World Famous 50' Throw Rope Bag
Reviewers Paid: $6.00
This throw bag with floating rope is a good, affordable version of an essential piece of paddling safety gear. After seven years of use, the bag is faded from the sun but the rope is still in good shape. Guides will prefer a high-performance brand for hard use, but recreational paddlers will find this model adequate.
- Acceptable quality for recreational use
- Affordable, but not flimsy
- Useful for having fun doing safety practice
- After seven years, bag is worth mending a seam and using
- Professional guides will prefer a high-performance brand for hard use
- No instructions printed on bag for beginners to read
- Made overseas, not locally
Every paddler needs a throw bag of floating rope. This throw bag from World Famous is affordable enough to put one in every kayak, or two in every canoe or double kayak. It meets safety regulations in Canada for 50 feet/15 metres of rope in every small boat.
I liked using this throw bag for safety practise! My friends and I practised tying the end of rope to our kayak deck lines. While it's hard to throw the end of a rope, if we let out the rope then scoop a bit of water into the bag we find it MUCH easier to throw the bag which pulls the rope along nicely. Even people who can throw a baseball have to learn how to throw a throw bag. I recommend practise. This affordable bag is especially good for beginners to practise.
There are no instructions printed on the bag for beginners to read. I recommend getting an experienced paddler to show beginners how to use a throw bag.
Here is a photo my daughter took of the orange throw bag on the deck of my Expedition kayak from Advanced Elements. It's a tidy piece of gear ready to be used.
This throw bag was made overseas, not locally. There are versions made in Canada and USA which cost more but are probably made better. The first time I took the rope out of this throw bag, it was tied in many loose knots, probably by a bored worker stuffing the rope into the bag for delivery.
I am not a professional guide. I assume that professional guides would prefer a high-performance brand for dependable use in challenging conditions.
After seven years of use, the bag is faded from the sun but the rope is still in good shape. One of the seams frayed, but I sewed up the seam. The bag still works fine.
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $6 on sale