Predatory PFD: Kokatat’s New Fishing Vest

The Bahia Predator PFD adds innovative fishing functionality and customization to a time-tested vest. Base model pictured minus extensive accessory lineup. Those zipped up pockets hide tackle, tool and electronics storage.

The Bahia Predator PFD adds innovative fishing functionality and customization to a time-tested vest. Base model pictured minus extensive accessory lineup. Those zipped up pockets hide tackle, tool and electronics storage.

Predatory PFD: Kokatat’s New Fishing Vest
By Paul Lebowitz

PFD and paddling apparel maker Kokatat is bringing a new level of customization and utility to the life vest. The new Bahia Predator PFD is packed full of pockets, MOLLE attachments and shoulder loops, but that is just the beginning. The Predator is compatible with Kokatat’s Electronics Sling and Poseidon Chest Pocket. An accessory Tactic Pack or Tributary Hydration System can be added to the back.

Kokatat’s PFDs are known for durability and function. The new Predator is based on the venerable Bahia Tour, a low-profile high-back design that works well for SOT paddlers. The Predator ups the ante with a tougher Cordura fabric front outer shell.

“Feedback from our fishing team members indicated they wanted more attachment points for their gear. The drop-down pocket shelf was another request,” Kokatat product designer Matt Porter says.