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NRS Chinook Fishing Life Jacket - PFD - 2017

NRS Chinook Fishing Life Jacket - PFD - 2017

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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 #: 22261
PFD Type: Fishing
Approval: USCG Type III
Buoyancy: 16.5 lbs.
Shell Fabric: 200 Denier Nylon
Gender: Unisex
Size/Color Part Number UPC
Green - S/M 40009.03.100 0603403375555
Green - L/XL 40009.03.103 0603403375586
Green - 2XL 40009.03.106 0603403375616
Orange - S/M 40009.03.102 0603403375579
Orange - L/XL 40009.03.105 0603403375609
Orange - 2XL 40009.03.108 0603403375630
Charcoal - S/M 40009.03.101 0603403375562
Charcoal - L/XL 40009.03.104 0603403375593
Charcoal - 2XL 40009.03.107 0603403375623
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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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18 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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9 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: Greg J.  Date: Aug 21, 2017 
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The Chinook is the most comfortable pfd I've used, and half the time forget I even have it on. Convenient pocket locations, and my cell phone encased in a waterproof vinyl phone case) fits perfectly in one of the large zippered pockets. Well-made and light-weight, with the L/XL comfortably fitting my 6'1", 192 lb frame.

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By: Jared T.  Date: Jul 25, 2017 
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1 person found this review helpful

This PFD is very comfortable and well organized. I am 6'3" and around 215 lbs. and the L/XL fits great.

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Top Question & Answer
Q: Can you explain the difference in size notation between the fit guide (S/M, L/XL, L/XXL, XXL) and the purchase selections (S/M, L/XL, 2XL)? Based on the fit guide I'd probably want an XXL, but that isn't one of the purchase options.
A: NRS makes some PFD models with different sizes. Sorry for the confusion, but if you are a XXL, you will want the 2XL size. Those are actually the same size.
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