A paddle float is an essential piece of safety gear. The NRS Foam Paddle Float secures easily to your paddle blade by sliding the blade into the nylon fabric pocket on the back. A webbing buckle on the front secures the paddle to the float. Your paddle acts as an outrigger support when the other blade is secured to your boat. The NRS Foam Paddle Float is made of bright orange, 400-denier nylon with reflective striping to provide a high level of visibility in low-light conditions. The EPE foam won't absorb water and will stand up to years of abuse.
|Length:||18 in / 45.72 cm|
|Width:||8.5 in / 21.59 cm|
|Height:||3 in / 7.62 cm|
|Material:||Closed Cell Foam|
Very simple and easy to use. We've tried the inflatable paddle floats, but the NRS Foam Paddle Float is much easier and faster.
When I attended a self-rescue class, I tried both a blow- up paddle float and NRS foam paddle float. I like the idea that it does not take time when it's needed: however, I found a blow-up paddle float gives much more float than NRS foam paddle float. I had problem that NRS foam paddle float moves around the paddle so I could not put my feet on it to move back to my kayak. I don't recommend the product.
I really like the concept of the foam paddle float. While it does take up more space than a blow up float, it provides a ready flotation device instantly available when you need it. The NRS Float fits easily on our paddles and has an adjustable strap to secure it. It also has a handy web tab on one end so it can be attached to the boat. I have not had an opportunity to practice with it yet, but it seems like it will perform it main task well.
Shipping was fast. Spray skirt is high quality and at a decent price. I would defiantly recommend.