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Kokatat made the Maximus Personal Flotation Device for whitewater boaters and aggressive sea kayakers who prefer to hit the water with the extra protection of a full-size vest. The type-three Maximus puts all the webbing adjustments up front where they're easy to reach, while wide neoprene shoulder panels and a free-floating front flotation panel give you the freedom of movement required to boof, cartwheel, loop, and carve the face of ocean waves without feeling held back. In terms of added features, the Maximus is a step down from the Prime (a vest designed specifically for whitewater rescuers), but offers the same adjustable fit, side-entry closure, and full-size protection at a lower price tag.
Kokatat Maximus Kayak Lifejacket - The Maximus Kayak Lifejacket by Kotatat is a PFD that is perfect for those of you who enjoy both whitewater and flatwater paddling. The Maximus is made of environmentally friendly Gaia PVC-free foam encased in a 500 denier Cordura outer shell for extra durability. Designed and manufactured to the exacting standards set by the US Coast Guard and Transport Canada, this low profile vest features Kokatat's Dynamic Suspension System (DSS). Wide, contoured shoulder straps allow an independently suspended front flotation panel to move freely with the paddler through the most athletic tricks and critical moves. In addition, Kokatat designers have moved all the webbing adjustments to the front of the vest, making it so easy to dial in the comfort. The Maximus features ergonomic pockets, sensible storage capacity, and several attachment points for accessories like a knife or strobe. Whether you need to tuck for a roll in class III whitewater or sit back and relax during a calm day on the lake, you'll appreciate the performance, security and comfort of the Maximus Kayak Lifejacket by Kotatat.
Kokatat's Maximus PFD, designed with input from Dane & Eric Jackson, is a highly versatile and easily adjustable PFD for all whitewater disciplines. The Maximus features a new Dynamic Suspension System (DSS) which has wide, contoured shoulder straps that allow an independently suspended front flotation panel to move with the paddler.
- Mountain Gear
Designed with input from renowned paddlers Eric and Dane Jackson, the Kokatat Maximus PFD is an easily adjustable, highly versatile life jacket for all whitewater disciplines. This product will be shipped directly from Kokatat and will leave their warehouse in 2-3 weeks. Eligible for UPS ground shipping only.
CLOSEOUTS . Versatile, comfortable and easy to adjust, Kokatatand#39;s Maximus PFD life jacket offers unrestricted movement for demanding whitewater enthusiasts. Available Colors: MANGO, CANVAS, COAL, JACKSON. Sizes: XS/S, M/L, XL/2XL.
- Sierra Trading Post
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