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The Type V Kokatat Ronin Pro Personal Flotation Device provides full spinal and side protection thanks to the internal quick-release harness that also offers a comfortably secure fit. Its low profile design includes a unique offset entry that allows maximum mobility without hindering your safety, and the stretch mesh sleeve accommodates cowtails or whitewater tow tethers (tether sold separately). Kokatat made the Ronin's exterior out of Cordura for durable longevity, and the interior out of oxford to keep you comfortable. This Type-V certified PFD also features adjustable shoulders with thermo-molded padding for enhanced comfort, an internal grip panel for extra safety, one large front pocket with a lanyard attachment for your convenience, and reflective accents to keep you visible in low light.
- Low profile design with full spinal protection
- Internal, quick-release harness
- USCG Type V rescue PFD
- CE and Transport Canada approved
- Stretch mesh sleeve or cowtail or whitewater tow tether
- Cordura exterior, oxford interior
- Reinforced adjustable shoulders with thermo-molded padding
- Internal grip panel
- One large duplex front pocket with lanyard attachment
- Reflective accents
- Item #KOK0042
- Q & A
Doesn't fit a female frame very well
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
I've always worn female specific pfd's, but with the options lacking for a female specific rescue vest (nonexistent, I do believe), I bought this. Once I got it out on the water, I realized that I have a difficult time getting it tightened down enough when I'm not in dry gear. The straps are pretty far back on this jacket and difficult to reach. I bought the smallest size. However, being smaller (but not too small - I'm a size 6) with a sizeable bust, this "unisex" - which just means mens' - pfd seems to ride up on me and doesn't tighten down enough. It does have some really nice features. The zip entry is nice for those who don't want a pullover. The rescue strap is bomber, and there is a quick release lash tab on the front for towing.
Nice jacket. Great quality - it is a Kokatat after all. But I'd pick something else if you're a woman, especially if you're busty.