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Stohlquist Descent Rescue Life Jacket - PFD
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Rating Stars   Customer Rating: 4.8 out of 5 (9 Reviews)

The Stohlquist Descent Rescue Life Jacket - PFD is a Type V Strong Swimmer, Rescue vest, featuring state of the art design innovations found in no other paddler Rescue vest. The fit consists of body wrapping ergonomically articulated foam elements, a cross chest cinch harness adjustment and self tensioning shoulders to provide a close, balanced fit. Gripp-Loc interior non-slip panel gives zero ride-up. The Descent is a low cut, offset front-zip entry with zipper grip tab and the inside back has ventilated lumbar padding. A new innovative pocket system enables expandability and security for a wide range of applications. At the top there's the Garage an for accessory air inflation hose to rest, with secure D-ring to park your whistle, keys or chap-stick. Next step downward is self-expanding, high capacity main pocket for safety accessories, added buoyancy, camera, snacks, Bullet Bag throw-line and other river tools and lastly, out front is a hands free expandable mesh beverage pocket. Check Fit Guide tab for proper sizing.

Detachable Quick Release rescue harness for instruction, strong swimmer & equipment retrievals
Self-centering 1 1/2 in. black oxide stainless steel O-ring
Quick release cam buckle for tow tether leash
Front accessory lash tab for river knife
Stainless steel loop anchor points for accessory attachments (crotch harness)
Item#: 4615
PFD Type: Whitewater
Approval: USCG Type V
Buoyancy: 17 lbs.
Shell Fabric: 500 denier Cordura nylon
Harness: Detachable quick release
Age Group: Adult
Gender: Unisex
Size/Color Part Number UPC
Black - S/M 523136 0053242223591
Black - L/XL 523137 0053242223607
Black - 2XL 523138 0053242223614

Stohlquist PFD Sizing

Stohlquist PFD Sizing Chart
Size Chest Weight
Infant   < 30 lbs.
Child 22" - 25" 30-50 lbs.
Youth 24" - 29" 50-90 lbs.
Men's Front Entry    
S/M 30" - 42"  
L/XL 42" - 54"  
Universal Plus 30" - 54"  
Women's Front Entry    
XS/S 28" - 34"  
S/M 28" - 34"  
M/L 34" - 40"  
L/XL 34" - 40"  
Plus 40" - 46"  
Side Entry    
S/M 33" - 39"  
L/XL 40" - 46"  
XXL 48" - 54"  
*Measurement is Chest Size Range

Reviewer: rjerney Rating: 5 Date: 01/19/2014
Review: Love the jacket! Very comfortable, very adjustable. We appreciated the additional instructions on the rescue belt too. This is easily the best life jacket that we've ever bought. We'll be using it for rafting & kayaking & wanted a comfortable hi float jacket for high water MFS & Grand Canyon trips. AKC did a nice job of getting it to us on time, as advertised too.

Reviewer: Eric Ahlborn Rating: 4 Date: 09/02/2013
Review: very comfortable except the waist strap will rub you sides raw.

Reviewer: Sea kayaker from eastern Rating: 5 Date: 07/15/2013
Review: I am very happy with my new Stohlquist Descent. I mostly use it for sea kayaking. It is comfortable with a lot of adjustment. It looks like a very durable PFD. The only thing I would have liked is some sort of adjustment for the lenght of the shoulder straps. It could also be a little lighter. Other than that, it's a nice piece of equipment! I would recommend it.

Reviewer: Ron Rating: 4 Date: 07/07/2013
Review: Excellent comfortable and functional rescue vest. Service and communication from AKC was really first rate.

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