Stohlquist PFDs

Stohlquist products are the result of a lifetime of hands-on paddling, entrepreneurial spirit, craftsmanship and design experience of the company founder and president, Jim Stohlquist. Each model we offer follows the lineage of 30 years of product innovation, refinement, incorporating the latest in raw material development and manufacturing know-how to provide our customers with the best WaterWare available today.


Cruiser:  The Cruiser is designed specifically for the female touring kayaker and sit-on-top paddler. The Cruiser is shaped for women, with a smaller cut, shortened torso, supportive inner cups, and the new WRAPTURE™ shaped torso. The back side has half flotation & half cool mesh to fit comfortably above the seat back found in today’s rec-tour boats. Padded mesh shoulders and lower back waistband are easy on the skin when worn with a swimsuit.  



Trekker:  Now with the WRAPTURE™ shaped torso. The back side has half flotation &half cool mesh to fit comfortably above the seat backs found in today’s rec-tour and sit-on-top boats. Features include a front zipper entry with grip tab, adjustable padded shoulders, and roomy zippered front pockets.  


Edge:  An innovative, high mobility, low profile boating vest for whitewater, SUP, and wetsailing. The WRAPTURE™ shaped torso combined with an ultra small "footprint" ensure a great fit. A top loading front pocket allows you to carry all the needed essentials. Each size features ultra soft buoyancy foam and Graded Sizing to create an even better fit for a wider range of paddlers.  


Rocker:  The Rocker is the perfect low-profile vest for long days on the water.
The comfort and performance of this vest have quickly made it one of
our most popular among whitewater boaters and SUP paddlers.
Multiple pockets allow you to carry all the needed essentials; While the
low cut, offset front-zip makes entry and exit simple.  


Fisherman:  The Fisherman provides excellent cockpit management with places for the little things that could end up in your seat or overboard. Dual front-mounted tool pouch pockets have protective EVA stiffened outer shells to protect pocket contents, and act as fold down workstations.  


Infant and child:  Unique wrap-around flotation turns a child face up. Dual support collars cradle the head. Front zipper entry and adjustable crotch strap secures the jacket in place.

USCG Approved
INFANT    <30 LBS. 
CHILD      30 - 50 LBS.