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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 harness allows for strong swimmer and equipment retrievals and there's even a quick release accessory tab for a tow tether with an optional anchor positioning. Finishing off the rescue detailing, you'll find several stainless steel loop anchor points that are available for accessory attachments, like a crotch harness. The low cut, offset front zipper makes entry and exit simple, and reflective accents(more...)

- Outdoorplay

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. The cross-cinch harness and Grip-Loc non-slip neoprene panel on the interior eliminate annoying ride-up and subsequent chafing, while the textured panels and stiffeners, as well as contoured padding, protect your shoulders during portages. Free-floating suspended shoulders stretch as you move, and the Wrapture shaped torso utilizes articulated foam and convex interior seams to provide a close but comfortable fit.


Features of the Stohlquist Men's Descent PFD Ergonomic Wrapture shaped torso Cross-chest cinch harness adjustment and self tensioning shoulders for a balanced Fit Gripp-Loc interior non-slip panel for zero ride-up 6 Adjustments, side pulls, and front waist buckle closure Low cut, offset front-zip entry with zipper grip tab Ventilated lumbar pad Free-floating suspended shoulder straps stretch as you move Contoured padded shoulder straps Nail Cloth textured surface with stiffeners for portaging and added shoulder protection High visibility 3M reflective accents in. Garagein. on top with secure D-ring to park your whistle, keys or chapstick Hands free expandable mesh beverage pocket Self expanding, secure, High capacity main pocket for safety accessories, added buoyancy, camera, snacks, throwlines and other river tools Optional Add-a-Buoy buoyancy bladder for additional flotation Quick release belt for instruction, strong swimmer and equipment retrievals Self-centering 1 1/2in. black oxide stainless steel O-ring Quick release for tow tether anchoring on front Front and rear accessory lash tabs for river knife and strobe attachment Stainless steel loop anchor points for accessory attachments (crotch harness) 500 denier Cordura shell and 200 denier oxford liner Type V PFD with sea level buoyancy of 17 lbs CE, UL and ULC Listed- USCG and Transport Canada approved

- Moosejaw

Stohlquist Paddle Descent Personal Flotation Device Fireball Red Small/Medium 523130. A comfortable low-profile vest that incorporates all the features necessary for running the biggest rapids or roughest seas.


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