About Kokatat MsFit PFD - USCG Approved (For Women)
Closeouts. Kokatat's MsFit PFD is designed for hardcore aquatic adventure. It's made for maximum buoyancy, durability and mobility, and features an easy access zip pocket for stowing essentials like your knife.
Specs about Kokatat MsFit PFD - USCG Approved (For Women)
- USCG classification: Type III
- Design flotation: 16 lb. 13 oz.
- Entry: Front
- PFD Style: Fishing
- Gender: Women
- Weight: 1 lb. 10 oz.
- Material: 500 denier Cordura® nylon outer and 200 denier nylon oxford inner shell, GAIA® PVC-free foam
- Made in United States of America or China
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Most Helpful 5-Star Review
Reviewed by trinityriverdog from Trinity River, CA on Saturday, August 17, 2013Around the time Kokatat first started making PFDs, my husband was an expedition paddler and their ambassador on the water. I worked with Penny, Kokatat's designer, as she created the women's line. We both used and tested their gear in some of the toughest conditions out there. The design of PFDs is strictly controlled by the coast guard, and it takes creativity and talent to work within these parameters to come up with a functional, comfortable and attractive PFD. Kokatat did it with their PFDs, plus I always loved the name of the women's model.
All these years later, this is still my PFD. We've shifted from ocean paddling to rivers and lakes. It has withstood years of being thrown into the back of the truck on shuttles and riding under a mountain of kayaks and paddles, inadvertently being left in the hot sun to bake, sliding down a scree-covered trail and worse. I have even loaned it out to guests numerous times (sans my knife), and all have been comfortable in it, both paddling and braving blackberry bushes picking berries along the Trinity.
So when you buy something from Kokatat, splurge, get the best, and pick a design and colors you will like for the long haul, because that's what you'll get. The zipper is still perfect. The webbing straps are in fine shape. All of the fabric is sound. The pocket still zips (a little lubrication on it occasionally is all it asks). Simply the best.
Reviewed by Cherylynn3 from Waco, TX on Saturday, May 18, 2013Superior styling and construction! Love the zip pocket - both size (its as large as you need) and placement (much better than having extra bulk on the chest while paddling.). I got the mango color...jazzy, but not neon. If you compare this women's vest with unisex offerings, there's scarce visual difference. Perhaps it fits women more attractively than a unisex, but a man could enjoy the comfort and features of this style, too.
Reviewed by Nicki from Colorado on Monday, May 13, 2013Purchased for a medium size, but short, man and it fits great. Has lots of adjustability in side and top straps. Buckle at bottom makes it easier to zip. Roomy cut of arm holes make paddling very easy.
Verified Buyer Reviewed by SC from NS on Tuesday, December 4, 2012Nice pocket on side. Arms free to move around
Verified Buyer Reviewed by talljane from Leesburg, Florida on Thursday, September 6, 2012I really love the front pocket. It is roomy enough for my phone and a small camera. I probably could have gotten away with a medium but bought a large because a med. wasn't available. I am 6'3 and 175 lbs. so it is just a tad bit big but I am keeping it.
- Best Uses: Canoeing, Paddling
- Chest Size: Feels true to size
- Describe Yourself: Beginner
- Pros: Adjustable, Comfortable, Durable
- Was this a gift?: No
Question & Answer
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“Wondering if the extra large will fit Large male.”
The XL will fit persons with chest measurements 45" to 49".
“Is there a sizing chart? I do not know what size I need.”
If you hover over the "Sizes Available" with your mouse, a tap will appear and provide you with the correct numeric sizing. I hope this helps.
“what does type 3 mean and can you also use them on a wave runner? any info will help. thanks Dave”
Type 3 PDF are floatation devices that are good for calm, inland water, or where there is a good chance of fast rescue. Yes they can be worn on a wave runner.
“Would this be ok for whitewater kayaking?”
This is made for kayaking and will work great.