The light and comfortable Hobie Inflatable Life Jacket is ready when you need it most. It easily inflates manually, which allows you to swim, wade and immerse in the water without activation. Our customers like it for its lightweight, non-obtrusive design. Designed for persons 16 years and older, weighing more than 80 lbs. with a chest size of 30-52 in.
This newer version of the Hobie inflatable PFD features two wider side pockets and will ride up less when you are pedaling.
Finish and a tailored fit once its adjusted is excellent . I don’t find myself re-ajusting it like I had with my older vest . It’s just what we expect from a Hobie product .
Perfect for day trip paddlers or for kayakers during high heat. I hate every PFD I’ve ever used. They ride up, are constricting, trap incredible heat and prevent leaning into your seat (even high back PFFs). An hour in at the most and the PFF was tucked under a bungie on the deck. This resolve ALL these issues and makes wearing a PFD something I can do all day every day I go kayaking!
Feels like you are wearing nothing at all. Looks great too. So far I have not had to pull the handle yet. Make sure to get one that matches the color of your kayak.
A nice and stylish inflatable kayaking jacket. I bought this for use on my Pro Angler 12, the jacket has no back so I can rest against the kayak seat very easily. There is an adjustable strap which allows you to adjust the jacket to any size you'd like. The vest is inflated by pulling a string to fire a CO2 cartridge. This must be done in order to inflate the jacket. The tan color looks very nice and the cloth is of high quality. The jacket features some nice pockets on the side which allow you to store items such as clippers or snacks. My only gripe is that it does not inflate itself. The jacket is very low profile which makes casting and moving around the kayak very easy. Make sure to arm the cartridge before you use the jacket.