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
Rated 5 out of 5 by Mike498 Quality
Fits great and is comfortable while kayaking. It adjusts to many sizes and I find the pockets quite helpful to hold valuable items.
September 5, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by firstboomer good for kayaking
My husband likes the Men's Discovery life preserver for kayaking. He is 6 feet tall, 180 lbs. and the men's medium/large fits him well. The back of the life preserver comes just above the back of the Tsunami 140 kayak seat, which is extra comfortable but a little higher than average. This is not a problem for him. The life preserver pulled him up easily when we capsized a kayak at the beach at the lake just for fun.
August 16, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5
by BCFisherman Perfect Fit
I am 6'2 and 220lbs and the large fits me like a glove. The back is high enough that it doesn't hit my kayak seat and I find that, unlike other life jackets I've had, this one doesn't ride up. I kayak fish from a Pungo 120 and this life jacket allows me lots of room and comfort for casting my fly rod. I would highly recommend this to anyone looking for a great kayak or fishing life jacket.
August 4, 2013