Don't push off without it.
The NRS Touring Safety Kits have the essentials you need every time you slip your boat into the water and head away from shore. The basic kit includes a bilge pump and sponge to remove water, paddle float to help you get back into your boat after a flip, and a whistle to signal for help. NRS also makes the pro kit which adds a paddle leash, signal mirror, and deck bag to the above gear list.
- Touring safety kit of sea kayaking and open-water paddling
- Bilge pump and sponge remove water from rafts and kayaks
- Basic and Pro Touring Safety Kits available
essential paddle gear
This kit has what you need to get on the water. Any time you go out, the paddle float and pump are necessities. Learn self rescue with the float- it's no good if you don't know how to use it- and it can play a part in tomorrow's paddle. The whistle and sponge are good to go and get their job done. It's sweet to get this all as a kit rather than having to pick up the pieces.
Update on the sponge: Salt water eats them up.. Not a big deal.. just a heads up
Basic Self-Rescue Package
This is a very good assembly of the basic self-rescue equipment you will need for kayaking. I purchased the Deluxe kit and while the deck bag and paddle leash are not absolutely necessary, they both make life easier when attempting self rescues as I learned in kayaking classes. The bag is a low profile design and keeps everything together on the bow deck and does not impede compass viewing or catch excess wind. The included signal mirror is an ACR model which is argueably the best of it's class. The bilge pump is a very good value and the NRS paddle float is also regarded as the best inflatable float on the market. It works well for this 215# paddler.
Don't leave the shore without it.
All the essentials are included in the basic kit. The bilge pump works great and can get large volumes of water out of the boat quickly. The paddle float is large and easy to use. The sponge soaks up a ton of excess water. The whistle is loud too. Don't be sorry when you get flipped. Get this kit.
Dulux Touring Safety Kit
I am new to kayaking and I am glad to have the delux safety kit. Next month I am taking a continuation class on rescue and the float will be handy for that class. Otherwise I hope never to have to use anything but feel good about having the gear just in case.
grab bag goodness
If your new to kayaking and want to stay safe. This is a great way to pick up the necessary safety gear. NRS stuff is top quality and you'll not be disappointed.