very well, and are very tough. The large bag fills the...Read complete review

I use a large in the stern compartment and a medium in the bow of my Boreal Ookpik touring kayak. They fit very well, and are very tough. The large bag fills the entire stern compartment, which has a bulkhead but I wouldn't want to rely on it for flotation. The bow bag fits great as well.

However, after one year, the black plastic inflation hoses were covered in cracks. The stern bag won't stay inflated, and the bow bag looks like it will start leaking soon. Neither hose is exposed to chemicals, sunlight or temperature extremes. I have requested replacements from NRS, and suggested that they use a different hose material. I'll happily revise this review to 5 stars pending a positive result.

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1.0

It"s a good idea

By DrK

from Mt.Clemens, MI.

About Me Intermediate

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Functional
  • Lightweight

Cons

  • Not Durable
  • Wimpy

Best Uses

  • Kayaking

Comments about NRS Standard Kayak Flotation:

Size, shape, attached eyelets and inflator are good but it's just made too cheap. Very thin vinyl like the kids
play toy. Definitely check it periodically during use and have a repair kit handy. As is; it cannot be taken seriously for its intended purpose.

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5.0

Super easy install and will save you and your boat

By Little B

from Mesa az

About Me Advanced

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Functional
  • Lightweight
  • Quick Drying
  • Rugged

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Kayaking

    Comments about NRS Standard Kayak Flotation:

    Don't lose your boat and save your a..

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    5.0

    I woul buy again, very well made.Should hve gotten large.

    By SILVER TURTLE

    from IN

    About Me Intermediate

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Cleans Easily
    • Compact
    • Functional
    • Lightweight
    • Quick Drying
    • Rugged

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Kayaking

      Comments about NRS Standard Kayak Flotation:

      Keeps me floating!

      Service and delivery comments:

      Great!

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      4.0

      Love these bags

      By Will

      from Seattle-Whidbey Island

      About Me Intermediate

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Functional
      • Rugged

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Kayaking

        Comments about NRS Standard Kayak Flotation:

        I bought the 3 bag set, and they fit in my Pygmy kayak perfectly. They also seem really rugged.

        Service and delivery comments:

        They arrived on the day they were supposed to, yea I was kayaking the next day.

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        4.0

        Fits the Pungo 120 perfectly

        By Tom

        from Austin, TX

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Cleans Easily
        • Functional
        • Lightweight

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Kayaking

          Comments about NRS Standard Kayak Flotation:

          After trying several sizes and a couple of different brands, I finally found a floatation bag that fits the bow of my wife's Pungo 120 perfectly. It is not in the way of the foot pegs at all. When it warms up a bit more, I will completely swamp the boat and see if I can reenter in deep water. Without this bag it would be impossible as the Pungo would probably up-end floating like a buoy with the bow completely submerged. That said, =he has never even come close to dumping the boat as it is extremely stable yet moves through the water with little effort. Probably why it is one of the most popular recreational kayaks sold.

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          • NRS Standard Kayak Flotation

            Q:

            How much water does the large size float bag displace? what is the volume of the float bag? (f^3) and If so may I see calculations?
            Asked on 12/16/2016 by Ronald from United States

            1 answer

            • Staff Reviewer

              A:

              Ronald, we don't have that volume figure. We give the fully inflated measurements. When choosing float bags for your boat, measure the space you need to fill and choose a bag that size or larger. A larger bag will just partially inflate to fill the space.

              Answered on 12/16/2016 by Clyde from NRS
          • NRS Standard Kayak Flotation

            Q:

            What are some ways to secure the flotation inside the kayak? If drilling holes, how to ensure they won't leak?
            Asked on 12/12/2016 by Mississippi Ms. from Hannibal, MO

            8 answers

            • A:

              ADDED NOTE: You really dont need to drill holes. But if you do, drill
              above the waterline. Install a padded eye on the inside of the kayak with
              a bolt and locking nut. Use silicone ( Lexel ) in the hole and coated
              outside / inside of kayak.
              *Ruth Martin Ward*
              *Safety - Skills - Success*
              Certified ACA L1 Kayak Instructor
              www.kayakacademyofwf.com <http://www.kayakcademyofwf.com>
              facebook: Kayak Academy of Wichita Falls

              Answered on 12/16/2016 by kayakacademywf from undisclosed
            • A:

              I purchased the float bag for the bow of a WS Pungo 120. I only secured
              the 2 rings of the broadest end by running line through the footpeg
              channel. Slightly unscrew the end of the footpeg channel at the end
              closest to the bow. Run the line under the channel and back out through
              the end slot and tie. This is the only kayak I have that does not have
              positive buoyancy / bulkhead in the forward area. The Flotation Bag is
              perfect to help keep this kayak afloat in the event of a capsize. Best
              wishes. RMW, ACA Kayak Instructor
              *Ruth Martin Ward*
              *Safety - Skills - Success*
              Certified ACA L1 Kayak Instructor
              www.kayakacademyofwf.com <http://www.kayakcademyofwf.com>
              facebook: Kayak Academy of Wichita Falls

              Answered on 12/16/2016 by kayakacademywf from undisclosed
            • A:

              Don’t penetrate the hull, it will never be permanently dry again !!
              I used adhesive lash points at the start of this season. They have some super sticky 3M VHB adhesive to hold on to the hull, and are holding well so far.
              My local small boat dealer had several options designed for just this purpose. If not, check your hardware store - you want something permanent and waterproof, not “Command” removable adhesive.
              I had less than stellar results with West System epoxy a few years ago - it held the hardware great, but couldn’t grab onto the smooth plastic hull well.

              Answered on 12/13/2016 by dave1temp from undisclosed
            • A:

              I would recommend tying it in place. My foldable kayak has a handy internal frame. If I had, say, a plastic kayak, I might try epoxying some kind of eyelet to use as a tie down point.
              Sent from my iPhone6

              Answered on 12/12/2016 by saltlakebeard from undisclosed
            • A:

              Since the devices are inflated while inside the boat they tend to form to the inside of the boat and don't move around much. For extra security I tie them off to a foot peg or the seat.
              Sent from my iPhone

              Answered on 12/12/2016 by tslong6 from undisclosed
            • A:

              Not an expert, but I don't think you want to drill/attach. I pushed the partially inflated bag up into the bow and then inflated fully, which secured the bag in the boat.

              Answered on 12/13/2016 by rbuslercpa from undisclosed
            • A:

              My flotation devices fit so tightly I didn't worry about them coming out.  When transporting the kayak on car top I took them out due to the effect of the high speed air possibly blowing them out.

              Answered on 12/13/2016 by larrysboater57 from undisclosed
            • A:

              Try using string or zip ties. Once inflated it stays in place well.

              Answered on 12/12/2016 by tony from undisclosed
          • NRS Standard Kayak Flotation

            Q:

            What do you recommend for patching a 2015 NRS medium bag? I have a 3" rip in my stern bag (Yost Sea Rider fuselage frame SOF).
            Asked on 7/27/2016 by Rich B from Mason MI

            1 answer

            • Staff Reviewer

              A:

              Rich, the bags are made with a polyurethane material. It can be patched with one of our urethane or PVC materials, using Clifton Urethane or HH-66 adhesives (repair videos can be found on the product pages) - http://www.nrs.com/category/3202/rafting/inflatable-repair - Call 800.635.5202 or email service if you have more repair questions.

              Answered on 7/28/2016 by Clyde from NRS
          • NRS Standard Kayak Flotation

            Q:

            Hello - any thoughts on what would best fit the large bow of an old Wilderness Systems 'Seacret'? How far up toward the cockpit should it come - just as far as where foot pegs are set, like where a bulkhead would sit, or farther? I want as much water displacement as possible without compromising leg function or abrading the bag. Thanks!! :-)
            Asked on 5/30/2016 by Dee

            1 answer

            • Staff Reviewer

              A:

              Dee, we give the fully inflated dimensions of all the float bags. Measure your space (you can do it from the outside) and select bags that size or larger. And yes, you'll need to allow for legroom.

              Answered on 5/31/2016 by Clyde from NRS
          • NRS Standard Kayak Flotation

            Q:

            What size will fit a pungo 120?
            Asked on 4/19/2016 by Ashley from United States

            4 answers

            • VERIFIED BUYER

              A:

              Hello Pungo 120,
              Sure this NRS standard kayak flotation will fit into the stern of a Pungo 120.
              However, doesn't your kayak have Stern dry-storage with a bulk-head and hatch?
              You don't need flotation in a kayak like this. These are made for white-water boats.
              You would want to use two of them.
              You could use one large sized, some medium or small, and with the room left over on one side have room for a dry-bag (with heat-sealed seams) for you extra clothes, phone, etc.
              Or, you could just get two cylinder shaped standard dry-bags (with heat-sealed seams -- not just sown) and ALSO keep some things in those bags.
              My cheap $ recommendation: buy one medium NRS "Tuff" sack dry bag. The "Dri-stow" and "Ricksack" are good too.
              Don't fill bag like a suit-case, leave lots of air to maintain a strong seal. use a carabiner to attache bag(s) to interior of kayak -- usually onto the seat -- somehow.
              My $$$$ recommendation: same as above, but maybe one small bag, plus one medium/large bag. That way you get to carry lots of gear, but have your essentials read-at-hand. In my small bag I keep my phone, keys, wallet, plus in a small "pelican" case I keep my camera -- so these things are easy to grab if i'm out of my boat and away from it --
              THIRD recommendation: get the kit to transform your kayak stern into dry-storage with a hatch cover. Then keep your bag(s) inside there. I put my medium bag in my dry storage and attach my small bag just behind my seat for ease of access to camera, keys, power-bar, etc. If you do this you'll want to use "Marine_Goop" easy to use -- use liberally -- bead the seals.
              Hints: don't put things on your kayak deck -- maybe a map or water at most. get a "spray-deck" to keep sun and water off you. "Cotton kills" never wear cotton clothing on the water. It will draw your body-heat out once wet. I find lots of non-cotton clothes at thrift-stores instead of buying $70 t-shirts and shorts.
              Happy Paddling,

              Answered on 5/1/2016 by Anonymous
            • VERIFIED BUYER

              A:

              As long as you do not have foam dividers in middle of ether end. ( Or if they are very short.) The best size I could find any where, for very, very similar kayak. This was the NRS Standard Flotation, in the SMALL. D-rings on end corners made it easy for tying them in. Not sure if the Pungo 120 has rear bulk head? But if need for stern of kayak. Same size will work great also. Just air up as needed, around things you stow. If you are looking for stow bag possibly? There is the Hydrolock Stow Float. This also seems to be a good size for these kayaks.
              Happy Paddling!

              Answered on 4/21/2016 by Anonymous
            • Staff Reviewer

              A:

              Ashley, we give the fully inflated dimensions of the bags. Measure the space you have to fill and choose a bag that size or larger. A larger bag will partially inflate to fill the space.

              Answered on 4/20/2016 by Clyde from NRS
            • VERIFIED BUYER

              A:

              I used a medium and it worked.
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              Answered on 4/20/2016 by packman from Cedar Grove New Jersey
          • NRS Standard Kayak Flotation

            Q:

            I have a basic, simple Pelican kayak. Which flotation bag do I need?
            Asked on 6/18/2015 by Maria from Tulsa

            5 answers

            • VERIFIED BUYER

              A:

              Hello Kayaker,
              one last thing, if you get a large dry-bag you can just fit it between your legs in the bow. Don't attach stuff to your deck... that's a potential danger.
              Lots of people flip over just trying to reach behind then into the stern to get their lunch or camera. I like my boat-gear at my feet.
              Again, happy paddling.

              Answered on 6/19/2015 by Anonymous
            • VERIFIED BUYER

              A:

              Hello kayaker,
              First things first: use a well-fitting NEW PDF (personal flotation device) NRS's Vista at $80 is the least you should spend.
              Botton-line: Pelican boats don't require flotation: take it into a pool and try to sink it.
              I just checked-out Pelican's website and none of the boats looks like they need flotation bags. The ones I do see either have an open stern, or a dry-hatch on the stern. Only the "Summit 100x" looks like it has neither, but I cannot tell if water could get into the stern from the cockpit. IF there is a bulk-head between the stern of the boat and the cockpit then the stern itself IS your flotation.
              My recommendation is not buy flotation bags. If you still want bags then I would get some of NRS's bags that double as dry-storage for extra gear.
              "Dry-bag" not "dry-sack" some sacks will not be water-proof, but they generally look the same. The way to tell is the seals... they should look "melt-sealed" not sewn -- these will leak.
              I recommend from NRS's website either the Tuff-sack Dry bag, or the Ricksack Dry bag.
              If you buy only ONE bag, get the Large Tuff-sack.
              Happy Paddling
              And remember: "cotton kills", never wear it on the water... it will CHILL you unlike synthetics or even wool.

              Answered on 6/19/2015 by Anonymous
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              A:

              Maria, the best way to determine which size you'll need is to measure the space you want to fill with the float bag and compare those measurements to our sizing chart.

              Answered on 6/19/2015 by Kyle from NRS
            • VERIFIED BUYER

              A:

              I've got no idea what a Pelican kayak is.
              However I do have a standard tape measure. To determine which bag I needed
              in my kayak I measured the space where the bag would go. Then I bought a
              bag that had dimensions a little bit larger than the space in the kayak.
              That way when I inflated it the bag would fit snug against the hull. I
              also drilled a hole in the deck about the nose of the bag. Then I attached
              a line to the aft d-ring. The line is to securely hold the bag in place. A
              bag coming loose during a capsize is a bad thing.
              Check the bag for inflation before each trip. It is also good to take it
              out and clean it frequently.
              Good luck and happy kayaking.

              Answered on 6/18/2015 by Grumpy from Florida
            • VERIFIED BUYER

              A:

              I have Pelican 14 ft tandem kayaks and use the middle size. Inflated, it completely fills space behind the seat.

              Answered on 6/18/2015 by Anonymous
          • NRS Standard Kayak Flotation

            Q:

            Does the lifetime warranty include hose and valve?
            Asked on 10/18/2014 by ted from north carolina

            1 answer

            • Staff Reviewer

              A:

              Yes, Ted.

              Answered on 10/18/2014 by Clyde from NRS
          • NRS Standard Kayak Flotation

            Q:

            Wil a Large fit my Guillemot? Can I return them if they don't fit?
            Asked on 3/10/2014 by Ned from Chattanoogam TN

            3 answers

            • VERIFIED BUYER

              A:

              I'm not familiar with the Guillemot. I do know it fits into Delta 12'10".
              I suspect that it would fit.
              NRS has a excellent liberal return policy and I would not hesitate to order
              it knowing full well NRS would accept the return if it did not fit
              Nick Taube

              Answered on 3/10/2014 by Anonymous
            • VERIFIED BUYER

              A:

              Call NRS to confirm size/fit. I'm sure they'll let you return them if they
              don't fit. I'm just a customer who ordered float bags from them in the
              past, most recently for a shorter whitewater kayak.

              Answered on 3/10/2014 by Anonymous
            • Staff Reviewer

              A:

              Ned, we list fully inflated dimensions on all the kayak float bags. Measure the dimensions of the area of the boat you want to fill and compare them. You'll want to choose bags as big or bigger than the space. And you can return them if they don't fit.

              Answered on 3/11/2014 by Clyde from NRS
          • NRS Standard Kayak Flotation

            Q:

            The specs give the length and width, but no height. What are the heights of the bags?
            Asked on 10/24/2013 by Tidetraveller from Naples, FL

            2 answers

            • VERIFIED BUYER

              A:

              It doesn't matter. It is like a balloon. It will conform to the space. If you overfill it, just let some air out.

              Answered on 10/25/2013 by Anonymous
            • VERIFIED BUYER

              A:

              They'll expand to fill the space. I'm not sure what the maximum height
              would be but they were more than big enough to fill up the back of my Mamba.

              Answered on 10/25/2013 by Anonymous
          • NRS Standard Kayak Flotation

            Q:

            What size bow float bag should I use for a Liquid Logic XP 9?
            Asked on 9/22/2013 by Brandybuck from Breckenridge, CO

            3 answers

            • Staff Reviewer

              A:

              We list the inflated dimensions for all our float bags. Measure the space you want to fill and pick a bag that size, or larger, to eliminate water collection in that area.

              Answered on 9/22/2013 by Clyde from NRS
            • VERIFIED BUYER

              A:

              I don't know. If it is a low volume kayak, use the small one, otherwise use the large one and fill it enough to block off the bow.

              Answered on 9/22/2013 by Anonymous
            • VERIFIED BUYER

              A:

              Hello BrandyBuck,
              The Liquid Logic XP 9 has Stern Dry Storage, therefore I don't see the need for any Stern Floatation bags.
              Consider something like "HappyFeet" (Jackson Kayaks) or a single Bow Floatation bag.
              IF, if you want to fill the Stern Dry Storage with Floatation when in WhiteWater, then I would get two MEDIUM NRS bags.
              Personally I wouldn't take the LL XP 9 in Difficult 3 or Higher WW, since the Stern Cover could possibly come off -- then you'd lose any contents, and it'd will with water. Don't under-estimate moving water!
              One other option is to get a small standard DRY bag for behind your seat. You could get one that would be BOTH floatation and could hold your phone, wallet, camera, etc. Don't have any details on that though. Don't get cheap "dry" bags... they usually won't remain dry.
              One final thought, Better to get bags TOO BIG, then Too small, since you just wouldn't need to fully inflate if "too big".
              Hope this Helps,
              Fergus
              P. S. -- I have a Pyrahna Burn Medium and I use two of these NRS medium bags. They are top quality.

              Answered on 9/26/2013 by Anonymous
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