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#11504116 - 03/27/16 11:49 AM Inflatable life jacket (vest)
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Extreme Angler

Registered: 04/01/04
Posts: 1239
Loc: Troy, Tx.
Who make a good inflatable light weight life jacket? Thanks

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#11504262 - 03/27/16 01:50 PM Re: Inflatable life jacket (vest) [Re: whnigt]
greenen Offline
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Registered: 05/24/08
Posts: 729
Loc: Harker Heights
I bought the Cabela's one on sale. I always wonder if it will perform when necessary.......

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#11505279 - 03/28/16 05:25 AM Re: Inflatable life jacket (vest) [Re: whnigt]
whnigt Online   content
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Registered: 04/01/04
Posts: 1239
Loc: Troy, Tx.
TTT

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#11505422 - 03/28/16 07:50 AM Re: Inflatable life jacket (vest) [Re: whnigt]
Undertaker56 Offline
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Registered: 04/28/14
Posts: 227
Loc: San Angelo Tx
Got mine from Bass Pro Shops cant even tell you have it on...
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#11505452 - 03/28/16 08:02 AM Re: Inflatable life jacket (vest) [Re: whnigt]
Flippin-Out Offline
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Registered: 02/25/15
Posts: 1576
Loc: Magnolia, TX
It's hard to shoot down the undisputed leader in the industry - Mustang Survival. They are the most trusted name in water safety gear in industrial applications where demands exceed recreational use. Today's vests are improved over earlier versions, too. The better ones offer 30+ pounds of buoyancy, which is almost double the USCG required level for a PFD. Most foam vests used in fishing are typically just above minimum to keep the bulk from being annoying to the user.

If you shop for an inflatable, I suggest you note the USCG TYPE. Better ones are often TYPE II, where our standby foam vests are TYPE III. TYPE II will float you higher out of the water and is much more likely to roll an unconscious wearer to a face-up position. I like both of those features.

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#11505464 - 03/28/16 08:07 AM Re: Inflatable life jacket (vest) [Re: whnigt]
LinkLowrance Offline
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Registered: 07/06/15
Posts: 264
Loc: Wayland, TX
I got the Mustang MIT 100 recently and I love it. After looking on TW, I found them at Academy for about $125 plus tax. These are the auto inflatable vests.

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#11505527 - 03/28/16 08:29 AM Re: Inflatable life jacket (vest) [Re: Flippin-Out]
RayBob Offline
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Registered: 11/18/02
Posts: 33558
Loc: Pineywoods
Originally Posted By: Flippin-Out
It's hard to shoot down the undisputed leader in the industry - Mustang Survival. They are the most trusted name in water safety gear in industrial applications where demands exceed recreational use. Today's vests are improved over earlier versions, too. The better ones offer 30+ pounds of buoyancy, which is almost double the USCG required level for a PFD. Most foam vests used in fishing are typically just above minimum to keep the bulk from being annoying to the user.

If you shop for an inflatable, I suggest you note the USCG TYPE. Better ones are often TYPE II, where our standby foam vests are TYPE III. TYPE II will float you higher out of the water and is much more likely to roll an unconscious wearer to a face-up position. I like both of those features.


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