- November 10 2011
Best life jacket PFD
Well, I have the Astral Greenjacket and the Willis, I have to say if you are not a proffesional or a guide rescue, you have to choose the Willis, it is more lightness than the greenjacket, it is a very low profile, you barely notice you have it on, you will have a free range of motion, the pullover system its great for put it on and the side entry system its great for take it off. Always stays in place, the pockets are perfect a little bit tight for my taste, but this helps to have everything in place. I do a lots of canyons and I love the Willis when I have to swim or to do rappels, there is when you going to love the very low profile. The range of flotation is perfect too. The materials seems to be very durables, it is very resistant to the abrasion, it is a very important point when you going to use in the canyons. Sincerely, if you need a life jacket, but you are not a guide rescue or you going to use it from low to moderate use, you have to buy the Willis. You will never regret.
- May 15 2010
This PFD is great. Just got back from doing a ton of rolls and the jacket stayed in place the whole time and didn't ride up or get in the way of paddling. The green accents even match my new Wave Sport Diesel :) I'm usually between a M or L t shirt and the M/L fits me well.
- May 11 2010
Serious Comfort and Quality
This may be the best USCG approved pfd on the market for sailors. It has a side open, pullover design, free of straps. Extremely comfortable, and the two piece flotation design in front offers amazing freedom of movement. Those who remember Lotus Designs pfd's (now Patagonia)will appreciate this "next generation" pfd from the same designer.
- September 17 2009
Love the Willis. Low profile and cut keeps it out of your way, you barely notice you have it on. The Tectonic panels move with your body allowing for a free range of motion. Fits snugly to keep it from riding up, but not like a straight jacket like some other PFD's I have used. Very comfortable, well worth every penny.