Tow Lines & Belts
Sea Kayaking and White Water Safety Equipment
Towlines are generally used to tow another kayak, either during a rescue situation when a paddler has entered the water and the kayak needs to be moved out of the way, or to tow a weak or injured paddler back to shore. Towlines are usually mounted on a quick release belt so that the person under tow can quickly be released if the person performing the tow gets into difficulty.
Towlines for river and general purpose use tend to be in the 3-5m range and are designed for use with Whitewater and general purpose kayaks. Sea Kayaking towlines are normally longer, between 10 and 20 metres to accomodate the length of a sea kayak and provide the option of having more distance between the two kayaks when under tow. These are considered an essential piece of kit for sea kayaking safety.
Rescue Ultility Belts allow you to custom pick the equipment you carry on your waist belt and can be used to hold throwlines and leashes.
Palm React 3m Towline
A brilliant short towline. Constructed from 6mm floating polypropylene cord neatly housed in a Cordura top opening pouch. The towline is mounted on a comfortable padded quick-release waistbelt which also floats.
The towline itself terminates in a rust-proof seadog clip and also has a built in shock absorber.
Price: £44.96 (RRP £49.95 - Saving £4.99)
Palm Ocean Pro 10m Towline
A popular piece of kit for sea kayakers and tourers. The large top opening pouch makes deploying & packing away the 6mm floating polyprop cord quick and easy. The mesh lined belt is comfortable and includes a Fixlock quick release buckle for easy adjustment or removal of the belt. The belt also includes a D-ring attachment point for rigging short tows.
Price: £58.46 (RRP £64.95 - Saving £6.49)
Northwater Dynamic Pro
Sea Tow - 15m
A quality tow system from Northwater featuring a quick release grab toggle. Featuring 15m/50ft of 6mm/1/4" multifilament polyline and a large stainless steel karabiner which all packs away neatly into a pouch with drainage holes.
This waist worn sea kayaking tow adds security and flexibility so a smart and practiced rescuer can ensure success.
Price: £62.96 (RRP £69.95 - Saving £6.99)
Peak UK Towline - 15m
A 15m towline suitable for sea and touring use. Features hi-viz yellow 7mm floating line, attached to the quick release belt via a bungee shock absorber to make towing smoother. The line is housed in a durable Cordura ripstop pouch with a quick-drain mesh bottom. One of the easiest towlines to re-pack thanks to the generous bag size. Can be deck mounted.
Price: £53.10 (RRP £59.00 - Saving £5.90)
Peak UK Towline - 5m
A compact 5m towline for river and general purpose use. Features hi-viz yellow 7mm floating line, attached to the quick release belt via a bungee shock absorber to make towing smoother. The line is housed in a durable Cordura ripstop pouch with a quick-drain mesh bottom. One of the easiest towlines to re-pack thanks to the generous bag size.
Price: £40.50 (RRP £45.00 - Saving £4.50)
Palm Zambezi Belt
A waist belt that allows you to mount any Palm throwline onto the belt. The padded waist belt includes two quick-release Fixlock buckles - one which releases the throwline (if mounted on the belt) and another which releases the whole belt from your person. Includes a compact built-in 3m towline, with built-in shock absorber, for performing short tows.
Price: £49.46 (RRP £54.95 - Saving £5.49)
Palm Quick Release Belt
A versatile utility belt with many potential uses. The padded belt features 2 quick-release Fixlock buckles - one release the piece of equipment you have attached to the belt, the other releases the entire belt from your person, with each buckle coloured differently.
It makes a great belt for attaching any Palm throwline too.
Price: £29.66 (RRP £32.95 - Saving £3.29)