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Superior Portage Pads

Deluxe Portage Pads - Vinyl

Deluxe Portage Pads - Vinyl
Bigger pads for even more comfort.
Superior Portage Pads-Deluxe Portage Pads - Vinyl
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The Deluxe Portage Pad is like the Standard pad, just bigger for greater comfort.
The difference between portaging a canoe with soft, thick foam yoke pads, and without them is huge. Imagine no more pinched nerves that leave your left arm useless and in pain. This is what Superior Portage Pads will do for you. Aluminum fasteners attach easily around your yoke with wing-nuts. The pads have a sound plywood bottom and the foam pad is encased in durable, weather-resistant vinyl.
Superior offers two sizes of bolts on the bottom of their Deluxe Vinyl. The Narrow Bolt ($39.95) fits yokes with a width of 2.75" and the Wide Bolt ($41.95) fits 3.75" yokes. Each comes in the color brown.

The dimensions of the pad (without factoring in the bolts) are: 
  • 7.75" x 4" x 3.5"
Sold as a pair


  • 7.75" x 4" x 3.5"
  • Vinyl

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Perfect! rating
These portage pads are great. The cushion amount is good and like the other reviews say, the pads are offset so the yoke isn't riding on your neck. I would buy them again!

Reviewed by:Colefrom Shakopee, MN. on 6/9/2020

Rugged Portage pads rating
Just bought three of pads for all our Boy Scout canoes. These portage pads are plenty thick to cushion your shoulders and are slightly offset so your neck doesn't rub on the yoke. Vinyl pad looks suspiciously similiar to those used by BWCA outfitters. The narrow clamps fit a standard yoke just fine, no complaints. Rutabaga has a great price and quick delivery. You will be happy with these pads on those 300 rod uphill portages!

Reviewed by:Paul Colemanfrom Antioch,IL. on 1/25/2019

Good purchase rating
I haven't used them a lot yet, but plan to. On my initial short trip, they worked well. Easy to install and comfortable to use, or at least as comfortable as portaging will alow ;-)

Reviewed by:Doug Heymfrom Lansing, MI. on 11/6/2018

Portage Pad rating
Pads are awesome. Not one complain WILL buy again for my other canoe.

Reviewed by:Mannyfrom Plattsmouth NE. on 11/2/2017

For the Scouts rating
Bought 3 pairs of these for our Scout Troop's trip to the BWCA. The pads are well constructed, thick and soft. Sure beats wrapping a PFD around the yolk. Even a 12 year old is able to comfortably carry a 17' royalex Wenonah Canoe. Rutabaga's online sales and service was very prompt. Had our package in two days.

Reviewed by:Jefffrom Holmen, WI. on 7/27/2013

Performs as expected. rating
A friend of mine has a set of these. I knew what I was getting and it fits my needs perfectly. Thank you.

Reviewed by:Kevinfrom Northern Minnesota. on 5/20/2013

What a difference! rating
I have a 16' old town penobscott, and the yoke that came with it dug into my shoulders and neck after just a minute of carrying it. What a difference these portage pads make. I bought the deluxe pads with cordura covering for more durability. It took only a minute to fasten these to my boat and have it up on my shoulders, and i was walking around the yard with no discomfort. I look forward to getting out to the Adirondacks each year, and with these, portages will be so much easier.

Reviewed by:Christianfrom Connecticut. on 5/29/2011