Designed with the professional sea kayak guide in mind, the Guide incorporates everything you could possibly need in a full featured Type V rescue PFD. D Cordura exterior, D nylon oxford interior, lbs. average buoyancy; Teather/tow system ready, electronics pocket; Quick release chest harness with. Designed with the professional sea kayak guide in mind. The Guide incorporates everything you could possibly need. A full featured Type V rescue PFD.

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We’re all members here. It is an excellent fit for all-day comfort and usable storage space.

I think this was just to get myself emotionally comfortable that I was going to walk out of that store with a woman’s life jacket.

Perhaps the best indication the comfort of this PFD is that I forgot that I was wearing it after the first few minutes.

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In the newest version, Kokatat moved the placement for the knife attachment and protected it with a flap – excellent change so the end of a knife doesn’t get in the way during scramble re-entries. This means the zipper can be left open for ventilation, which has proven to be very nice on warm days.

The front padding is low enough to provide ample chin clearance. The MsFit Tour solved all of these problems and then some. That says a lot to the good design this PFD has. Very Comfortable, dosen’t chaff, plenty of pockets for saftey equipment and is very low profile. This vest fits great for someone with a short torso and doesn’t ride up at all while paddling or practicing rescues. Both fit well, but there was no question the MsFit Tour was just more comfortable.


Just as expedition paddlers field test the gear in the far corners of the world, professional paddling instructors also help refine Kokatat’s designs, dedicated to making your paddling experience safer and more fun with clothing that functions for your paddling endeavors and fits without compromise.

Ask kookatat answer Number of questions: Back panels cut high and wide for added protection. Took it for a 12 mile paddle, and forgot I had it on. In-store pickup is always free. The Guice easily fits in the front pocket and the antenna sticks out through the top. About Advertise Legal Privacy Contact.

Kokatat Guide Vest – Canoe & Kayak

Prior to buying one, I had been using a Lotus Lola, kokatxt was frustrated by the lack of pockets and attachment points for safety gear. If you are serious about kayaking then get serious about safety, make sure you have the Guide Kayak Rescue Lifejacket by Kokatat.

It turned out not to be an issue for me. There are lots of pockets which are handy for storing things that one wants to keep close in case of a capsize etc.

Blessed with awesome whitewater, miles of rugged coastline, pristine bays, lagoons and lakes, all nestled amongst giant redwoods; the surroundings in Arcata play an important role in Kokatat’s product development.

I’m 5’5″ and female, so definitely in the shorter torso range, and this PFD fits lokatat so well that often I forget that I have it on, including when paddling in sweltering weather.

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Travel Maps Trip Planning Photography. I also appreciate the option of just using the clips and leaving the zip open. It has clips kkokatat can be used to secure it with out closing the zipper.


If it’s not up to snuff after you use it a couple times you can still bring it back. This item ships FREE! Reflective tape on the front and back. Have you used this product? Compare 0 Huide Close. It has a forth mesh pocket under the zippered front flap, which is ideal for keys, knife, etc. I have used the jacket a number of times and absolutely love it.

It is very well made with high quality reflective tape, knife protection, secret like pockets. We will notify you when product is available Notify. The arm openings are large and there is zero rubbing or chafing. I haven’t had any chafing from the arm holes when paddling, overall it is very comfortable.

Team Kokatat athletes take product testing to the extreme, providing invaluable feedback during the research and development process. The hydration system is a little expensive, but it could not be better. I previously kept it in day hatch but really wanted it on my person. I find it has everything I need with nothing I don’t. Discover Cool New Gear.

Guidf be fair about it. Plan Trips from Outfitters Trips from the Community. Join Join Paddling Perks. This vest fit the bill. I carry a strobe on the back shoulder and a knife on the front. Hi, Select Your Zone Share pincode for faster delivery by local sellers.

Three lash tabs, two in front, one in back.