Our take Arrange your PFD just how you like it—binocular pocket on the left, snack compartment on the right—with the Poseidon, a front-entry jacket with separate attachment points for adding as many accessory pockets as you like. It comes standard with a full chest pocket and belly pocket (additional chest pockets sold separately $35-$45) and a back-mounted hydration system. On Colorado’s Trappers Lake, we found a home for a two-way radio on the right side and our map in the full chest. Most importantly, when we gave it the plunge test, it stayed snug.
River cred “The PFD organization keeps you from having to dig around in hard-to-reach pockets on your clothing,” says a tester.