Palm Extrem EV PFD

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Palm Extrem EV PFD

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I'm looking to buy a new B/A. I paddle G4 with the odd 5 if I'm feeling good on the day

I like the look of the Palm Extrem with the front opening for getting on with shoulder zip on my drysuit.

Has anyone got one?
What do you like or not like?

I know it's always best to go and try one on but as I live in Spain, the nearset shop is a long way away so I'll have to buy over the 'net.

Thanks in advance!

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Liam wrote:I'm looking to buy a new B/A. I paddle G4 with the odd 5 if I'm feeling good on the day

I like the look of the Palm Extrem with the front opening for getting on with shoulder zip on my drysuit.

Has anyone got one?
What do you like or not like?

I know it's always best to go and try one on but as I live in Spain, the nearset shop is a long way away so I'll have to buy over the 'net.

Thanks in advance!
Gene17 has them for our paddler's on trips, and they are a popular options, the 3D cut is very comfortable. For Spain, your nearest dealer is:

Omei Kayak SL
C/Sagasti
Pabellon NO.30
20100 Lezo Guipuzcoa20100
0034 943528507
www.omei-kayak.com
mikel@omei-kayak.com

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I really wanted one, but in the end it didn't sit very well on me and the Astral Green Jack fitted much better. Shame, as the Extrem has much beetter pockets than the Astral.

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I have had one for about 6 months.

Likes:
  • Freedom of movement
    Comfort
    Storage
Dislikes:
  • The front pocket seems to stick out really far when full. Hasn't affected roll or anything else. Just looks strange.
    Seems like a lot of buckles!
I am very happy with it and pleased I bought it.

Hope this helps.

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It is the BA I have, and I have had it for a while now, and to date, I have had zero issues it with it. Fits me well, far better than the previous RT models that Palm did. And does exactly what I want it to, which is mainly paddle, without knowing its there. I would buy the same again without hesitation.
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enjoyer wrote:Dislikes:
  • The front pocket seems to stick out really far when full. Hasn't affected roll or anything else. Just looks strange.
    Seems like a lot of buckles!
Perhaps you have too much in the front pocket? The buckles are there so, it goes on like a jacket, but when fastened it feels like a vest, a tall order, yet manages to pull it off well.

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Re: Palm Extrem EV PFD

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Hello,

I had one.

Fantastic fit the document pouch in the back is a great place to keep your passport and Euros when abroad (rather that leave them in the tent.)

However I Now have the Amp as I did find the EV a little bulky (re entering a Open Canoe)

The Amp is just that bit smoother.

Its a trade off: Added features easy access over a tad more bulky.

Its a very clean fitted design and I reccomend the Amp or EV.

Liam Kirkham

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I've had one for about a year now and I'm a big fan. I use a Decathlon hydration pouch in the back for longer paddles which is great.

The only issue I've had is with trailing waist straps but as long as you tuck these in when you're putting it on it's a very good BA.

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Thanks for the comments, at the mo' I've got an Astral 300 but it's due for a change. It is a nice snug fit but it's a bit worn and the shoulder straps are forever slipping.

Do the Extrems sit high enough for a waist mounted throwline?

That was/is my other main gripe with the astral 300, it sits too low to carry one and I want the replacement to sit a little higher.,

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Liam wrote: Do the Extrems sit high enough for a waist mounted throwline?

I have used the Palm Zambezi belt with mine on almost every occasion with no issues, and can forget its there, as it fits well for me
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I have an Amp and pop it over my drysuit (Typhoon Multisport) without problems. I bought it because it seemed less bulky than the EV.

I also use a Zambezi belt all the time, no problem with that.

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Hi

We at Up and Under are more than happy to ship to Spain.

We have a totally dedicated lady who woudl deal with this.

They are available for purchase on line at our new look website

http://www.upandunder.co.uk/Watersports ... em---8150/

I hope this helps...

Cheers

James

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