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  • The Stohlquist TREKKer is very comfortable thanks to its specially constructed foam and seams that conform to the natural shape of the body
  • Unique cross-chest cinch strap totally eliminates annoying ride up and keeps you floating high in the water
  • Wide side cinch-straps secure the fit and promote airflow
  • 1.5 in. webbing belt and shoulder straps easily adjust to create a low-profile fit
  • Open sides enhance ventilation, and mesh shoulders and back enhance comfort
  • Zippered bellows pockets with drainage ports store essential gear; rear 4-way lash tab lets you attach safety equipment
  • Durable Cordura® nylon shell resists abrasion and UV rays for long-lasting service
  • Reflective accents on front and back enhance visibility
  • Center-zip design with noncorroding zipper allows easy entry
  • Short length of the Stohlquist TREKKer won't interfere with seat backs

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Specs

Best Use Paddling
Flotation 16 lbs. 12 oz.
USCG Classification Type III
Material(s) Nylon
Fits Chest
L/XL
42 - 54 inches
S/M
30 - 42 inches
Universal Plus
NA
Weight 2 pounds
Gender Unisex
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good starter vest I bought this vest a little over 8 months ago when I got my first kayak, a sit-on-top. With multiple adjustment straps this vest is easy to snug up or loosen in order to get a good fit. The cut allows me comfortable range of motion without rubbing or hotspots. I like that the pockets are large enough to carry various accessories like a short hank of 550 cord and a folding knife. I think I would have liked options for organization of pocket contents, though. I would also have like a dedicated loop on the lower part of the shoulder strap to attach a whistle, and perhaps some strips of reflective material on the back for added visibility when the bright red color isn't enough.
Date published: 2016-03-22
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Very Comfortable even on long paddles. Love the way it fits. Especially like that the back panel sits above my kayak seat. After two trips on Lake Superior (Grand Marais, MN and Apostle Islands)I couldn't believe how much more comfortable it was than my old full coverage PFD. I highly recommend this PFD for kayak paddlers.
Date published: 2013-07-25
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great vest! Looked for a pfd that doesn't ride up. Unique transverse straps ensure that it stays put! Color is an attractive true red, not burnt orange as the photo shows. Have only used this a couple of times so cannot speak to long term durability.
Date published: 2013-09-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good price for a decent vest Decent vest for the price. Material feels solid and not cheap. Nice and light and doesn't feel bulky. Lots of adjustments. I don't really dig the pockets but I really don't care to much. I'm sure there are better vests out there but this is solid for the price.
Date published: 2013-04-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Nice Vest Fits well. Very comfortable. The back does not "get in the way" in my sit in kayak. Front pockets are handy.
Date published: 2016-11-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great PFD This was comfortable to wear for over 5 hours both in and out of the water.
Date published: 2016-08-21
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would I be able to practice using the Stolhquest trekker in my chlorinated pool without damaging the vest?

Asked by: ralfiboi
You could practice in the pool with your TREKKer PFD. We recommend washing the PFD with fresh water after use in chlorinated water. After washing, air dry the jacket in a shady area out of the sun.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2016-07-11

Would this vest be sufficient for a 2 day West water rafting trip come Labor Day?  Whats the classification type?

Asked by: freshjiveflava
The TREKKer PFD is a great choice for a 2-day rafting trip. The PFD has a Type III classification from the USCG.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2016-08-19

 what does universal plus mean? 

Asked by: Cloud Hunter
​Universal Plus sizing for this PFD fits a chest measuring 30 to 54 inches.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-06-01
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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good starter vest I bought this vest a little over 8 months ago when I got my first kayak, a sit-on-top. With multiple adjustment straps this vest is easy to snug up or loosen in order to get a good fit. The cut allows me comfortable range of motion without rubbing or hotspots. I like that the pockets are large enough to carry various accessories like a short hank of 550 cord and a folding knife. I think I would have liked options for organization of pocket contents, though. I would also have like a dedicated loop on the lower part of the shoulder strap to attach a whistle, and perhaps some strips of reflective material on the back for added visibility when the bright red color isn't enough.
Date published: 2016-03-22
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Very Comfortable even on long paddles. Love the way it fits. Especially like that the back panel sits above my kayak seat. After two trips on Lake Superior (Grand Marais, MN and Apostle Islands)I couldn't believe how much more comfortable it was than my old full coverage PFD. I highly recommend this PFD for kayak paddlers.
Date published: 2013-07-25
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great vest! Looked for a pfd that doesn't ride up. Unique transverse straps ensure that it stays put! Color is an attractive true red, not burnt orange as the photo shows. Have only used this a couple of times so cannot speak to long term durability.
Date published: 2013-09-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good price for a decent vest Decent vest for the price. Material feels solid and not cheap. Nice and light and doesn't feel bulky. Lots of adjustments. I don't really dig the pockets but I really don't care to much. I'm sure there are better vests out there but this is solid for the price.
Date published: 2013-04-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Nice Vest Fits well. Very comfortable. The back does not "get in the way" in my sit in kayak. Front pockets are handy.
Date published: 2016-11-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great PFD This was comfortable to wear for over 5 hours both in and out of the water.
Date published: 2016-08-21
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Questions & Answers

would I be able to practice using the Stolhquest trekker in my chlorinated pool without damaging the vest?

Asked by: ralfiboi
You could practice in the pool with your TREKKer PFD. We recommend washing the PFD with fresh water after use in chlorinated water. After washing, air dry the jacket in a shady area out of the sun.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2016-07-11

Would this vest be sufficient for a 2 day West water rafting trip come Labor Day?  Whats the classification type?

Asked by: freshjiveflava
The TREKKer PFD is a great choice for a 2-day rafting trip. The PFD has a Type III classification from the USCG.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2016-08-19

 what does universal plus mean? 

Asked by: Cloud Hunter
​Universal Plus sizing for this PFD fits a chest measuring 30 to 54 inches.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-06-01
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