The Wedge Thwart bag by Granite Gear is an innovation in thwart bag design, the unique wedge shape hangs straight down off the thwart. A rigid plastic bottom prevents sagging and can be removed to double as a cutting/fillet board. These bags are excellent at shedding the rain with their angled front and back. They attach to the thwart with buckles. Wedge Thwart Bags are equipped with snaphook straps for attachment to Granite Gear packs and can be used as a chest pack. There are D-Rings on the front for attaching map pockets. The large Wedge has an additional front zipper pocket.Made with High Tenacity 210 Denier Cordura and waterproof YKK Zippers.
|Length:||17 in / 43.18 cm|
|Height:||6 in / 15.2 cm|
|Volume:||15.5 L / 950 cm3|
|Material:||210 Denier Nylon Cordura|
I have used this and the small GG Thwart bags on numerous multiple day trips in the Boundary Waters. They are GREAT. Indestructible and the large is plenty roomy enough for everything you want at your finger tips - bug spray, sun screen, binoculars, camera, rain gear (if its pretty pack-able), snack, etc. They also provide loops to clip your water bottles in. You will probably want to remove them for portages to keep your boat balanced, but the time it takes is well worth the convenience on the water. Highly recommended.
I found this bag to be the answer. I have looked all over the place for a type of bag which will hold My daily paddling support equipment and even tried to get along with various small handbags and backpacks of many types and colors. I finally discovered a bag which works very well. I opted to get the large size thwart bag. (it does come smaller) Once the space on the thwart (or a seat rail) has been taken up a larger size is no more in the way than a small bag. The large bag even has sufficient room for My set of rain gear. I liked the fact that it has three loops to hang it and I like the hard floor inside the bag which makes the bag hold it's shape even at times when the bag is not filled up. Its hung high enough to provide enough room under the bag for Your feet should You need the room when kneeling. I liked this bag so much that I went ahead and bought a second bag to hang nearer the bow station so both paddlers have a place to put their things, or, I have an extra spot to put more of My things. Everything in My canoe is either attached with a lanyard or is captured in some sort of enclosure. These thwart bags are an important part of the answer. The bags are very well built and are color neutral with their light slate color. The zippers work smoothly and easily, another import consideration with zip bags and its zipper tracks are water resistant.