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:
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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 Coleman from Antioch,IL.
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 Heym from Lansing, MI.
Pads are awesome. Not one complain WILL buy again for my other canoe.
Reviewed by: Manny from Plattsmouth NE.
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: Jeff from Holmen, WI.
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: Kevin from Northern Minnesota.
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: Christian from Connecticut.