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Pushing off shore into a steady river flow evokes a sense of calm that can only be retained by paddling further downstream. A PFD that collides with the back of your kayak seat, inches slowly up to your chin whether you're in the water or not, and rubs the under-side of your elbows raw after every stroke, however, removes that peacefulness and replaces it with frustration and annoyance. So, instead of paddling through the pain, zip up the Stohlquist EBB Personal Flotation Device for a comfortable, safe, and tranquil trip on the water.The flotation foam sits higher up on the back in order to accommodate kayak back rest and lumbar supports. Plus, with eight points of adjustments, the EBB offers a customizable fit that sits securely around your torso without rising up. Wide arm holes on either side leave room for big and small paddle strokes without rubbing or irritating your skin, while a neoprene padded waistband adds a soft touch when you're wearing a bathing suit. And an interior mesh lining helps to pull sweat away from the body on hot, summer days.
Stohlquist Ebb PDF is a high-performing but more economical equivalent to the Trekker PFD. Stohlquist-exclusive graded sizing offers a well-fitting, low-profile vest for paddlers of every size.
Stohlquist Paddle Ebb PFD - Men's-Steel-SM/MD 523166. High back flotation fits comfortably above the seat backs found in today's sit-on-top kayaks.
Stohlquist Ebb Kayak Lifejacket - The Ebb Kayak Lifejacket by Stohlquist has all the features you need in a type III PFD but at an economical price. Made of durable ripstop with lightweight PE foam, the Ebb features high back flotation that fits comfortably above the seat backs found in today's sit-on-top kayaks. With mesh shoulders and lower back, as well as open sides, you're ensured of maximum ventilation. The cross-chest cinch harness and the neoprene padded back lower waistband make sure the lifejacket stays in place while the 1.5 inch webbing belt with dual forward pulls provide a trim and low profile fit. A YKK front zipper with non-corroding slider and an entry grip tab at the zipper base ensures an easy on and off. Beverage/bellows pockets with drainage holes finish off this great PFD. The Stohlquist Ebb Kayak Lifejacket is just what you need at a fair price.
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