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NRS Ion Personal Flotation Device


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Ion Personal Flotation Device

Designed to keep you 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.
  • Head out for mild paddle days in this comfortable 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

USCG Approved
Type III
Flotation / Buoyancy
single-entry buckle
1 zippered
Recommended Use
flatwater paddling

Tech Specs

What do you think about this product?


>Rating: 5

Built for Speed

I've used it several times
True to size
Size Bought
5` 10"
220 lbs

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.

>Rating: 5

Thinnest PFD I have worn.

I've put it through the wringer
True to size
Size Bought
5` 5"
185 lbs

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.