The EVA Backband merges the best of the hardshell kayaking world and packrafting. Made from molded EVA foam the backband is rigid but provides excellent comfort. It also features a small pocket on the back for a snack or repair kit. The EVA Backband is engineered to provide adjustability, back support and comfort to the paddler. It is especially beneficial in whitewater situations as it allows the paddler to more fully engage with the boat.
The EVA Backband is included with the Rogue Spraydeck, Nirvana Self-Bailing, Nirvana Spraydeck, Recon Self-Bailing, and Twain. We toss these on the XPDs as well for further comfort.
HOW TO INSTALL
- Run the compression straps through their respective rear buckles on the Backband up to the silver, aluminium d-rings.
- Run the straps through the stern buckles on your packraft. This setup allows for easier tensioning and adjustment while on the river.
NOTE: You can raise or lower the height of the Backband slightly by having the support strap buckles either on the top or bottom of the Backband.
If the buckles are on the bottom, it’s a high backband position. If the buckles are on the top, it’s a low backband position.
Test both to find what’s most comfortable. Remember, try to setup your packraft so that your toes are touching the front of your raft, especially when running Class 2+ water.
Rinse with clean water and dry thoroughly. Store in a climate controlled, low UV environment.
2in/5cm Mil-Spec Webbing
Compression Straps (Set of 2)
IN THE BOX
1 EVA Backband