Gear Review: Lure Angler PFD from Old Town

What is it?

Lure Angler PFD from Old Town

What sets it apart?

Spending time in a kayak will get you very close to the water. So close that it is a no-brainer that you need a personal floatation device, or PFD. Traditional PFDs are great for keeping you afloat, but not great for giving you good range of motion on a kayak. Enter the Lure Angler- a  PFD designed for kayak anglers by Old Town, who makes plenty of kayaks and knows what an angler needs while on one. 

How do I use it?

Prety simple, really. You put it on and get on the water! The high back construction allows you to sit comfortably in your seat, and the vest allows full range of motion when casting, paddling or reaching storage. There's plenty of pockets for your personal items as well. It's worth noting that this is a Type III PFD- if you are taking your kayak on to big water you may want a more robust PFD. But for most typical fishing situations in a kayak or canoe, this is all you need. 

How much?

$129

More Information:

Old Town

Angler’s insight:

I've used a few PFDs on a kayak and this one will almost make you forget you are wearing it. Nothing to recharge or worry about getting wet either. If you enjoy kayaking, you have to have a PFD. You might as well get one that was built with you in mind.