Palm Equipment hooked me up with one of their new FXr PFDs for test the other week.




Cordura 500D
Pullover entry
Comfort Fit
Weight 1201 g (M/L)
Certification EN ISO 12402-5 / 12402-6

Safety features:

• Removable chestharness with O-ring
• Failsafe shoulder straps load tested to 3.2 kN
• Cowtail park
• Reflective details
• 3D anti ride-up waistbelt
• Easy Glide straps Pockets Slimline zipped front pocket with D-ring and earplug compartment
• Chest pocket for folding knife

The one thing that is clear is that the FXr is a well designed, minimal and extremely well priced rescue PFD. All good things in my book.

It’s had a few runs out now and a full review will be appearing in The Paddler and the site shortly. In the meantime here are some closer images of the FXr.