Pathfinder Thwart Bag Gear Canoe Accessories Thwart and Bow Bags

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Pathfinder Thwart Bag by Cooke Custom Sewing (CCS)

Pathfinder Thwart Bag

Product Description

Keep small items such as sunscreen, bug repellent and sunglasses organized, handy, and out of the bilge water with one of our thwart bags. They also provide a convenient place for storing your maps where they can be seen while staying dry.

Product Details

Approx. Price:
$39.00 (Click to View Price Changes and Options)
Cooke Custom Sewing (CCS)

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02/07/2010 04:06PM
This is a great idea, combining a map case with a small thwart bag, we never take it out of the canoe, stays in place across the portages.
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02/21/2010 07:13PM
I bought one of these a year ago and love it, maps go in top map case, and put items like sunscreen, snacks, bug spray, compass, sunglasses, camera, etc in the thwart bag. They look small when you get them, but you would be surprised how much you can get in there. You can leave it latched to canoe for portaging or take off and hook on pack to portage. Comes off and on with ease. Great Product.
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03/27/2010 01:18PM
Of all the bags I've come across, read about or used. The best one for me is the Granite Gear Stowaway Seat Pack. It attaches under your seat and can be left on during portages, and it doesn't hang and block your view. I use it for my fishing gear. It also has a zippered compartment that hides a filet board that gives in some rigidity. 210 nylon cordura, waterproof, YKK zippers. You can get it padded or unpadded. I use the unpadded...
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05/23/2010 07:04PM
I have this bag, and the Original Thwart Bag. I like both, and the only reason I rated the Pathfinder Thwart Bag as 8 stars and not 10 is because I like the Original better. I prefer to have only my maps in my thwart bag, and the Original case has a front pocket for your current map in use, as well as the zippered case which is where I keep the rest of my maps for the trip.
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07/19/2011 01:05PM
I really like this bag. It holds just what I need and in a pinch I can stuff my rain jacket in it. The flip over map case works very well and lets you have enough map showing so that you don't need to keep refolding it. A great product that's always attached to my canoe.
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01/05/2012 10:48PM
I got one last summer for a trip, and it was one of the best BWCA purchases I have ever made. Keeping a map on the floor, or in a pack wasn't ideal. This way it is always visible, and protected from the elements. Before I had this bag, I didn't have a convent spot for my camera, lunch, sunscreen, etc. I really like how this bag hangs from the thwart to keep things off of the wet floor. It looks small at first, but it can hold a lot. I actually put a DSLR camera in it with plenty of room to spare for other things. The zipper to the pouch faces you for easy access. You can flip the map back to get access to this zipper. When you flip the map forward it naturally keeps the map at a nice angle (assuming you have a couple things packed in the bag.) The only con, is that the map pouch uses Velcro. I would have preferred something a little more waterproof.
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02/24/2012 02:46AM
I love the bag, but the map case is a bit small for my liking. I had to keep taking the maps out and re-folding more often than I had to with my previous map case.
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05/29/2012 01:04PM
I got this at Canoecopia this year. I just got the chance to use it and I LOVE it. The map case is great and I like that I can detach it from the thwart bag. The bag is great and holds a lot more than I originally thought it would. On this last trip I had my paddling gloves, knife, battery pack for depth finder, and two rod holders in it with out any problems for space.
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02/11/2013 02:00PM
love this thwart bag. works great for keeping fishing gear and camera handy when you need it. also like the idea of a thwart bag as it can stay fastened to the thwart of the canoe while you portage. very user friendly
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03/03/2015 10:04PM
Great bag and not a bad price. We have one in each of our canoes now.
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06/03/2015 07:50PM
I really liked this! It held our bug spray, sun screen, and other random things such as dilly-bobs ,and other twist tie type of things. The map case is also perfect! I want to get the bow bag next!
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01/20/2016 01:10PM
I've owned one of these for several years. The design is excellent. It is tough, too. I wish that the map case was completely waterproof, but it is easy to put maps into it and change them around as you travel. If you use the water resistant Fisher or McKenzie maps, you won't have a problem. The bag carries a lot of stuff. If you don't want to leave the bag on the thwart while portaging, you can remove the bag in about 15 seconds and then attach it quickly to a portage pack.
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01/20/2023 08:29AM
This is an awesome product and an almost must have for multi-day trips into places like the BWCA. The thwart bag aspect is just the right size to hold a handful of items while not being too bulky. The real nice piece of this product is the flip over map holder. You will have to do some map folding but it is plenty large enough to see a large area on major BWCA navigational maps. Dan was great to work with and I look forward to investing in other CCS products. Only reason I gave it a 9 rather than a 10 is the map case is not entirely waterproof for those who do not have waterproof maps such as voyageur/fisher etc. I purchased the bow bag from him as well which is another nice item to hold small gear items and use them on the fly while paddling.