Reviewed by MK from Seattle on Tuesday, July 9, 2013
Finally got out and tried this PFD on my SUP. It was very comfortable for me 6'0" and 180#. Only drawback that I could say is that it does not have any pockets to put your keys or any small items, that's why I deducted one star.
Reviewed by Steve from Vermont on Sunday, August 19, 2012
This is comfortable and has lots of room for your arms to move. It's adjustable to fit many different sized people. But there's this big heavy metal thing that the straps pass thru in the back that makes the whole vest really heavy.
We were trying to explain their is no weight limit for PFDs. This PFD will keep you afloat. PFDs add a person's natural buoyancy to keep them afloat. The same PFD will keep a 350 pound man afloat as easily as a 100 woman. This link may help explain why. http://adventure.howstuffworks.com/outdoor-activities/water-sports/life-jacket1.htm
Answered on 7/22/2013 3:41:35 PM by Jack from Sierra Trading Post
Life jackets are measured according to how much additional weight they can support. Jackets for adults provide, at a minimum, buoyancies ranging from 15.5 pounds to 22 pounds (7 kilograms to 10 kilograms) [source: U.S. Coast Guard]. Since the average person in water needs about seven to 12 additional pounds of buoyancy to float, a life jacket does not have to support the entire physical weight of a human body. Instead, it supports those seven to 12 pounds, with a few pounds to spare. You could attach an item that weighs less than the minimum buoyancy provided by that life jacket, and the jacket would hold that item without sinking. This jacket has a Design Floatation of 15lb. 8oz.
Answered on 7/22/2013 11:48:30 AM by Jack from Sierra Trading Post