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NRS Chinook OS Fishing Lifejacket (PFD)

NRS Chinook OS Fishing Lifejacket (PFD)

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Product title: NRS Chinook OS Fishing Lifejacket (PFD)
SKU: ELJ_NSCHINOOS-Orange-XS/M

The NRS Chinook OS Fishing Lifejacket (PFD) has the fit and design inspired by their most popular life jacket with added features for open-water safety and convenience. It offers all of the organization and attachment points needed for your fishing accessories. The comfort simply can't be beat.

  • Perfect for kayak fishing, fly fishing & extended tours
  • Roomy front-entry design w/ full-length zipper
  • Mesh lower back fits great on high-back seats & provides ventilation in warm weather
  • Soft PlushFIT foam flotation conforms to your body as you wear it for unsurpassed comfort
  • Multiple adjustment points lets you customize the fit for comfort & security
  • 1-large zippered tackle pocket w/ internal organization
  • 1-smaller tackle pocket
  • 1-zippered pocket sized for a VHF radio
  • 3-accessory pockets w/ hook-and-loop closures
  • 1-rod holder, shoulder strap keepers & reflective accents
  • 2-strobe holder loops for those low light conditions & 2 knife lash tabs

Technical Specifications

CertificationUS Coast Guard Type III
Design Flotation16.0 lbs.
ProfileMedium
Outer Fabric400D ripstop nylon
Entry SystemFront zipper
Pockets6-front
Lash Tabs2-front
Adjustment System4-side, 2-shoulder, 1-waist
Average Weight2 lbs.

REVIEWS

4.9
Rated 4.9 out of 5 stars
Based on 8 reviews
8 reviews
  • P
    Paul
    I recommend this product
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    1 year ago
    5 Stars

    Looks, fits great, quality built and very visible. Great pockets and can old a River knife so solidly in 2 different places. Can use one for a knife and the other for a security light. Quality at this price, I could not pass it up.

  • A
    Alando
    I recommend this product
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    1 year ago
    5 Stars

    The best I have ever used.

  • WM
    William M.
    Verified Buyer
    I recommend this product
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    2 years ago
    Love the fact that I

    Love the fact that I can put my phone in a zippered pocket put my survival knife in the handy spot have my radio in a zippered compartment I have a place for my glasses so I can tie lines

  • RH
    Randall H.
    Verified Buyer
    I recommend this product
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    3 years ago
    NRS Chinnook Kayak Vest 5 STARS!

    5 STARS!!! Excellence in every category. Craftsmanship, comfort, design and easy access of pockets. High quality zippers and materials. Kayaked 10 miles on the lake first day I got it. Was comfortable, no chaffing or irritation. wore it the entire time. LOVE IT!!

  • MB
    Marc B.
    Verified Buyer
    I recommend this product
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    3 years ago
    Recommended

    Excellent quality!

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

What is the difference between NRS Chinook and Chinook OS?

The NRS Chinook OS is the offshore/open water version of the Chinook fishing lifejacket. It has two strobe holder loops, and six pockets, including one sized for a VHF radio. The OS version also has a waist adjustment in addition to the side and shoulder adjustments.

How should the Chinook OS fit?

The primary size guideline is chest size, which is measured at the widest part of your torso. It should be snug yet allow you to move freely without chafing. For proper fit, first loosen all adjustable straps and then put on the Chinook OS. Tighten the straps starting on top side straps and working down to the waist. Last will be the shoulder strap adjustments. A properly fitted PFD should not ride higher than your ears or mouth while swimming. Straps will also loosen when wet, so be sure to recheck the fit after swimming.

What does the amount of flotation mean?

The buoyancy rating of a PFD is the amount of dense matter that it can float. However, humans are about 95% water and fat. Those have no bearing on your weight in the water, leaving only about 5% of denseness to account for. For example, a 200-pound person only needs about 10 pounds of additional buoyancy to comfortably float.

What is the rating of the Chinook OS?

The Chinook OS is a US Coast Guard Type III PFD with 16 pounds of flotation. A Type III PFD has a zippered or buckled front closure and provides a minimum of 15.5 pounds of flotation. They are intended for general use near shore by a conscious person. Certification is done through Underwriters Laboratories (UL).

When should I replace my PFD?

The reasonable lifespan of a PFD is about 5 years or 300 uses, whichever comes first. At this point, the buoyancy will start to degrade and not be as effective as you would have grown used to. Inspect your lifejacket at the beginning of every season and before multi-day trips. During this inspection, visually check to make sure there are no holes or obvious tears in the fabric or seams. Physically check the hardware to make sure the zippers, buckles, and webbing are in good condition and function as intended. Test swim your life jacket in calm, protected water to test the buoyant force. During this inspection, if you discover any damage or your jacket seems to float less than you remember, it may be time for a new one.

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