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Old 08-08-2005   #1
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Lousy NRS float bags

Both my NRS float bags failed a year after I bought them. They hold air for about 10 minutes. A friend says his NRS float bags failed too.

There's no obvious big leak. I put one bag under water and there were 10 slow leaks from the seams.

Sounds like defective product.

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Old 08-08-2005   #2
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I had a product from NRS go bad (sprey skirt) and all I did was call them. I sent it back and they gave me a new one with no worries. Also, I have NRS float bags and have had them for 2 yrs with no problems. Hope this helps you out.

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Old 08-08-2005   #3
Front Range, Colorado
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This is what I'm using in my boat right now:

I really like it, though I can't vouch for its longevity just yet.... I know, I know. There is a part of me that *does* feel like a pimp at the moment. :P
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Old 08-08-2005   #4
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Glad to hear that NRS stands by their product.

What may well have happened is that I filled up my float bag at Denver elevation, 5000 ft, and then drove over Eisenhower tunnel at 11,500 ft and the added pressure stretched the seams, creating all the small leaks I saw on the seams. I'm not sure if I should expect the bags to handle this.
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Old 08-09-2005   #5
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My new NRS split stern bags have been great for a dozen or so runs and seem solid. My only complaint is that they should not be gray and black -- brighter colors, please. I don't want to accidentally leave them on a gray rock, etc.
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Old 08-22-2005   #6
Seattle, Washington
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I had the same issue with my NRS rodeo bags. Never could find where the leak was coming from, but I got new bags within a week. Great customer service.
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Old 08-23-2005   #7
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I always open mine up after I'm done with a run. Heat will make the air in the expand like a balloon, just like altitude.

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