I made the right choice with Kokatat
This is my first personal PFD and I am stoked with the purchase. I originally bought it for sailing, then used it for rafting and now have adapted it to river kayaking. It has worked for all occasions very well. What I like about this vest the most is every pocket has a little 'D' ring to attach anything to it. Such as keys, a knife or what ever you would like to stay in your vest. Another thing I like about this PFD is the main pocket zippers arch over and are faced down so they don't un-zip during an active day.
One thing I haven't liked about it is that when I am rolling in a kayak the buckle on the front pocket has come unclipped and I lost my cheap but useful watch.... luckily they are cheap at K-Mart.
It's comfy and I am secure in it....those are the most important to me.