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NRS Big Water Guide Lifejacket (PFD)

Rated 4.4 stars
5 Reviews
Regular price $110.36
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Product title: NRS Big Water Guide Lifejacket (PFD)

The NRS Big Water Guide Lifejacket (PFD) has a 500D Cordura shell that wears like iron, 22.9 lbs of flotation, and is built for all-day comfort. PVC-Free foam panels are shaped and skived to wrap your body, without hindering mobility, while eight adjustment points give you a fit that's just right.

  • Type III, high profile PFD
  • PVC-Free foam panels wrap the body, without hindering mobility
  • Front zipper entry system
  • Eight adjustment points allow you to fit the jacket to your individual shape.
  • Two huge zippered pockets hold anything you choose to carry with you
  • Fleece lined hand-warmer pouches behind the pockets are oh, so welcome on cold days
  • Well placed lash tab securely holds your rescue knife
  • Webbing tab for your whistle is right where it's needed
  • Webbing loops for leg straps add extra security in big water. (leg straps sold separately.)
  • US Coast Guard approved

Technical Specifications

Outer Fabric500D Cordura
Flotation22.9 lbs.
Entry SystemFront zipper
Pockets2 front
Adjustment System6 side, 2 shoulder
Lash Tab1 front

Rated 4.4 stars
Based on 5 reviews
5 reviews
  • CD
    Carol D.
    Verified Buyer
    I recommend this product
    Rated 3 stars
    1 year ago
    Probably OK if it's not

    Probably OK if it's not your everyday pfd. This pfd was not comfortable. Even with adjustable side straps, it compressed my chest. Seated in a kayak, the pfd was pushed up to the point where it hit my chin. If you're considering this, you'll want to try it on first.

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  • HS
    Harry S.
    Verified Buyer
    I recommend this product
    Rated 5 stars
    2 years ago
    purchased a big water life

    purchased a big water life vest from your company ,this is my second one.

    very happy with this product. the flotation of this vest is great in big water .

    thank you for offering this as it is not sold in my area.


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  • MH
    Marvin H.
    Verified Buyer
    I recommend this product
    Rated 5 stars
    2 years ago
    No swims yet

    This high float jacket is for everything except a kayak. It interferes with the cockpit rim. I paddle a SOAR S10 canoe style inflatable. It fits good and very adjustable. The jacket provides as much flotation as one can wear, giving me confidence in class 3 and 4 whitewater streams. The pockets are very handy too, with secure zipper and hand warmer pockets. Good product.

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    Kim N.
    Flag of United States
    I recommend this product
    Rated 4 stars
    3 years ago
    Life Jacket Order

    Great experience. Quick shipping. Price beet any other retailer. Plan on making future purchases. Thanks!

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  • CC
    Christopher C.
    Flag of United States
    I recommend this product
    Rated 5 stars
    4 years ago
    NRS Big Water Guide Lifejacket

    I had originally bought the Kahuna PFD and found that because of my body shape it would ride up when tested for fit. The Kahuna has the same floatation but does not have the capability to add leg straps like the Big Water Guide. I got the straps direct from NRS. Surprisingly when I tried on the Big Water Guide it did not ride up, but I added the straps anyway. The floatation pads are much thicker than the usual type III PFD but that is expected. The PFD did not hamper paddling. I didn't fall out of the raft yesterday so I can't tell you how much more I would have floated. With about 6 pounds more floatation it should keep anyone higher in the water. The name is a bit deceiving as you would think with the word "Guide" In it's name it would have all the extra bells and whistles that come with a guide PFD. I didn't want all that "extra" attachments so this was perfect for me. If you want or need the extra floatation this PFD provides and the security of knowing you can attach leg straps to it, Than buy it!

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