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Old 01-03-2011, 04:40 PM   #1
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Need a PFD for a big guy... What do you like?

6'4 250lber looking for a good PFD.. Problem is I will need to order online so won't be able to try on prior. I live to far from everwhere to actually go in and try one on. Besided when I have had the chance to go try one on most places don't even have one for my size, they all say they will have to order. Well I can order one on my own. So what do you have that you like? The Ski boat PFD I have been using needs to be replaced with a more specific Fishing and Kayak PFD..
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Old 01-03-2011, 06:07 PM   #2
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Go to OEX...I am 6-3, 270 and use the NRS XX Large PDF. Fits me perfectly and is really comfortable. Totally set up for fishing. Can't go wrong.
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Old 01-03-2011, 07:00 PM   #3
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Go to OEX...I am 6-3, 270 and use the NRS XX Large PDF. Fits me perfectly and is really comfortable. Totally set up for fishing. Can't go wrong.
It's about a 3hr drive for me to go to OEX. Last time I was there they didn't have any XXL's so that is another reason I would like to mail order. I could order through OEX though. Do you remember which NRS PFD it is? Thanks...
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Old 01-03-2011, 09:27 PM   #4
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I bought this one from OEX store. They don't have them online, but they do sell it in their stores.



http://thewildernessreview.com/306/mti-adventurewear-comp-iii-pfd-review/

I am 260lb 6ft guy and this one fits me.
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Old 01-03-2011, 11:56 PM   #5
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6'4 250lber looking for a good PFD.. Problem is I will need to order online so won't be able to try on prior. I live to far from everwhere to actually go in and try one on. Besided when I have had the chance to go try one on most places don't even have one for my size, they all say they will have to order.....
I have an extrasport Osprey


  • Sizing is as follows:
  • XS/SM fits 33 to 39 inch chest size
  • M/L fits 40 to 45 inch chest size
  • XL/XXL fits 46 to 56 inch chest size
I personally have the M/L and I'm 6'2" 185 pounds and wear a 44 Carhart and the thing is plenty big on me, huge in fact.

I'd say that the XL/XXL would probably fit you fine.

Here it is on sale for $50..
http://www.jaxmercantile.com/product...roductid=66690


Here's one on ebay for $79..
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...024#vi-content

It's good to have protection that fits right.

With that in mind if anyone has a good source for prophylactics "for a big guy"


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Old 01-04-2011, 07:47 AM   #6
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I like my NRS Chinook
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Old 01-04-2011, 09:01 AM   #7
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6'4 250lber looking for a good PFD.. Problem is I will need to order online so won't be able to try on prior. I live to far from everwhere to actually go in and try one on. Besided when I have had the chance to go try one on most places don't even have one for my size, they all say they will have to order. Well I can order one on my own. So what do you have that you like? The Ski boat PFD I have been using needs to be replaced with a more specific Fishing and Kayak PFD..
http://http://www.cabelas.com/produc...h-All Products

Someone already posted this one, but it's a nice vest.
http://www.basspro.com/Extrasport-Os...73706/-1223645
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Old 01-04-2011, 09:29 AM   #8
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I like my NRS Chinook

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Old 01-04-2011, 09:57 AM   #9
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Anyone familiar with the MTI PFD''s? They have a few fishing PfD's that look good. I have been searching for some NRS Chinook in a color other than orange and can't find one. I will keep looking though. The MTI's look nice though...
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Old 01-04-2011, 10:23 AM   #10
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picked up an nrs chinook from oex during the black friday sale, and its great. only comes in 2 colors the hi-vis orange and the green.
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Old 01-04-2011, 10:47 AM   #11
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The most popular PFD we do for bigger guys is the Chinook. In fact its the most popular period,

The XXL Chinnok has a chest of up to 50"


Also the Fisherman from Stohlquist in the universal Plus size will extend to a chest of 54". This PFD is a little better design as the shoulders are neoprene making the pfd more comfortable.

We are stocking the new MTI F-Spec's as well. They are great looking PFD's but the largest chest size we have in stock is 46" on the lg/xl size (not sure if they have a larger size, but we dont have them in stock).

If you have any questions or want to order a PFD feel free to give me a call at the shop 866-587-2990. Ill even give you 10% off the PFD.
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Old 01-04-2011, 03:28 PM   #12
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lacofdfireman,

I'm 6'-4" 250lbs

and I have the XXL Chinnok fits great... easy to paddle with

Just go to OEK or have them ship you one
You will have no regrets
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Old 01-06-2011, 08:10 AM   #13
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I have 1 of the XXL Chinook in olive
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Old 01-07-2011, 01:15 PM   #14
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I am 6 foot 250 and the NRS chinook xxl is perfect. Call up and or any oex and order one. You will be happy
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Old 01-07-2011, 06:16 PM   #15
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Thanks for all the replies everyone. I am at work for the next few days but my son called me and said I had a package delivered today from OEX. Andy hooked me up with a NRS Chinook. Should be just what I need. Thanks again for all the help everyone and especially all the guys from OEX. You know who you are.. Thanks again.
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I have 1 of the XXL Chinook in olive
Andy come through again...
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