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Hydraulics Race Pro PFD
Hydraulics Race Pro PFD Life Jacket
 
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Weight: 2 lbs oz / 907g
Size: 2 Sizes
Price: $215.00

Stock Status:Out of Stock

Product Code: 148-16101

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The Hydraulics Race Pro PFD is used by some of top teams in adventure racing. Teams such as Nike ACG and Seagate use this life vest because it is specifically designed for adventure racing and excels at it's job.

A stretchy back pocket makes carrying and replacing bladders easy. It holds up to a 100 ounce (3 Liter) hydration bladder. Simply poke the tube out the shoulder opening and use either the built-in shoulder tube guide or the quick-fix lash tabs to secure the drink tube over the shoulder. Shotcord front loops and sticky elastic keep mouthpieces close.

Easy access mesh pockets on the front for food, sunscreen etc, plus a neoprene bottle holder for fluid or liquid food. Knife pocket, concealed in the right mesh pocket, with lash tab for tying your knife in. An emergency whistle clips to its own pocket on the left shoulder. A cord secures it to the vest so you can't lose it.

Contoured foam for super comfy fit. System 'X' adjusts the shoulders and sides at the same time and keeps you in. Cut for charging. Pull it over your head for fast entry. Unzip and unclip for quick exit.

Reflective piping for visibilty. 100% Nylon. Comes with mesh storage bag.

Medium: Chest 32" - 42", Buoyancy 17 lbs
Large: Chest 42" - 52", Buoyancy 22 lbs

"It's awesome to be wearing a PFD that we were able to help design and that's built specifically to the needs of Adventure Racing! The features on this beauty, like the rear bladder compartment, the built in whistle, the dual strap cinching system, the front bottle holder and mesh food storage compartments are just some fo the incredible components of this PFD. I would recommend this for any level of racer or adventurer looking for a comfortable and functional PFD." ~ Mike Kloser Team Nike
Features
  • Built in Hydration Sleeve
  • Built in Bottle Holder
  • Mesh Food Pockets
  • Built in Whistle
  • Super Comfortable

Average Customer Review: 5 of 5 Total Reviews: 1 Write a review.

  2 of 2 people found the following review helpful:
 
The Best for AR and Kayak Touring November 15, 2005
Reviewer: Michael (GearZone.com Tester) from Utah, United States  
The Hydraulics Race Pro PFD was specifically designed for adventure racing, but it also excels at kayak touring. The main difference between this PFD and almost every other PFD on the market is that the Race Pro has a built-in hydration pocket. The hydration pocket easily holds a 100 ounce bladder and with the hydration tube holders on the front of the life jacket, you can drink while paddling without every having to take your hands off your paddle! This is a huge benefit to adventure racers and sea kayakers. It is often difficult to stay hydrated while kayaking, but it is easy with the Race Pro. For best hands free drinking I also use a Camelbak tube director and Camelbak Big Bite Valve. The tube director is a neoprene sleeve with a wire in it that allows you to bend the hydration tube to whatever shape you need it. With this setup, I can place my bite valve a few inches below and in front of my mouth.

The Race Pro has plenty of pockets for food that on the front of the vest. The middle neoprene pocket can also hold a water bottle. There is a separate pocket for a river knife and it comes with a safety whistle that has its own pocket on the shoulder strap.

I used the Race Pro for kayaking and adventure racing this last season. The PFD was really comfortable and made it much easier to stay hydrated and fed during long paddles. The Race Pro offers a lot of versatility that makes for a great touring PFD too.

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