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Need help. Life jacket recommendation #13467574 03/11/20 03:07 PM
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Anyone have a favorite life jacket they would recommend that doesnt bother you when fishing?

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i own the NRS Chinook. it's comfy. i think stohlquist makes a good one too.

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I have the Stohlquist Keeper. It's a little bulky but I like having pockets to store stuff. I also like that the back is full depth but thin so it doesn't interfere with the back of my seat. NRS seems to be the most popular. I couldn't find one that fit me so I went with the Keeper. I definitely recommend trying them on keeping in mind where your seat strikes your back.


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I have a Stohlquist Fisherman model and love it. cheers


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I have been looking at the Kokatat Leviathon.

I tried it on at REI... it was a return from an online purchaser. It fit me like a glove, but I didn't like the color gray/blue. I will likely order one in orange or green.

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https://www.onyxoutdoor.com/c/flotation_fishing-and-hunting-vests

I think I have the M-24... in yellow. M stands for manual... you have to pull the handle for it to inflate. The A models inflate automatically when you fall out of kayak. Academy usually carries them in several different colors. In the winter time I use a non inflating Kokatat pfd.

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I've got an OSO Bay Charter, was something like $90 at AKC. When adjusted right it doesn't interfere with the seat back on my Topwater PDL, and is pretty comfortable. More important, not gonna say how I know for sure, but I know for sure it works. wink

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I have the Kokatat Leviathon I absolutely love it , very comfortable and breathes very good during the hot summer days.


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Re: Need help. Life jacket recommendation [Re: Gman72] #13470174 03/13/20 04:10 PM
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Thanks for all of the recommendations! This definitely points me in the right direction.....now the research begins!

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