HERE’S A LAUNCH IN THE TRUEST SENSE! THE NEW RIVER RESCUE THROW BAG!
We’re stoked to present the latest version of our River Rescue Throw Bag, long a favorite of packrafters and paddlers everywhere, with improvements that make it the best yet!
The River Rescue Throw Bag is built with ultralight, super-tough, 100% waterproof Dyneema Composite Fabrics, and it contains 65 ft of Ultraline Water Rescue Rope from Sterling. The whole kit and caboodle is so light, (510g) it floats! For you, that means you’ll barely notice you have it on. And that last part is key–it’s designed to be worn at all times, so whether you’re in your boat or not, you’ll have quick and easy access to it should trouble arise.
Our friend and author of The Packraft Handbook, Luc Mehl, is also a certified trainer for swift water rescues. He’s mentioned that time and time again, amongst a variety of safety devices students can try, the River Rescue Throw Bag is the class favorite for its size and because of how easy it is to throw. And, with 65 ft of rope, it enables extension rescues meaning there’s a good chance you’ll be able to reach across water without having to be in it yourself. He also points out that it makes a great clothesline for hanging and drying wet gear at the end of a big day of paddling!
Hit the water with a little extra peace of mind! The River Rescue Throw Bag is designed to assist the prepared paddler.
Are there any members with stories to share about rescue events they've experienced while out on the river? Post them in the discussion below!