This is our original, short-waisted design for comfort and ease of movement. A great life vest for outfitters, rental fleets and private rafters, it's a universally sized PFD assuring sessions of fun for recreational boaters.
- GlideFit™ foam cartilage
- Universal fit
- Front buckle entry
- Adjustable belt
- Adjustable shoulders and sides
- 3M™ Scotchlite on Shoulders and Chest
||16 lbs. 6 oz.|
||Universal 30"- 56"
||200 Denier Nylon
GlideFit™ patented comfort constructionThis Extrasport® innovation ensures a comfortable fit and easier movement during paddle strokes. How? We radically redesigned the foam inserts in most life vests, which are nothing more than a couple of layers of roughly the same size and shape, one just sitting on the other. We found that you get a more comfortable and accommodating fit by placing a smaller outer layer of foam on a larger, thinner layer—so the foam wraps around and conforms to your torso much better. Then we wrap the outer layer with our GlideFit™ Cartilage, a unique, patented system that allows the panels to glide on each other, even when wet.
How It Works
outer foam layer is smaller than the inner layer, and is wrapped with
fabric "cartilage" to allow the layers to glide on each other and wrap
the torso more comfortably.
inner layer is thin and glides under the smaller outer layer as it
wraps around your body. This offers less resistance to your movements
and paddle strokes, and therefore, a more comfortable fit.
your proper size by reading the chest-size range on the PFDs inside
label. Make sure it's U.S. Coast Guard approved for your size, weight
and type of activity. If you do different types of boating, you should
get the right PFD for each.
Children's PFDs are sized by suggested weight ranges. Know your child's weight before selecting a PFD or take your child to the store to try it on. It's very important to select a PFD your child can easily wear.
on several PFD models with different amounts of clothing, to gauge how
the PFD will feel when worn during different seasons. Adjustable straps
will help you alter the fit for the amount of clothing you'll wear.
A PFD should fit snugly. If it's too loose it won't provide proper floatation. To check fit, put on the PFD and tighten all straps and close zippers. Then raise your arms above your head and have someone lift the PFD at your shoulders. If it moves freely and almost comes off, or if the main zipper touches your nose, it's too big. The procedure is the same for fitting children's PFDs.