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Onyx "A/M 24" Inflatable Life Jacket
PFD Reviews
October 23, 2014    

An excellent big water fishing PFD

I will admit it, there are really only a few times when I will wear a PFD. Paddling in cold weather, crossing big deep bodies of water, and of course white water kayaking. While I use a conventional WW PFD when hitting the rapids, I use the Onyx manual inflatable PFD for the rest of my PFD applications. When I am not using a PFD, it can be stored on the yak without taking up much space. When wearing it, it's very light weight, not hot, and doesn't constrict movement. When it needs to be inflated, you pull the handle, and it's inflated very quickly. I also like the fact when I am paddling in cold weather and have a heavier jacket on, this PFD will fit over it easily.

User Info

Waters Fished:
  • Large Rivers
  • Small Creeks
  • Large Lakes
30+ times

Pros & Cons

very light weight, easliy stowed away, fits over heavier clothing and jackets
CO2 refill cartridges are a bit pricey.
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