This PFD is in our lineup due to the fact it's just bad ass : )
Pullover PFD's suck. They are hard on paddler's shoulders especially on a cold winter day when you are stiff. (You can use this as a pull over, ,but creeker shoulders will appreciate the side zipper)
Also its tough so you get your monies worth of it.
This jacket has a ton of flotation (and you can add more if need be) and it's cutting edge, and a top runner if you are looking for the latest in a rescue jacket.
Don't be fooled by other prices by other vendors . We purchased PVC free jackets to help protect the environment and your wallet.
There are some on the market the same as this model, without the better material
This new material will last much longer.So your money in your wallet will last much longer too :)
This jacket compares to the Green jacket but is a step above. Also many Green jacket owners are finding entanglement problems with the front straps, the Stholquist Design does not have this feature. This jacket is well designed and thought out. It even has a portage pad on the shoulder.
You could get a "Green" jacket but we think this one works much better. And why follow the sheep
Type V Strong Swimmer approved Safety vest for paddlers. Design innovation with extensive on-water testing and a set of features found in no other paddler's Rescue vest.
The fit consists of body wrapping ergonomically articulated foam elements: Wrapture ® Foam. Cross chest cinch harness adjustment and self tensioning shoulders provide a close, balanced fit and Gripp-Loc™ interior non-slip panel gives zero ride-up. Low cut, offset front-zip entry with zipper grip tab and inside back has ventilated lumbar padding.
Free-floating suspended shoulder straps are contoured, reverse articulated and stretch with you as you move. Nail Cloth textured surface with stiffeners for portaging and give added shoulder protection. High visibility 3M™ reflective accents.
New innovative pocket system enables expandability and security for a wide range of applications. At the top there's the "Garage" for accessory air inflation hose to rest, with secure D-ring to park your whistle, keys or chap-stick. Next step downward is Self expanding, high capacity main pocket for safety accessories, added buoyancy, camera, snacks, Bullet Bag throw-line and other river tools. Out front is a hands free expandable mesh beverage pocket.
Built-in extras include:
Detachable Quick Release rescue harness for instruction, strong swimmer & equipment retrievals.
Self-centering 1 1/2" black oxide stainless steel "O" ring.
Quick release cam buckle for tow tether leash.
Small/Medium for 33" - 39" chest
Large/XLarge for 40" - 46" chest
XXLarge for 48" - 54" chest
If you need a tether please look at these models .
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