I've had this pfd for about 6
months now and love it.I went
through 3 other pfds before
this one, and wish I would
have purchased this from the
beginning. It's light weight,
extremely cool in the Texas
heat,plenty of storage,and
very comfortable. I spend an
average of 7 hours on the
water when I go fishing, and
wear it all day long even in 1
foot or less of water. Most of
the time I forget I even have
it on. A couple times I had
loaded up my kayak and
realized I hadn't taken it off
yet. The front pockets do not
hinder you re-entering your
kayak.The high back works
great with mt Tarpon 160.
Fits great, comfortable, love
fits well- large range of
adjustment. Comfortable. Pockets
are helpful for gear. Good range
of movement for paddling,
Got this as part of a kayak package. Good quality, comfortable. Pockets are too small for my fly boxes.
I don't really like it. I have 2. One mango and one cactus. Small size. Fits me as it should. (I'm 5.8' and 150 lbs)I must confess that I did not used any other PFD before this one and after it. I'm still using it because I do not want to spend another $100 for a new one. When is hot outside I just take it off (I'm a good swimmer).
It is a little bulky. It was dropped in water a little and it remained stained on the side that was in water. I will try to submerge it entirely and see if the stains will go away.
The front pockets may be in your way when reentering the kayak from water. The zipper on both colors (mango and cactus) is located on the other side like for women. Also the zipper lock is too close to the foam in front of you and it does not bent and it is hard to close it. I wish that it had at least 2 more small pockets on the outside.
The materials look high quality. I did not tried it in water, but I'm sure that it will work. I like everything that it has. But I wish it was less bulky in front.
I enjoy the product very much, just wish it had more
external loops or retractors on the front vest
exterior for access to snips, forceps, floatant,
Excellent!!! Well made and
comfortable even with hours of
paddling. Exterior hook for
your flashlight, knife, or
whatever. I don't fish but if
I did this would be choice I'd
imagine. I was able to hold my
cell phone, smokables, and
more dry inside the over sized
pockets even when being
splashed going through waves.
It is the only pfd I ever used
so nothing to compare it to.
Very happy with the purchase
and price. Quality. Sizing
chart was perfect, Fits snug
but you wouldn't want anything
else in a pfd.
***Love it! Use it to stow camera gear & fishing
gear. I thought the pockets might get in the way
when paddling but no such problems, love the high
back - often forget I'm wearing it. Freinds often
forgoe wearing their PFD's because they're not
comfortable - that's not safe!
Lil River Man
Comfortable, multiple adjustment points, sharp looking, with lots of functional storage
great product and service
First thing I did with my new Stohlquist Fisherman
High Back life vest was to try it in my pool.
Great product for a very good price with free
shipping that arrived quickly. The high back works
well in my phoenix 140. The jacket is well made
and the pockets really work well and are really
handy. I'm in SW Florida and the jacket is much
cooler than any jacket I had. It still gets hot
during mid day.
Everything they say in the ACK write up is true. This high-back PFD is perfect for fishing from a sit-on top kayak. I will add that it has a great fit and is comfortable to wear. You could pay a lot more for a lot less. Also ACK has great prices and great customer service.