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NRS Compact Rescue Throw Bag


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    19 Reviews


    Always bring a life line.

    The NRS Compact Rescue Throw Bag keeps 70 feet of floating 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.

    • Lightweight rescue line for emergency situations in swift water
    • Yellow polypropylene line is bright, buoyant, and durable
    • Tensile strength of 950lb provides a firm hold
    • Drawstring at nylon top makes for smoother throws and reloading
    • Internal foam flotation keeps the bag on the top of the water
    • Mesh panel helps it drain and dry quickly
    • Item #NRS0032

    Tech Specs

    Rope Length
    70 ft
    Recommended Use
    kayaking, rafting
    Manufacturer Warranty
    1 year

    Tech Specs

    California Proposition 65


    This product can expose you to chemicals including Di(2-ethylhexyl)phthalate (DEHP), which is known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm. For more information go to

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    Seems Solid

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

    Thankfully I haven't had to use this throwbag yet but it seems very well made and packable. I don't have a ton of space in my Aire inflatable kayak so this works out perfectly.

    Grab One Before You Need One

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

    Better to have it and not need it than to need it and not have it. Best to have one of these whenever you're about to head out on the water. Small enough to be unobtrusive and sturdy enough to get the job done in an emergency. Would recommend.

    There when you need it

    Pro Tip: throw bags are only as good as the thrower, practice. Set up a hola hoop in a grassy place. Try to hit it from increasing distance. Practice a stuffed throw and a coiled throw. Your skills might save a life.

    There when you need it

    Think You May Need It? ...You Need It

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    Bought this throw bag to have as a spare on my 16' raft. I have taken it on two multi-day trips, and ended up using it both times. Once to throw to a swimmer in swift water, and another to help get a boat unstuck from a rock. Both times the throw bag worked exactly as it should, and proved it lightness and durability.

    This is one of those items that you think is probably a good idea, and can end up being the thing that saves you when you need it most.

    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.

    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.

    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.

      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.