project has, over the years, spawned a number of interesting custom
designs... some world-class engineering has gone into our
micro-trimarans, geeked-out kayaks, and sailboats.
Technomadic Designs was created as a way to spin off and productize a
few select items.
Kayak Paddle Bags
We introduced our first
kayak paddle bag in the summer of 2004, and it gained
acceptance in the paddling community after a photo and link appeared
Sea Kayaker magazine. We have now released
second-generation bag, fabricated with a layer of durable and highly
abrasion-resistant coated nylon fabric that completely encapsulates a
closed-cell foam core. With full-featured high-tech paddles now costing
upwards of $300, it makes good sense to invest in a layer of protection
to prevent the chips and scratches that can easily occur during
storage, transport, and portage.
This new paddle bag has two separate compartments, separating the
blades with a padded divider sheathed in a contrasting color. A
tethered foam-lined end cap, unique to our design, protects the
delicate ferrules and keeps the paddles snugly seated in their
nests. The closed-cell core does not soak up water, and
a little bit of padding when you use it sitting around camp (and it is
unsinkable). The bottom end and edges are reinforced
to minimize the possibility of the blades wearing through, and the bag
can be folded and stowed flat under a pile of gear, or loosely rolled
around a dry bag to minimize packing overhead.
An unusual feature is the carry strap: most paddle bags don't
give you a positioning choice, so it's easy to fling it over your
shoulder and have the exposed ends whacking you in the chin during a
portage. The Technomadic Designs 4-point adjustable strap has
swivel hooks to prevent twisting, and can be moved from the open to the
closed end to suit different carrying preferences... over the shoulder,
across the back, or even suitcase-style. And, for convenience
carrying additional flat items such as nautical charts or light gloves,
the second-edition paddle bag includes an outer pocket.
Technomadic Designs Paddle
Bag, showing padded internal divider, chart pocket, swivel hooks on
relocatable carry strap, and tethered padded end cap to protect the
Now available in red and black!
A good use for the outer pocket... the Guidebook is 8.5 by 5.5
inches. This photo was taken with a Werner kayak paddle
in the bag.
These bags are 100% fabricated in Washington State with the best
available materials, and will give you years of reliable service in
harsh marine environments. In addition to the single-unit
shown below, we also offer a "buy 9, get 1 free" deal to paddling
clubs... and the bags can also be embroidered (on the pocket) with club
logo and initials in a color to match your kayak. Please contact us for
information on these options, runs of 10 or more in custom colors,
dealer inquiries, or international purchases.
So easy to use, so thoughtfully laid
out. Makes a pair of paddles very easy to carry safely and most of all
protects them while they are in my vehicle... that's usually where most
of the nicks and scratches occur. I appreciate the protection
just for the paddle blades but also the all-important ferrules. After
all, the better paddle pieces are machined to match, so it's important
to keep them as pristine as possible, IMO.
I like the outside pocket for small maps and the optional paddle lock
provided for my Epic paddle.
-- Deborah in Ypsilanti, MI
The paddle bag is perfect. It's everything it needs to be and
nothing it doesn't need to be. Great service! Great product!
-- Sal in Newburyport, MA
Just arrived....it's very nice
indeed. A definite match for my new Lightning paddle.
-- Bill in Chicago, IL
Steven, thanks very much for your great
communication, and a great bag! It arrived just in time for a
weekend paddling event - it's great! Thank you - good luck
your business - I'm certainly singing its praises!
-- Victoria in Westford, MA
I really like the convenience of the paddles over one shoulder, a
paddle.net towel tucked in the bag pocket, one hand on the bow grip of
the Skua, on a great paddle cart from KFS, and my free hand for my
rods. ONE trip from the truck to the launch. Paddle bag stows neatly in
the forward hatch, cart & wheels stowed in the aft hatch. And
paddle off. My wife even commented on the neat storage the
provide. They are all hanging neatly on hooks on the garage wall. These
are the small, but important details, that many folks overlook. Great
-- Richard in Port St. Lucie, FL
can easily accept check/MO by mail, as well as credit cards over the phone via Square, if you'd rather not go through
Please let me know
wish to pursue this alternative, and I'll pass along the appropriate
contact info. Also, please contact me for international sales
or multiple units (we can save postage by combining).
Closed-cell Foam Paddle Bag, Black or Red
Removable and relocatable carry strap, will not soak up
water, and unsinkable. Fits any two-piece
take-apart kayak paddle, or a pair of canoe paddles. Includes
tethered and padded ferrule end cap as well as chart pocket. Rolls or
folds for stowage; inside dimensions are 9" wide by 27" long. Currently only available in red.
$5.44 Priority Shipping
Mesh Slings for Kayak Stands
Described in detail over
these fabric saddles take care of the difficult work involved in
building stands to get your kayak off the ground and away from mold,
spiders, and rodents. Easier on the back, too! You
receive a pair of 10x17" mesh slings with heavy fabric
link above explains the process of building the stands with your own
PVC tubing (or wood), and all sorts of variations are possible (one
customer is using dowels with screw-eyes in the ends and rope to the
Slings: $27.50 per pair + flat $2.00 Shipping
(Again, the PVC frame is NOT included)
Elastic Paddle Tether
This very simple accessory can save the day if you ever let go of your
paddle... whether from a moment of carelessness or an exit/re-entry
cycle. The thin shock cord is looped around any convenient deck rigging
(or even your own wrist or clothing), and the end with the toggle is
secured around the paddle shaft. It's
unobstrusive in use, but allows you to lay the paddle in the water if
you want to take a break... or keep the gear together when things get
Tether: $5.50 +
flat $1.25 1st class postage
Buy All Three!
You can get the tether for free if you buy a red paddle bag and pair of
separately, the items above total $79.19 including shipping, but if you
would like the whole package, we'll throw in the tether for free...
charging only $72.50 including Priority shipping (2
If you're in the Pacific Northwest and would like
to pick the order up to avoid postage costs, or if you are
in multiple items, please email
us. We can generate a custom invoice with more accurate
shipping cost (based on weight and destination) than these Paypal
1 red paddle bag
1 pair of kayak
1 paddle tether
Thanks for shopping at Technomadic Designs, and stay tuned for more