NRS Clearwater Mesh Back Life Jacket (PFD)


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NRS Clearwater Mesh Back Life Jacket (PFD)

The ventilated back panel of the Clearwater PFD is more comfortable and less bulky when you lean back in your boat. The flotation of this recreational PFD is concentrated in the front panels and up high on the back for a more natural sitting position. Large arm openings allow for unobstructed movement while paddling or rowing. Seven adjustment points let you easily customize the fit. Two large front pockets provide plenty of room for storage. Design flotation: 16.5 lbs.

  • Type & Profile: III, medium profile
  • Design Flotation: 16.5 lbs
  • Entry System: Front zip
  • Pockets: 2 in front
  • Lash Tabs: no
  • Adjustment Systems: 7 adjustment points
  • Fabric: 200-denier urethane coated ripstop nylon"

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5 Star Rating


5 Stars NewToYaking - July 30 2011

Love this Vest
This is a fantastic life vest. I recently got my first Kayak, and was using a standard boating life vest which road up, and the back of the vest hit in a bad spot on the seat. It just wasn't comfortable for kayaking. After purchasing this vest my kayaking experience has greatly improved. This vest fits so much better, and the high back is great to have. I bought a Small/Medium and it fits me and my wife perfectly. I am 5'10", 175lbs. I typically wear a size large T-Shirt, but don't have any problem with this vest. I bought it so my wife could use it as well. She is 5'6" and a size small/medium shirt. All in all this is the perfect vest for our kayaking needs. I couldn't be happier with my choice of vest or size.

5 Stars Joe Garris - June 30 2010

padding design gives freer movement and more room for a seat.
I went kayaking with this pfd and having the back padding up high gave me additional maneuvering room, I was hoping it would. Since the padding was over the seat, I could sit all the way back and the rotation of my torso was noticeably less constricted. Perhaps this feature is new only to me - I had neither seen nor heard of it before, but I am very happy to have found it here on Altrec.

5 Stars Shopper - September 4 2009

Excellent product.
Great fit due to the 7 points of adjustable fittings. Like the range of motion and airflow. Feels very safe with the amount and positioning for buoyancy.

5 Stars Shopper - May 30 2009

great fit

5 Stars Shopper - May 25 2009

A bit large but probably for good reason
This PFD is meant for LG/XLG. I am a standard LG. This fit perfectly. Very comfy. It's a bit bulky though. I wonder if this is because it also suits an XLG or because it is a 16.5lb design. The pockets are awesome in design. My arms are free and my back is cool and clear from any obtrusion. I've been able to stretch my legs and lean back just to stretch out without having the PFD in the way. Nicely designed. I would be very safe on a deep see trip with this baby.

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