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Throw bag

Posted: Tue Mar 09, 2010 11:41 pm
by Esben
Hey guys,

what kind of throw bag do you use. I have a 20 m/ 1,5 pounds one from kayaking times.

Any lighter alternative? I tried to build my own using 6mm P-Cord, but ended up with similar weight and more difficult to grab/hold.

Sven

Re: Throw bag

Posted: Thu Mar 11, 2010 11:02 am
by Shaggy
I use a light throwbag built by Solgear (www.solgear.com).

I tried some DIY experiments w/ climbing cord and the like, on my own. It was easy to throw, but the rope sank. The finer the line, the harder it is to grip in the water. After playing around with it a bit, I just didn't feel comfortable with it, and opted for an "official" one.

Re: Throw bag

Posted: Mon Apr 05, 2010 1:35 am
by Esben
Found a bag at 250 g (self measured) with 16 m and 360 kg strengh. Cord does not sink in water.
http://shop.blue-aqua-zoo.de/shop?%20pa ... 5&vmcchk=1
Exchanged original bag for a nylon one. Konfiguaration now at 210 g complete. So far pleased with it.

Re: Throw bag

Posted: Wed Aug 11, 2010 7:48 am
by Solgear
My company is still working out a better bag for packrafters, but may I recommend some throw line: 5mm or 1/4" Dyneema Float Rope by Sterling. It is strong, light, and floats. It is also available from www.solgear.com and stay tuned for a new throwbag.

Re: Throw bag

Posted: Wed Aug 11, 2010 8:10 am
by Alpacka Raft LLC
Scott / Solgear does good work. We've got one of his little throw bags. As Scott points out, there's no real ideal backcountry throw bag solution right now, but we take the solgear bag on all our front-country runs.