The NRS Chinook Fishing Life Jacket - PFD has pockets stacked on pockets for almost unlimited storage. The roomy, front entry design with 8 adjustment points lets you customize the fit for comfort and security. The ventilated back panel is slimmed down low for greater comfort in kayaks with high seatbacks. Other features include rod holder loops, a coiled retractable tool clip to keep clip on line snips or other tools handy and multiple D-rings and attachment loops. Check Fit Guide tab for proper sizing. 200-denier urethane coated ripstop nylon
|Approval:||USCG Type III|
|Shell Fabric:||200 Denier Nylon|
|Green - S/M||40009.03.100||0603403375555|
|Green - L/XL||40009.03.103||0603403375586|
|Green - 2XL||40009.03.106||0603403375616|
|Orange - S/M||40009.03.102||0603403375579|
|Orange - L/XL||40009.03.105||0603403375609|
|Orange - 2XL||40009.03.108||0603403375630|
|Charcoal - S/M||40009.03.101||0603403375562|
|Charcoal - L/XL||40009.03.104||0603403375593|
|Charcoal - 2XL||40009.03.107||0603403375623|
|Infant||< 30 lbs.|
|Child||22" - 25"||30-50 lbs.|
|Youth||24" - 29"||50-90 lbs.|
|XS/S||28" - 32"|
|S/M||33" - 40"|
|L/XL||38" - 46"|
|L/XXL||40" - 58"|
|XXL||42" - 50"|
|Universal||30" - 58"|
Excellent design by the team at NRS. Well built with lots of pockets and attachment points for gear leashes and tools. Here's a bit of prudent advice: Collect and install your preferred accessory list; small tackle boxes, whistle, line clipper, VHF, knife, pliers, 1st aid accessories, etc. Pick a nice sunny day in warm water and try a self rescue. Jump out of your kayak and try to get back in. You may find some of the items attached outside or even inside of the pockets are now in the way and catch on gunnels or mounted tracks as you try to get back aboard. This is an important test that needs done to keep you safe.
Good fit and comfortable to wear while paddling. Im 6 ft 185 lbs and purchased the L/XL. Bought this for kayak touring and not for fishing though I may use it for both. The material used to make the jacket however is on the thin side and I dont think its going to wear well. Im comparing it to the MS Fit by Kokatat my wifes which although a more expensive jacket appears will outlast this one. That said its still the nicest fishing vest Ive seen.
This life jacket is truly a life jacket you forget you're wearing, I absolutely love paddling in this jacket compared to the jacket I purchased with my kayak.
Before I ordered I read every review and ask questions and with some conflicting recommendations on proper size for me. I truly understand it is hard to judge each person without actually trying on. Here are my measurements if any one my size is between L/XL and 2XL(XXL). I’m 6’1” 230# with shorts and light shirt no shoes. 44-46” chest 38” waist and stomach 39-40”. With warm jacket and Gore-Tex rain coat the L/XL fit with 1”+ tags left on side straps. Without a shirt on had 4” of tags on straps. The shoulder straps had more than enough adjustments. I haven’t been on water yet but overall this is a very comfortable PFD. Nice pockets and plenty of free movement. It is cool for a PFD of this type. It is not like not wearing a PFD but a whole lot Safer!