Rated 4.3 out of 5 by 17
Rated 5 out of 5 by dabskie Nice Vest
In Pa. it's mandatory to wear a vest at all times in the spring when in a boat ,,,so I wanted something comfortable,,while not as comfortable as the mustang's,,,This is a great vest for the money,,and since it was on sale ,,,I couldn't resist,,,putting in the cylinder was easy as long as you follow the instructions,,which could be better,,,,I would buy again.
April 4, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by riprat It does work!
This thing does work.
I had the unfortunate experience to be pulled overboard after loosing balance stepping off a casting platform, while working a really big snook night fishing. The thing inflated instantly and I was able to grab the side of my boat and work my way to the stern, unfold the swim ladder and get back in, albeit terribly embarrassed.
I was very careful when installing the CO2 cartridge and did find it easy although one needs to be careful to get it correct.
I always wear the pfd on my 19 bay boat and found it fairly comfortable. My complaints are the there are no pockets or clips to easily attach a whistle and/or safety light nor is there any reflective tape on the unit. Had I not got back to the surface instantly, at night in a strong current, things might have gotten very interesting. I had a whistle on the pfd but it would have been difficult getting to quickly. I just installed a light and am shopping for an epirb/plb for night use.
I am now looking for a pfd with the missing features and will probably save this, recharged, for day use.
I gave 4 stars in stead of 5 because of the missing features. If you want an inflatable for day use this might be a good choice. For night use, you might want to shop further.
Obviously, I am changing the way I do things.
Hope this helps.
October 11, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Firemedic3b2 not complacated
The instalation of the co was not that hard as everyone has said. It was pretty simple.
July 9, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Raincloud36 These are great
These are much more comfortable then another brand I had for 8 years. I wear them for my whole time on the water with no discomfort.
I like the system for arming them. Press the cartridge in and turn it until it stops. It can't get any simpler than that.
June 25, 2013