Poseidon- God of the Sea
Short term review of Kokatat's latest touring PFD
The Poseidon is the latest addition to the Kokatat range of touring PFD's (Personal Flotation Device). A completely new design offering lots of versatility to the user. Sea kayaker's require a lot more storage in their PFD's than river runners and the Poseidon has you covered. The Poseidon comes equipped with a chest pocket that has three compartments and a knife tab. It is also possible to put a water bladder in the back of the vest. In addition to these features you can buy extra accessories to add to the vest including, a belly pocket, shoulder pocket, tactic back pack, water bladder and electronics pocket. Depending on what you want to carry and how you want to carry it, you can set up the PFD to suit your paddling preferences.
My initial impression of the Poseidon were mixed. It looks like there is a lot going on and this is usually not a good thing when it comes to PFD's. But after trying it on and spending a few minutes working out how the pockets attach and move around it is actually a lot neater than it looks. The fact that you can see the webbing stitched on the PFD does make it look a little untidy but don't let this put you off, it is in fact very tidy when you have it on.
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