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Old 06-03-2010   #1
Front Range, Colorado
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Kokatat Ronin Pro Beta?

Has anyone used the Kokatat Ronin Pro now that the season is upon us? Thoughts?

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Old 06-03-2010   #2
arcata, California
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My friend wears this pfd and he loves it granted he is a little bias due to family working for the company but it is a good pfd and compares to the astral however I like the astral better but truely enjoy my kokatat profit
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Old 06-03-2010   #3
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I had an Astral rescue vest that was stolen last year & replaced it with the Ronin Pro. I liked the Astral but I think I like the Ronin better. The front entry is easier to get on & off. At first I wasn't crazy about having to re-do the release harness every time I put it on but I've changed my mind about that. It only takes a few seconds & I think it's a good idea to re-do it just to give you some peace of mind to know it works & is threaded correctly.

One thing to be aware of is the sizing. I have a 40" chest & with layers & drytop on, it's probably 42" which is the upper limit of the small/medium. I'm a proponent of having the smallest size you can fit into so, when you cinch in down tight, you won't have a lot extra strapage flailing around. I got the S/M but if I gain any weight, it may not fit anymore. If, like me, you fall in between sizes, you might want to try them both on to which you like best. I wasn't able to do that.

Overall, they're both great PFDs. I'd get the one that fit's the best and/or has the entry system you like best.
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Old 06-08-2010   #4
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I lost quite a bit of weight over the winter and replaced my old Extrasport pro creeker w/the Ronin Pro. I love it. The harness part is a hassle at first, but I agree that I now like it that way. It's very easy to operate, like everything on the vest. It's very comfortable and low-profile compared to most other rescue vests.
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Old 06-09-2010   #5
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Thanks for the replies.
Yeah, it is between the Ronin Pro or the Stohlquist Descent.
I like the spinal protection from the Pro though (I still get my hair wet quite a bit.)
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