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Life vests for larger people


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#1 steveg7398

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Posted 05 June 2016 - 07:57 PM

Anyone tell me some options for a life vest for a guy with a 60 inch chest? It's hard finding vests that are 3-4XL. I like the look of the NRS Chinook but only goes to 50" chest. I emailed them and said maybe they will have one in 2017. I want to be safe, tried a sport vest and it rubbed me raw and rode up in back. I have the Native Mariner and want something that fits me and my kayak. Can anyone push me in right direction.
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Posted 05 June 2016 - 09:46 PM

Cabela's makes a good fitting vest for kayakers. My buddy that is a 6X bought one from them last week after being told by the LEO that his Class V inflatable was not legal for NC kayakers (still looking into that one). He found it in the store...I don't see it online.

I wear a Bass Pro Shops model that has a neoprene collar and netting shoulders. It is very light  weight and cool. Look up their Tournament Mesh Fishing Life Jacket. It comes in all sizes.


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Posted 06 June 2016 - 12:42 PM

Here is the Cabela's PFD I mentioned: it is a Cabela's Full Motion Life Jacket IK-023331. It comes in sizes up to a 2x/3x and my buddy that is a definite 6X could get the 2x/3x on with no problems once he let out the side sizing straps.


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Posted 06 June 2016 - 01:55 PM

Here is the Cabela's PFD I mentioned: it is a Cabela's Full Motion Life Jacket IK-023331. It comes in sizes up to a 2x/3x and my buddy that is a definite 6X could get the 2x/3x on with no problems once he let out the side sizing straps.



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Posted 06 June 2016 - 01:56 PM

Thanks I will check out this week. They don't make it easy to find a life vest when you are a bigger fella.




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