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Old 01-22-2009, 09:08 PM   #1
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You would expect a floatation suit (overall) to be warmer than a two piece, and (in the case of you falling in) to protect you better from hypothermia and to provide good support.

There arent a great number of these suits being marketed for sailors, but there are some, . . . . heres two examples . .

http://www.marinemegastore.com/product.asp...at_id=CLOMAR006

http://www.swiftys-fishing-tackle.co.uk/ca...roducts_id/6774

Definitely being targeted at sailors, . . . . but according to this report (its a pdf file)

http://www.google.co.uk/url?sa=U&start...OGP_fQGrZxM6qqA

These suits are counterproductive, they have dangerous design flaws, and the concept of a floatation suit itself would even appear to be inherently dangerous. . . . . the two previous examples advertised are mentioned by name in the report, and are poorly recieved.

Perhaps more up to date designs are better . . . . . but the report makes worrying reading.
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Besides those quoted, there are a number of good proven manufacturers of flotation and immersion suits - However, if the 1st criteria is price, then maybe one should compare what one would have to pay for a good suit to wear to the office or an occasional wedding.

Check this outfit for quality CLICK HERE
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I have used (and always strongly recommend) the Mustang line of floatation clothing. I wear a Mustang floater suit when snowmobiling, and when sailing in cold temperatures. They work, are comfortable, and have all the safety approvals you could ask for.

Here's a link to Mustang - http://www.mustangsurvival.com/
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These types of suit offer by far the best prospect for survival ...

Various Manufacturers in various countries ...

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