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NRS Standard Kayak Flotation

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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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4.2

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of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Functional (10)
  • Rugged (8)
  • Lightweight (6)
  • Cleans easily (5)
  • Compact (4)

Cons

  • Leaks (3)
  • Not durable (3)

Best Uses

  • Day trip (13)
  • Kayak / canoe / rafting (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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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

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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    4.0

    better attatchment eyelets

    By fstmvrerik

    from Salina, Ks.

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • End Point Eyelet
    • Functional
    • Length Of Air Hose

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Kayaking

      Comments about NRS Standard Kayak Flotation:

      Purchased pair for Piranha Speeder kayak. Eyelets on the end of float allowed for tying ends together and feeding bag thru and around foam pillar in bow for secure installation. Hose was long enough to allow for easy inflation/deflation of bags. I have read about problems with air hoses, but these seem to be pliable high quality air lines not prone to cracking.

      Service and delivery comments:

      Every time I order from NRS, as always, no problems with shipping. Very user friendly shipping and tracking information. I has always been very satisfied with NRS customer service.

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      1.0

      Fails after one season.

      By Chuck the Annoyed.

      from North of Boston, MA.

      Pros

        Cons

        • Leaks
        • Not Durable

        Best Uses

        • Kayaking

        Comments about NRS Standard Kayak Flotation:

        I purchased a small bag for one of our recreational kayaks mid season last year. This year I tried to inflate the bag and found cracks in the inflation hose and in the joint that connects to the bag. It was useless and beyond repair. Two 99 cent beach balls worked much better in our other kayak and did not lose any air.

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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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          • 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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            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:

              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
            • 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:

              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
          • 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:

              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
            • 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
          • 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

            • 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
            • 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
          • 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

            • 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
            • 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
            • 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:

              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
          • NRS Standard Kayak Flotation

            Q:

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

            4 answers

            • 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
            • VERIFIED BUYER

              A:

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

              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 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
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