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#11522966 - 04/05/16 10:33 AM Standard PFD - Any good ones for big guys?
Jkrez Offline

Registered: 01/19/14
Posts: 241
Loc: Kingwood, TX
The 'feel safe with inflatable pfd' thread got me re-evaluating my boating.

I only wear inflatable PFD's because I can't find a standard one that is comfortable enough to wear all the time while driving (I don't wear one while fishing).

What do you big guys wear? One that I wouldn't hesitate to wear. I'm 6'0" 320lbs

#11523084 - 04/05/16 11:32 AM Re: Standard PFD - Any good ones for big guys? [Re: Jkrez]
Jim193 Offline

Registered: 09/06/05
Posts: 31
Loc: Grapevine, TX
I am a big guy as well, same weight a little taller. I got mine from Bass Pro, it is a 4xl with 4 buckles and will fit over jackets and rain gear in the winter. I wear mine whenever the big motor is running and it is comfortable. I have tested it by jumping in the lake and just floating there and it holds me up with no issues. This is the 3rd one I have bought from them, sweat and sunscreen tend to wear out the part that go up around my neck.

#11523429 - 04/05/16 01:54 PM Re: Standard PFD - Any good ones for big guys? [Re: Jkrez]
InTheClear Offline
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Registered: 09/28/12
Posts: 1255
Loc: Southwest Texas at the moment
I just bought a 4X for a few of the guys I have with me sometimes, I paid under $30.00 for it through Cabelas online, Cabelas brand!

Edited by InTheClear (04/05/16 01:54 PM)

#11523472 - 04/05/16 02:11 PM Re: Standard PFD - Any good ones for big guys? [Re: Jkrez]
Texascajun69 Offline

Registered: 04/06/09
Posts: 440
Loc: Midlothian, Texas, USA
Bass Pro Shops XPS Deluxe is a really great jacket. A XXXL or even and XXL should fit you comfortably. I wear an XXL. I am 5'9" and 250lb. I can wear a heavy coat or my 100mph gear under it and still have room to move around. It has a nice collar that does chafe, one felt lined pocket that is nice and warm on a cold morning run and is made from premium materials. I don't work for BPS but do really like their Life jackets.

Try this link
John K Fontenot-
The greatest joy in a parent's life is to see his sons grow into really good bass anglers.


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