Adults' L.L.Bean Allsport Universal PFD is rated 4.0 out of 5 by 9.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Too long In the description of the product, it says "Allsport PFD covers all the bases from kayaking to canoeing and stand-up paddleboarding." It has large arm openings, so your arms don't rub against the PFD when paddling which is really nice. But if you are short or have a short torso, the body of the PFD is too long for kayaking comfortably. When a shorter person sits in a kayak, their legs tend to push the vest up to their chin and ears. It would probably work well on a SUP, since you would be standing up. Otherwise it is a good looking, comfortable PFD for a relatively inexpensive price.
Date published: 2020-10-21
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Do not buy if you are person under 5’9 Bought two for my husband and myself. He’s 5’9, I’m 5’5. I am an adult. I wear standard women XS sized clothing, and my chest circumference is within the stated sizing range. This is not a “universal” size. Was at least 3” too tall for my torso, as most of my height is in my legs, not my torso. I will have to spend literally twice as much to purchase a safely fitting pfd from LLBean to get “speciality” womens sizing. This is ridiculous and the same as a pink tax. Do not call it Adults Universal LLBean. Because that is a lie. Also, chest circumference is clearly only one measurement of import in safely fitting a pfd. You all should know that and list specs accordingly.
Date published: 2021-04-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good price, good fit, comfortable. We use these for kayaking and they're great! The one size fits all fits me at 5'-2" and also husband at 5'-11".
Date published: 2020-07-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Comfy and Practical Needed some last minute PFD for a boat trip and grabbed these on the way. I saw reviews of them not fitting well or riding up but I didn’t want to spend a lot on something not used much. But, sitting on the boat and later in a raft it was comfortable, fit snug and didn’t shift up my neck no matter how much I moved around. I’m 5,5” and my husband 6,0” and his fit well too. If we got into kayaking we’d get a lighter weight vest with pockets but for basic boating and safety I recommended these for yourself or a guest.
Date published: 2021-08-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Solid as always This PFD, just like 90% of all Bean products, lives up to the hype. This is a simple no frills PFD which is perfect for the kayak or canoe
Date published: 2020-06-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great fitting and lightweight I was looking for life jackets to be able to wear while paddleboarding. The cut of this life jacket, which goes in from your shoulders and leaves a good amount of room to move, is ideal. Plus I love the red and orange color combination.
Date published: 2020-09-09
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Comfortable and pleasant The vest is comfortable , material is nice, and the colors are pleasant. The only drawback is that it is too tight around the neck and a lower cut would be better for kayaking.
Date published: 2021-07-29
Rated 3 out of 5 by from kayak ride up It's light and comfortable and easily adjusted, but it rides up in a kayak, which is a shame
Date published: 2021-08-04