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Immersion Research Reggie Back Rest

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Product Description

We use and recommend this Back Band for Sea Kayaks!

The original ratchet backband. Featuring our patented adjustable, no slip ratchet technology. The Reggie Backband is constructed of plastic and foam insert covered with soft, abrasion resistant neoprene. All stainless steel, salt water resistant hardware. Comfortable, easy to install and adjust. Small size, fits in almost any boat and provides maximum amount of back support. A great replacement for your OEM backband.

Reggie Backrest no longer includes the Adaptor Straps

Size: Width 34cm, Height 12.5cm (13.5” x 5” tall).

Immersion Research specializes in the manufacture of ratchet-style back bands. IR’s particular style of back bands feature the combination of a traditional kayak backrest and snowboard binding ratchets to create a very easy to adjust but remarkably stable and strong unit that can be fit in almost any kind of closed deck boat.

In fact, Immersion Research applied for and received a patent on this very popular design, and subsequently has become one of the largest back band manufacturers in the world, with back bands available both off the shelf, and as OEM equipment in some of the largest brands of kayaks.


Installation tips:

There are various options for fitting the seat & attaching the straps. In some cases the strap can be attached through the seat bolts. The shin 

Without the IR Adaptor straps, some extra 1" webbing tape is included and can be used if necessary to attach to the strap that goes through the ratchets. Either bolt to the strap (double tape for extra stiffness & use a large washer (not included) or use a short section of webbing to go around the end of the strap (see pic below).


See the Youtubes from Immersion Research for installation help (go to the Video tab) . We can also arrange installations in the Melbourne area.

Product Videos

Kayak Accessories - Pimp my kayak (04:55)
Kayak Shop http://www.kayakshopaustralia.com.au/kayak-outfitting-bit-and-bobs/ East Coast kayakings http://www.eastcoastkayaking.com Training Centre is Conveniently located right on the beach at 37 Jetty Rd, Sandringham Melbourne Australia just 16 kilometers from the centre of Melbourne. Sandringham harbour is a great venue to learn the fundamentals of sea kayaking and is a good base for hiring craft to explore the enclose waters Port Phillip Bay. If you are new to sea kayaking or wondering how you might take it up, come down to the centre and have a chat with our friendly staff. we specialize in sea kayaking with a focus on: • marine safety • kayaking knowledge and skills • quality equipment -- hire and buy • courses for paddlers of all levels • school Outdoor Education programs • individual or group tours & instruction • kayaking advice and customer service For more information contact our friendly staff on 03 9597 0549 E: roh@eastcoastkayaking.com w: eastcoastkayaking.com Opening times: Saturday & Sunday 9am - 5 pm 2 OCTOBER to APRIL We are available by appointment at other times.
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Product Reviews

  1. Excellent quality fully adaptable to suit 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 18th Aug 2021

    Excellent workmanship. Well thought out to suit a wide range of kayaks. Good utube instructions available. Rapid reliable postage of product.

  2. Great 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 7th Apr 2021

    Good support, easy to adjust, doesnt get in the way when getting in and out of the boat. Big improvement over the "luxury" stock seat.

  3. Perfect 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 5th Oct 2020

    I use IR Reggie back rests in three sea kayaks.
    Easy to install where, and exactly how, you want it.
    Instant micro adjustment for the fore/aft position is a game changer !!
    Love them !!

  4. Perfect 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 15th Jul 2020

    I use it in my Expedition Kayak 'Azure' sea kayak. Easy to install, very comfortable and the best - it is adjustable for fine tuning !

  5. Awesome perfect 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 27th Oct 2014

    I use this in my carbon kevlar Mega Boost Surf kayak. Gives just a little more purchase and pushes me forward nicely. easy to install too.

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