Quote Originally Posted by RALMD11 View Post
I own this PFD in Green. It is very functional. I don't think the pockets are great for holding all of my gear, but if you are in a kayak it may not be a big problem. I do like the vented back and this would be nice for kayak fishing. I bought mine from LL Bean when they had a 20% off coupon. I bought mine in 2015, so I'm not sure the differences in the newer versions. Happy to answer any other questions
Thanks for the comments Ralmd. I actually found NRS on the web and did a quick chat with them on line. I found out that the differences between the older and newer Chinook is basically the colors that are offered. 2017 color line up is Green, Charcoal and Orange. Last year's colors were Bark, Blue and Orange. This is a link to the vest on the NRS website: http://www.nrs.com/product/40009.03/...ok-fishing-pfd This is a short video on the vest: http://www.nrs.com/product/40009.03/nrs-chinook-fishing-pfd