NRS Big Water Type V Lifevest

NRS Big Water Type V Lifevest
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Price: $125.00
Manufacturer: NRS
Shipping Weight: 13.00 lbs

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Description

Big Water Type V universal adult size lifevest, in the red/blue two tone shown, or a pretty, slightly "persimmony" shade of orange specify that color in the note area on your order). The 25 pound floatation on this vest is about the same as the MTI Canyon model, but this one has adjustable shoulders, which the Canyon lacks.

Note that there is a youth size available in this jacket, but since we already carry two very good ones from Safegard and MTI, we don't stock the youth version of the Big Water. We will be happy to order it if you wish, but you will need to phone us

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The Big Water can theoretically go from 30" up to a 57" or 58" chest size but they are definitely tighter at the top end of the range than the Safegard Goliath. If you are in between 57" and 60" we cannot really recommend this pfd. For folks more along a 55" or 56" chest though, the Big Water is far more comfortable than the stiff and rather low-tech Safegard Goliath and Kivva models that we sell.

Reviews on this vest are rather mixed. Some outfitters seem to love them; others like one of our local friends who is still in the raft rental biz are a bit underwhelmed with how well it snugs down, as are we. There is no question that a Big Water will pull up more easily than the MTI Canyon model, even with some serious cinching of the lowest strap, but the Big Water does stay down better than the Safegard Kivva. The materials throughout are very good though, and there are not many contenders for those with chests above 51". These run $125.

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