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Type III: The low-profile NRS Ninja PFD is so comfortable, you'll forget you have it on. Designed for freestyle kayakers and other active boaters, this compact life jacket gives you total freedom of movement.
  • The Ninja's athletic design won't interfere with paddling, rowing or swimming.
  • Four side adjustments and two shoulder adjustments provide a custom fit.
  • Great for boaters with short torsos, who may have a difficult time wearing more conventional life vests.
  • Soft PVC-Free foam flotation panels are shaped for comfort.
  • A floating front panel adjusts to your body's shape and gives you a warm place to put your hands when it's chilly.
  • The side entry is secured by quick release buckles, making it easy to put on and take off.
  • A front mesh pocket secured with a quick release buckle holds the essentials.
  • The 500-denier Cordura® shell wears like iron.
  • Soft, stretchy fabric on the inside lets the Ninja PFD flex, and enhances breathability.
  • One well placed lash tab holds your rescue knife.
  • This jacket carries the US Coast Guard Certification, through testing by Underwriters Laboratories (UL).
  • Design flotation: 16.5 lbs.

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US Coast Guard Type: III
Profile: Low
Design Flotation: 16.5 lbs.
Outer Fabric: 500-denier Cordura®
Entry System: Side buckle
Pockets:
  • 1 - Front
Lash Tabs:
  • 1 - Front
Adjustment System:
  • 4 - Side
  • 2 - Shoulder
Features:
    US Coast Guard Certification
Size Chest
XS 28"-32"
XS/M 30"-42"
S/M 33"-40"
L/XL 38"-46"
L/XXL 40"-58"
XXL 42"-50"
XL/XXL 42"-58"
Universal 30"-58"

video: NRS Ninja PFD

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The low-profile NRS Ninja PFD is so comfortable, you'll forget you have it on. Designed for freestyle kayakers and other active boaters, this compact life jacket gives you total freedom of movement.

video: How To: Choose the Right Life Jacket

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Choosing a good-fitting life jacket that's designed for the type of boating you do is important for your safety. Whether you are kayaking, rafting, canoeing, fishing or stand up paddling, there's a US Coast Guard-approved PFD that's just right for you. In this video, we go over the types of life jackets most commonly worn by boaters and offer tips for choosing one you'll be comfortable wearing all the time you're on the water.

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Choosing a life jacket, or personal flotation device (PFD), that fits well for all-day wearing comfort is one of the most important water safety decisions you make. In this video we show you how to tighten the straps to ensure the jacket won't ride up when you're in the water. When deciding on a life jacket, wear it around the shop for a while to be sure it's all-day comfortable. Then, be sure to always wear it when you're on the water!

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4.5

(based on 58 reviews)

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91%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Adjustable (50)
  • Comfortable (50)
  • Lightweight (47)
  • Good ventilation (38)
  • Durable (29)

Cons

  • Rides up in water (5)

Best Uses

  • Paddling (49)
  • Kayak / canoe / rafting (25)
  • Boating / sailing (17)
  • Personal watercraft (9)
  • Wakeboarding (3)
    • Chest Size:
    • Feels too small

       

      Feels true to size

       

      100% 

      (53 reviews)

      Feels too big

       
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Intermediate (13), Advanced (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (54), Yes (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Outstanding rolling PFD!

Purchased after watching the short video, and it is absolutely perfect for what I wanted - a low profile, non-bulky PFD for rolling. As I am tall, the short torso of the PFD...Read complete review

Purchased after watching the short video, and it is absolutely perfect for what I wanted - a low profile, non-bulky PFD for rolling. As I am tall, the short torso of the PFD stays completely clear of the kayak's deck and gives me complete freedom of movement.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Its Just ok

I had the PFD for 2 months and it fell apart, NRS did replace it. The knife mount is not in thr right place I lost 2 knifes climing back into my raft. ...Read complete review

I had the PFD for 2 months and it fell apart, NRS did replace it. The knife mount is not in thr right place I lost 2 knifes climing back into my raft. Im a pro. guide.

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5.0

Exactly what I expected

By Gravity Fed

from Western Wyoming

About Me Intermediate

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Adjustable
  • Comfortable
  • Durable
  • Good Ventilation
  • Lightweight

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Kayaking
    • Paddling

    Comments about NRS Ninja PFD:

    Works great

    Service and delivery comments:

    Prompt delivery

    • Chest Size:
    • Feels true to size
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    4.0

    Good vest for active paddler.

    By Iamoni lake walker

    from Tallahassee fl

    About Me Advanced

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Adjustable
    • Comfortable
    • Good Ventilation

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Paddling

      Comments about NRS Ninja PFD:

      You forget that you have it on. Lots of room to freely paddle.

      • Chest Size:
      • Feels true to size
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Wonderful!

      By Gwynne

      from Sacramento CA

      About Me Intermediate

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Adjustable
      • Comfortable
      • Durable
      • Good Ventilation
      • Lightweight
      • Perfect PFD for woman with big chest.
      • Waterproof

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Boating
        • Canoeing
        • Paddling
        • Personal Watercraft
        • Wakeboarding

        Comments about NRS Ninja PFD:

        I Kayak. I'm short, 5'3" but I have a big chest. This PFD makes curling up to roll much much easier. Mainly because I can push it down really low on my body. I recommend it for anyone in my situation who paddles.

        Service and delivery comments:

        Faster than expected.

        • Chest Size:
        • Feels true to size
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        5.0

        " Freedom "

        By Sabonim

        from New York upstate

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Comfortable
        • Freedom To Paddle
        • Lightweight

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Boating
          • Canoeing
          • Paddling
          • Personal Watercraft

          Comments about NRS Ninja PFD:

          This NRS Ninja PFD is excellent , total freedom to paddle all day long.

          • Chest Size:
          • Feels true to size
          • Was this a gift?:
          • No
           
          3.0

          lightweight, not durable.

          By go boat

          from Maine

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Lightweight

          Cons

          • Not Durable

          Best Uses

          • Boating
          • Paddling

          Comments about NRS Ninja PFD:

          I work as a guide, and have had an astral PFD that lasted 7+ years and will be getting another astral. the ninja is lightweight, good mobility but is not durable the seams are coming apart after only one full season of rafting and kayaking.

          • Chest Size:
          • Feels true to size
          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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          • NRS Ninja PFD

            Q:

            Ninja PFD 40013.01.107 instruction on how to wear bottom straps correctly
            Asked on 7/27/2016 by P.M. from Niles, MI

            3 answers

            • Staff Reviewer

              A:

              This video - http://www.nrs.com/learn/how-to-fit-a-life-jacket.asp - shows how to properly fit your life jacket. Be sure to cinch the bottom straps below the rib cage, to prevent jacket ride-up.

              Answered on 7/28/2016 by Clyde from NRS
            • VERIFIED BUYER

              A:

              (I am 5'4", 110 lbs)
              The bottom strap (the thinner one) meets just at my waist. I like to make sure this is tighter than the wider strap (top one).
              If I fall into the water, this will keep the pfd from riding up.
              I generally wear the wider strap a little looser so it does not constrict my breathing when I am paddling hard on an outrigger and dragon boat.
              Hope this helps. I love my Ninja pfd!
              Sent from iPhone.

              Answered on 7/27/2016 by Dragon boat Anna from Berkeley
            • VERIFIED BUYER

              A:

              Hi,
              You just want to make sure the straps are tight but not too tight. I will
              tighten my straps prior to entering the rapids where I have a better chance
              of falling out. You want the jacket to be able to be used by another
              person to pull you into their boat. You want to dunk the person in the
              life jacket down and then use the buoyancy of the water to help you pull
              the person back into your boat. Obviously the jacket will slide a little
              when yanked so keep that in mind. Snug is a good fit but not super tight.
              Thank You,
              -William

              Answered on 7/27/2016 by Anonymous
          • NRS Ninja PFD

            Q:

            Is the Ninja suitable for high-back kayak seats?
            Asked on 7/8/2016 by JP

            6 answers

            • VERIFIED BUYER

              A:

              I paddle Hawaiian outrigger so I don't know.
              Sent from my iPad

              Answered on 7/8/2016 by Paddler 3497 from Olympia WA
            • VERIFIED BUYER

              A:

              Sure, I have a W-S Tarpon 140 and a 2013 Hobie Pro Angler 14. This Pfd works well with either
              Regards
              Sent from my iPhone

              Answered on 7/8/2016 by Texas Tarheel from McAllen Texas
            • VERIFIED BUYER

              A:

              I'm assuming you're referring to sit inside yaks (?). I am 5"4" and slender and it works ok for me. The pdf is not as bulky in the front as the stohlquist line of pfd. Good luck!
              Sent from iPhone.

              Answered on 7/8/2016 by Dragon boat Anna from Berkeley
            • VERIFIED BUYER

              A:

              Probably nothing higher than a typical back band would work well with the Ninja.
              At the highest point, the lower straps should fit below the rib cage and ideally just above the hip.
              For example, any of the Immersion Research back bands should work fine with the Ninja.

              Answered on 7/8/2016 by BK from San Diego, CA
            • VERIFIED BUYER

              A:

              The ninja is probably the smallest life jacket available and has the most
              free moment for your arms. Th back is made of thick foam and may interfere
              with high-back kayak seats. I have used the jacket myself and multiple
              friends and no one has ever complained. The pocket will fit a mini
              beer/soda can, you know those 7.something oz cans. I would buy again.

              Answered on 7/8/2016 by Anonymous
            • Staff Reviewer

              A:

              For high-back seats take a look at our Mesh-Back Life Jackets - http://www.nrs.com/category/2675/life-jackets/mesh-back-life-jackets - They're a better choice for that.

              Answered on 7/8/2016 by Clyde from NRS
          • NRS Ninja PFD

            Q:

            I am 6' and 170 lbs. My chest size is 39". What size do Ninja PFD do you recommend for me?
            Asked on 6/14/2016 by Mikey from Lake Lure NC

            7 answers

            • VERIFIED BUYER

              A:

              Since the Ninja is a unisex pfd, I would use the size chart (looks like a large based on your chest measurement). There are enough straps to make any adjustments. I am smaller than the sizing chart measurements and I bought the s/m. Does not ride up. This is one of the most comfortable pfd if you need a wide range of shoulder movement. I am a dragon boat paddler and this pfd gives me the freedom of movement that I need when I do my sport. NRS has a free, no hassle return policy so no problem if you don't like it. Enjoy!
              Sent from iPhone.

              Answered on 6/14/2016 by Dragon boat Anna from Berkeley
            • VERIFIED BUYER

              A:

              Definitely the large/extra large. I have a 42 inch chest and am using 50% of the adjustment strap bare chested. When adding the thickness of splash jackets. Spray skirts ect. The extra room in adjustment quickly disappears. Not to mention these pfds are built tough and will last for years "I've had mine for 5 yrs" and In that time I've picked up a few extra pounds and the ninja still fits
              Sent from my Verizon, Samsung Galaxy smartphone<div>

              Answered on 6/14/2016 by bub555 from snoqualmie
            • VERIFIED BUYER

              A:

              I'm 5' 9" 145# same chest size and chose S/M - I tend to like a close fit. Only difference in sizes is straps - actual buoyancy device size for both front/back is same. I think the straps are plenty long, almost too much. So, to be safe, go with L/XL as recommended.

              Answered on 6/14/2016 by BK from San Diego, CA
            • Staff Reviewer

              A:

              Mikey, the only difference in the sizes is the length of the adjustment straps, see - http://www.nrs.com/learn/life-jacket-fiction-fact.asp - I think the L/XL will work well for you.

              Answered on 6/14/2016 by Clyde from NRS
            • VERIFIED BUYER

              A:

              LG/XL. The medium anything is too small on these. They have lots of room to adjust.
              Sent from my iPhone

              Answered on 6/14/2016 by Anonymous
            • VERIFIED BUYER

              A:

              I will need to measure my chest size, but I am 5' 5.5". I am pretty lean with some pecs. I bought the LG/XLG. I am at the lower range for this jacket. I have the shoulder straps almost all the way tight. Seems like the LG/XLG would be fine for you.

              Answered on 6/14/2016 by Matt from Akron, Ohio
            • VERIFIED BUYER

              A:

              large/xl
              Please note: message attached

              Answered on 6/14/2016 by Anonymous
          • NRS Ninja PFD

            Q:

            I'm 4 foot 10 inches tall and 110 pounds. PFD I'm using now feels too long. Think this would work?
            Asked on 5/22/2016 by Carol from MN

            8 answers

            • VERIFIED BUYER

              A:

              I tried it on my 12 yo son who is same height but 90lbs. If all straps are tightened yes should fit. Maybe for better performance you should research pfds for kids?
              Sent from my HTC

              Answered on 5/22/2016 by BK from San Diego, CA
            • VERIFIED BUYER

              A:

              I'm 5'2' it works for me. It might be long on you.
              Sent from my iPad

              Answered on 5/23/2016 by Paddler 3497 from Olympia WA
            • Staff Reviewer

              A:

              Carol, folks with short torsos usually find the Ninja a good choice. I think you'll like it.

              Answered on 5/23/2016 by Clyde from NRS
            • VERIFIED BUYER

              A:

              Yes I think it would be a great fit!!!
              Sent from my iPhone

              Answered on 5/23/2016 by Kayaker from Pennsylvania
            • VERIFIED BUYER

              A:

              Hi Carol,
              I use the small medium and I'm 5'9" and weigh 175lbs, I could probably use
              the medium/large too but I like these tighter than looser especially if you
              fall out. You may want to try it on. The return policy is very easy with
              NRS so I would give it shot.
              Thank You,
              -William

              Answered on 5/23/2016 by Anonymous
            • VERIFIED BUYER

              A:

              Yes. Just make sure to measure your chest and refer to the size guide. It's very adjustable and low profile.
              Sent from my iPhone

              Answered on 5/22/2016 by Anonymous
            • VERIFIED BUYER

              A:

              Happy to share my experience about this great pfd.
              I'm 5'3", petite frame, 109 lbs, female. I wear this pfd for the dragon boat racing that I do. I needed unrestricted arm movement and a pfd that wouldn't ride up to my chin. (I have a short torso. ) The Ninji was perfect in many respects for me: side entry, no zipper, great length on my body. In fact many of the smaller paddlers on the team have the Ninji pfd!
              I love the staff at NRS. The free return policy makes this purchase easier.
              Hope this helps. Enjoy and be a safe!
              Sent from iPhone.

              Answered on 5/22/2016 by Dragon boat Anna from Berkeley
            • VERIFIED BUYER

              A:

              I used that like jacket for a year or two- and now I use an Astral Cam1. The shoulder straps are more comfortable. It is also has a short torsos, so you should be fine
              Sent from my iPhone

              Answered on 5/22/2016 by Anonymous
          • NRS Ninja PFD

            Q:

            I weigh 80kg is this pfd suitable?
            Asked on 5/10/2016 by Marshall from Hertfordshire england

            1 answer

            • Staff Reviewer

              A:

              Marshall, the US Coast Guard has determined that most adults need an additional 7–12 pounds of flotation to keep their heads above water. Muscle tissue is less buoyant than fatty tissue. If you're an ultra-fit athlete with a low body mass index (BMI) you may need all that additional flotation. This jacket will be fine for you.

              Answered on 5/10/2016 by Clyde from NRS
          • NRS Ninja PFD

            Q:

            I have a 44"chest, am 6' and weigh 220lbs. What size would be better -- an l/xl or an xxl?
            Asked on 6/14/2015 by Peter from Great Barrington, MA

            8 answers

            • VERIFIED BUYER

              A:

              I don't think I can offer much help. I wear a small or small/medium. Have you tried calling NRS? I have found them pretty helpful in general, and I know from experience that if you are ordering direct from NRS they'll replace something without any hassles if you choose the wrong size, though you will be on the hook for part of the shipping costs. I am assuming there's nowhere near you that you can try on different sizes.
              PS: I really like this PFD.
              Steve

              Answered on 6/15/2015 by Riversurf58 from Tennessee
            • VERIFIED BUYER

              A:

              xxl would work, you can always adjust it down with the straps.

              Answered on 6/14/2015 by Anonymous
            • VERIFIED BUYER

              A:

              L/XL
              Sent from my iPhone

              Answered on 6/14/2015 by Anonymous
            • VERIFIED BUYER

              A:

              Looks like you fall between sizes. If your a fair weather paddler only wearing a rash guard, the l/xl should be ok. If your going to put layers on under a dry suit or dry top
              you might consider the xxl.
              Again body shape has a lot to do with comfort and proper fit. Worst case is send it back after trying it on both with all your layers and with none....if you run out of adjustment range then try the other size.
              Hope it helps.
              Sent from my iPhone

              Answered on 6/14/2015 by Paddle Jim from Lambertville, New Jersey
            • VERIFIED BUYER

              A:

              I have a 42" chest, 5'11, and 200lbs. I have the large size.

              Answered on 6/14/2015 by Anonymous
            • Staff Reviewer

              A:

              Peter, one thing for you to be aware of is the Ninja, like most recreational life jackets, has the same foam panels for all the sizes. The only difference in the sizes are the strap lengths. Any time you see a single "design flotation" for a jacket, this is the case. So, either the L/XL or XXL will fit you. If you're not wearing the jacket over bulky winter clothing the L/XL would be fine. The XXL will have extra strap length over lighter clothing.

              Answered on 6/14/2015 by Clyde from NRS
            • VERIFIED BUYER

              A:

              I am a 45" chest with a 32 waist and the l/xl fits good. The larger size
              may create long flapping straps in my opinion
              Erik Clark

              Answered on 6/14/2015 by trvlrerik from Salina, Ks.
            • VERIFIED BUYER

              A:

              I would recommend the xxl
              Jeremiah

              Answered on 6/14/2015 by Anonymous
          • NRS Ninja PFD

            Q:

            The complaint we have with our current vests is that they get so hot. Does this vest breathe and keep you cool?
            Asked on 6/5/2015 by Rhonda from Shepherdtown, WV

            10 answers

            • VERIFIED BUYER

              A:

              The body of this vest is pretty thick foam so I wouldn't describe it as
              breathable, but I don't get overheated wearing it on tours either. The
              front and back panels are smaller than other vests I've worn, so your chest
              and back have plenty of area exposed to the air. It's much more
              comfortable/cool than other styles I've worn before, I would highly
              recommend giving it a try.

              Answered on 6/8/2015 by Cait the great from Boston, Massachusetts
            • VERIFIED BUYER

              A:

              Hello,
              Well, the vest doesn't "breathe" per se. I don't know of one that does,
              unless I misunderstand what you mean. The side panels, where there's no
              flotation, allow some airflow. Overall, I like the vest a lot. the
              profile is small and it doesn't cover a large area of the torso, so
              compared to a larger vest, I suppose that would make it cooler.

              Answered on 6/5/2015 by Riversurf58 from Tennessee
            • VERIFIED BUYER

              A:

              Vest is extremely comfortable. I recommend wearing a rash guard or non cotton t shirt underneath. In addition, get a skirt, learn to roll (from a certified ACA instructor) and you'll never be hot again!!!
              Sent from my iPhone

              Answered on 6/5/2015 by Paddle Jim from Lambertville, New Jersey
            • VERIFIED BUYER

              A:

              It is a bit cooler than other jackets as it leaves much of your upper torso
              not covered by flotation foam.

              Answered on 6/5/2015 by Anonymous
            • VERIFIED BUYER

              A:

              I really like the Ninja, it may be the closest PFD to having class 5 flotation and features with class 3 weight and comfort, but the flotation panels are not vented so it creates a sweaty spot under the flotation block. The Ninja is my go to PFD when I am going to be in “big” water. When I am looking for comfort only, I have an Astral brand, Air Vent it is the most comfortable PFD I own, but it does not have the features of the Ninja, and would not trust it for assisted rescues.
              Erik

              Answered on 6/5/2015 by trvlrerik from Salina, Ks.
            • Staff Reviewer

              A:

              Rhonda, the flotation materials in life jackets don't breathe, so manufacturers use various methods to get some ventilation under them. NRS uses mesh in the lower back of the Clearwater, cVest, Zoya and Chinook. With the new Women's Siren we use raised foam panels to channel air along the back. Astral has ventilation features in the V-Eight, Camino, Linda, Ronny and Ronny Fisher. You can see all of them here - http://www.nrs.com/category/2547/life-jackets/?ppg=all - Please look these over, read the reviews and contact us with any questions. I'm sure we can get you set up with jackets that are more comfortable.

              Answered on 6/5/2015 by Clyde from NRS
            • VERIFIED BUYER

              A:

              I like the fact that this vest isn't too bulky. It doesn't necessarily "breathe" where the floatant material is, but it is so compact that it allows you to "breathe" everywhere else. So I like it!!!

              Answered on 6/5/2015 by Anonymous
            • VERIFIED BUYER

              A:

              This vest covers a very small area so I would say yes it keeps you cool. I
              use a different vest normally for the opposite reason, to keep me warm.
              I would say the Astral Camio200 would be a more breathable life jacket, I
              have a few of those but this is a nicer quality jacket and lower profile.
              You can tighten the Ninja PFD up very nicely as well.
              Thank You,
              -William

              Answered on 6/5/2015 by Anonymous
            • VERIFIED BUYER

              A:

              I feel that with the openness of this vest I am cooler then with any of the other I own.
              Sent via the Samsung GALAXY S®4 Active™, an AT&T 4G LTE smartphone

              Answered on 6/5/2015 by Anonymous
            • VERIFIED BUYER

              A:

              Hi I don't find that I am hot in this best. It is very comfortable and even though I am large cheated.
              Sent from my iPhone

              Answered on 6/5/2015 by Anonymous
          • NRS Ninja PFD

            Q:

            What is the thickness of the front panel? I paddle C1, and the roll is effected by the very thick front panels on most vests now. Is the Ninja's front pannel thinner?
            Asked on 2/15/2015 by Rand from Grand River, OH

            3 answers

            • VERIFIED BUYER

              A:

              I'd sat the front foam panel is about 3.5" at the thickest areas, but
              the foam itself starts higher on the torso than the older, thinner
              designs, and of course takes up much less overall area. I don't C1, but
              for a garden variety C-C roll in a kayak, it's never inhibited my roll.
              I don't know if there are subtle difference in the forward "kiss the
              deck" move for a C-1 roll that would change that dynamic. It also
              doesn't get in the way for a back deck roll, at least in a kayak.
              Hope this helps a bit.

              Answered on 2/15/2015 by Riversurf58 from Tennessee
            • VERIFIED BUYER

              A:

              It is actually pretty thick (it is the thickest of any of the vests I
              own). I do not have it here, but I would estimate that it is around 3
              inches plus. I only use the vest for my sea kayak and it is extremely
              comfortable for that purpose.

              Answered on 2/16/2015 by Anonymous
            • Staff Reviewer

              A:

              Rand, the front panel is 3" in thickness.

              Answered on 2/16/2015 by Clyde from NRS
          • NRS Ninja PFD

            Q:

            Would this be a good choice for Water Skiing?
            Asked on 12/20/2014 by Joe from Tacoma, WA

            2 answers

            • VERIFIED BUYER

              A:

              No, it doesn't meet safety regulations for open water.
              Sent from my Verizon Wireless 4G LTE smartphone

              Answered on 12/20/2014 by bub555 from snoqualmie
            • Staff Reviewer

              A:

              No, Joe, it isn't. Water skiing jackets are rated for high speed impact protection.

              Answered on 12/20/2014 by Clyde from NRS
          • NRS Ninja PFD

            Q:

            Hi,
            I just tried a friends Ninja L/XL. I liked it a lot, only issue was the top of the front triangle was a little too high when seated in my kayak. Might this be better in the S/M, or is the flotation pieces identical?
            Asked on 11/22/2014 by Hans from seattle

            4 answers

            • VERIFIED BUYER

              A:

              The center flotation is identical.

              Answered on 11/22/2014 by Anonymous
            • Staff Reviewer

              A:

              Hans, the flotation panels are the same in all sizes. What changes is the length of the adjustment straps.

              Answered on 11/22/2014 by Clyde from NRS
            • VERIFIED BUYER

              A:

              I wear a S/M, but I don't know if the flotation is the same as the L.
              Maybe NRS can answer that? Also, I'm a guide and don't kayak too much
              anymore, so I'm sitting on a raft all day and don't have anything
              pushing the vest too high, as you seem to have sitting in the cockpit.
              I've worn the vest hundreds of times over several seasons, and I
              overall, I really like it. I hope you can make it work. Wish I could be
              of more help.
              SYOTR

              Answered on 11/22/2014 by Riversurf58 from Tennessee
            • VERIFIED BUYER

              A:

              Yea the flotation is a universal size. I have a large/extra large and my girlfriend has a s/m the only difference is the length of the Straps
              Sent from my Verizon Wireless 4G LTE smartphone

              Answered on 11/23/2014 by bub555 from snoqualmie
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