The Harmony 30 inch 3D End Float Bag in nylon is designed for use in tandem canoes WITHOUT built-in end tanks. It features the innovative 3D vertical end seam along with tie-in points at the nose and three across the base of the bag, all of which are isolated from the air holding cell so that a tear out (a rare occasion at best) will be limited to the anchor. Also features a twist valve on the inflation hose and a high-capacity dump valve. Feature-for-feature it is identical to the Harmony Vinyl End Float Bag, yet much lighter and more durable. A favorite of whitewater trippers who stow waterproof packs right behind them. Inflated dimensions: 28 x 33 inches.
|Length:||2 ft 4 in / 0.71 m|
|Width:||33 in / 83.82 cm|
|Weight:||11 oz / 311.84 g|
These bags seem to be much the same as a line of nylon bags sold by Voyager years ago. They are light weight and have sturdy nylon lash loops sewn into the seams. Unlike some short end bags, these have dump valves which make filling and especially unfilling more convenient. My prior experience with Voyager bags was that after years the bond between the bag and the filler stem flange inside the bag would loosen and the bag would start to leak. The bags I received have a black junction, which seems to be a different material, between the bag and filler stem unlike the photo and unlike the Voyager bags. It will be interesting to see if the bond with this new material will have better long-term durability. The only complaint I have with the bag is that the red vinyl material of the filler stem seems softer than on the Voyager bags and was rather crimped when the bag was folded for shipment. As a result, the filler stem is somewhat narrowed but I expect that the stem will reassume its prior shape eventually.