Foam covered in 200 denier nylon and 500 denier Cordura®
3-buckle zip-closed front
Side adjustment system
Removable fleece-lined collar with reflective tape
Waterproof MP3/cell phone pouch with headphones opening
Our top-of-the-line Bass Pro Shops XPS Platinum Series Life Jacket features soft, comfortable foam housed in 200 denier nylon and 500 denier Cordura® that take toughness to the extreme. This PFD is equipped with a 3-buckle zip-closed front, a side adjustment system for a perfect fit, a removable fleece-lined collar with reflective tape, a waterproof MP3/cell phone pouch with headphones opening, and a crotch strap that can be tucked away. The life jacket's 2 zipper handwarmer pockets and 4 storage pockets give room for gear, as does the leg strap pouch. There's also a D-ring for a kill switch lanyard. USCG-approved Type III. Imported.
Rated 5 out of 5 by tnthunter Great life vest
I got 3 of these vest 1 3x and 2 2x the 3x can be adjusted down to large and the 2x can be adjusted down to small. Which is great for warm weather and for large winter clothes. they feel and look great, lots of pockets, a kill switch ring and plenty straps for your safety.
April 16, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by greengarden1 Quite a nice lifejacket
I took a chance and ordered a XL and a 2XL to see how both fit. I am a 44L; both fit, but I am going to use the XL. So far the quality is very good and the comfort level OK. The leg straps are a plus for fit when in the water so you can control it better. HOWEVER...I do want to be seen if I am in the water. I would rather have a more visible color choice here! Or some reflective tape on it. I ordered another one for my wife to wear. The smallest size available is M. A small size would be a good option.
April 11, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by BjBnet I love it!
It has everything my old PFD had that I liked, zippers, pockets, collar. Also has everything I WISH my old PFD had, removable collar, hand warmer pockets, waterproof pocket, removable kill switch clip, leg straps(which can be stored in a little pocket)
April 3, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by CASTMASTER MY FIRST LIFE JACKET.
THIS LIFE JACKET FITS WELL, IT FEELS VERY COMFORTABLE, IT LOOKS GREAT, HAS ENOUGH POCKETS AND ITS SIMPLE.
March 10, 2013
My chest measures 43" and I wear a medium shirt. I bought the platinum lifevest in a size large. It fits well with a light jacket on and is a little bit big with just a tshirt on. I hope this helps you decide.
The front panels are solid foam. The back of the jacket has separate pieces that are approx. 2" x 20". These are in sections with 2 pieces of foam per section. Very little movement when it is properly fitted.
Yes a large will fit. But may be a little to big. I would think a medium. If you are out in cold weather with a jacket it could be close. I wear a 2X and with winter cloths I still have plenty of room to adjust.
Yes, it is a perfect vest to be wore while paddling a kayak. I use it all the time while at Kentucky Lake and when I go to Canada. I have no problem with it restricting movement or riding up. It has several straps for adjusting.
My vest is an XL. I couldn't find a Max. wt. listed but it did have a minimum of 90 Lbs. If one uses the leg straps, which is a feature on racing vests, you can't come out of it. The vest has been tested at 50 or 55 MPH.