Mens Trekker Lifejacket Kayak PFD
|Stohlquist Men's Trekker Kayak Lifejacket - The Trekker PFD by Stohlquist is a comfortable form-fitting kayak lifejacket with maximum ventilation. Ergonomic Wrapture shaping provides a close low-profile fit, contouring to the natural shape of your body for optimal comfort. The cross-chest cinch harness keeps the Trekker in place for more mobility and a streamlined fit. The mesh lower back and shoulder pads, along with open sides, offer great ventilation, and neoprene padding is easy on the skin when worn with a swimsuit. A wide range of adjustability makes for the perfect fit. Zippered front pockets keep small essentials close at hand, and 3M reflective piping front and make increase visibility in low-light situations. Get the flotation you need without overheating in the Stohlquist men's Trekker kayak lifejacket.
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After using this PFD on several lake and river outings, I feel good about giving the Stohlquist Trekker a 4 star rating. It affords good range of motion, is comfortable (I wore it while paddling and fishing to test this, once for 11 hours straight on a river trip that included close to a dozen portages) and durable with a lot of room for adjustment to size. As a scuba diver of 26 years, buoyancy is something I note in great detail--this vest provides plenty for me and my 6'1" frame (I've used it weighing both 188 lbs and 200 lbs). If I have any negative issues to point out, they are only minor ones. I do wish the padded portion of the shoulder straps were about 2" longer--more to allow the horizontal retaining strap/webbing on the shoulders to ride lower and serve as a convenient place to clip a folding knife rather than because of any comfort issue. I consider that knit-picking really. It's not the slimmest/least bulky of PFDs, but neither is it as bulky as some, so that aspect I remained neutral towards. It can ride up a bit if not adjusted snugly, but not unsafely so...and it can be a great benefit by allowing the padding on the back to clear the particularly high-backed seats we have (my girlfriend and I use a tandem hybrid kayak with folding/adjustable seats). After putting it through its paces during reentry drills in deep water, I feel extremely confident about being in the water while wearing this particular vest. No bells and whistles, just comfort and reliable water-worthy performance.
Warr Acres, OK
Very comfy mesh back to fit above kayak seat or my canoe with a back rest. Wide neoprene shoulder straps are way more comfy than just nylon webbing. Could use some more pockets/expansion devices but it is a low price PFD that puts comfort first.
Since it is always worn, even in calm waters, comfort is a key parameter. I am not even aware that I am wearing it during our kayaking rides. Convenient pockets useful for whistle, car key, etc.
North Myrtle Beach, SC
Men's Trekker Kayak PFD Lifejacket by Stohlquist Waterwear for Kayaking
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