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#11643220 - 06/02/16 04:30 PM PFDs
txanlger Offline

Registered: 01/18/10
Posts: 219
Loc: Lubbock, Texas
I am looking for a quality pfd under $100. What is your favorite?

Edited by txanlger (06/02/16 04:33 PM)

#11643256 - 06/02/16 04:49 PM Re: PFDs [Re: txanlger]
TxFisher96 Offline

Registered: 02/17/12
Posts: 40
Loc: Bedford
I use the blue onyx from academy. Cheap and comfortable, $30

#11643263 - 06/02/16 04:52 PM Re: PFDs [Re: txanlger]
kickingback Offline
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Registered: 08/13/13
Posts: 767
Loc: Texas
Got mine for under $100 from Amazon. This one has lots of pocket space for safety and fishing gear. Comfortable I forget i have it on. Also has waist belt for tighter fit.
NRS Chinook Mesh Back Fishing PFD

Edited by kickingback (06/02/16 04:53 PM)
USAF Retired and Fishing!

#11643406 - 06/02/16 06:12 PM Re: PFDs [Re: txanlger]
BKT Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 09/27/13
Posts: 1199
Loc: Apple Springs
NRS Chinook works for me.

#11643425 - 06/02/16 06:22 PM Re: PFDs [Re: txanlger]
pocfishin Offline

Registered: 07/03/05
Posts: 33
Loc: San Marcos
I love my NRS Chinook. Very comfortable and lots of pockets to store stuff.

#11644074 - 06/02/16 10:37 PM Re: PFDs [Re: txanlger]
Searsay Offline

Registered: 07/26/12
Posts: 155
Loc: Lewisville TX
so i personally use something similar to this -

I love the looks of the NRS - but general water sport utility outweighs the pockets for me(translation - i'm cheap and prefer to spend my money elsewhere). I avoid inflatables because i kayak... i want something where i can turtle and it still works/is comfortable the rest of the day.

yes they get hot mid summer.. but that's when you just get a bit wet to cool off smile - and mid winter when i'm hitting crappie it's an extra layer of insulation under my wind-breaker.

I look for a decent "active" wear sport life jacket w/ neoprene or similar exterior - watch out for the knock-offs that use canvas or rough stitching as it will rub you raw - especially mid summer when that might be the only upper you wear right against your skin.

#11644118 - 06/02/16 11:11 PM Re: PFDs [Re: txanlger]
Fish ZoMbiE Offline
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Registered: 03/25/09
Posts: 9626

Notice the the opening for the arms and neck. There r many nice PADDLERS vest available now for yak anglers.
I like a bright colored highback vest like the one shown in the top video.

These are popular too. Self inflating PFDs can be found under or right at $100. especially when on sale:



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