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PFD Hydration combo
« on: April 20, 2019, 05:07:18 AM »
Hi All, my paddles are getting longer... I need a comfortable PFD with a built in hydration bladder.  Anyone have a good recommendation or a hack?

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DAB

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Re: PFD Hydration combo
« Reply #1 on: May 19, 2019, 07:12:55 AM »
I’m wondering, too.

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Re: PFD Hydration combo
« Reply #2 on: May 19, 2019, 08:32:12 AM »
I use a Kokatat Orbit Tour PFD (https://kokatat.com/product/orbit-tour-pfd-lvuobt) and then a Dakine Waterman Hydration Pack (https://www.amazon.com/DAKINE-Waterman-Hydration-Pack-Reservoir/dp/B07CK4P7C1) on top of my PFD. They aren’t meant to go together, but I find they work really well together. Don’t even notice the hydration pack.
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Re: PFD Hydration combo
« Reply #3 on: May 19, 2019, 08:47:16 AM »
https://tcsurfski.com/product-category/pfds-life-jackets/

Seems like the surfski companies have better options for PDFs

I have not tried these, but they seem much better designed

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Re: PFD Hydration combo
« Reply #4 on: May 19, 2019, 09:10:48 AM »
I just use a standard waist PFD and a Modelo in a can in my board short pocket ::)

Of course you could substitute a RedBull in lieu of the beer.
« Last Edit: May 19, 2019, 09:15:39 AM by TallDude »

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Re: PFD Hydration combo
« Reply #5 on: May 19, 2019, 01:15:43 PM »
https://tcsurfski.com/product-category/pfds-life-jackets/

Seems like the surfski companies have better options for PDFs

I have not tried these, but they seem much better designed

Been using the Vaikobi PFD for few years now. very low profile and with Back pocket for Hydration (up to 3 Liter)
Very light and highly adjustable. Pockets are useful but for light use, otherwise wear and tear is quick.

Just ordered the V3 so hopefully they improved that weak point.
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Re: PFD Hydration combo
« Reply #6 on: May 19, 2019, 04:18:10 PM »
I use a waist hydration pack when I’m wearing a full PFD. I kind of like a back hydration pack better, so in that case I will wear a waist PFD. It looks dorky, like I have too much stuff on. Not that that ever made a difference to me.
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Re: PFD Hydration combo
« Reply #7 on: May 19, 2019, 05:43:51 PM »
I have been using the Moke one for years. Big pockets and work really good. No wear and tear to see. not the most elegant but what pfd is.
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Re: PFD Hydration combo
« Reply #8 on: May 21, 2019, 03:13:41 PM »