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  • Tough Cordura® nylon outer shell stands up to the rigors of paddling; tough inner shell is smooth and comfortable against skin
  • PVC-free foam is soft and flexible, and it won't break down in a wet environment
  • Thin foam in lower back works with the high seat backs of many recreational kayaks, and overall low-profile fit works with your paddle stroke
  • Front lash tab, front zipper
  • The Kokatat Aries PFD is fully adjustable


Please see specifications tab for sizing information.

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Best Use Paddling
16 lbs. 8 oz.
17 lbs. 8 oz.
16 pounds
Youth L/Adult XXS
14 lbs. 4 oz.
USCG Classification Type III
Material(s) Cordura nylon / PVC-free foam
Lash Tab Yes
Fits Chest
40 - 46 inches
49 - 55 inches
32 - 38 inches
Youth L/Adult XXS
27 - 32 inches
Weight 2 pounds
Gender Unisex
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great This thing works great. I've always wanted a pfd like this, that doesn't restrict your movement like a traditional life vest. The bulk of the flotation protrudes away from your body, making the vest thick, but allowing it to have a small amount of surface area on your body. My motion while paddling is not restricted at all. I do however find that it rides up in the water, but I believe that that's because I'm so slender. I weigh 155 lbs. and this vest allows me to float without effort, and then some.
Date published: 2014-02-04
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Not a good fit for women If you're a man this is a great PFD , but as a women it doesn't fit well. Yes, I know it isn't women specific, but it really rides up around the chest. I ended up returning it because of the fit.
Date published: 2012-07-06
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