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Stohlquist Descent Rescue Life Jacket PFD

by: Stohlquist WaterWare

The Stohlquist Descent is a Type V Strong Swimmer approved Safety vest for whitewater paddlers. Design innovation with extensive on-water testing and a set of features found in no other paddler's Rescue vest. Read More

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Brand: Stohlquist WaterWare
MPN: SWPF 523132
GTIN: 053242223553

Tagged: 100-to-249, cordura, cross-chest-cinch, kayak, mens, PFD, rescue, side-entry, stohlquist, type-v, unisex, whitewater, womens, wrapture

Descent Rescue Life Jacket PFD

The fit consists of body wrapping ergonomically articulated foam elements: Wrapture ® Foam. Cross chest cinch harness adjustment and self tensioning shoulders provide a close, balanced fit and Gripp-Loc™ interior non-slip panel gives zero ride-up. Low cut, offset front-zip entry with zipper grip tab and inside back has ventilated lumbar padding.

Free-floating suspended shoulder straps are contoured, reverse articulated and stretch with you as you move. Nail Cloth textured surface with stiffeners for portaging and give added shoulder protection. High visibility 3M™ reflective accents.

New innovative pocket system enables expandability and security for a wide range of applications. At the top there's the "Garage" for accessory air inflation hose to rest, with secure D-ring to park your whistle, keys or chap-stick. Next step downward is Self expanding, high capacity main pocket for safety accessories, added buoyancy, camera, snacks, Bullet Bag throw-line and other river tools. Out front is a hands free expandable mesh beverage pocket.

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  • Side-entry design with suspended, self tensioning armored shoulder straps
  • Type V PFD with 17 lbs of flotation
  • Large zippered front pocket
  • Cross Cinch chest harness eliminates ride up
  • 3M Reflective accents
  • Gipp-Loc non slip interior surface
  • Quick Release Rescue Belt

Outer Fabric Cordura
Lining 210-denier nylon
Breathable Yes
Entry System Side Buckle
Pockets 2 - Front
Lash Tabs 1 -  Front 1 - Back

4 - Side

2 - Chest

Weight 3.1 lbs
Cross-Chest Cinch

Cross-Chest Cinch

The innovative Cross-Chest Cinch harness, found only on Stohlquist life jackets, offers the most unique fit of any PFD, by keeping the vest down & in place, to eliminate ride-up. The diagonal, front-to-back adjustment results in more mobility and a streamlined fit without being tight or restrictive. The “cinch” prevents and eliminates chafing on your chin and underarms caused by annoying vest ride-up.

Cross-Chest Cinch
WRAPTURE Shaped Torso

WRAPTURE Shaped Torso

Exclusive to Stohlquist life jackets, ergonomic WRAPTURE™ shaped torso utilizes reverse articulated foam & convex interior seams to provide a close, low profile fit. The foam contours to the natural shape of the body allowing for optimal comfort. PFDs with the WRAPTURE™ shaped torso provide the most secure and comfortable fit without the tight & restrictive feeling of conventional flat-foam construction.