Safety and comfort to the fore

Fishing from a kayak is great fun but you need to ensure you are safe, feel comfortable and have all your gear to hand. Thankfully the NRS Chinook Fishing personal flotation device ticks all the boxes.


With all the organisation and attachment points needed for your fishing accessories, the NRS Chinook Fishing PFD is said to be the world’s best-selling life jacket for kayak anglers.

Not only is it designed to make you more effective on the water, NRS says the comfort of the Chinook simply can’t be beaten.

The Chinook is a Type III, medium profile life jacket delivering 16.0lb of flotation, so you can be sure it will do the job, should it be required.

PlushFit foam and a high-back design combine to create an extremely comfortable vest for any type of raft or kayak seat.

Meanwhile, a mesh lower back offers added ventilation when you are required to wear one on warm days.

To ensure you are never wanting for the right kit at hand, the PFD also includes wo large, zippered pockets, ideally sized for tackle boxes, with internal organisation, plus two smaller accessory pockets with hook-and-loop closure.

As if that’s not enough, a fifth tool holder pocket offers quick access to pliers, line cutters or other fishing gadgets and accessories.

Other features that will please users include a rod holder, strobe attachment point, reflective accents and knife lash tab.

The zippered front entry and six adjustment points offer a customised fit to boost comfort even further – we all know how uncomfortable and movement-restricting an ill-fitting PFD can be.

In addition, the Chinook carries the US Coast Guard Certification through Underwriters Laboratories (UL).

At a glance



Outer Fabric:

400-Denier ripstop nylon

Entry System:

Front zip


5 - Front

Lash Tabs:

1 - Front

Adjustment System:

4 - Side

2 - Shoulder

1 - Waist


Rod holder loop

Strobe holder loop

Reflective accents

Pockets with internal organisation

Shoulder strap keepers