NRS Chinook Fishing Life Jacket - PFD
NRS Chinook Fishing Life Jacket - PFD

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 Product Description and Specs

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 and multiple D-rings and attachment loops. Check Fit Guide tab for proper sizing. 200-denier urethane coated ripstop nylon

• 7 front pockets for everything from small tackle boxes to tippet
• Ventilated back panel, key lanyard in the left front pocket, and a coil retractable tool clip
• Soft PlushFIT foam flotation conforms to your body as you wear it for unsurpassed comfort
• 4-way lash tab
• Includes a D-ring on the back for attaching your net, plus a strobe holder loop for those low light conditions
Item #: 1686
PFD Type: Fishing
Approval: USCG Type III
Buoyancy: 16.5 lbs.
Shell Fabric: 200 Denier Nylon
Gender: Unisex
Size/Color Part Number UPC
Bark - S/M 40009.02.103 0603403204282
Bark - L/XL 40009.02.100 0603403204251
Bark - 2XL 40009.02.106 0603403204312
Orange - S/M 40009.02.105 0603403204299
Orange - L/XL 40009.02.102 0603403204268
Orange - 2XL 40009.02.108 0603403204329
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 Fit Guide


Infant< 30 lbs.
Child22" - 25"30-50 lbs.
Youth24" - 29"50-90 lbs.
XS/S28" - 32"
S/M33" - 40"
L/XL38" - 46"
L/XXL40" - 58"
XXL42" - 50"
Universal30" - 58"
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Top Positive Review
By: William L.  Date: Dec 10, 2014 
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9 people found this review helpful

Excellent design by the team at NRS. Well built with lots of pockets and attachment points for gear leashes and tools. Here's a bit of prudent advice: Collect and install your preferred accessory list; small tackle boxes, whistle, line clipper, VHF, knife, pliers, 1st aid accessories, etc. Pick a nice sunny day in warm water and try a self rescue. Jump out of your kayak and try to get back in. You may find some of the items attached outside or even inside of the pockets are now in the way and catch on gunnels or mounted tracks as you try to get back aboard. This is an important test that needs done to keep you safe.

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Top Critical Review
By: Rick C  Date: Sep 17, 2012 
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8 people found this review helpful

Good fit and comfortable to wear while paddling. Im 6 ft 185 lbs and purchased the L/XL. Bought this for kayak touring and not for fishing though I may use it for both. The material used to make the jacket however is on the thin side and I dont think its going to wear well. Im comparing it to the MS Fit by Kokatat my wifes which although a more expensive jacket appears will outlast this one. That said its still the nicest fishing vest Ive seen.

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By: Robert D.  Date: Jun 16, 2016 
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Fantastic PFD! I just bought my first fishing kayak and needed a good PDF. The Chinook is lightweight and very comfortable. My first day out on the lake it was in the 90°'s and I stayed cool. I like that the back floatation part is high and it doesn't interfere with my Kayak seat. It has just enough pockets to keep my clippers, reading glasses and a couple of other items. More expensive than others, but worth it. Better to spend your money on a great PDF now than to wish you did later.

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By: Pete M.  Date: May 16, 2016 
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1 person found this review helpful

I bought this PFD in Sept of 2015 and have used it on roughly 30 fishing trips to the Texas Gulf Coast. The PFD has held up really well, all of the zippers still work, no tears in the PFD and it is still comfortable. There is a little staining on the fabric, but overall it has held up really well. I live in San Antonio, so when I drive down to the coast to fish it is an all day event. PRO's Comfortable Easy to get on and off Big zippered pockets Cons Small pocket for cell phone/radio 4 way lash tab is a waste of space... Overall this is a great PFD. It is comfortable and easy to wear to the point you forget you are wearing it. If I was to lose this PFD I would by the exact same model again! The reason I didn't give it 5 stars is because of the small cell phone/radio pocket.

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Top Question & Answer
Q: How do I properly clean my Chinook fishing PFD ?
A: Thank you for your question. the best way is to rinse it in luke warm water with no soap
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Q: HI, Names MIke. I want to buy a NRS Chinook Fishing Vest PFD. You have to sizes that fit. XXL and L/XXL. I am 6 ft. 250 lbs. and chest size 49 in. what fits me. Thanks Mike
A: Hi Mike, The XXL is going to be the best fit for you. It fits a chest size of 42"-50".
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