Things are less stressful on the sea.
- Front-loaded buoyancy gives you a more natural sitting position when you're in the water and creates a more breathable, comfortable back
- Reflective tape makes it easier to spot you in the dark
- Large arm openings increase your range of motion and won't get in your way while you are paddling
- Get a perfect fit by utilizing the eight separate adjustment points
- Built-in key lanyard keeps your car keys from ending up at the bottom of Puget Sound
- Item #NRS0125
- Q & A
Our favorite kayaking PFD!
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
I became interested in kayaking this year and bought three kayaks and assorted gear to outfit them, without knowing exactly what we wanted. I love kayaking and try to get to a nearby lake twice weekly.
My initial PFD selections were fine but bulky on the back, which didn't work well with high-back seats. When I came across the NRS Clearwater it seemed really promising. When it arrived we put this jacket to use immediately and it immediately became the favorite of myself, my family and friends. The flotation is high on the back, which is more comfortable, as is the mesh lower back which is against the kayak seat. The front pockets are a great idea for easy access of small items while paddling. Plenty of adjustment for a custom fit help to make this a great choice for recreational kayaking. The fit is comfortable and the reflective tape is another indication of a well-designed product.
I would recommend this product to friends and will likely purchase another. I have been impressed with kayak gear from NRS.
NRS Clearwater PFD
Very pleased with this PFD
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
I purchased this PFD based on the product description, video, review on this PFD and recommendation of another customer. I have not been disappointed. It is much more comfortable than what I have been using. It fits well and is easy to adjust. (It looks good, too.) I would definitely recommend it to a friend.
NRS Clearwater Personal Flotation Device
Excellent Kayaking PFD
My husband and I both bought the charcoal color. As soon as they were delivered we tried them on and adjusted them. I was amazed at the comfort of this PFD as well as the quality. Both PFDs fit my husband and my like a glove. The adjustability of them is fantastic, and the ability to move freely while wearing it is priceless. I love how large both the front pockets are. And again, I love how comfortable this PFD is, this PFD doesn't ride up when you sit down, which is very important in my book.
I would recommend it to friends, and I would buy another in a heartbeat.
Can you get this PFD in a youth size? If not, what other PFD would you suggest?
I have 2 children, 7 & 8yrs old who kayak so a no frills mesh back PFD like this is what I am looking for.
This particular PFD does not come in a youth size, but a great alternative (similarly no-frills) would be the Vista: http://www.backcountry.com/nrs-youth-vista-personal-flotation-device-kids
Feel free to give me a call if you have any other paddle-related questions! 1-800-409-4502 ext 4456.