SOSpenders autoinflate in rain?
Stuff happens. Everything has its good side and bad side. I elected to go with a manual, but that is not foolproof either. I single hand a lot and wear my inflatable when I do. I usually do not tether on when in the cockpit. When tethered on deck, I have found it easier to disconnect the tether at the vest when I return to the cockpit, leaving the tether hanging over the combing and still attached to the jack line. Last summer I finished my deck work and came back into the cockpit. I was looking at the sails to see the results of my efforts as I disconnected my tether - I pulled the wrong lanyard....
Time to rearm the vest. Boy, was I surprised!