I just received this PFD. The first thing I did was to fit this to my
body according to the instructions. While I have yet to use the vest
during a kayaking trip I am impressed with the comfort this vest
allows. I am of ample bust size and this jacket fits beautifuly. No
more feeling like my chest is in a vise and I am being squeezed to
death. I'm looking forward with some time on the water in this
vest. I would definitely recommend this to others.
I am quite pleased with the Stohlquist Cruiser PFD. It's very
comfortable, and the extra adjustments really help make it fit
perfectly. I have the XS/S (5'1", 115lbs) and am actually able to
make it fit tight enough. The only negative is that Stohlquist did
not put another clip or fastener at the bottom, because as it is
designed now if the zipper breaks (and you are in fast moving
water), you could be in trouble. I recommend it for flat water or
class I but nothing higher.
Wore my new Cruiser PFD yesterday and found it to be quite
comfortable. Love having large, zippered pockets for any items that
I take on the lake/river. My other pfd had one small pocket that
barely held my phone with only a velcro closure. The multiple
straps and the padded shoulders added to the comfort level. Also,
this pfd doesn't ride up on me when seated in the kayak as my
other pfd does, even though both are cinched up properly and they
are both XS/S in size. Good value! And ACK's service was superior,
I recently bought this life jacket for kayaking, and it is by far one of
the most comfortable easy to use life jackets out there. I would
highly recommend it. I do not have a big bust, but even with a
smaller one I appreciate the contouring for a women's body.
GREAT Product! I like it!!
Life vest fits well and is extremely comfortable. Does not ride up and
the high back is perfect for my sit on kayak.
Bought this as a gift for a friend. Looked like a really nice quality vest
when I received it. I think she is really going to like it. Sorry I can't
review the functionality.
SS My Toy
I'm average size 5'-5" and
130. This pfd fit like a glove.
very comfortable the first time
I put it on. Not bulky does not
interfere with paddling. Love
the half back. With the
discounts offered by ACK this
was a very good buy.
I tried this on at a local retailer
and liked the fit however, I did
NOT like the cost. I found this
much cheaper on ACK and
received it quickly. The PFD is
well made with zippers placed
in good locations for easy
It was comfortable on my 3-
hour kayak paddle. Although it
is a little bulky in front, it did
not hinder my paddling and
this is the most comfortable
PDF I have ever worn.
Service was swift and I'd buy
from ACK again.
Byron and Kerry
[Australia]. I purchased this
for my wife after speaking with
the Stohlquist staff about her
intentions for the product and
her measurements. My wife is
absolutely delighted with the
service and the product; form
and function is perfect. We
check a lot of local stock
before deciding to import -
absolutely no regrets - highly
recommended. The only
hassle and it was hardly worth
mentioning is that the courier
wasn't willing to leave the
parcel at the door - so we
ended up picking it up from the
Fits my curvy shape and I dont
even know its on. Love it.
This PFD is definitely worth the
price, slightly above some of
the others, but it looks nice,
and has lots of pockets and
mesh. The fit is small, so size
large and above (I wear size
14 in women's clothes) need to
go with the Plus size, and even
then I had to let out all the
tighteners. ACK was great to
work with when I had to
exchange sizes, and each time
shipping was fast!