NRS Ninja PFD Life Jacket - PFD: I like it. Yeah, it is just a little bit
bulky in front, but it's cut well for plenty of unrestricted arm
movement for paddling. As for the "little bit of bulk", I'm an ex-Coast
Guards man, and I understand the need for good floatation. So...I
like "a bit bulky" a lot!. I know I can easily stay afloat until I figure
out how to get back into the 'yak while in deep water.
I really like his PFD. It doesn't have a lot of bells and whistle, but it
get the job done. Very compact, not hard to paddle with in rapids,
and keeps ya afloat when you swim. The front pocket holds my
Garmin Dakota GPS perfectly (and absolutely NOTHING else will fit
in it once the GPS is in there). I use the hand warmer section of the
Ninja to hold my folding knife. It fits in there nice and snug. I
haven't noticed this jacket ride up at all.
Nice life jacket. My only complaint is that of all the items that I
purchased with my kayak this is the only one that was not made in the
US. So minus one star for being made in China.
Great jacket!!! You can't go wrong with this one if you want a jacket
that does not get in the way. Due to it's small profile it is a little
thicker than a full jacket but still unobtrusive. If you are not a
swimmer and you need maximum floatation this may not be your best
choice. I wish I had bought it as my first a long time ago.
Bare bones, light, ergonomic
with a great fit that's easily
adjustable. Recommended for
any Kayaker. Construction is
top notch. Well worth a few
extra dollars over cheaper
models. Small front pocket has
a key lanyard. Went down the
Gauley recently in West
vVirginia, most rafting guides
use NRS PFDs.
Awesome fit. I am a size 40
chest and wore the size s/m
vest over a spray skirt and wet
suit with very little straps to
pull. None restictive and good
range of movement in class III
and IV rapids. If you are
concernd about bouyancy and
the compact size, this vest will
keep you up! If your a serious
kayaker forget the jackets with
fancy pockets unless your
going on a fishing trip. You will
look like a pro in this vest.
Good fit, great floation and is
short enough not to interfer with
skirt on my kayak.
The Ninja PFD is great. I use it for
kayaking and SUP. It is
comfortable and minimalist for a
PFD. Highly recommend it.
Great fit and comfort. Light
weight and well built.
I LOVE IT I PUT A METAL MATCH
A KNIFE AND A WHISTLE
IN THE POCKET WHEN KAYAKING IN
THE GREAT OUT DOORS
ALWAYS BE PREPARED YOUR LIFE
JACKET IS ALWAYS WITH
Used it for the 1st time today,
very nice PFD!! Very
comfortable!! Great product,
great price, fast shipping!
Thanks ACK & NRS!
I have several other high end
PFDs designed with kayaking in
mind. All four restrict me in
some manner when paddling any
my sea kayaks with a spray
skit deployed. The Ninja has
all my problems. It does not
interfere with the back of my
cockpits therefore riding up
and causing discomfort on long
outings. Once underway it is
almost forgotten. It does not
restrict my movement and is