Rated 5 out of 5 by ME2DE Discovery PFD
My two sons have used the youth version for years. They have endured many hours of boating, kayaking, and tubing. I am very impressed with the quality and durability of these PFDs. My oldest has outgrown the youth size so I purchased an adult size for him and a also one for myself. I used the sizing chart as a reference when deciding what size to purchase. Sizes run a little big in my opinion. I ordered him M/L and an XL/XXL for myself based on our chest measurements and the sizing chart info. I kept the M/L for myself and exchanged the XL/XXL for an XS/S for him.
May 11, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by WashingtonCountygal well constructed, comfortable, peace of mind
As always, LLBean products rule!! Never disappointed, I found this LLBean Discovery flotation device to be well constructed and good looking. I purchased it for a present, but took the opportunity to try it on and found it light weight and comfortable. The fabric appears rugged, yet smooth against the skin. The "short waisted" design and generously cut arm openings make this PFD easy to wear , with ease of movement and sitting. LLBean even offers this jacket cut for a woman's figure! I will recommend this product to others and plan to purchase one for myself!
January 19, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Lefty2 Belly Up
Purchased 3 of these 2 adults and 1 Jr.
Came on time to start with as promised.
The quality is excellent, very comfortable to paddle in and the Red's and Female Lime colors are great.
October 10, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by AnnieBannie Kayaking Water Vest
Fits great with a lot of adjustable straps.
September 2, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by Shastaman Just right for me.
My recent purchase of a Bean discovery PFD was to use it in my recently purchased almost new Bean 10 ft Manatee kayak.
It was the perfect choice for me. light weight, fully adjustable for a good fit, and a bright red color for safety. As usual it was typical Bean quality although I did not give it 5 stars because of the price. I did find others that seemed to be of the same quality at a lower price but being a long time Bean customer I knew the service would be there if I needed it.
August 27, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by rvgal1 nice vest
I'm a senior, very overweight, woman and the women's vests were not large enough. This man's version seems to fit me well and, though I haven't tried it out in the canoe yet, so far I am pleased with the purchase.
July 8, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by mawo Fits a kayak seat like the Manatee's
Comfortable, not restrictive, doesn't interfere with kayak seat-back. Excess strap length tucks away into velcro'd pocket.
June 26, 2015
Rated 2 out of 5 by Rileybird Noisy
Bought the Discovery PFD to relpace my10 year old LL Bean PFD.
I have a Mantaee kayak with a adjustable seat.
My maiden voyage was squeeky.
With the seat all the way down as I paddled with the proper rotation all I heard was the back of the PFD rubbing noisely against the back of the seat.. When I got home I packed it up at send it back to Bean.
Glad there was no one around when I was paddling cause they would have sworn they heard a duck quacking.
Decided to stay with my old quiet PFD.
I did like the extra large pockets.
April 8, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Bigbri It Floats
I bought this for kayaking, but wore this PFD while taking Sunfish sailing lessons. I'm 6'2" and 230 lbs. The XL fits fine, and does not rise up excessively in the water. There are lots of adjustment points, and the vest is comfortable.
This product features two front zipper pockets, one of which has a key loop. These pockets are not advertised as waterproof, and they're not. Fine for keys and rings, other items should be stowed elsewhere. The yellow colored version is VERY visible. Nice!
July 12, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by garbekah fantastic fit and color
We recently ordered the personal flotation device for our 13 year old grandson. Just the right fit and the color make him visible from a pretty good distance. No more straining to see if that boat in the water is him. He lives on a pond and likes to just paddle around the edge to fish and this device is just perfect!
April 16, 2014