good product fits well. I am 6-2
and 210 lbs and the xl works
great. the back support is nice
I really do not know I am
wearing it. To me that sums
up a great fitting vest that does
not encumber movements on
the yak. I purchased a fishing
version to help hold gear as I
photograph along the spring
runs and coastal marshes of
I have read and agree with the other
positive reviews of this item regarding
comfort and usability while paddling. I
was wearing this PFD when I unwisely
entered the water from shore into Lake
Michigan with 3-5 foot seas during hours
of darkness. I was participating in a
tournament and the competitive mindset
is the reason that I made such a bad
decision. I was beyond swimming to
shore distance out when I was turned
over and separated from my kayak for 3
hours. I am 6'2" and was 288lbs when
this occurred. This PFD was more than
capable of withstanding the rough water
and my body size on that morning. I
believe that this PFD saved my life for
future fishing trips that morning.
Comfortable. Very adjustable.
Able to accommodate larger
I use mine mostly for fishing
from a SOT - both FW and SW.
Good range of motion, the
back doesn't interfere with my
seatback, and cooler in hot
weather than the standard PFD
Great PFD. Has all the pockets
you need plus a license protector
right up front. Still lightweight
even when fully loaded and
definitely easy to swim in.
Vest has a very clean and
smooth front that should make
re-entry after a swim very
easy. Lumbar support works
well with my Hobie seat, very
light flotation in back also helps
with comfort on the Hobie
when you are in that "lean
back and peddle" position.
Good fit. Very comfortable. Front
pockets are out of the way for
Great PFD with all the pockets.
wished the left pocket was more
to the center.
Fits great, can paddle and fish
with no problems. Works great
with the coosa seat.
Top quality, great fit. Have about a dozen
outings with this PFD and I'm quite happy with it.
Not too bulky at all and leaves you feeling well
protected. The cut of the arms allows for tons of
movement, in my case for rowing. For those
wondering about color, the yellow is true to the
photos. It's not overly bright, somewhat toned
down and sports-like. In short it's as good as
everyone says it is.
Great PFD! I dont use it for
fishing but it makes a great
vest. Lots of room for gear.
The best part is its high
easily accommodates my seat
back. Its really comfortable
and makes for easy