STOHLQUIST GRADED SIZING™

Chassis varies in dimensions to match the size of the paddler

Stohlquist's Graded Sizing™ offers the best fit, and lowest footprint possible, for the widest range of body types. We have fine tuned each individual size, and sculpted the foam footprint and foam thicknesses to provide a better fitting, and more comfortable PFD for people of all sizes. This allows us to fit younger, smaller framed paddlers up to larger adults in the same style vest, while offering the same amount of mobility and a low-profile fit across the entire size range.

Large Foam Body

Large Straps

Proper Buoyancy

Comfortable Fit

Medium Foam Body

Medium Straps

Proper Buoyancy

Comfortable Fit

Small Foam Body

Small Straps

Proper Buoyancy

Comfortable Fit

Graded Sizing™ provides the correct chassis dimensions with varying amounts of flotation foam for every size paddler to ensure the most comfortable fit and the right amount of buoyancy.

Other Manufacturer's Sizing

Chassis is the same on all PFD sizes

Large Foam Body

Large Straps

Proper Buoyancy

Adequate Fit

Large Foam Body

Medium Straps

Improper Buoyancy

Bulky, Uncomfortable Fit

Large Foam Body

Small Straps

Improper Buoyancy

Potentially Dangerous Fit

Other manufacturer’s simply change the length of their straps without adjusting the dimensions of the flotation foam creating a bulky, uncomfortable fit - potentially, dangerously so for smaller paddlers.