After kayaking for a few years now and finding out what I do and donít need, I just bought a new PFD for the up-coming season. After lots of research the PFD I chose is the Kokatat Bahia Tour (www.kokatat.com/product_detail.asp?code=bht).
This PFD has just about everything I needed in a life jacket;
Two big pockets for things you need to carry when out on the water i.e. flairs, whistle, mirror, food, and so on.
An electronics pocket for a VHF radio or GPS if you donít carry a radio.
Front and back lash tabs for knife and strobe.
Reflective tape so you can be seen at night.
It has the high back so you can sit comfortably in your kayak and nice wide open arm holes so you have ample freedom of movement.
Multiple shoulder and side adjustment straps so you can fit it perfectly to your body.
And finally not a bad price, I found it for $99 on LLBeanís web site.
This jacket has it all and Iím very happy with it.
Kayaking, a good reason for a man to put on a skirt and go out to play.