NRS Guardian Wedge Waist Throw Bag
Item: 45107.02 | Product Description »
- A waist bag with quick-release belt holds a compact, removable throw bag.
- The outer bag has a wide hook-and-loop flap and a zipper to facilitate removing the inner bag. Drainage holes in the bag expel water quickly.
- Removable Wedge Throw Bag has foam flotation to keep it on top of the water, mesh sides for drainage and drying, and reflective taping for increased visibility.
- Throw bag contains 55 feet of 1/4" polypropylene rope, with a maximum tensile strength of 950 pounds.
- A quick-release buckle on the adjustable waist belt ensures safe exit in an emergency.
- The internal throw bag comes completely free from the waist belt.
- Webbing loops along the belt allow you to attach carabiners.
|Load Max:||950 lbs. (4.22 kN)|
Conveniently worn around your waist, the Guardian Waist Throw Bag is always at your fingertips, whether you're in your boat or scouting a rapid.
In this instructional video from NRS, we show you how to re-stuff your rescue throw bag so it will be ready to go when you need it most. A poorly stuffed rope bag can not only be frustrating, it can be dangerous. Properly stuffing your throw rope keeps it free of knots and tangles that can impede a swift-water rescue while whitewater kayaking, rafting or canoeing.
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- NRS Guardian Wedge Waist Throw Bag
Q:I'm a whitewater newb but looking to get on the river more. I've been told I need to find myself a 'rescue belt' and that the quick release rescue belt another company makes would do the job and fit over my non-rescue PFD. Would this belt serve the same purpose while also giving me the option to keep a throw bag on there? Can a pigtail be attached to the belt?Asked on 4/17/2015 by Rusty from Ontario
A:This bag is an excellent quick release throwback. It wouldn't work as a
quick release belt if you were a live bait rescue swimmer. There isn't
anywhere to attach an o-ring. If you want to be able to live bait rescue or
attach a kayak tow line, I'd recommend a rescue PFD.Answered on 4/17/2015 by Anonymous
A:Rusty, I can't comment on attaching a rescue belt to a non-rescue PFD without knowing what these units are. What I can tell you is that this waist throw bag can be worn IN ADDITION to a real swiftwater specific PFD (see http://www.nrs.com/category/2680/life-jackets/rescue-life-jackets). It's a throw bag that is worn below a PFD, so that you have it with you whether you're in the boat or out of it. I urge you to get advice from real swiftwater rescue professionals. You can call NRS, 800.635.5202, and ask to speak to one of our trained rescue professionals. Ask to talk to either Cody or Zach. What you need to do is get a rescue PFD, then take rescue training from a certified rescue instructor. Cody and Zach can help you with both of those necessities. Please don't take advice from people who are not professionals. Start slow, get the right equipment, then take rescue training courses. Your life and those of your boating companions depends on this. Boat Safe!!Answered on 4/17/2015 by Clyde from NRS
A:Attaching the rescue belt on a non rescue vest then attaching a tow line or ?, could kill you. Buy a standard throwbag and take a white water rescue course. You'll learn how to save your friends life and keep yourself alive.Answered on 4/17/2015 by Anonymous
A:Hi, thanks for contacting us. I have a few questions.
Why do you need a pigtail on the belt?
Is it to break free of the rescue belt or from where it is attached?
What kind of PFD are you trying to attach this to as this belt is meant to be worn separately?
Can you explain what type of rescue belt is required or who is the other vendor so I can compare the product?
NRS has a number of PFDs that would easily sink up to this belt.Answered on 4/17/2015 by Anonymous