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NRS - cVest Mesh Back PFD


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NRS CVest Mesh Back PFD

The cVest PFD from NRS was designed with expedition paddlers in mind with loads of features and pockets. However, with a mesh back and having flotation concentrated in the front and behind the shoulders, the cVest is also a great option for recreational paddlers with high-backed seating systems in their boats.

The cVest PFD includes a whopping six pockets for handy storage including one that’s ideal for a radio. Complete with lashing tab and lanyard loops on the front and a beacon loop on the back, paddlers can outfit this vest in a multitude of ways for a completely customizable PFD.

The eight adjustment points ensure a proper, secure fit, while the 3M SOLAS (Safety of Life at Sea) reflective tape provides high visibility in low-light conditions.

  • The NRS cVest is a medium profile life jacket.
  • Designed specifically for touring, the high-back flotation accommodates most sea kayaking seats and the mesh lower back adds welcome ventilation during long days on the water.
  • Two lash tabs and numerous d-rings offer endless opportunities for attaching a rescue knife, strobe, whistle and other accessories.
  • Two large zippered pockets and two small, dual-entry clamshell pockets provide multiple storage options.
  • Six adjustment points for a customizable fit and front-entry zipper for easily slipping the jacket on and off.
  • 400 denier ripstop nylon fabric resists tears and abrasion.
  • 3M reflective accents throughout the jacket for added visibility in low-light conditions.
  • This jacket is approved by UL Canada.


Outfitted to meet the needs of sea kayakers, the NRS cVest PFD combines safety with convenience and comfort. Paddlers-cut design allows for optimal range of motion. By concentrating the back flotation high, the cVest accommodates most high-back kayaking seats while the mesh lower adds welcome ventilation. The 400 denier nylon fabric construction ensures durability through seasons of wear and tear. A combination of soft and pliable plush fit foam and thin sheets of a lightweight foam delivers unmatched flexibility and enhanced comfort. Six adjustment points offer a customizable fit and front-entry zipper makes it easy to slip the jacket on and off. With two large zippered pockets, two small, dual-entry clamshell pockets, two lash tabs and numerous d-rings, the cVest offers endless storage and opportunities for attaching a rescue knife, strobe, whistle and other accessories.



Size Chest
XS/M 30"-42"
L/XL 42"-52"
XL/XXL 50"-56"


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