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Re: Life vests for the well-endowed

Hey... Peoples lives are at stake here..

This is relevent stuff

Important to the content and continuity of the discussion..

We need to be able to grasp the enormity of the situation.
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and a discussion came up about whether to wear life jackets over or under the parkas, and whether it would make any difference anyhow since the ship we were on couldn't round up and come back for you before your lungs froze up in any case.

The wise old man in charge of things said just wear the life jackets, with whatever has the highest visibility on the outside.
I realize that you are referring to a life jacket with permanent floatation but it raises an important point. NEVER wear anything over an inflatable life jacket - unless you like the idea of cracked ribs when it inflates, that is. The stronger and closer fitting the material, the greater the risk.

I know this is a little late - I'm just catching up.
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I'd check out some of the neoprene wake boarding vests for women. You might also look at kayaking vests. They're cut differently and might work.
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Re: Life vests for the well-endowed

Brigala,

Check this out from West Marine:

Hot Days - Hot Deals - Safety - Life Jackets - Sailing Offshore Inflatable Life Jackets at West Marine

I just got one for my wife last week (since she used mine last week ans decided she loved it) and I am sure it will be a great investment!

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Thank you for the tip! That looks like a pretty decent price. How does this compare to the Mustang brand ones? Is it worth the extra $$ to get a Mustang?

I think I'm going to need one for me and one for my husband. I had a nephew drown this week on the same river where we'll be sailing, and I'm not above using that as leverage to insist that my husband wear a life jacket whether he thinks "conditions warrant" or not. And I know it will be an uphill battle unless I can find him something that he doesn't feel impedes his movement and activity. So an inflatable is probably it. The Mustang ones I'm looking at are this one: HIT and this one: Deluxe Inflatable PFD (Automatic with Sailing Harness) MD3084 . But if the West Marine one is about as good, it would save a fair amount of money. Especially if we buy two. Or four (I might want some for the boys, too).

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, besides the reviews you really need to try them on and compare the fit, neck chafe, etc.
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Thank you for the tip! That looks like a pretty decent price. How does this compare to the Mustang brand ones? Is it worth the extra $$ to get a Mustang?

I think I'm going to need one for me and one for my husband. I had a nephew drown this week on the same river where we'll be sailing, and I'm not above using that as leverage to insist that my husband wear a life jacket whether he thinks "conditions warrant" or not. And I know it will be an uphill battle unless I can find him something that he doesn't feel impedes his movement and activity. So an inflatable is probably it. The Mustang ones I'm looking at are this one: HIT and this one: Deluxe Inflatable PFD (Automatic with Sailing Harness) MD3084 . But if the West Marine one is about as good, it would save a fair amount of money. Especially if we buy two. Or four (I might want some for the boys, too).
I wish I was qualified to give you more specific comparisons on the items, though I am pretty comfortable with the general reputation of West Marine. And I agree with you on getting your husband to wear one of these. I honestly forget I have it on after only a few minutes. And while I agree that it is best to try them on, you could always return it if you don't like the feel of it.

(I learned that from my wife who is not only a power shopper, but also a power returner!)

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Never had that problem. All my life-vests go above the belt.

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