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Chosen Valley Canoe Accessories

Clamp-on Yoke Pads

Clamp-on Yoke Pads
Clamp-on Yoke Pads
Easily put on and take off your yoke pads.
Chosen Valley Canoe Accessories-Clamp-on Yoke Pads
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Is your yoke just too beautiful to drill? Are there times when you'd like to take your pads off and not leave a hole behind? If so, Chose Valley Canoe Accessories clamp-on pads are for you! These pads offer some advantages over existing clamp-ons. There's no protruding hardware to tear your packs on. Also, all of the hardware is captive, so you can't lose any parts at the worst possible time. Imagine! Comfort, durability, lightness, and convenience - all in one pad design!

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Weight: 1.25 lb


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Works (sort of) with Grumman rating
Bought these fairly last-minute in the hopes that I could clamp them onto an 80-lb Grumman's middle thwart before a >1-mile portage. They're not designed for this, but with a lot of finagling I was able to get a somewhat secure attachment - had to bend the clamp around the Grumman's oval cross-section thwart though. Made the portage quite comfortable, and with a lighter boat these would be outstanding.

Reviewed by:Efrom Boston, MA. on 8/23/2020

Works great rating
I have a 17 foot Old Town Penobscot that was too heavy for me to carry alone. I didn't intend to portage much with this boat (83 lbs), but I still have to get it to and from the water. I used my new pads last week and carried the boat by myself about 200 yards over easy ground and I wasn't tired in the least. I'm very happy with these pads.

Reviewed by:Genefrom Peoria, IL. on 8/23/2019

comfy rating
Purchased these for my new OT Penobscot 17. I've only used the block style pads before, these seem to be an upgrade in comfort. The bracket is just wide enough to be in the correct position on the wide section of the carrying thwart. A narrower shouldered person might have trouble placing these in the correct position on the O.T. carrying thwart.

Reviewed by:Slothyfrom grand rapids, mi. on 7/9/2015

Did the trick! rating
These pads are easy to use and worth the extra expense. I just used them for the first time, and they helped make a 10 lake 9 portage 7 hour day paddle from camp a pleasure for my wife and I.

Reviewed by:Jodyfrom West Allis, WI. on 9/3/2013

Well made rating
This is a well made product and makes carrying a canoe a breeze. Attention to detail was apparently in the mind of the designers. I recommend this product to those of you who want to make portaging a canoe much easier. I clicked the standard shipping method when I ordered the yoke pads and received them very quickly. Great service from Rutabaga.

Reviewed by:Rickfrom Plainwell, MI. on 7/21/2012

Excellent product, immediate delivery rating
I'm quite pleased with the product. The adjustability is quite handy and the comfort wonderful. Haven't taken it out on a trip yet, but have been walking around the yard and up and down the street with the canoe over my head, just because I can. (I know, that's weird, but i want to know it will work.) Now that I've been able to test the product, I'll be ordering a another pair for my second canoe. Thanks!

Reviewed by:Markfrom Hermantown, MN. on 6/24/2012

Highly recommend clamp on Yoke Pads rating
I have a Wenonah Solo Plus which has a middle seat as well as two for tandem paddling. This created a challenge for portages more than a couple dozen yards. I used these clamp-on Yoke Pads to portage up to 3/4 mile one-way on a recent trip. They were easy to position on the middle seat and then relocate to an alternative position while paddling. The design and performance exceeded my expectations, and, made the relatively high price worth paying.

Reviewed by:Dave Gfrom Chicago, IL. on 9/14/2011

Canoe on a cloud rating
First you need to know that I bought two sets one for an Old Town Tripper and another for a Discovery 164. After many portages without, the new pads make both canoes feel like a 60 lbs canoe and help manage the the direction of the canoe. Evan my 16 year old son thought they were great!!

Reviewed by:Joel Searfossfrom Maryville TN. on 7/16/2011