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New Ultra Trek pfd

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Today my new Ultra Trek pfd arrived to replace the one that jumped overboard when my yak was doing 100km/hr. There are some changes in the new one to my last one.

The side zip has been moved a little to the front and the connection system has changed a bit. In the old one, it had taken me a while ('bout 3x) to easily use the side connection stuff. Now it is more to the front I think it is a little easier.

The main pocket in the front is changed. It used to have a zip going down the sides of the pocket so it opened up like a 'C' (but the C on its side). When the zip was fully open the pocket was not very deep but easy to access from the side. Now the zip goes along the top of the pocket, keeping the pocket deep but harder to get into as no easy side access. There are also other extra pockets.

On the back, there is a big zip, making it much easier access to where you can put a water bladder.

I have not worn my new pdf out paddling so don't know if I am going to find other differences.

Just thought you may be interested.
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I think I'll get one of these as well. My current PFD (Ultra Gorge) doesn't have much carrying capacity only a small pocket and it does not have a water bladder holder either. Actually I think it's designed as a whitewater kayaking PFD..... I guess it does what it's designed for (ie helps you stay afloat) but it's not that fishing friendly!

Might stick it on ebay and see what I can get for it...then buy the Ultra Trek
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