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 Post subject: More PFD questions...
PostPosted: Tue Apr 08, 2008 7:36 am 
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Hello everybody,

I was looking arround in the internet stores for PFD's

I will use it with a klepper Aerius ii 545+ with comfort seats installed.
I am rather heavily built 172 cm tall and my wife is 163 cm tall..

We will raise our seats ( mine 3cm and my wife's 6cm) to help us clear the coamming when paddling.

I was looking at KOKATAT MSfit tour. I asked the store to let me know the size of the back and the XL is 47cm and the S is 43cm shoulder to waistline... I consider this will interfere with our backrests...

Looking for a solution I found the aSea model of Stohlquist brand...
I think this is high enough not to inerfere with the back rest...

Has anyone tried this type of PFD? Any other recommendations?


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For me, I tried to raise my wife 6 cm but we found the kayak was too tippy. She's 1.64m, and she has no problem to paddle without the raised seat.


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 08, 2008 12:06 pm 
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I use that partucular PFD but at 188 cm, I've never had an issue with the back of it.

I will say, however, that I've never noticed the PFD in all-day paddling which I found to be remarkable. I thought it would bother me and be in my way - it wasn't.

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K7Baixo wrote:
I use that partucular PFD but at 188 cm, I've never had an issue with the back of it.

I will say, however, that I've never noticed the PFD in all-day paddling which I found to be remarkable. I thought it would bother me and be in my way - it wasn't.


Which one..the asea or the kokatat?


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 08, 2008 10:05 pm 
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vangelis wrote:
K7Baixo wrote:
I use that partucular PFD but at 188 cm, I've never had an issue with the back of it.

I will say, however, that I've never noticed the PFD in all-day paddling which I found to be remarkable. I thought it would bother me and be in my way - it wasn't.


Which one..the asea or the kokatat?


aSea - apologies...

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Communicating with various e-shops, I found out that KOKATAT BAHIA TOUR is a high back PFD.
Unfortunately I can not try one in Greece before ordering on the internet, so I am trying to find out measurements for M/XL and S sizes.

Does anyone uses this PFD or the similar BAHIA ?

Any comments ?


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Patagonia Meshback, successor to the Lotus Mildwater. There are also the inflatable PFDs-- they must be the most comfortable...

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