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Ronin Pro Featured

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Ronin Pro - 4270_10_1263069705

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5350 Ericson Way
CA 95521

Phone: +1 800.225.9749 / +1 707.822.7621

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Gear Type
Model Year
Available Colors
Available Sizes
Floatation (PFD)
S/M (16/05), L/XL (17/05), XXL (18/00)
Approval / Certified
CE & USCG approved
Recommended Retail Price
A trimmed-down profile and unique internal harness provide a comfortable, secure fit, full spinal and improved side protection. The Ronin Pro is a great choice for whitewater and ocean paddlers. Reinforced adjustable, thermal molded foam padded shoulders with non-slip Hypalon® grip panels, an integrated sleeve for a cowtail or small tow tether, and superlative construction methods set a new standard in life vest design. Made with GAIA® PVC-free foam.
Features are:

•Unique offset front-entry, internal harness design
•Low profile with full spinal protection
•500D Cordura® exterior
•200D oxford interior
•Internal grip panel
•Reinforced adjustable shoulders with thermo-molded padding
•Quick release chest harness
•Large duplex front pocket with lanyard attachment
•Stretch mesh sleeve for cowtail or whitewater tow tether
•Reflective accents for increased safety
•USCG approved
•Transport Canada approved
•CE approved.

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I compared the Ronin Pro to the Stohlquist Xtract, Astral Green Jacket and Salus Torrent. I would have been happy with the Astral as well but it was another 80$ and with the Ronin already being 200$ i went with it. It is a really good jacket that I give full marks to... as long as it fits. I did add a 1" quick release cam loop on the left side of mine, I really like keeping my rescue tether/cow tail on my left side. Being right handed I prefer my dominant hand controling the paddle when I'm trying to clip into a boat, so i carry my cow tail to the left.


About Me
Class III - IV Paddler. 6'1" 200 lbs
Pros / The Good
Extremely comfortable with excellent mobility. Easy to adjust and get a really nice comfortable snug fit. All the sewing and materials seems to be top notch. I did exchange the included rescue belt for a North Water one. The stock belt was made of a very rough nylon webbing and didn't slide through the sleeves as smoothly as I'd like when releasing.
Cons / The Bad
The sizing seems a bit wonky to me. I'm not a really small guy, however the S/M Ronin Pro fits me well, in fact i can bottom out all of the adjustments if I really tighten them down hard. I think this might eliminate some smaller paddlers from being able to wear this vest. I looked at an XXL at my local shop and it is absolutely huge... It would float a Horse.
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