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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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    NRS Infinity Float Bags Video
    Length:2:40
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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  • 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

    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
  • 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:

      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
    • 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
  • 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

    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
  • NRS Standard Kayak Flotation

    Q:

    would two small bags be the correct size for the stern of my Diesel 70 or do you have a better recommendation ?
    Asked on 9/7/2013 by steve from Moab, UT.

    3 answers

    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      Hello Steve,
      "small" are too small.
      I have two of these same gray, NRS bags MEDIUM sized in the stern of my Pyrahna BURN (medium) and they work very well. With Flotation I would err on the side of bags that are too big, rather than too small because you just won't fill them as much.
      I recommend these bags in MEDIUM. Both our boats are 8 foot long creekers.
      Happy Paddling,
      Fergus

      Answered on 9/11/2013 by Anonymous
    • Staff Reviewer

      A:

      Steve, for each of our float bags we give the inflated dimensions. Just measure the space you have and choose the size that will fill it. It's fine to select one larger than the space; it will fill until it matches the space.

      Answered on 9/8/2013 by Clyde from NRS
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      I no longer have the boat with this float in it. I know that the large size was for most kayaks that don't have foam or other supports in the front. The small one is very small. You don't need to fill the entire float, just the area of the boat to keep water from filling up the boat.

      Answered on 9/7/2013 by Anonymous
  • NRS Standard Kayak Flotation

    Q:

    I have a necky Santa Cruz 12' what size float bag do you recomend for the bow as this boat takes a nose dive quickly when I wet exit. Also can you recomend ways to keep it inplace. Thank you, Paul.
    Asked on 7/29/2013 by Cap from Worcester, Ma.

    2 answers

    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      I'm not familiar with your boat so I can't recommend a size bag.  Measure the space in the front of the boat and go from there.  These inflate and that keeps them in place and displaces the water from being able to flow in there.  They work great that way.
       
      John Morgan

      Answered on 7/30/2013 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      What is the space in the boat? (tape measure? ) Make the bag just a little
      bigger than the space.
      What is inside the space to secure the bag to? What do you want to do
      to secure the bag in place. You could drill and screw eyestraps in place to
      lash the rear "D" rings. Eyestrap is that thing they secure the bungees to
      on most yaks.
      You could do what I did and drill a hole in the deck foward of the bag
      location just large enough to pass some double braid line through. I think
      3/16 to 1/4" was my hole size. Then run the line back to a rear "D" ring.
      Partially inflate the bag. Pull it foward till snug/home and tie a figure
      "8" knot in the line above the hole to secure. Then tie off the excess to
      the bundgee eyestraps. Then orally inflate the tube till the bag is snug in
      place. Cap and stowe the tube foward between deck and bag.
      DP

      Answered on 7/29/2013 by Grumpy from Florida
  • NRS Standard Kayak Flotation

    Q:

    What size would I need for the stern of a dagger mamba 7.6? Thanks!
    Asked on 7/15/2013 by waterdevi from Georgia

    2 answers

    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      How big is the space in the stern of a Dagger Momba, whatever that is? What
      bag fits that space snuggly? Use a tape measure. Take foward aft and
      length dimenions. Figure out how you are going to secure it. Also plan on
      putting it in partially inflated then top it off with the inflation tube.
      The tube is of generous length. There shoud be enough to reach.
      DP

      Answered on 7/15/2013 by Grumpy from Florida
    • Staff Reviewer

      A:

      We give inflated dimensions of all our float bags. Choose one the size of the space you have, or bigger.

      Answered on 7/15/2013 by Clyde from NRS
  • NRS Standard Kayak Flotation

    Q:

    hi
    how long the hose is? Is this floatbag can be put at the bow and have enough hose for inflating from the cokpit
    thanks,
    eric
    Asked on 7/9/2013 by eric from longueuil, québec, canada

    5 answers

    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      I bought this bag for my 17' SOF and it fits in the bow just fine. The hose is long enough so I can blow it up by sticking my head in the cockpit.

      Answered on 7/10/2013 by Deb from Long Island, NY
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      The wooden kayak I built had no watertight bulkheads/compartments. So, I purchased 2 floatation bags, 1 for the bow/front and 1 for the stern or back of the kayak. The hoses were plenty long to reach the cockpit, and I used a battery powered blower, like you'd use for a camping air mattress, to blow it up. The floatation bags do NOT need to be inflated very hard, just enough to provide bouyancy. Remember to deflate them when done. Worked very well.

      Answered on 7/9/2013 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      The wooden kayak I built had no watertight bulkheads/compartments. So, I purchased 2 floatation bags, 1 for the bow/front and 1 for the stern or back of the kayak. The hoses were plenty long to reach the cockpit, and I used a battery powered blower, like you'd use for a camping air mattress, to blow it up. The floatation bags do NOT need to be inflated very hard, just enough to provide bouyancy. Remember to deflate them when done. Worked very well.

      Answered on 7/9/2013 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      The hose is 36" long. I use the float in the stern--I partially inflate it, position it in the kayak, and inflate it some more.

      Answered on 7/9/2013 by Tom from Saint Louis, MO
    • Staff Reviewer

      A:

      Eric, the inflation hoses are 36" in length and attach about 3" from the end of the bag. Just add 36" to the bag lengths given, minus that 3" to get the distance.

      Answered on 7/9/2013 by Clyde from NRS
  • NRS Standard Kayak Flotation

    Q:

    Will this work Old Town Camden 120?
    Asked on 7/5/2013 by Sandy from California

    4 answers

    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      I no longer have my kayak that I used this with. As long as you have an open space for the float
      It will work. Many kayaks have foam blocks that prevent the use of the floats.

      Answered on 7/6/2013 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      Will the bag fit snug in the space? Can you secure it? Will the inflator
      tube reach the cockpit from the installed area? Answer your open question
      by dinging the answer to those questions.
      Measure the space. Compare it to the bag dimensions. Order the bag that
      will be snug. You can secure it by drilling a cord size hole forward so
      you can draw the bag in by a D - rind. Then tie off the line. ..... Or put
      a figure 8 knot in the line and trim line. It needs to come out and be
      cleaned . But I do it once a year.
      DP

      Answered on 7/6/2013 by Grumpy from Florida
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      I use mine in a Wilderness Systems Pamlico 160T tandem kayak and work well.

      Answered on 7/6/2013 by Anonymous
    • Staff Reviewer

      A:

      Sandy, on all our flotation bags we give the inflated dimensions. Measure the space you have to fill and choose a bag that large or larger. It's okay to have a larger bag; it will just expand to fill the space.

      Answered on 7/5/2013 by Clyde from NRS
  • NRS Standard Kayak Flotation

    Q:

    Which size would fit my kayak Daggger-Aydeco-11?

    Length: 11'2" / 340 cm Width: 27.75" / 70 cm Max Capacity: 325 lbs. / 147 kg Deck Height: 15" / 38 cm Cockpit Length: 38.5" / 98 cm Cockpit Width: 21.75" / 55 cm Boat Weight: 48 lbs. / 22 kg - See more at: http://dagger.com/products/adventure-rec/zydeco-11-0#sthash.wXBJoS4e.dpuf
    Asked on 6/26/2013 by Ns from Saskatoon Sk

    2 answers

    • Staff Reviewer

      A:

      The dimensions given for the bags are taken when they are fully inflated. Measure the areas in your boat and choose bags that size or larger. A larger bag will completely fill the space and provide the greatest displacement.

      Answered on 6/26/2013 by Clyde from NRS
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      Measure the actual interior space where you intend to install the bag in
      the actual kayak. Then look at the blow up bag listing, "Specs" tab. Buy
      one a little larger than the space to provide for a snug fit. Plan on
      securing it in the space.

      Answered on 6/26/2013 by Grumpy from Florida
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NRS Standard Kayak Flotation
 
4.3

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Pros

  • Functional (8)
  • Rugged (8)
  • Lightweight (5)
  • Cleans easily (4)
  • Compact (4)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Day trip (13)
    • Kayak / canoe / rafting (10)
    • 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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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    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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    4.0

    These are great bags, but....

    By Tony

    from TN

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

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

    Cons

    • Not Durable

    Best Uses

    • Kayaking

    Comments about NRS Standard Kayak Flotation:

    I use an older model Phoenix fiberglass kayak. The hull is a continuous void from stem to stern with no bulkheads of any kind. One bag each in stem and stern fill the void nicely with room for the feet in front and room for gear behind the seat in the stern. The only problem I have had with them is the inflating hoses. They fail. On one, the hose split repeatedly (reinforced it with electrical tape but it still would not hold air) and on the other, the inflating hose elbow started separating from the bag itself (did not try to repair; sent both bags back for warranty exchange). I would rate these bags at about 3.5 but would happily follow the lead of a fellow kayaker and upgrade my rating to a 5 or above if the hose issues could be addressed satisfactorily.

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    5.0

    Fits Prijon Pure Creeker Perfectly

    By Mark

    from Silver Spring, MD

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Functional
    • Rugged

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Kayaking

      Comments about NRS Standard Kayak Flotation:

      The large float bag fills the stern of the Medium Prijon Pure Creeker perfectly.

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      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      2.0

      Stem disintegrates

      By JB

      from MA

      About Me Intermediate

      Pros

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

      Cons

      • Leaks
      • Not Durable

      Best Uses

      • Kayaking

      Comments about NRS Standard Kayak Flotation:

      I bought the medium size flotation bag for the bow my QCC kayak because there is no front hatch. It fit snugly in front of the foot pedals and worked great for one season. The description on the product said to inflat it and forget about it. It should say, inflate it and then check it before every use. The bag kept loosing air in the second summer of use...then I realized why when I saw the first crack in the stem. Duck taped it and it worked well until the second crack appeared. Duck taped it again and kept paddling. Now the bag is still like new but the tube has entirely disintegrated. I emailed NRS about the problem but have had no response.

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      • No

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      2.0

      Lost Valve on Float Bag

      By Wally

      from Vista, CA

      About Me Advanced

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Float Bag Works Cheap

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Kayaking

        Comments about NRS Standard Kayak Flotation:

        NRS float bags about 18 months old. Valve came off, lost. Tube has a 1/2 inch crack. Float bags worked well in Dagger Mamba but tube and valve come off easily. Ordered two valves, hope they don't charge me full shipping.

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        5.0

        Kayak flotation bags work great!

        By Kevin the kayaker

        from Wrentham, MA

        About Me Advanced

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Cleans Easily
        • Compact
        • Easy To Use
        • Functional
        • Lightweight
        • Quick Drying
        • Rugged

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Boating
          • Kayaking

          Comments about NRS Standard Kayak Flotation:

          The new flotation bags have heavier construction, longer fill hoses, and nice small clips to help guide the bags into the far ends of a kayak.

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