Submitted: 11-30-2011 by forrester
Just like everything I have ever had from Kokatat, it's a winner.
I bought the men's version of this life jacket with the hydration back pack. Both are amazing. The pfd is very comfortable has an amazing about of useful pockets. It is very well made with high quality reflective tape, knife protection, secret like pockets. It can be adjusted very tight which is a requirement for any pfd I use. It has clips that can be used to secure it with out closing the zipper. This means you can cool off easier, and secure it before you zip it up.
Basically its the best pfd you will find for sea kayaking. The hydration system is a little expensive, but it could not be better. I think it has the best bite valve you will find. And you can turn the valve off completely if you like. The back pack can be used to hold some ditch gear if you need it.
All around its worth the money if you do a lot of open water paddling. Its no wonder it is the #1 by far life jacket among instructors at the symposiums.