Tempest Backband Kit

Tempest Backband Kit

$ 78.00 USD

Replacement/upgrade back band for Wilderness Systems Tempest, Dagger Stratos, and Alchemy 14 kayaks.

This back band can also be used as an upgrade for other makes and models of touring kayaks. Installing this back band in a WS Tsunami kayak converts it from rec. kayak to a full-on sea kayak (to replace the high chair back these kayaks come with). Kit includes side adjuster straps and mounting hardware (nuts and bolts etc.).

Note for WS Tempests, this is an upgrade kit -- not the current low hung, springy model. All hardware needed to convert the current Tempest to the good model back band is included. History and installation/retro-fitting instructions may be found on our Tips blog (scroll to the bottom of any page to find a link). The color and graphics change and will not not match your OEM Tempest or Dagger hardware (photos here are for reference for fit and function only), but the improved comfort makes it all worthwhile.