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Best waist throw bag?

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I’m considering adding a waist throw bag to my river gear this year. Any thoughts on the best one on the market? Any cons to carrying one? For reference, I always have at least one attached to the raft, but I like the idea of still having a bag in the event I’m scouting or get ejected from the boat.
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I always carry a waist throw bag as well as at least two more in the boat. I don't think it matters too much what throw bag you carry as long as you are able to use it quickly. I use a 1/4 inch spectra line because I can have 70 ft in a small bag and it has a 2200 lb breaking strength so with a couple of small pulleys, prusiks and some webbing, I can set up a Z rig from what I have on me without having to go back to get my big kit if time is a concern and I could reach the issue with the 70 ft. My setup is probably overkill. Carrying any throw bag on a waist belt that you can access quickly is the most likely required scenario.
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The downside of the Salamander waist belt throw bag is that the waist belt is sewn to the throw bag. It's nice to have a bag that is separate from the waist belt so you don't have to throw the waist belt.
I’m glad you mentioned that. It’s not immediately obvious that the belt is sewn on, and that’s a deal breaker for me.
 

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The downside of the Salamander waist belt throw bag is that the waist belt is sewn to the throw bag. It's nice to have a bag that is separate from the waist belt so you don't have to throw the waist belt.
Zach, is your objection to throwing the belt only because it makes the bag a little harder to throw? Or do you think that the belt is hazardous?
 

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I’m glad you mentioned that. It’s not immediately obvious that the belt is sewn on, and that’s a deal breaker for me.
This version from Salamander might interest you as the bag is separate from the waist strap.
 

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I like this one from Astral. Fits in a pocket in my PFD.
 

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The downside of the Salamander waist belt throw bag is that the waist belt is sewn to the throw bag. It's nice to have a bag that is separate from the waist belt so you don't have to throw the waist belt.

 

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This version from Salamander might interest you as the bag is separate from the waist strap.
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That looks great! I like the compact throw bag, with a separate belt /container. Thanks, that’s what I was looking for.
 

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I like this one from Astral. Fits in a pocket in my PFD.
This is what I use. It's a little extra bulk, but also a little extra flotation. I'm quick with it too, because it's right there. I carry a longer rope too, though, because it is pretty short.
 

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We just bought a replacement nrs waist bag. This new model is bulkier, more like a barrel than a tube. I like the older skinnier style, may have to just replace the rope in the old ones.
 

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This is what I use. It's a little extra bulk, but also a little extra flotation. I'm quick with it too, because it's right there. I carry a longer rope too, though, because it is pretty short.
I never considered it as extra floatation, but I suppose it is. I always carried a bigger diameter, longer rope in my boat too unless park and playing.
 

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This one is pretty sweet, good materials and throw bag is separate.
 
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