Salus Marine Jazz PFD Review
The Jazz PFD from Salus Marine is a performance-oriented personal flotation device that has become one of the top choices for whitewater paddlers. However, with its streamlined design, full range of motion, and contoured fit it is increasingly becoming the go-to jacket for flat-water enthusiasts.
Inspired by pro paddlers, the Jazz PFD features an innovative rocker shape the forms to your torso as you reach and bend during each paddle stroke, while the sculpted, low-profile foam placement increases comfort for paddlers of all sizes. That said, the Jazz sits lower on the torso making it the perfect option for bigger, barrel-chested men or females with a large bust line; however, those paddling recreational kayaks with high backrests may find the low fit causes the jacket to ‘ride up’ when sitting in their boats.
The Jazz PFD includes a large front zippered pocket that also houses the adjustment straps to keep the front of the jacket clear of snag points. Salus Marine’s Dry-Lex technology lines the back and front inside panels of the jacket for improved breathability and water absorption, while the durable 500 Denier Cordura outer shell is resistant to tearing, fraying, and fading during regular use. The front lashing tab offers a mounting point for a knife, whistle, or light, and the reflective 3M Scotchlite trim enhances visibility on cloudy days or after sundown.
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