Gear Review: Bluestorm Stratus 35 Life Vest

What is it?

Bluestorm Stratus 35 Life Vest

What sets it apart?

Bluestorm Gear has been creating life-saving personal flotation devices (PFDs) for more than 85 years. The Stratus 35 is one of four models of high-quality PFDs made by Bluestorm, and it follows the trend with their goal of making affordable, rigorously tested products. They are handmade and hand checked to provide anglers the peace of mind that their life will be saved if an accident occurs. Like others on the market, this PFD is designed to automatically inflate when submerged, but you can also manually inflate the jacked as needed, just in case.

How do I use it?

Available in five colors – deep blue, apex black, legendary tan, hi-vis green and nitro red – there is a color that will suit anyone. As a U.S. Coast Guard Approved PFD, it provides 35 pounds of buoyancy to ensure a user will stay afloat. Of all the models Bluestorm makes, the Stratus 35 is designed to be the go-to for any and all types of fishing. Straight out of the box, the jacket includes everything needed for action. Simply install the CO2 cartridge and head to the lake.

How much?

$119.99

More Information:

Bluestormgear.com

Angler's Insight:

Having used several PFDs over the years, the Stratus 35 is one of the most comfortable and lightweight, low-profile inflatable vests I have ever worm. At $119.99, you cannot beat the savings for the vest you are getting. It fits tight enough and comfortable enough to be worn while fishing in rough conditions without sacrificing maneuverability while running the boat and landing fish.