NRS Ninja PFD

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The lightest PFD with best best freedom of movement…

Rating: rated 4 of 5 stars
Source: received it as a personal gift

Summary

The lightest PFD with best best freedom of movement available.

Pros

  • Lightweight
  • Lined, twin front panels warm up your hands quick.
  • Handy little front pocket
  • Freedom of movement

Cons

  • Knife clip in awkward location

I got this life jacket from my employer at Pocono Whitewater, Jim Thorpe, Pa. I previously was guiding with a Stohlquist Wedge-E, which — once broken in — was a fantastic jacket.

I have to say though, the NRS Ninja is a prime piece of equipment. The design is simple, buckles and straps keep their position, but are adjusted easily. My favorite part is how light it is. Even when it's wet, you barely realize that you're wearing it.

I've only had it for half of one season, but guiding out of it I was never able to screw it up, heavy denier cordura really hols up against getting your salad tossed in the rocks. I would recomend this to the play boater who isn't in need of a Type V rescue vest.

Bottomline: The most minimalist Type III you can get.

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Manufacturer's Description

Visit NRS's Ninja PFD page.

Retailers' Descriptions

Here's what other sites are saying:

Type III: The low-profile NRS Ninja PFD is so comfortable, you'll forget you have it on. Designed for freestyle kayakers and other active boaters, this compact life jacket gives you total freedom of movement.The Ninja's athletic design won't interfere with paddling, rowing or swimming.Four side adjustments and two shoulder adjustments provide a custom fit. Great for boaters with short torsos, who may have a difficult time wearing more conventional life vests.Soft PVC-Free foam flotation panels are shaped for comfort.A floating front panel adjusts to your body's shape and gives you a warm place to put your hands when it's chilly.The side entry is secured by quick release buckles, making it easy to put on and take off.A front mesh pocket secured with a quick release buckle holds the essentials.The 500-denier Cordura(R) shell wears like iron.Soft, stretchy fabric on the inside lets the Ninja PFD flex, and enhances breathability.One well placed lash tab holds your rescue knife.Design flotation: 16.5 lbs.

- NRS

This compact NRS Ninja PFD is so comfortable, you'll forget you have it on. Designed for freestyle kayakers and active boaters, it offers total freedom of movement.

- REI

A ninja utilizes a sleek, low-profile approach to each discreet take down; the NRS Ninja Type III Personal Flotation Device features a low-pro, unobtrusive design to do the complete opposite. The NRS Ninja PFD's job is to keep you up and on top of the water when you have to jump in for a rescue or when you fall in unexpectedly.

- Backcountry.com

NRS Ninja PFD Kayak Lifejacket - The low-profile Ninja PFD from NRS is so comfortable that you'll forget you have it on! Designed for freestyle kayakers and other active boaters, this compact life jacket gives you total freedom of movement. The Ninja's athletic design won't interfere with paddling, rowing or swimming. Soft, stretchy fabric on the inside lets the Ninja PFD flex, and enhances breathability. Soft PVC-Free foam flotation panels are shaped for comfort and a floating front panel adjusts to your body's shape and gives you a warm place to put your hands when it's chilly. With four side adjustments and two shoulder adjustments you're ensured a custom fit, and the quick release buckles on the side make this vest easy to put on and take off. It's even great for boaters with short torsos, who may have a difficult time wearing more conventional life vests. Sleek and comfortable, the NRS Ninja PFD is the lifejacket of choice on your next water adventure!

- Outdoorplay