NRS Oso PFD Description
The NRS Oso PFD is a basic, medium profile life jacket for recreational kayakers and rafters with a ventilated, thin-back design for comfort with any type of seat.
NRS Oso PFD Specs and Features
- Material Description: 400-denier ripstop nylon
- The Oso is a Type III, medium profile PFD delivering 16.5 lbs. of flotation
- The thin back construction distributes the PlushFit™ foam flotation more broadly to reduce bulk and improve the fit
- Five-panel design conforms effortlessly to your body's shape, following your movements as you paddle, row, fish or swim
- Features two large zippered pockets for on-the-water essentials, 3M® reflective accents, shoulder strap keepers and a hidden lash tab
- Convenient front, zippered entry and six adjustment points for a customized fit
- The Oso carries the US Coast Guard Certification through Underwriters Laboratories (UL)
NRS Oso PFD Reviews
Best PDF on the market and I…
Best PDF on the market and I have tried several different brands but NRS fits well and is more comfortable than any other. Love new colors and design and recently purchased a new NRS PFD which I love and have had many complements!
I confess: I've not used the…
I confess: I've not used the PFD yet. It was necessary to buy online so I couldn't touch feel and try it on prior to purchase. I agree with other reviews that it is extra thick in front so leaning on a backrest or tree should be comfy. I'm a canoeist so it's not really a concern so long as the bulk doesn't interfere with paddling. BUT here's the thing: I bought a size S/M that it is actually labeled XSM. That's 3 body sizes this thing is supposed to accommodate. AND it is also labeled user weight >88 - 132 lbs. I weigh 165. So is this jacket going to be okay for me? I have apparently adjusted it to fit but won't know how it performs until I get to paddle this spring. Luckily REI has a generous return policy.
The thin back design is very…
The thin back design is quite…
At the outset I should make…
My previous PFD was overkill…
My previous PFD was overkill for the day paddling/overnight touring which I did with my sea kayak. The bulk was reassuring, but that bulk detracted from the comfort of paddling and from optimum flexibility when practicing various kayaking skills.
With the OSO, I can wear my PFD continuously with no fuss and practice rolls, towing, and rescues with ease.
In addition, the reduced bulk makes stowage easy when the PFD is not being worn.
A fine product for its intended usage.