NRS Ion focuses on functional comfort. However there is a little more flair to this PFD than to the Vapor model. It retains the comfortable six-panel construction to be a figure hugging and comfortable fit, with a low cut design so you can move freely on the water.
NRS Siren is a female specific makeover of the ever popular and well thought out NRS Ion PFD. The ultra soft foam is designed to fluidly conform to your body and move with you as you paddle, so you’ll feel like your PFD is an extension of your body rather than a bulky piece of gear.
Stohlquist Coaster has a similar cut and design to the Cadence model, but is a step towards touring and longer recreational days out. It still utilises Stohlquist’s graded sizing and the same thinner design and larger footprint, but has a slightly more freedom focused cut.
With a high mesh back and a comfortable, adjustable female fit, Stohlquist Flo is an economic alternative to the Cruiser model. The outer of the Flo is made from sturdy ripstop nylon, while the inner mesh design wicks away perspiration and keeps you feeling fresh.
As you get warmer, the temptation is always there to take off your PFD and cool down, remove the bulk and the discomfort. The Astral Linda is so lightweight and ventilated that you’ll barely even notice you’re wearing it. A ventilated strip in the center of the back panel and the breathable mesh panelling throughout the whole vest allows loads of airflow to keep you cool.
When you’re paddling hard, you want a PFD which lets your body breathe. The Ronny uses Astral’s Thin Vent back system, which keeps air flowing freely down your back and wicks away sweat as you paddle. The thin back also means you don’t get shunted off your seat if you’re using the high backed seats which are increasingly popular with recreational and fishing kayaks. You can enjoy maximum comfort thanks to minimal design while staying cool on the water.
NRS Zoya is the female specific version of the ever popular Clearwater. This recreational PFD is perfect for hot days and high backed kayak seats, where the padded back of a normal recreational PFD is uncomfortable or too warm.
The NRS Oso is where the line of beginner and recreational PFDs begin to gain more technical attributes. While the simplicity of the PFDs above may be perfect for those who just want to get out on the water close to shore, the Oso is the first which can really take recreational kayakers out on longer day trips, or maybe an overnight adventure.
NRS Clearwater is designed to be a foundational PFD in the NRS range, with the fit and comfort that makes recreational paddling easy. It’s not meant to be fancy, but that doesn’t stop it being the perfect choice for a sunny day.
If you’re going to take youngsters onto high volume rivers, you want to know they’ve got all the floatation you can comfortably fit on them. The NRS Big Water V Youth is the lower profile and smaller version of the enormously popular and industry leading Big Water V.
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