The NRS Chinook Fishing Life Jacket - PFD has pockets stacked on pockets for almost unlimited storage. The roomy, front entry design with 8 adjustment points lets you customize the fit for comfort and security. The ventilated back panel is slimmed down low for greater comfort in kayaks with high seatbacks. Other features include rod holder loops, a coiled retractable tool clip to keep clip on line snips or other tools handy, a fly drying patch, and multiple D-rings and attachment loops. Check Fit Guide tab for proper sizing. 200-denier urethane coated ripstop nylon
NRS PFD Sizing Chart
< 30 lbs.
22" - 25"
24" - 29"
28" - 32"
33" - 40"
38" - 46"
40" - 58"
42" - 50"
30" - 58"
|Review:||Best PFD I have ever had to date. Very comfy in the kayak, and holds my small fly boxes perfectly in the front pockets. I don't take it off while on the water like I used to do with previous uncomfortable pfd's. This thing is awesome!|
|Review:||Very comfortable! I'm very pleased with this vest.|
|Review:||I graduated from a Cabela's branded vest. Wow! What an upgrade. I didn't know what I was missing. I like the soft pockets vs. a friend's Stohlquist hard pockets. The place to store pliers is great. Comfort is fantastic and the back is high enough for even the really high aftermarket seat backs on my OK Trident. Highly recommend and it seems built to last.|
|Review:||This is, in my opinion, the best fishing PFD on the market right now. I've tried several and was not satisfied with any of them. They were either uncomfortable, weird fit, didn't have enough pockets, or were poor build quality. I've always admired NRS branded gear, so I'm not sure why I waited this long to pick up a Chinook, but I'm glad I finally did. Plenty of various size pockets for accessories and tools, a couple tabs and attachment points for tools, and a rod holder loop and velcro lash tab. I'll admit, I'm not sure how much I'll use the rod holder loop and velcro lash tab, but I'm sure it would come in handy for people who get out and wade around while they fish. My favorite feature though is the way the back is made. It's made to provide the most comfort on sit on top kayaks, while still having some flotation up top. I hate having big pad of foam between my back and my seat. I tried a thin back pfd before and still wasn't as comfortable as with the Chinook. The look is really nice as well. I got mine in the green color as I do not need high visibility and prefer to at least attempt to blend in with the surroundings. It also has plenty of adjustment so it should be able to fit just about any body type. I'm 6'4" and well over 300lbs and it fits me with plenty of adjustment to go. The build quality is second to none, no suprise there, NRS builds it right from the start. Fabric weight and quality seems to be pretty good. My whitewater PFD is made out of 500D nylon canvas, so I was a little apprehensive about the lighter weight 200D, but once I experienced how quick it dried back out along with how tough the ripstop nylon is...I'm not worried. Great fishing PFD for a great price, get one!|