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Clip the NRS Compact Rescue Throw Bag to your boat to ensure you never find yourself without a life line.

The NRS Compact Rescue Throw Bag keeps 70 feet of floating polypro line clipped to your kayak at all times, so you have it close at hand when someone has to wet exit. The bright yellow line is easily seen in the water and flying through the air when you toss it to your friend. A reinforced loop on both ends of the NRS Compact Rescue Throw Bag gives you a solid grip when the line comes tight and you have to reel in your pal.

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4 5

Good first impressions

  • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

Recently received my order of the NRS Compact Rescue Throw Bag. It was everything I anticipated save for one small detail. There's a nice buoyant foam disc at the base of the throw bag, and as one can tell from photos the throw line and bag itself are high visibility colors. The Compact does not have the elastic retention loops for a chem light that NRS's standard throw bag features. However there's more than enough room in the interior of the bag to include one. This units size makes it perfect for someone on a self guided kayak trip with a friend. This device is a tool and as such its function in the field is dependent on the user. Realize you're going to be throwing it ahead of and through a moving target caught in swift water. Practice! Rig it up on your PFD as you would in the field, then go out in your back yard and practice. Become accurate and proficient in the use of this throw bag long before you need it.

5 5

Glad we didn't need it!

  • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

Good to have on us- GREAT to not need it because we didn't have any emergencies on our trip.

5 5


  • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

I was looking for a good quality, but smaller throw bag. This fits the bill perfectly. I would buy this again!

4 5

I hope I never have to use it.

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

I have been out with my two kayaks a couple of times. I bought this because I like to be safe when having fun. I haven't needed to use this yet, but I feel better knowing that I have it. Particularly when I go with people outside my immediate family that I am responsible for like kids and older relatives.

5 5

Saved a life!

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

I love this throw bag! You can clip onto anything and is super easy to coil and toss. Used it several times over the summer.

Saved a life!
5 5

A necessity

A must-have for any kayak, raft, or river-faring vessel. Compact, easy-to throw, and bright color allows for quick identification. Practice throwing and rescuing your buddies before you have to use it for real.

5 5


  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Carry this when I am on low stress rivers and some play boating. Easy to carry and easy to throw.

5 5

Great Ropes!

Got two of these for a kayak trip we were guiding. Did not have a chance to use them except when I threw them out to dry. They threw well and look great!

5 5


Rope coils as it packs, The bag acts as a sea anchor allowing people to locate it easily. Performed exactly as expected.

4 5

Not the PRO compact bag

This is the NRS Compact Rescue Throw Bag, not the pro model. This model has the poly rope where the Pro model has the Dyneema.

5 5

Standard Safety Gear

This fits the standard length and type of throw rope - 70ft of polypro. Polypropylene is necessary because it is a floating line and the bag is to be tossed past the swimmer. One drawback to polypro is that UV light destabilizes it and should be inspected every six months.

5 5

Solid Construction

I use this bag on my little Pack cat on rivers down in Mexico. It certainly has seen it fair share of abuse, getting drug on travertine dams and through pokey plants on portage. The bag is soild construction and has lasted much longer than my last rope. Certainly spend some time tossing this bag around the park before hitting the water with it. I also agree with Kelly and jreeder, it's all about the stuff to get the distance.

5 5

Durable Rescue Bag and rope.

Again to shadow Kelly, be sure you stuff the rope into the bag correctly, this will make all the difference in the world for distance. One thing to keep in mind when you have a throw rope on board, always make sure you have a river knife for when you get in those tricky situations and need to cut your rope! So far my throw bag has had over 150 days on the river and other than fading still going super strong!

5 5

A must have for all boaters

If you stuff this rope correctly before you throw it, it's easy to get great distance and accuracy. If you stuff it wrong, it will get tangled-- but that's not the rope's fault.
These things last forever, too. I definitely wouldn't go boating without one.

Well it may appear to last forever, but the reality is that the rope loses about 10% strength a year (under good conditions). If you have standard poly rope, you should consider a new one every few years.