NRS Clearwater Personal Flotation Device
NRSClearwater Personal Flotation Device

Things are less stressful on the sea.

Life is stressful, but it's nothing that a few days of island hopping in the northwest can't take care of. Throw on your NRS Clearwater Personal Flotation Device and slide your kayak into that cold, clear water.

  • Front-loaded buoyancy gives you a more natural sitting position when you're in the water and creates a more breathable, comfortable back
  • Reflective tape makes it easier to spot you in the dark
  • Large arm openings increase your range of motion and won't get in your way while you are paddling
  • Get a perfect fit by utilizing the eight separate adjustment points
  • Built-in key lanyard keeps your car keys from ending up at the bottom of Puget Sound
  • Reviews
  • Q & A

Perfect fit

    Took this out for the first time a few weeks ago, best fit I could ask for, try comfortable sitting in the kayak.

    Great PFD for Kayaking

    • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

    Used my new PFD while kayaking on the Bass River on Cape Cod. Very confortable and did not ride up.

    Our favorite kayaking PFD!

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    I became interested in kayaking this year and bought three kayaks and assorted gear to outfit them, without knowing exactly what we wanted. I love kayaking and try to get to a nearby lake twice weekly.
    My initial PFD selections were fine but bulky on the back, which didn't work well with high-back seats. When I came across the NRS Clearwater it seemed really promising. When it arrived we put this jacket to use immediately and it immediately became the favorite of myself, my family and friends. The flotation is high on the back, which is more comfortable, as is the mesh lower back which is against the kayak seat. The front pockets are a great idea for easy access of small items while paddling. Plenty of adjustment for a custom fit help to make this a great choice for recreational kayaking. The fit is comfortable and the reflective tape is another indication of a well-designed product.
    I would recommend this product to friends and will likely purchase another. I have been impressed with kayak gear from NRS.

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    Can you get this PFD in a youth size? If not, what other PFD would you suggest?

    I have 2 children, 7 & 8yrs old who kayak so a no frills mesh back PFD like this is what I am looking for.

    Very pleased with this PFD

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    I purchased this PFD based on the product description, video, review on this PFD and recommendation of another customer. I have not been disappointed. It is much more comfortable than what I have been using. It fits well and is easy to adjust. (It looks good, too.) I would definitely recommend it to a friend.

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    Excellent Kayaking PFD

      My husband and I both bought the charcoal color. As soon as they were delivered we tried them on and adjusted them. I was amazed at the comfort of this PFD as well as the quality. Both PFDs fit my husband and my like a glove. The adjustability of them is fantastic, and the ability to move freely while wearing it is priceless. I love how large both the front pockets are. And again, I love how comfortable this PFD is, this PFD doesn't ride up when you sit down, which is very important in my book.

      I would recommend it to friends, and I would buy another in a heartbeat.