Extrasport Introduces Three New PFDs for 2012

Old Town, Maine (June 27, 2011)  |  Download in PDF format 

Extrasport, a brand synonymous with safety, performance and innovation for over thirty years, is pleased to introduce three new personal floatation devices (PFDs) for 2012. The new PFDs, including the angler-friendly Pro Caster and recreational Vortex and Yucatan models, are crafted with 100% PVC-free foam and adhere to the same stringent standards that made Extrasport the choice of professionals and outdoor enthusiasts worldwide.

The Pro Caster builds on a tried and true Extrasport design and is ideally suited for touring paddlers and kayak anglers. Featuring a low profile for uninhibited range of movement, the RetroGlide™ shoulder adjustment system, which provides a comfortable, custom fit and large zippered front pockets, the Pro Caster is designed to meet any challenge. MSRP: $89.99 USD

The Vortex features a classic quad-hinged foam design for a PFD that will fit most torsos comfortably. Mesh sides provide for thermal regulation, while Extrasport’s patented RetroGlide™ adjustment system and adjustable shoulders and sides allow for a truly custom fit. Other key features include a front-zip, neoprene covered adjustable waist belt and reflective shoulders and piping. MSRP: $89.99 USD

The Yucatan sets a new standard for life jacket comfort. Segmented floatation panels create a form-fitting wrap around feeling. The foam is also cut in sloping angles to give the jacket a more streamlined fit. The Yucatan features a Baja Back, a thin lower back section of the PFD designed to accommodate canoe and kayak seat backs providing easier movement. Other key features include a front-zip, adjustable shoulders and sides, front storage pocket and a neoprene-covered adjustable waist belt. MSRP: $99.99 USD

“We’ve worked with our retail partners to identify what consumers are looking for in a PFD,” said Sara Knies, Director of Marketing for Extrasport. “We feel that our 2012 PFD collection hits the mark for features, benefits and value while staying true to the core tenants that have made Extrasport a trusted global brand.”

In addition to the new PFDs, Extrasport will introduce several updated models including the popular Osprey PFD for 2012. Long a favorite of anglers, the new Osprey will be available in a Camo pattern and features a shell case holder – a great cross over into both the fishing and hunting markets.
MSRP: $99.99 USD.

Extrasport’s new PFDs will be available through authorized dealers beginning in October 2011. For more information on Extrasport products please visit us on the web at www.extrasport.com or http://www.youtube.com/ExtrasportPFDs.

Extrasport® is part of the Johnson Outdoors family of innovative, market-leading brands. The company designs, manufactures and markets a portfolio of top-quality products for the global marketplace across four categories: Watercraft, Marine Electronics, Diving and Outdoor Equipment. Johnson Outdoors' familiar brands include, among others: Ocean Kayak™, Necky® kayaks, Old Town® canoes and kayaks, Extrasport®, Carlisle® Paddle Gear, Minn Kota® motors, Cannon® downriggers, Humminbird® fish finders, SCUBAPRO® dive equipment, and Eureka!® tents. Visit Johnson Outdoors online at www.johnsonoutdoors.com.