I was very pleased with the quality of this inflatable life jacket. It has a built in sailing harness with 1" wide straps and heavy D rings for attaching a tether. It is a heavier weight inflatable than some of the inshore types but I feel like you could use this offshore and be ok. If there is a negative it would probably be that it is heavy to wear. This seems to be on the same level as the *** inflatables and it inflates either auto or manual. Great Product.
Having been in Navy air sea rescue, I was looking for a PFD that I could equip similiar to our flight equipment. This vest has the necessary storage pockets for flares and attachment points for mirror / compass and "D" rings for helo rescue hoist attachment. Yes it's a first class product, purchasing this vest is an investment in preserving your life, Go For It.
- How accurate was the sizing? Good
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. Very High
- Was the product free of any manufacturer defects? Yes
In the world of inflatable life jackets for sailing, there are a variety of choices. This jacket is one of the better ones. Unless you are only on a lake, you need a jacket that can act as a USCG type 2 jacket when inflated at the very least. Being on the east coast in kill-you-dead cold water, this jacket is exactly what I was looking for. Plus, the added benefit of the stainless D-rings for attachment to a safety line is an excellent option.