Rated 5 out of 5 by wilson115 Excellent Life Preserver
Was complicated to undo and adjust the twisted belt lines when received in shipment but the two of us figured it out and it really feels and works great. Can get bound up and twisted easily. Hang up and straighten belts, etc
September 3, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by TMDJR Quality PFD
A well designed vest for the kayak fisherman. Fits nicely on the upper torso and it allows the user to sit on the kayak's seat comfortably. The side pockets store fishing tools and it creats a platform for working on tackle.
June 19, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by H2oinclined all day comfort
This PFD is an excellent choice for kayaking. Very comfortable and easy to adjust. Put it on, paddle and forget it, it's a great fit. Be advised that the front pockets will only accomodate a medium size fly box, and that's a tight fit.
September 5, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by TNSeniorpaddler Best of All
I ordered 3 different vests before this one. It is just what I was looking for for my new kayak. It has a lower webbed back so it is comfortable and hits above the back of the seat. It's a bit bulky in front, but it's probably made for men.(Fishermen) The color is not what I would choose as a woman. But comfort before looks in the outdoors. You would do well to order this jacket in other colors, it would sell well because it is the only one you have cut especially for kayak seats. Some of the others say they are but they are not cut short in the back with the mesh.
July 17, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by DRivers Great fit
Spend the extra money for this vest. I found other so called "mesh back" vests to be woefully lacking in mesh at the lower back. Super comfortable to wear in my Manatee kayak.
July 3, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by LeftyG Stohlquist Floatation Fishing Vest
Ideal for kayak fishermen. Although it is a bit bulky, I think it would perform well when needed to save a life. Good back cushioning and support. I like the fold-out zippered pockets in front and all the attachment points. The pockets could have a foam liner to attach flies as there is no room for fly boxes. Get the mango color as that will help keep you from being run over by some idiot on a wave runner.
October 26, 2011
Rated 4 out of 5 by nemasket good PFD
Only worn once, so far, but seems to be a very good product. A little hard and bulky in the from (due to the pockets), but not objectionable.
October 21, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by BlueRidgeOutdoorsman Kayak Fishing Vest
I am an avid outdoor person hunting and fishing as much as possible.
I just purchased my first sit on top fishing kayak and wanted a top of the line fishing vest.
I found it at L L Bean the Stohlquist PFD fits great and is made especially for the rowing person wheither in a kayak or canoe.
Fits great and is designed for the fisherman with all of the pockets.
August 5, 2011
Rated 3 out of 5 by Wisconner Cumbersome
Seemed well made but was cumbersome to wear - did not see the usual LL Bean value.
September 15, 2010
Rated 5 out of 5 by SEAK Great PFD
Only used a few times, so far. This is a great PFD for all day kayak fishing trips, on the ocean. Lots of room in pockets. L.L. bean has the best price that I found. Going to buy one for the wife.
August 18, 2010