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Astral Green Jacket Personal Flotation Device Astral Green Jacket Personal Flotation Device
Astral hit the nail on the head when it created the Astral Green Jacket Personal Flotation Device. This is a PFD for whitewater professionals and professional river rescuers, and it oozes toughness and utilitarian purpose down to the tiniest detail. The front panel features a large clamshell-style opening that can hold a rescue rope, there's a quick-release harness built into the side and a tow system on the back, and Astral included Spectra safety loop for emergency extractions. Astral's designers even worked in their unique Tectonic foam panel fit system, which uses a static panel at the chest and a dynamic floating panel at the torso to maximize mobility and keep the PFD comfortable as you paddle. Sure, you could find a lighter PFD option for the river, but you won't find another with the laundry list of forward-thinking safety features of the Green Jacket.
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Astral Layla Personal Flotation Device - Women's Astral Layla Personal Flotation Device - Women's
Most PFDs are unisex, which is generally code for, "designed for men", but Astral's Layla Women's Personal Flotation Device is actually made for women. The articulating front panels are designed to hug your curves, not squeeze them to death, and a side zipper and quick-release side straps help you dial in a comfortable fit, so you can actually get your PFD on and off. A front pocket closes with a large buckle to prevent accidental openings, and the nylon and polyester construction won't tear if it snags on branches or rocks.
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Astral YTV Personal Flotation Device Astral YTV Personal Flotation Device
The YTV Personal Flotation Device is Astral's most minimalist whitewater PFD, designed to strike a powerful balance between protection and mobility. The foam panels sit low and close to your chest and back, wide arm openings ensure full range of motion, and ripstop materials feel feathery light for easy paddling. Tp truly simplifying the YTV, Astral didn't even consider a front-zip opening, opting instead for a pull-over design that saves a few extra ounces. As with any properly executed whitewater vest, you'll find a couple of pockets and the essential lash tab, so you can secure a knife or rescue strobe to the chest. Astral also included six size-adjustable straps (two each at the sides, shoulders, and waist) to ensure a precise and comfortable fit for every individual.
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$119.95
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Kokatat Maximus Centurion Personal Flotation Device Kokatat Maximus Centurion Personal Flotation Device
The Maximus Centurion Personal Flotation Device offers more storage than Kokatat's Maximus line without hindering mobility. The Dynamic Suspension System places neoprene at the shoulders for freedom of movement, and the Cordura shell stays strong while Gaia PVC-free foam provides best-in-class flotation. Adjustments at the center front and sides offer a secure, customized, and completely comfortable fit. The Maximus Centurion also features a full rescue harness with a quick release belt and tow tether attachements. Kokatat hid the river tow tether between two foam panels to eliminate snagging. You can attach a river tow tether or touring tow tether to the side belt near the quick release buckle. The belly pocket has three organizers, one dedicated for a VHF radio, and the duplex pocket is large enough to store carabiners, pulleys, webbing, and a med kit. There's also a knife garage that eliminates snagging on re-entry.
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Kokatat Maximus Prime Personal Flotation Device Kokatat Maximus Prime Personal Flotation Device
Designed specifically for swift-water rescuers and whitewater professionals, the Kokatat Maximus Prime Personal Flotation Device is a full-featured vest that can handle season after season of abuse at the hands of the hardest paddlers in the river. Burly 500D Cordura resists abrasion and the environmentally friendly Gaia foam offers high-performance flotation. It's stacked with safety features like a front lash tab that serves as a mounting point for essential gear, a quick-release chest harness and stretch mesh sleeve that accommodate a rescue tow tether, and an anchor for a strobe light at the back. And while you'll find many of these same safety features on the two other Kokatat class-V PFDs, the slimmer Ronin Pro and the more spartan Guide, the Maximus Prime offers the most chest protection, the widest shoulder straps, and the added security of dual front webbing adjustments, making it the ultimate solution for those looking for a professional-grade tool for rescue or heavy whitewater.
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Kokatat Ronin Pro Personal Flotation Device Kokatat Ronin Pro Personal Flotation Device
The Type V Kokatat Ronin Pro Personal Flotation Device provides full spinal and side protection, with an internal quick-release harness that also offers a comfortably secure fit. Its low-profile design includes a unique offset entry that allows maximum mobility without hindering your safety, and the stretch mesh back sleeve accommodates cowtails or whitewater tow tethers. Kokatat made the Ronin's exterior out of Cordura for durability and the interior from nylon oxford to keep you comfortable. This Type-V certified PFD also features adjustable shoulders with thermo-molded padding for enhanced comfort, an internal grip panel for extra safety, one large front pocket with a lanyard attachment for your convenience, and reflective accents to keep you visible in low light.
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Kokatat Ronin Pro Personal Flotation Device Kokatat Ronin Pro Personal Flotation Device
The Type V Kokatat Ronin Pro Personal Flotation Device provides full spinal and side protection thanks to the internal quick-release harness that also offers a comfortably secure fit. Its low profile design includes a unique offset entry that allows maximum mobility without hindering your safety, and the stretch mesh sleeve accommodates cowtails or whitewater tow tethers (tether sold separately). Kokatat made the Ronin's exterior out of Cordura for durable longevity, and the interior out of oxford to keep you comfortable. This Type-V certified PFD also features adjustable shoulders with thermo-molded padding for enhanced comfort, an internal grip panel for extra safety, one large front pocket with a lanyard attachment for your convenience, and reflective accents to keep you visible in low light.
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$230.00
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NRS Ninja Type III Personal Flotation Device NRS Ninja Type III Personal Flotation Device
A ninja utilizes a sleek, low-profile approach for each discrete take down and the NRS Ninja Type III Personal Flotation Device isn't so different. This type III PFD features a low-profile and unobtrusive design that makes it ideal for folks with short torsos or those who often have a hard time wearing a conventionally sized PFD. Additionally, this design ensures unobstructed mobility as you paddle, row, or swim. The Ninja is equipped with four side and two shoulder adjustments for a personalized fit and feel, while the floating front panel can be easily modified to fit your shape and proportions. Additionally, this front panel offers warm respite when your hands are more akin to two meaty freeze pops than you'd like to admit.
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NRS Zen Type V Personal Flotation Device NRS Zen Type V Personal Flotation Device
NRS designed its Zen Personal Floatation Device for paddlers and guides who need swiftwater rescue features like a quick-release belt. Despite its heavy-duty Cordura fabric and reinforced shoulder straps, this PFD is surprisingly comfortable to wear thanks to its front floating panel that provides a great fit as well as a place to put your hands when it gets cold. NRS stuffed this type V PFD with PVC-free foam for 17. 5 pounds of flotation. A side entry makes the Zen easy to take on and off, and four side and two shoulder straps dial in your ideal fit. This life vest also features a large front pocket and an inner pocket to hold all your rescue essentials so you can stay safe out on the water.
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Stohlquist Descent Personal Flotation Device Stohlquist Descent Personal Flotation Device
Paddlers who need top-grade performance--from serious river rats to professional first responders--choose the Stohlquist Descent Personal Flotation Device. This PFD works for Type V strong swimmers and uses its excellent fit and performance to aid you in high-pressure situations. Rescue-compatible with a quick-release belt and tow tether, the Descent excels when you're pushing your limits.
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Stohlquist Edge Personal Flotation Device Stohlquist Edge Personal Flotation Device
The Stohlquist Edge Personal Flotation Device is a low-profile boating vest for whitewater, SUP, and sailing. This PFD focuses in on your safety first of course, but the rest of it is all about fit, comfort, and mobility. Its Wrapture-shaped torso molds the interior foam into your body's natural shape in order to provide a more secure and comfortable fit that is neither tight nor restrictive. Both the front waist buckle and the offset zipper closures prevent the PFD from moving around your body, and four side pulls as well as the adjustable shoulders let you customize your own fit to keep you comfortable no matter what. Stohlquist left the arm openings extremely large to ease your mobility, which is something you appreciate whether you're on an SUP or out in some whitewater. The top-loading front pocket is easily accessible so you can get what you need quickly, and 3M reflective accents can help others find you if you go overboard.
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Stohlquist Kahuna Personal Flotation Device Stohlquist Kahuna Personal Flotation Device
Playing in water is great, but make sure you keep your head above water with the Kahuna Personal Flotation Device from Stohlquist. This low-profile PFD is perfect for paddling, rafting, or any other water activity that requires you to not sink. The Cordura outer fabric is extremely durable and abrasion-resistant, meaning you can send any rapids with confidence. Tons of adjustability enables you to dial in the perfect fit for any situation or activity. Zippered hand pockets in the front let you store essentials, and hand warmer pockets directly behind let you warm up frozen digits in a pinch.
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Stohlquist Rocker Personal Flotation Device Stohlquist Rocker Personal Flotation Device
Whitewater makes your mouth water and rapids get your heart pumping (in the good way). Sounds like the Stohlquist Rocker Personal Flotation Device is right up your alley. Designed as a high-performance piece for boaters who live to shoot tight vees and send the occasional 'fall or two, this PFD adjusts to fit like a glove and it holds a brewski close to your heart. Stash your small, essential emergency gear on the accessory lashes, and slide a cold one into the front before you raise the pirate flag for a four-day charge through the canyons.
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