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NRS Vapor Personal Flotation Device


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    9 Reviews


    Perfect for paddling or floating along.

    Given how comfortable you'll find the NRS Vapor Personal Flotation Device, it will take a conscious effort not to wear this buoyant vest to a backyard barbecue after your all-day paddling party. 200D nylon covers ultralight foam to give this PFD durability and float without weighing heavily on your body. Designed to accommodate a range of wild arm motions, this side-entry vest won't slow you down in the annual milk-jug raft race around the lake.
    Four side webbing adjustments and two adjustable shoulder straps give the Vapor a custom fit whether you're wearing only a swimsuit or bulked up with a rain coat. Stash your waterproof point n' shoot in the front zipped pocket to have proof that your homemade raft actually was above water for more than a few seconds. Defrost your digits by cramming your hands into the hand-warmer pouch while watching steam trails rise from the lake surface. A single lash tab is a convenient place for your pocket knife in case the on-water action gets a bit knotty.

    • Type III PFD
    • 200D nylon
    • Ultralight foam flotation
    • Side entry, 2 buckles
    • 4 side adjustments
    • 2 shoulder adjustments
    • 1 zippered chest pocket
    • Hand-warmer pouch
    • Lash tab
    • Item #NRS002L

    Tech Specs

    USCG Approved
    type III
    Flotation / Buoyancy
    16.5 lb
    side entry
    1 large zippered
    Recommended Use
    paddlesports, fishing, sailing
    Manufacturer Warranty

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    Incredible PFD

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    This PFD is the most comfortable one I have ever worn. It fits snugly without suffocating or constraining, and is very buoyant in a test dip into the water, even for a large guy ( 6 feet, 190 lb) The side belt adjustments are a big improvement from the front zipper type models and the generous front pocket is a good place for map storage or wallet. So far this product has exceeded my expectations for quality and comfort.

    Feels Great

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    Loving the simplicity of this guy. I use for rafting whitewater and kayaking anywhere, plenty of arm mobility and super comfortable with a softer foam material. The design doesn't shift as much as the popular (and still awesome) clam-shell style vests. The chest pocket is pretty big, plenty of room for snacks or empties.

    Quality Gear

    • Familiarity: I gave it as a gift but have feedback to share

    Bought these for my drift boat passengers. They fit well and allow for easy freedom of motion. You can barely tell you have one on while fishing. As always, quality gear from NRS.

    Great for Guides

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    I bought this to use as a whitewater raft guide and it worked great. Provided enough flotation while still being very low profile allowing for tons of movement. The zippered pouch was great for storing snacks like bars for trips down the river. Very easy to adjust and get it to fit perfectly.

    Great PFD

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    Picked this up for river trips (mostly to avoid getting a ticket). But it's a great piece of gear. Very comfortable, easy to get on/off and adjust. The front pocket is super convenient for storing anything you need to have at the ready (like a flask).

    Oh, and it keeps you afloat, too.

    Safety First

    • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

    My wife and I use this on our paddle board for safety and so we don't get a ticket when out on the reservoirs. This PFD still allows for easy mobility when paddling and fits comfortably. According to sizing, we went with a S/M so it would fit my wife but I can still fit in the smaller size even though my chest measures out to be 41. I love the front pockets easy access to put some essentials or goodies in. Even though we have only used it a few times, the fabric and stitching seam like this PFD will hold up for quite some time.

    Great all purpose pfd

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    Bought for use with a Wilderness System Tsunami 140, fit's very well. Adds a bit of insulation in the late fall as well. Also used sailing and tubing. Very comfortable!