5 Best Stohlquist Life Jackets

When someone mentions kayak and whitewater rafting PFDs, the first thing that comes to mind is Stohlquist. A few words to describe this brand, are quality, durability, ruggedness, and affordable to boot. If you’re on the edge about buying a new Stohlquist life jacket or a PFD check out what we have to say about this amazing brand of life vests because you have to ask yourself, how much is your life worth? Read on for more info!

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Stohlquist Edge Adult PFD Life Jacket
$64.99

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This Stohlquist Edge is a top pick. The sheer overall size is tiny in the scheme of things, allowing you to move more freely, and not get hooked or snagged on buckles and straps. It provides excellent buoyancy, keeping your head above water at all times. Around the torso, it's soft and snug to fit the curvature of your stomach, which helps keep it slim. Padded shoulder straps stop your shoulders from aching after paddling all day, while a roomy front zip pocket allows you to keep your valuables inside. At the center bottom is a knife clip, to store a knife for safety. Additionally, reflective striping is added for night visibility.

Pros:
  • Lightweight
  • Easy to move around
  • Takes seconds to tighten
Cons:
  • Tends to push up in the back
Key Features:
  • Adult
  • Type III
  • Ergonomic design
  • Front zip entry
  • Easy adjust
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01/28/2023 01:44 am GMT

Stohlquist Fisherman Kayak Life Jacket
$159.99

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If you're looking for versatility in addition to comfort, the Stohlquist fisherman is your ticket. It excels most at kayaking and is made for kayak fishermen due to the. mesh back and position for upright paddling. For your comfort, the shoulders have extra padding while the lower waistband further adds comfort when sitting upright in a kayak. Built-in semi-hard pockets allow for storage on both sides, while the mount on the top right allows for attachment location for pliers with lanyards, and most importantly a knife. Easy access to a knife is most important to be able to free yourself from fishing line, or rope if the situation should arise.

Pros:
  • Comfortable
  • Padding is adequate
  • Pockets are nice compliment
Cons:
  • Not much padding for your back
Key Features:
  • Type III
  • Cross chest cinch
  • 2 Front eva pockets
  • Knife clip
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01/28/2023 01:25 am GMT

Betsea Womens Kayak Life Jacket
$154.99

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Stohlquist's "Betsea" is designed specifically to be better fitted to the female body, ensuring further safety. The top contours closer to the chest and forms nicely. Furthermore, the ability to cross cinch to tighten once on prevents the life vest from riding up your back, increasing comfort. Stohlquist has thought of it all, with high-quality design and comfort in mind, the Betsea is a must check out, for our female paddlers. To keep your mind at peace, this life vest is USCG-approved!

Pros:
  • Cross chest cinch tightens to snug PFD tighter
  • Great fit
  • Quality zipper
Cons:
  • Bulkier than most
Key Features:
  • Women's
  • Type III
  • Cyan Blue
  • US Coast Guard approved
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01/26/2023 12:23 am GMT

Waterware Fit Adult PFD USCG Approved
$34.99

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If you're looking for a life vest for any occasion, or just general boat safety then the Waterware will fit the bill. Great for boating, kayaking, or rafting. With a higher buckle, it restricts movement less and keeps it tighter higher up, which results in your head staying above water, no matter what. Quality stitching just adds to the overall professional feel. Furthermore, the corners of this Stohlquist Waterware are round, which prevents the life vest from digging into your sides, a slick feature! A finger grab on the neck of the life vest makes retrieving a person much easier to maneuver a person in the water and drag around if needed. This life vest is quality, lightweight and perfect to keep as a personal, or loaner on your boat, your guests will thank you for the comfort! We definitely recommend this for any person over 90 pounds!

Pros:
  • Great basic starter life jacket
  • Good flotation
  • Straps are decent
Cons:
  • Long in the torso
Key Features:
  • Type III
  • Adjustable
  • Lightweight
  • USCG Approved
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01/28/2023 01:12 am GMT

Infant Life Jacket - 8-30 LBS

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Nothing is better than getting the youngsters started at an early age in the water. Whether kayaking or boating with the parents or simply splashing on the shore of the lake, rest assured that this kid's life vest will protect them. Spend less time worrying, knowing that Stohlquist has your back, and will protect your precious cargo. Featuring a grab handle on the neck, for easy retrieval in the water should they swim too far. With comfort in mind, Stohlquist added extra padding in the neck while still retaining mobility. They took no shortcuts, adding extra high-quality stitching, in addition to the 3 prong safety of the crotch strap, buckle, and zipper. Should your child not touch bottom the Stohlquist life vest will keep your child's head above water. Perfect for kids 8-30 pounds. Worry less and enjoy your time out on the water with your kids, get them the best with the Stohlquist kid's life vest.

Pros:
  • Great floatation keeps head above water
  • Handle near neck for safety
  • Light enough for them to move around in
Cons:
  • Not great for kids to swim in
Key Features:
  • Infant 8-30 LBS
  • USCG Approved
  • Support Collar
  • Grab Handle
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