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post #13 of Old 12-14-2007
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I still wear my PFD from my whitewater kayaking days. It has a built in harness with a ring in back (that way water hits the back of your head and you can breathe in the air bubble- this really does work, at least on rivers and I can imagine a boat dragging would be very similar). Its not bulky feeling at all because the flotation is around your abdomen and back, not your shoulders and face. I wear mine whenever it's crappy out or I'm singlehanding, I don't own an inflatable, and I have a type I if the ship goes down. This isn't my jacket but you'll get the idea:

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