Hobie Inflatable PFD


We sell more of this style of PFD than any other, even though it isn't our least expensive option.  Anglers in particular like them because the inflatable style just doesn't get in the way when paddling, casting or pedaling.  We don't recommend for non-swimmers, or those with any concerns about being able to activate the CO2 cartridge if under duress -you might prefer a foam-style PFD that is "always on".  

There is nothing in the back other than light mesh, so this style vest does not push you forward in your seat.

The Hobie Inflatable Lifejacket (PFD) is lightweight, comfortable and ready when you need it. You can inflate it manually with the CO2 cartridge, or by the mouth inflator allowing for swimming and intentional immersion. A shortened slim fit shell offers improved comfort when pedaling a Mirage kayak.  US Coast Guard Type III certification.  One size fits most, recommended for users over 80 pounds

  • Nearly twice the buoyancy of USCG foam PFDs
  • Inflates manually for flotation only when it's desired
  • Mesh yoke back strap for breathability & preventing ride-up
  • Easy-access outer storage pocket increases storage capacity
  • Interior pocket holds a spare CO2 inflation cylinder
  • D-ring for kill switch tether
  • Accessory attachment straps
  • 1 CO2 cylinder included

Check out the video below to learn more about selecting the right PFD for you: