NRS Chinook OS Fishing PFD

by  NRS

NRS Chinook OS Fishing PFD Description

With the fit and design inspired by our most popular life jacket, the Chinook OS Fishing PFD has added features for open-water safety and convenience.

NRS Chinook OS Fishing PFD Specs and Features

  • Material Description: 400-denier ripstop nylon

Additional Attributes

  • The Chinook OS is a Type III, medium profile life jacket delivering 16.5 pounds of flotation
  • PlushFit™ foam and a high-back design combine to create an extremely comfortable vest for any type of raft or kayak seat
  • A mesh lower-back offers added ventilation on warm days
  • One large, zippered tackle pocket, with internal organization, plus one smaller tackle pocket
  • One zippered pocket sized for a VHF radio and three accessory pockets with hook-and-loop closure
  • Also features a rod holder, two strobe attachment points, two knife lash tabs and extra reflective accents for low-light visibility
  • The zippered front entry and six adjustment points offer a customized fit
  • The Chinook OS carries the US Coast Guard Certification through Underwriters Laboratories (UL).

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NRS Chinook OS Fishing PFD Reviews

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Great PFD! It is comfortable…

Submitted by: Presschecker on 8/2/2021

Great PFD! It is comfortable while paddling. The pockets are handy for small gear and my iPhone. It easily kept me afloat when I needed it.


Great PFD - not only for…

Submitted by: DKehlenbach on 5/17/2020
Great PFD - not only for fishing. I photograph from my kayak and all the pockets make it easy to hold extra batteries, filters, cleaning equipment, etc. The coil-retractor is a great tool to hold a keychain-style microfiber cloth to wipe off the lens. I mount a Peak Designs camera clip to the knife lash tab and it can easily hold a micro four-thirds camera with a zoom lens. No interference at all when paddling. Besides its versatility, the Chinook is a very comfortable vest to wear and its high back panel makes paddling with a high seat much easier.

As we all know it’s important…

Submitted by: basscatlildave on 5/3/2020
As we all know it’s important to wear your PFD. As a fisherman it’s hard to find a comfortable one to wear while you fish. This one was built by Yak fisherman for Yak fisherman. It’s actually so comfortable I have left my kayak and went exploring and forgot I had it on. Down here in south Alabama it gets hot in the summer so another great feature is that it don’t get too hot like others I have used. You definitely can’t go wrong with this life jacket.

I really love my NRS Chinook…

Submitted by: kgphotos on 9/4/2019

I really love my NRS Chinook life jacket. I fish from a kayak with a lawn chair style seat and the high back of the Chinook makes it comfortable to be on the water for many hours. Its not inexpensive but you can definitely feel the quality. I believe it will last for many many seasons. You really do get what you pay for. I also appreciate all the cargo pockets for my fly fishing gear. If you are shopping for a new PFD, especially for kayaking, make sure to add this one to your list.