- Jan 22, 2008
Try googling "cga ski vest"Has anyone seen something like this that I haven't found? Thanks.
Ha Ha,,,,,didn't catch the misspell.Try googling "cga ski vest"
I don't see cinch straps on your best, but uscg approved vests are going to have something to prevent an unconscious body from slipping out. They will have either the rib straps that cinch tight or a crotch strap or both.
- Will (Dragonfly)
So, lots of ski type vests out there. The closest thing I had found were vests for fishermen. Not quite what we are looking for and I have a problem with the "camo" design on something where visibility is important when the vest is used as intended.You can still find them on UK sites. They are EN 393 flotation aids.
I’m intrigued by the idea of a float coat. It seems like something I’d wear a lot, and it adds a measure of safety for the many situations I don’t wear a PFD. I am cruising in Sweden this summer and will definitely check them out (it appears they are made here). There’s a “Top Float” model that is long sleeved in addition to the one you posted. I’ll let you know what I find. MaxMy search using EN 393 eventually let to: http://www.baltic.se/en/produkter/floatation-clothing/sandhamn-3/
No happiness yet. They wrote back and said they didn't carry them. I did find sources in New Zealand and the UK who can do it for about $200 . Plus shipping. Looks like I will have to recalibrate the Want Meter.
Hagar... your boat, your choice. your life.12# buoyancy