Thigh braces make a big difference to your paddling in rough water. The designs generally available have evolved slowly from pack straps with two attachment points and the best ones now have four attachment points. This is complicated and expensive and offers a lot of little straps to potentially trap you in a wet exit. Have a look at Frontier’s thigh straps. Ergonomically curved – like your thighs. Stay in place and easy to slip out of when it matters. Non slip on one side.
Why be miserable sitting in your packraft? These thigh braces combined with foot brace, inflatable seats, and backboard allow you to be comfortable and have a good efficient paddling posture. No more slouching and tired arms.
Also available as a DIY kit with two laddlers and D-ring attachments 2 double and two single. $65 all up.