Extrasport Introduces New 2013 PFDs

Old Town, Maine (July 2, 2012)  |  Download in PDF format 

Extrasport, a brand renowned for its premium safety gear and equipment, is pleased to introduce its new 2013 PFD collection. Crafted to ensure the best fit and function possible, each activity-specific Extrasport life vest is made with 100% PVC-free foam and adheres to the same stringent standards that made Extrasport the choice of professionals and outdoor enthusiasts worldwide.

“We’re striving to deliver the best bang for the buck in terms of our PFDs features, benefits and value,” said Sara Knies, Director of Marketing for Extrasport. “At the same time safety has always been paramount to Extrasport so we go that extra mile to build gear that you can stake your life on and the 2013 collection is a reflection of that ethos.”

Extrasport’s 2013 line up includes:

Fully adjustable at the shoulders and waist, the lightweight Equinox conforms to every body. It features a mesh lower back to keep things vented and cool when it’s hot. The upper back, made of lightweight PE foam, is designed with a high profile to stay out of your way while paddling. A convenient zippered pocket and four-way accessory lash tab complete the features you need and leaves out the bells and whistles you don’t.
MSRP: $54.99

The new Equinox DLX is packed with all sorts of Extrasport innovations. With fully adjustable neoprene shoulder and waist straps, our patented Retro Glide system, the lightweight Equinox DLX delivers a perfect fit and all-day comfort. It comes with a mesh lower back to keep things cool and well vented when it’s hot. The upper back, made of lightweight PE foam, is designed with a high profile to stay out of your way while paddling. The DLX features two cargo pockets, one of them large enough for a marine radio. MSRP: $99.99

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

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

Extrasport’s new PFDs will be available through authorized dealers beginning in October 2012. 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.