Kokatat Maximius Centurion Vest

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  • Kokatat Centurion Vest | Kokatat Rescue PFD | Whitewater Kayaking NZ
  • Kokatat Centurion Vest | Kokatat Rescue PFD | Whitewater Kayaking NZ
  • Kokatat Centurion Vest - Kokatat NZ


Kokatat Maximius Centurion Vest

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A comfortable, bomber whitewater kayak PFD.


The Kokatat Centurion is a Type 5 Rescue PFD featuring the Dynamic Suspension System (DSS). DSS features wide, contoured shoulder straps that allow an independently suspended front flotation panel to move with the paddler.

The Centurion is as comfortable as it's predecessors, but with additional storage capacity and a redesigned top pocket that is more accessible.

The vest comes standard with the accessory Belly Pocket that has three pockets for organizing essentials and will fit a VHF radio.

Additionally, webbing adjustments have been moved to the front of the vest for easy fit adjustments.

Made with all Gaia foam, the Centurion also features a quick release safety harness with O-ring.

Type V Rescue PFD

The go-to vest for whitewater and swift water rescue. Quick release chest harness and O-ring are compatible with a variety of tether/tow systems

Also features a stretch mesh sleeve for the Kokatat River Tow Tether or cow tail

Dynamic Suspension System (DSS)

Kokatat DSS allows unrestricted movement of the front panels of Gaia® pvc-free foam for comfort during dynamic activity

Wide, contoured neoprene shoulder straps, with integrated webbing reinforcement, provide unsrpassed mobility and security

Carry all your Gear all the Time

Two large integrated chest pockets and the detachable Belly Pocket accessory allow you to carry all your gear, including pin kit, first aid kit and pop tarts

Durable 500D Cordura ® Shell

This vest will stand the test of time, utilising the most durable fabrics and components available


  • Side entry design
  • Large, gusseted duplex front pocket
  • Wide, contoured neoprene shoulder straps for unsurpassed comfort and mobility
  • Dynamic Suspension System (DSS) allows unrestricted movement of front flotation panels
  • Front lash tab, strobe anchor on vest back
  • Quick release chest harness and O-ring, tether/tow system ready
  • Stretch mesh sleeve for River Tow
  • Tether or cow tail
  • Comes with Belly Pocket accessory

    Technical Specs

    • 500D Cordura® outer shell
    • Gaia® PVC-free foam
    • US Coast Guard, Transport Canada and ISO (EU) approved


      Sizes in cm

      XSmall / Small Medium / Large XLarge / XXLarge
      81 - 97 102 - 117 124 - 140


        NEW ZEALAND DELIVERY (excluding boats)...

        • For all NZ orders we use Post Haste Couriers
        • All local orders over NZD $100 are shipped free using a standard service
        • All local orders under NZD $100 are charged a flat fee of NZD $6 and ship using a standard service
        • Standard delivery time for South Island is next business Day. North Island is 2 business days. Rural Address and PO box numbers add 2 days.
        • Once your item has been dispatched you will receive an email with tracking information
        • Once it has left the store it is at the mercy of the couriers. Please check your tracking information and contact the couriers if it has not arrived when expected.

         PICK UP/CLICK & COLLECT: We offer an in-store pick up service. This is contactless, please order online and choose Pick-Up. You will be notified when your order is ready for collection. Please visit the shop side door on Lawson St, the main door will be closed.


        WHERE IS MY ORDER: Once your order has been shipped you will receive a Shipment Order Email. This will have a link to your tracking details, you can use this link to find the location of your parcel and contact the courier company to see how far away it is. You can also use our online chatbot 'Bruce', to track your 'order status'. 🐻


        • All Australian orders are charged a flat fee of NZD $10 and are shipped using a standard service (not including boats).
        • All North American orders are charged a flat fee of NZD $50 and are shipped using a standard service (not including boats).
        • Standard delivery times for international orders are 5 business days
        • Once your item has been dispatched you will receive an email with tracking information.
        • Please do not buy products with eggs or bacon, as international customs do not like this and your order may be confiscated at your own cost (no one wants wasted bacon and eggs!)


        • A limited number of Montane items are shipped from the UK warehouse and delivery can take up to 14 business days from order placement
        • All Ruffwear is shipped from our Christchurch store and usually leaves the same or next day. If for some reason we don't have the item you ordered we will notify you the day you order and let you know when you can expect delivery. Special order for non stocked items are usually 2 weeks.


        • Shipping for white water boats starts at $99. Shipping can be arranged for all other boats, kayaks and canoes. Please contact the store for details.


        If you'd like to know availability and delivery times for a specific item please contact us and we will get back to you the same day.