Our Bass Pro Shops Deluxe Mesh Top Life Jacket features a cool mesh top, a nylon ripstop bottom, and a neoprene neck collar for enhanced comfort. 8 pockets give you storage space for small items. This fishing-friendly PFD also has multiple eyelets for drainage, a full-front zipper, and a rod holder. USCG-approved Type III. Imported.
Be SAFE and be LEGAL by wearing a PFD at all times.
Rated 5 out of 5 by JB148 Excellent
I like alot of pockets and the D rings are right where I want. a must have for vests.
November 30, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Bradley1953 Just what the doctor ordered....
I checked all of my 'local' supply places for the right fishing vest/pfd, and came up with nothing satisfactory. Then I remembered I had a little gift card from Bass Pro Shop that I'd never used because there isn't one of their stores in my part of the continent.....but sure enough, I found something online that looked about right. Great service, nice product, right price. Good job Bass Pro. Please open a store in Washington!
October 31, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by hmussig VERY CONFORTABLE!!!
When you fish from the bank and want to get in the water to cast farther is necessary to ware a comfortable life jacket (USCG approved) . If your'e looking for a light life jacket with enough room for tackle, that is affordable and looks cool, this is it!!!
October 1, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by paul4photos great item
I bought this vest for kayak fishing with my brothers in San Diego. In the past few years I used one of theirs and wound up losing my camera from the side pocket of his vest. This vest has plenty of pockets for fishing items and my camera as well. All the pockets have either velcro or a zipper on them which has given me great piece of mind. The neoprene neck is more comfortable than any other that I have warn. I can't find any downside to this product, even the price was outstanding. If I meet someone looking for a new vest I recommend that this is the one they buy.
August 27, 2012
Would somebody please describe how the rod holder works on this vest. I've never seen that feature on a fishing vest. If you own the vest, does the feature work well? Good for only smaller rods? How about a 10" Salmon fishing rod? Thanks.
If you have a 10" Salmon fishing rod you can probably hold it between your teeth. You probably mean 10', in which case you can simply place the upper half of the rod, between the guides, into the velcro strap and close it around the rod. It just hangs there. I've only done this with lighter fly rods, your Salmon rod might be a bit heavy for this rod holder.
Hi, I have the hunter version of your vest what i did to hold my fly rod 8.5" and 9", I clip the top of the rod in the velcro strap and add an computer velcro cable tie in one of the bottom dring and clip this around the handle of my rod. This work good for me.
I don't know if you are familiar with Columbia or Magellan fishing shirt? Well that little velcro strap with the Columbia/Magellan name on it is a rod holder. It is desighned that you set the rod butt on the floor and strap your rod to your chest. This is used for fixxing your bait/fly or for retieing. This vest has that strap.
Its just a small velcro strap that wraps around your rod. It is used to free your hands temporarily, thats all. I use it sometimes when I am switching lures on my kayak. The biggest rod Ive used with the strap was an 8'MH Baitcast combo. Keep in mind that the handle of the rod is either resting on my lap or kayak. I imagine if you are wading in shallow waters like a river or stream, your reel might be dunked under water. I wouldnt recommend using the strap to support the full weight of your setup. Im pretty sure its not meant for that.
Yes its an approved vest. I do not recommend it if you are trying to teach someone to swim or plan to frequently be in the water or swim with it. But if you fall overboard and have assistance close by, I do not see why this vest wouldnt work.
When I purchased mine over a year ago, I noticed a few differences in the store. the green one had the pole holder and the black on did not. I picked up the green one and do not have a d-ring in the back nor under the collar. I picked the green one because I thought the rod holder would be handy on my kayak, but I never use it. Im not sure if these are different versions that were released or not.