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Naiad PFD

$139.00

Styled for female recreational paddlers, this high-back life vest features articulated, body mapped panels that accommodate a woman's natural curves. IMPORTANT: Make sure you select the correct PFD Certification (UL if you live in the US, ULC if you live in Canada).

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IMPORTANT: Make sure you select the correct PFD Certification (UL if you live in the US, ULC if you live in Canada).  A ULC life vest is not certified for use in the US.  A UL life vest is not certified for use in Canada.

Styled for female recreational paddlers, this high-back life vest features articulated, body mapping panels that accommodate a woman's natural curves.  the flexible Gaia® PVC-free foam panels are cut to allow the Naiad to wrap the paddler in comfort and security. With the soft texture of the durable 100D stretch polyester fabric, the Naiad makes comfort a priority.  An added feature: The fleece-lined hand warmer pockets.

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Features

Pockets

The Naiad features 4 pockets (2 zippered, and 2 hand warmers)

Sit back comfortably

To accommodate the high seat backs in most recreational kayaks, the Proteus features a high-back design with quick drying spacer mesh lower back.

Gaia® PVC-free foam

The buoyancy foam in all Kokatat PFDs is Gaia® pvc-free. Gaia® is completely free of CFC ozone depleting chemicals. This recyclable foam is very flexible, taking and retaining the shape of your body for a comfortable, custom feel.

Technical Specs

  • 100D Stretch polyester with 210D high tenacity nylon in high wear areas
  • Internal foam contouring for trim, relaxed fit
  • Articulated design enhancing comfort
  • hand warmer pockets
  • Multiple side adjustments
  • Ultra-light, quick drying Ariaprene mesh back and shoulders complements high back seats
  • 4 pockets (2 zippered, and 2 hand warmers)
  • Multiple attachment points for fishing gear
  • compatible with tributary hydration system
  • Certification: UL/USA, ULC/Canada, CE/Europe
  • BUOYANCY LB./OZ. XS/S (16/00), M/L (16/00), XL/XXL (16/00)

Product Care

Rinse after using, hang to dry.

see general care instructions

Sizing

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Naiad

Description

IMPORTANT: Make sure you select the correct PFD Certification (UL if you live in the US, ULC if you live in Canada).  A ULC life vest is not certified for use in the US.  A UL life vest is not certified for use in Canada.

Styled for female recreational paddlers, this high-back life vest features articulated, body mapping panels that accommodate a woman's natural curves.  the flexible Gaia® PVC-free foam panels are cut to allow the Naiad to wrap the paddler in comfort and security. With the soft texture of the durable 100D stretch polyester fabric, the Naiad makes comfort a priority.  An added feature: The fleece-lined hand warmer pockets.

Pockets

The Naiad features 4 pockets (2 zippered, and 2 hand warmers)

Sit back comfortably

To accommodate the high seat backs in most recreational kayaks, the Proteus features a high-back design with quick drying spacer mesh lower back.

Gaia® PVC-free foam

The buoyancy foam in all Kokatat PFDs is Gaia® pvc-free. Gaia® is completely free of CFC ozone depleting chemicals. This recyclable foam is very flexible, taking and retaining the shape of your body for a comfortable, custom feel.

Gaia® PVC-free Foam

Free of CFC ozone depleting materials, Gaia® soft, low density foam wraps your body with safety and comfort in all paddling conditions.

High Back Design

Foam thickness has been moved up to the shoulder making these PFDs ideal for paddling sit-on-top boats with high back seats.

Technical Specs


  • 100D Stretch polyester with 210D high tenacity nylon in high wear areas
  • Internal foam contouring for trim, relaxed fit
  • Articulated design enhancing comfort
  • hand warmer pockets
  • Multiple side adjustments
  • Ultra-light, quick drying Ariaprene mesh back and shoulders complements high back seats
  • 4 pockets (2 zippered, and 2 hand warmers)
  • Multiple attachment points for fishing gear
  • compatible with tributary hydration system
  • Certification: UL/USA, ULC/Canada, CE/Europe
  • BUOYANCY LB./OZ. XS/S (16/00), M/L (16/00), XL/XXL (16/00)

Product Care


Rinse after using, hang to dry.

Sizing


  • PFD (in)

  • PFD (cm)

Customer Reviews



Review by Heidi
Soft fit for "the girls"!!!
I tried on a load of vests at REI and none were comfortable enough except the zip-front Naiad (and one other pullover in a different brand)! However they only had XLs left, so I had to order a small from Kokatat directly. Taking a gamble ordering online something this fussy to fit, but it paid off. The foam is actually shaped with indentations to fit "the girls" so they are not smooshed!!! I think the extra foam is put on the bottom sides, though. The fabric is soft and stretchy like a swimsuit or yoga pants, and this makes it easier to get your hands inside the pockets too, without scraping against the zippers. Two big pockets, one small, and two hand warmer slots! Haven't taken it out in the yak yet, but I suspect it will be a winner. I'm a size 6 and 5'4". It seems to fit fine, but it's been hard finding PFDs for tiny women, since they tend to wrap around the sides, versus large guys where their vests look like little belly bag day packs and not so in their way like they are for women. So I went for comfort and softness with the Naiad, since no female PFD is proportional for petite women. This was my best option out of the cream of the crop.
(Posted on 5/8/2019)

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