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By Mike Szostech

Specifically designed for paddle sports,the mesh lower back fits high back seats and sit-on-top kayaks. The side are open, so there’s nothing for your arms and elbows to rub on during a long paddle session.

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This life jacket features an expandable mesh pocket, ripstop fabric, and an attached whistle.

  • Soft, lightweight flotation foam
  • Reflective material for visibility
  • Expandable zippered pocket with Mesh drainage
  • 200 denier nylon rip stop and nylon oxford
  • Lash tab for small accessories

Soft, lightweight flotation foam. SOLAS grade reflective material for visibility. Shoulder adjustments with neoprene comfort pads. Adjustable side belts. Strong, durable zipper closure. Zip assist loop at zipper base

Sizing for the Onyx Paddle Vest

X-Small/Small- 90lbs and over, 28″-36″ Chest

Medium/Large- 90lbs and over, 36″-44″ Chest

X-Large/2X-Large- 90lbs and over, 44″-56″ Chest


What do others say about this life jacket for paddle boarding?

Overall, this life jacket has great reviews. Over 80% of reviews are 5 out of 5 stars, with less than 2% being only 1 or 2 stars. Most reviewers love how light and comfortable this life jacket is, and how it hardly feels like you’re wearing it!

Some experts in life jacket usability have complained there isn’t a safety buckle across the zipper section to keep the zipper from accidentally coming undone while paddling. Sure, that could happen, but you would notice the life jacket getting all floppy as it comes undone. Plus, it’s CSA approved so they must not have the same concern.