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Manufacturer's Description

Visit Stohlquist's Descent page.

Retailers' Descriptions

Here's what other sites are saying:

Paddlers who need top-grade performance--from serious river rats to professional first responders--choose the Stohlquist Descent Personal Flotation Device. This PFD works for Type V strong swimmers and uses its excellent fit and performance to aid you in high-pressure situations. Rescue-compatible with a quick-release belt and tow tether, the Descent excels when you're pushing your limits.

- Backcountry.com

Stohlquist Descent Kayak Rescue Lifejacket - Whether it's a first descent or the 100th run on your favorite river, Stohlquist's new Descent Rescue Kayak Lifejacket is the kayaker's choice for high-performance rescue vests. The body-wrapping, ergonomically articulated WRAPTURE shaped torso combines with the cross-chest cinch harness adjustment and self-tensioning shoulders for a balanced and incredibly comfortable fit. Gripp-Loc interior non-slip panels mean zero ride-up, and multiple adjustment points further customize the fit. Free-floating suspended shoulder straps stretch as you move. Contoured and padded for comfort, the Nail Cloth textured surface with stiffeners adds protection and makes portaging easier. Multiple pockets allow you to carry needed essentials and the self expanding high capacity main pocket is perfect for stashing a throw rope. The included quick release rescue

- Outdoorplay

The Stohlquist Descent is a Type V Strong Swimmer approved Safety vest for paddlers. Design innovation with extensive on-water testing with a set of features found in no other paddler's Rescue vest.


The Descent from Stohlquist is a Type V Strong Swimmer approved Safety life vest for paddlers. It boasts design innovation with extensive on-water testing and a set of features found in no other paddler's Rescue vest. The fit consists of body wrapping ergonomically articulated foam elements: Wrapture Foam. Cross chest cinch harness adjustment and self tensioning shoulders provide a close, balanced fit and Gripp-Loc interior non-slip panel gives zero ride-up. Low cut, offset front-zip entry with zipper grip tab and inside back has ventilated lumbar padding.Free-floating suspended shoulder straps are contoured, reverse articulated and stretch with you as you move. Nail Cloth textured surface with stiffeners for portaging and give added shoulder protection. High visibility 3M reflective accents.New innovative pocket system enables expandability and security for a wide range of applications. At the top there's the "Garage" , with a secure D-ring to park your whistle, keys or chap-stick. Next step downward is Self expanding, high capacity main pocket for safety accessories, added buoyancy, camera, snacks, throw-lines and other river tools. Out front is a hands free expandable mesh beverage pocket. Detachable Quick Release rescue harness for instruction, strong swimmer & equipment retrievals. Self-centering 1 1/2" black oxide stainless steel "O" ring.Quick release cam buckle for tow tether leash. Front accessory lash tab for river knife.Stainless steel loop anchor points for accessory attachments (crotch harness)..

- Campmor