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Boundary Waters Portage Yoke Pads Universal Clamp-on - 2 Colors

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Boundary Waters Yoke Pads are hand made in Ely, MN and outfitter tested. These yoke pads help make your canoe portages much more comforatble. Many users report these are the most comfortable pads they have ever used. Our BW Yoke Pads are made with water resistance cordura covering and two layers of foam. The foam layers consist of one soft layer for initial comfort and the second layer is more dense for added support.

The BW Yoke Pads Clamp-on for individual adjustments. They are the most popular style for installing and easy removal when transporting your canoe on top of your vehicle. Does not require yoke to be drilled.

These pads work best when your canoe yoke is flat such as an wood portage yoke or square metal tubing. Does not work well with round thwarts.

Template included for proper installation.


  • Cordura covering
  • 2 layers of foam for comfort and support
  • Plywood bottom with white plastic cover
  • Attatch to your yoke with Aluminum plate and wing-nuts


  • 3.75" wide x 8.25" long x 3.25" thick
  • 3.5" between mounting bolts
  • 1.94 pounds or 31.1 oz per set

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  • 5
    Portage Yoke Pads

    Posted by Richard Sherry on 1st Oct 2023

    produce looks very well made. I'll install it on my canoe this week. Shipping, on the other hand, was a small problem. Whoever delivered it left it exposed to rain and weather, so the box essentially disintegrated in my hands.

  • 4
    great pads, short bolts

    Posted by Garret on 21st Aug 2023

    These pads are the best around, but my old canoe has an 1 1/2" thick yolk that the bolts are too short for. Had to make a trip to the hardware store and spend an hour mabolt extensions to get them installed. Otherwise great pads. Just make sure they will fit your yolk!

  • 5
    Yoke pads for Alumacraft

    Posted by Anthony on 26th Jul 2023

    High quality construction. . I made a call to the shop, great help over the phone choosing the right product. I ended up getting a different set of pads, bolt-in pads fro Alumacraft canoes. Bolts line up perfectly with holes in canoe's yoke.I got it shipped to me within 36 hour... just in time for the trip.

  • 5
    Portage Yoke Pads

    Posted by Tony on 16th Feb 2023

    These are very well designed and super sturdy. I've used them while carrying a friend's Canoe, and the cushioning was great. Now I've updated my kayak Portage yoke with the same pads. They are way better padded than my original pads.

  • 5
    portage yoke pads

    Posted by larry on 4th Sep 2022

    Exactly what I needed -- just like the ones the outfitters use, so I can train by carrying our (heavy) canoe at home. And they are made in Ely!

  • 5
    Great Pads

    Posted by James Caspersen on 27th Sep 2021

    These pads are awesome! I bought these looking for something better to replace my shaped ones and it was well worth it. Great price too!

  • 5
    Portage yoke pads

    Posted by Erik Schmoyer on 17th Jan 2021

    Excellent quality and materials. These should last me for a long time.