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Stearns Gatsby Canoe & Kayak Vest

by Stearns

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  • Stearns' classic paddlesports vest
  • Durable high-tenacity 210 Denier nylon shell with mesh lining
  • Soft, comfortable flotation foam
  • Padded shoulders for portaging
  • Zipper front and side adjustments
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Stearns' classic paddle sports vest. Durable high-tenacity 200 Denier nylon shell with mesh lining. Soft, comfortable flotation foam. Padded shoulders for portaging. Zipper front and side adjustments. Type III Vest.

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  • Shipping Weight: 1.5 pounds
  • Shipping: Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S. and to APO/FPO addresses. For APO/FPO shipments, please check with the manufacturer regarding warranty and support issues.
  • ASIN: B000NV9NUE
  • Item model number: 6900GLD-00-000
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #888,694 in Sports & Outdoors (See Top 100 in Sports & Outdoors)
  • Product Warranty: For warranty information about this product, please click here

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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful By Geekdomo VINE VOICE on June 5, 2010
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We bought our first Kayak here a while ago. At first we tried using a boating life vest we had from when we had a boat. It was ok, but had thick back to it and the sides were thick too. I suppose if your screaming across the water you may need all that extra flotation to keep you up. When I saw this vest here I had to try it out. When we got it it was immediately clear that it was designed for a rower in mind. The front is ample.

The sides are open pretty wide and allow for rowing. While in the kayak the sides of the vest allow for you to sit back comfortably and not be forced into an uncomfortable paddling position.

Construction quality is fantastic. I think this should last us for years. Don't skimp on safety equipment. Pay a little more and know you will be safe having a great time skimming on the water.

If you have a kayak and need a new vest, this one is highly recommended!
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By B. Greene on February 8, 2009
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First used one of these vests on a wilderness canoe trip with my son's scout troop in 1992. Liked it so much I bought my own soon afterward. I just ordered a second one. The panel that goes down the back is only 8 inches wide, it is open on the sides of the back so I stay cool. (PFDs that encircle the body make me sweaty when paddling all day.) Adjust the straps (my original has laces) on the sides the first time, and from then on just use the zipper. The pad on the back of the neck is nice for portaging. I don't use it for kayaking, as the seat back on the kayak hits the back of this pfd. The color is more orange than it looks in the pic on the website, but it's not a horrible bright orange. I have a half dozen PFDs but this is one I grab for canoeing. Love this vest.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Eric E. Haas on June 6, 2007
I've owned and used this product since 1981. I've used it for canoeing and general watersports. I found that it got the job done well and was quite comfortable. One benefit is that there is no foam on your side, where your lower paddle arm elbow might otherwise rub.

The "yoke" design, with the pad across your shoulders, is designed to make it more comfortable portaging a canoe.

I used this PFD to portage a canoe while on several wilderness canoe trips. It was quite a while ago, but as I recall, I didn't think that it made that big a difference, but I could be wrong.

Eric E. Haas
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