|Reggie Backratchet Kayak Backband - The Reggie is simply the best kayak back support on the market. It’s comfortable, easy to install and to adjust. The Reggie Back band uses IR's patented technology adjustable, no-slip ratchet technology for the ultimate ease of adjustability. Just sit in the boat and crank until it’s comfortable. The plastic and foam insert is covered with soft “rabbit skin” abrasion resistant neoprene. The smaller size lets the Reggie fit in almost any boat and provides the maximum amount of back support. All hardware is saltwater-resistant stainless steel, and includes everything you need for installation in a wide variety of boats.|
We have two Pyranha 2-year-old WW kayaks, both delivered with those flimsy, basically non-adjustable styrofoam backbands. I have now installed IR ratchet backbands in both kayaks (very easy if you have a very high speed drill to make clean slots) and the difference is like night and day! This backband is comfortable, supportive, easy to ratchet and stays high if you also install the elevator straps. If you have a lousy backband in your kayak, don't even think about it - just get one of these, the sooner the better! It isn't often there's a product you can call perfect, but this backband is Perfect - design, installation, adjust-ability, comfort and support!
Port Townsand WA
I'm not sure how to say how much I've enjoyed having this backband in my Pintail, except to say that I've just taken delivery of an Azul Sultan, and the first thing I'll do to it (even before adding a foot pump) is to change the existing backband to an IR ratchet: it's really that good!
The Reggie is the best whitewater backband I've ever used, period. It's comfortable, instantly adjustable, and it will not slip or lose adjustment under pressure. I don't know how well the ratchets would hold up to constant salt water use (the hardware appears to be stainless), but for whitewater, I'll never use anything else.
Reggie Backratchet Kayak Backband for Kayaking
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