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Kokatat Bahia Tour PFD


    Kokatat Bahia Tour PFD

    Offering extra comfort in boats with tall seat backrests, the Kokatat Bahia Tour PFD minimizes bulkiness and maximizes airflow.

    • $129.00

    Item # 799494

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    • Gaia™ PVC-free foam is soft, flexible and won't break down in a wet environment
    • A great PFD for recreational kayakers, the variable thickness foam back with mesh panel eliminates discomfort and ride-up from tall seat backs
    • Durable 210-denier nylon oxford shell offers lasting comfort and performance
    • Adjustable shoulders with neoprene padding and a durable, nonslip surface sit comfortably across your shoulders
    • Side and lower back panels dial in a secure fit using 2 strap adjustments per side and a buckle waist closure
    • Large armholes and mesh panels allow unrestricted movement and airflow
    • Front-mounted, 4-way lash tab and 2 stretch-mesh zippered pockets stow accessories for easy, quick access
    • Bahia Tour also offers a water-resistant pocket for electronics, a fishing license window and a separate sleeve designed for pliers
    • Reflective tape on the front and rear of the jacket improves visibility in low light

      PFD Sizing:
    • Small/medium: fits chest - 36-42 inches / bouyancy 16 lbs. 8 oz.
    • Large/X large: fits chest - 42-50 inches / bouyancy 17 lbs.
    • XX large: fits chest - 50-58 inches / bouyancy 17 lbs.


    Item 799494

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    Kokatat Bahia Tour PFD Specs
    Best use
    (Small, medium) 16 lbs. 8 oz. / (large, X large) 17 lbs. / (XX large) 17 lbs.
    Type III
    Nylon oxford/PVC-free foam
    USCG Classification
    Fishing features
    Lash tab

    Kokatat Bahia Tour PFD

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    Rated 4.2857/5 based on 7 reviews
    Rated 5out of5
    by fromKokatat Bahia Haven't got to use it yet due to buying it in the winter but it seems made very well and it fit really good.
    Date published: 2014-03-07
    Rated 2out of5
    by fromProbably more than you want on a pfd I tried this on in the store standing up, then sitting in a kayak. All of the pockets make it bulky and busy in the front. A pocket for a fishing license that flops around? In 40 years of fishing I've never been asked for a license. It stays out of the way in the tackle box, not on the front of my pfd. I bought the Bahia instead. If this model had two pockets but not the floppy center one, I would have bought that design.
    Date published: 2012-06-28
    Rated 4out of5
    by from
    Date published: 2013-05-01
    Rated 4out of5
    by fromPreforms as expected I bought this PFD for kayaking. I have used it only a couple times so I can't speak to longevity. It has the features I was looking for: adjustability, lash tabs front and back, reflective strips and good sized storage pockets. The only issue is it feels a bit bulky, but I'm not accustomed to wearing PFD.
    Date published: 2012-04-19
    Rated 5out of5
    by fromOne of the best PFDs Around Comfortable fit and it doesn't get in the way of your paddling stroke. No bulky lower back flotation to interfere with the feel of my kayak's back band; there's just a mesh material. Small pocket is perfect for VHF radio. Other pockets are great for bug spray, sun screen and small snacks. The key keepers inside the pocket take the worry out of possible lost car keys. I have had this model for over five years and decided to get another one when they came on sale recently at REI. The small pocket has been improved with this update to the original design. After five years, the trim on my PFD's small pocket has started to fray, but otherwise the PFD is still in great shape.
    Date published: 2013-06-19
    Rated 5out of5
    by fromGreat Buy Bought this vest after years of borrowing friends. Turned out to be one of the best REI purchases ever! Extremely happy with the product and its versatility. The front pockets, reflectivity, and fit are awesome.
    Date published: 2010-04-04
    Rated 5out of5
    by fromVery good PFD Wife kept trying different sizes of the Msfit and was not happy. Me & my wife both like the fit of this one.
    Date published: 2012-03-29

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