The AtlanticSUPerGirls review the Kokatat Bahia Tour PFD

Louanne Harris walks us through one of the most critical safety elements of their adventure from New York City to Key West: the Kokatat Bahia Tour PFD Lifejacket.

The reason Jules and Louanne chose the Kokatat Bahia Tour PFD is because it has a ton of pockets for GPS, handheld VHS, phone, snacks. And second, it has a mesh panel in back to break it up into two segments, making it more comfortable to paddle and less restricting for the shoulder and torso movements.

This inherently buoyant option also keeps them warm with the extra layer.

Kokatat Bahia Tour PFD $130.00


Kokatat Bahia Tour PFD Lifejacket Details:

  • Gaia™ PVC-free foam is soft, flexible and won’t break down in a wet environment
  • A great PFD for recreational kayakers, the variable thickness foam back with mesh panel eliminates discomfort and ride-up from tall seat backs
  • Durable 210-denier nylon oxford shell offers lasting comfort and performance
  • Adjustable shoulders with neoprene padding and a durable, nonslip surface sit comfortably across your shoulders
  • Side and lower back panels dial in a secure fit using 2 strap adjustments per side and a buckle waist closure
  • Large armholes and mesh panels allow unrestricted movement and airflow
  • Front-mounted, 4-way lash tab and 2 stretch-mesh zippered pockets stow accessories for easy, quick access
  • Bahia Tour also offers a water-resistant pocket for electronics, a fishing license window and a separate sleeve designed for pliers
  • Reflective tape on the front and rear of the jacket improves visibility in low light

Kokatat Bahia Tour PFD Lifejacket Specs:

Kokatat Bahia Tour PFD Lifejacket

Kokatat Bahia Tour PFD $130.00

About the SUPergirls:

The SUPerGirls—Louanne Harris and Julieta “Jules” Gismondi—are paddling standup paddleboards from New York to Miami to raise awareness of issues that affect our health, our environment and our lives.

“Our expedition’s objective is to inspire action towards a healthier planet and a healthier way of life. Two thirds of the funds raised during our trip will be donated to important causes that are very dear to us: Mission Blue and First Descents. We will also be collecting data as we paddle along the coast and contributing the results to research focused on studying the changes that are happening in our oceans and waterways. We want to help understand how we affect these as well as how they affect us. Your help means the world! We are eternally grateful for your support.”

Two thirds of the funds raised will be split between First Descents ( and Mission Blue (

First Descents provides life-changing outdoor adventures for young adults (age 18-39) impacted by cancer. For more information on First Descents, go to:

Mission Blue is an initiative of the Sylvia Earle Alliance to ignite public support for the protection of Hope Spots – special places that are vital to the health of the ocean – through the creation of a global network of marine protected areas to safeguard 20% of the ocean by 2020. For more information on Mission Blue, go to:

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