- Fri Jan 05, 2018 5:30 pm
Also, being frugal(cheap), I used a $20 Onyx PFD with two large front pockets, for five years. It was functional, but not very good, and the foam started disintegrating, so I started searching for a replacement. I wanted a PFD with the high back foam flotation to clear my seat. I wanted lots of functional pockets. I didn't want to spend a lot. Most every PFD that met my needs was $80+ to over $100 dollars. Austin Canoe and Kayak had a 25% off special on the NRS Chinook, which put it at $83.00, so I sprung for it. I'm really pleased with the quality, fit, kayaker-friendly design and all SEVEN pockets! They really put a lot of thought in that PFD. The ones in my hopeful price range didn't come close to this one. The Stolquist PFD's look really good, but they're at or over $100.00.
Good luck! TexasJim