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Ion Personal Flotation Device

5 out of 5 stars
2 Reviews


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Why We Like The Ion Personal Flotation Device

Designed to keep us paddling comfortably, the Ion PFD includes six foam panels to allow increased range of motion for long days on flat to mild water. This low-profile PFD offers a single side buckle for easy entry, and features AirMesh inner panels to keep you comfortable all day long. Plus, NRS gave it reflective details to give you more visibility on cloudy days or once the sun's set already.


  • Head out for easaygoing paddle days in this comfy PFD
  • USCG Type III rated for calm, inland waters
  • Independent foam panels increase comfort and range of motion
  • Ripstop nylon fabric is lightweight and abrasion-resistant
  • AirMesh panels increase ventilation to regulate temperature
  • Reflective accents improve low-light visibility
  • Zippered pocket securely holds essentials
  • Item #NRSR05P
Flotation / Buoyancy
single-entry buckle
1 zippered
Claimed Weight
2lb 0.8oz
USCG Type / Level
Type III

Overall Rating

5 based on 2 ratings

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5 out of 5 stars

May 14, 2020

Built for Speed

I've used it several times
Size Bought:
5' 10"

Set it and forget it. This PFD is comfortable first and foremost, but most importantly for me, it stays in place. I actually bought this for sailing on the Chesapeake Bay. I'm scrambling all over the boat, and the last thing I want is to have to keep readjusting my life jacket. This thing snugs down, is incredibly comfortable, gives me full range of motion in any direction, and it stays put. The icing on the cake is the stowable strap ends. Not having those things flapping about in my face is awesome.

Ted M
5 out of 5 stars

May 6, 2020

Thinnest PFD I have worn.

I've put it through the wringer
Size Bought:
5' 5"

As a stand up paddler, it is a challenge to climb back on the board after you have fallen in. But, where I live the water is cold most of the year and I just do not feel comfortable only wearing the SUP waist pack inflatable. The Ion solved my problem and is the best one I have found, easy to swim in, climb back on with and great range of motion.

Robert P