NRS Vapor PFD is rated 4.7 out of 5 by 9.
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Product Description Item No.   10275569

The NRS Vapor PFD is a life jacket for paddling. Ideal for kayaking and even canoeing, this Type III vest will keep you afloat in case you find yourself out of the boat and in the water. Cut to allow for freedom of your arms while paddling and even a secret hand warmer behind the zippered pocket warms the hands.


  • Entry and adjustment is easy
  • Just open the two side buckles, slip the jacket on and buckle up
  • Once adjusted, it fits right every time
  • The soft foam wraps around your body and moves with you for "I forgot I had it on" comfort
  • The action-cut design frees your arms for unrestricted paddling and rowing, and its light weight will never slow you down
  • The chest zipper opens a huge pocket that covers the front of the jacket
  • Behind the pocket is a roomy hand warmer pouch for chilly fingers
  • Also includes a lash tab for your knife and reflective piping for low-light visibility

- + Product Specifications
Gender: Mens
Exterior Pockets: 1
Fabric Details: 200D Nylon
Dimensions (Small / Medium): 33 - 40 in.
Dimensions (Large / Extra Large): 38 - 46 in.
Dimensions (XX-Large): 42 - 50 in.
Ultralight: Yes
Best Use: Paddling, Watersports, Fishing and Hunting
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great Item I am a woman who bought this life jacket because it was less expensive than the ones designed for women. It fit fine and I like the zipper pouch at the front. I wore it kayaking last weekend and my only complaint is that it did seem to ride up/ a little uncomfortable in the neck area by the end of the trip. Not so much that I won't use it though.
Date published: 2018-07-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Everything is awesome! Love it! Wonderful fit! Great color! Love it! I can really see this thing saving my life. Can’t be happier that I bought from Moose Jaw really, really, really , really really, really rocks!!
Date published: 2018-06-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best evaaaaaa! I’ve tried countless different PFDs over the years....and this one is the greatest! It’s so comfortable, while wearing it I feel like I’m snuggled up in a soft blanket by the camp fire. It has a big a** zipper pocket for all of my loose goods, and hand warmer pockets! It’s great, I’m glad that I own one.
Date published: 2018-06-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Nice product!! My wife and I just recently purchased an inflatable kayak and were looking for a set of pfd’s. After an extensive search, both online and in retail stores, we decided on purchasing a pair of these. We were not disappointed!! The price was right, the quality great and they look and feel nice as well. My wife is still getting used to the side entry(as opposed to a front zip or clip) but has come to appreciate them not being in front of her where they might occasionally snag on something. Overall, we are completely satisfied with all aspects of this item!!
Date published: 2018-04-30
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good Features for the Price The NRS Vapor is very reasonably price for the amount of features. I like the side buckle design which allows for a large center pocket. The hand warmer pocket sets it apart from the competition and useful for cold days. It is a bit longer than comparable PFDs but it is a little slimmer and the segmented sections wraps around me better. I am about 5'6" and even with the small size, it can come up to my chin when sitting with your knees up, this may bother those kayaking but for sailing it hasn't bother me too much. It could probably be a tad smaller but overall I am satisfied with this PFD.
Date published: 2018-01-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I like it, but that's not saying much. This vest is comfortable and easy to paddle in. I've not had to test it yet but I think it'll keep me afloat if I get dumped out of my boat. I must say, I really like this vest and would buy it again in a heartbeat.
Date published: 2017-06-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great value! Bought this for my wife, she loves it! Fits well and is comfy. You know, happy wife, happy life. That means more river time!
Date published: 2016-09-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Athletic fit easy to paddle. Great product well made. Worked perfect for paddling a dragonboat.
Date published: 2016-05-28
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Does this jacket work for women and men? 

Asked by: Deanna C
Hiya, thanks for the question! Both men and women can wear this item. Here are the measurements for all the sizes: S/M 33"-40" L/XL 38"-46" XXL 42"-50" There is a comparable jacket for woman. You can find it here: It is a slightly different shape but the measurements are the same. Hope this helps!
Answered by: Rocko Gigsby
Date published: 2016-08-29

Is this suitable for whitewater paddling?

Asked by: Phil
Hiya Phil! Yes, this would be great for whitewater paddling. It has a full back panel for good back protection. It is a little longer in the torso, so shorter folks might find it uncomfortable when kayaking.
Answered by: Rocko Gigsby
Date published: 2018-04-10

Is the pocket truly waterproof?? like if you jump in the water to cool off and have a camera in the pocket, will the pocket leak? 

Asked by: Amanda
Hey there, Thanks for the question. The pocket on this is not waterproof. Water can enter the pocket, so we do not recommend putting anything in there that you do not plan on getting wet. I hope this helps!
Answered by: Rocko Gigsby
Date published: 2016-08-25
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- + Size Guide

NRS Men's Wetsuits and Drysuits

SIZE Small Medium Large X-Large XX-Large XXX-Large
Height 5'2" - 5'6" 5'5" - 5'8" 5'7" - 6'0" 5'10" - 6'2" 6'1" - 6'4" 6'3" - 6'5"
Weight (lbs) 115 - 140 130 - 165 150 - 195 185 - 225 215 - 245 230 - 255
Chest 32 - 36" 36 - 40" 39 - 43" 42 - 46" 46 - 50" 49 - 52"
Waist 28 - 31" 30 - 33" 32 - 35" 34 - 37" 36 - 42" 36 - 44"

NRS Men's PFDs

SIZE Small / Medium Large / X-Large XX-Large
Chest 33 - 40" 38 - 46" 42 - 50"

CHEST: With arms down at your sides, measure around the largest part of the chest, generally across the nipples.

WAIST: Measure around natural waistline, allowing tape measure to sit comfortably.

FORM FIT: Next-to-skin fit for easy layering and efficient performance.

SEMI-FORM FIT: Fits close but not tight for comfort and layering ease.

RELAXED FIT: Full cut for freedom of motion and layering underneath.

Use a flexible cloth measuring tape for measuring. If you do not have one, use a cord or strap and transfer that to a tape measurement.

Measure in your street clothes or base layers. NRS sizes technical outerwear pieces like drysuits and dry tops to include room for layering underneath.

With wetsuits, your weight is the best "tiebreaker" when measurements cross sizes. Remember, wetsuits need to fit snugly to be efficient at excluding water and holding in warmth.

In looser fitting garments like drysuits, splash jackets, etc, look first at the height, then at the weight for a tiebreaker.

Stand up straight when measuring, with your body relaxed.