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Non-inflatable life vest and harness?

Does anyone know if anyone makes a non-inflatable life vest that also works as a harness? I.e., it had D-Rings to attach a tether.

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Re: Non-inflatable life vest and harness?

I've never seen one, but hopefully you can find one. It may be easier to buy a separate harness if you absolutely don't want an inflatable PFD, and the reason(s) can't be mitigated.
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Re: Non-inflatable life vest and harness?

My Google-fu failed to turn up a non-inflatable w/harness.
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Re: Non-inflatable life vest and harness?

Swiftwater rescue PFDs have D rings for a tether but unfortunately they are in the back. I have not seen one with it in the front.

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Re: Non-inflatable life vest and harness?

In my limited experience I've never met one. I think this is because anything less than a Type1 would be useless offshore, and a Type1 is so damned cumbersome no one would want to wear it while working on deck. So...part of the question would be wheter you are looking for a Type1? Or something less serious? For what type of use?
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Re: Non-inflatable life vest and harness?

Force 1 used to make vests and coats with built in harness. I have two of each , and they aren't bad to wear....Dale

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I've been thinking about trying a harness in conjunction with some of the newer kayaking PFD's (like the Astral SeaWolf) but I am not optimistic.
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Re: Non-inflatable life vest and harness?

I've seen one in real life. Another student worse it in a safety at sea course since they do a lot of spring & fall sailing on the Great Lakes.

Salus makes one: Salus Marine | Coastal - Salus Marine Leg straps are optional.
Crew saver has a foam PFD that also has buoyancy chambers if you're a belt and suspenders type: Inshore 380N | Crewsaver
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Re: Non-inflatable life vest and harness?

Should not be too hard to make one, by attaching a good harness to your favorite life vest. Few stitches here and there and you should be all set.

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Re: Non-inflatable life vest and harness?

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In my limited experience I've never met one. I think this is because anything less than a Type1 would be useless offshore, and a Type1 is so damned cumbersome no one would want to wear it while working on deck. So...part of the question would be wheter you are looking for a Type1? Or something less serious? For what type of use?
Your argument for Type I PFD could fall into the automatic inflation verses manual inflation debate. Additional issues that I see with typical inflatable PFD's is that you can not swim for crap and it drastically reduces any attempt to self rescue. I have spent quite a bit of time around white water rivers and know the ability to swim while wearing a PFD can make the difference between life and death. The type I inflatables have taken the life of a number of sailors trapped under boats and washed into surf on lee shores. I also believe that a foam PFD offers another level of protection against blunt force trauma and expousure. One of the most common injuries during fast net disaster was broken ribs. Foam vest could have prevented that injury. The trade offs I see for foam is that it could be too warm to be comfortable, and generally not type I to float unconscious person face up. I believe Medsailor had a good threat discussing some of these issues earlier this year.

I don't believe that the foam PFD's have reached the level of craftsmanship for sailors as the white water PFDs. I ware mine all the time and find it comfortable and convenient. I believe it has more to do with market forces. I assume it would not take much to re-engineer the swift water rescue PFD with D rings in front but there is no market.
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