Bought this for cold weather
Kayak fishing. Got it in size
LG/XLG. to accomadate a
range of layered clothing. I like
the range of adjustment. Got a
chance to use it late November
fishing. The zippered chest
pockets are semi rigid, formed
and a little bulky, but open
down as a small compartment
or tray, with sewn loops inside,
a nice feature for quick access
to hook pliers, etc. Would
Fits great and feels great. Slightly
bulky but does the job well. Would
definitely recommend it to other
users. The only reason for the 4
stars would be the bulk.
Gulf Coast Kayaker
I wear this PFD fishing several times a week in my
kayak. Its a little bulky but comfortable. I haven't
really found a need to fold down the front pouches for
work space and they seem to be a waste and extra
bulk if you ample space on your kayak to store the
small odds and end items.
At first I thought it was a little bulky but with
all the infinite adjustments and the front
storage pockets it fit me perfectly, Very easy
to paddle with. Very happy with it, No
problem getting it on or off.
Stohlquist Fishing vest:
Well made but bulky, hot after a couple
hours, doesn't interfere with paddling but
would be an aggravation on a long day trip.
Very comfortable vest for kayaking.
Pockets and mount points are very
handing for all sorts of tools, tackle
and the like. I'm 5'10" and 175, and
the large size fits me perfectly.
Well made, fully adjustable,
Very good quality jacket. I like
the pockets for fishing tackle and
Very comfortable PFD even when
paddling on long trips.
Purchased this PFD for use in
float tube. My other jackets
rode up along my head which
was not comfortable or
effective. As this vest is
designed for kayak use, it
stays down where it belongs
and is very comfortable. Nice,
large arm openings allow for
free movement when casting.
The pockets are great although
they beg the user to carry
more things than he/she would
ever need, especially if the
float tube contains a lot of
pockets. But, never turn down
more storage! Also the
multiple adjustment straps
secure the PFD snugly as it
should be. As a non-swimmer,
this is vitally important to me.
I want to be secure out on the
water and concentrate on the
fish. I would certainly buy this
item again if needed.
Like the other reviews have stated, this PFD
is fantastic. Fits well and easy to adjust.
Fishing-specific design and pockets are
perfect for equipment, etc. and easy to
access. Would buy this a 100X over.
I really like the style of the vest
and all the storage compartments
it has. I feel safe in the vest.