Neoprene straps and a separate front flotation panel make Kokatat’s Maximus Centurion incredibly unrestricting. A belly pack and its attachment straps are removable so I can slim down with no unnecessary belts or buckles in the way. Clipping it on adds storage to the already ample double chest pocket with enough room for a full rescue kit and more. A knife garage, reflective strips and conveniently placed webbing adjustments are among many thoughtful design features of this new rescue vest.
$239 | www.kokatat.com
This gear review first appeared in the Early Summer 2015 issue of Rapid magazine.