Love my Vaikobi PFD! Great pockets for phone, water camel on the back and it’s really comfortable especially with the flexibility of the adjustable strap.
Love the products and can tell they are tried and tested paddling devices. Everything works and is where it should be from water bladder storage and volume to zips and pockets for food and navigational items. They are hard wearing and of the two PFD’s I own neither of them have failed in any way. The stitching, colour and zips are all working 100%.
Love it. Very comfortable, easily adjustable, fluro yellow stands out for a long way off, zip dockets very accessible when on, use the dumb car key lanyard all the time, hydration back velcro section very secure even when nailed by Freight Train on the weekend. Best of all stays on and keeps you well aflot when pummeled repeatly by 2-3m waves after my leg rope snaped and si was washed well away. However there is scope for improvement as in any product my I suggest the front zipper pocket could be a tad larger to fit the larger type mobile phone, even though they get smashed when you remount you ski after the being pummeled.
Wow Mark, sounds like you had quite an eventful weekend! We hope you're ok and very happy to hear that you were safe and that the PFD did it's job for you. For those wanting a larger front pocket we developed the VXP PFD - check it out next time you need a new one :) Thanks heaps for the feedback - we really appreciate it.