I am about to start updating my safety gear. I have looked at the inflatable PFD 1's and was reasonably convinced that this was the best way to go.
However as I was leaving the chandlery, just for interest I tried on a Hutchwilko collared vest type of safety jacket (also offshore compliant) and was impressed by the comfort of the thing. I wonder if I would still feel comfortable after wearing it for a four hour night watch.
What are the people who are voyaging wearing?
I have 2, old automatic inflatable PFD's, but I have never felt totally secure wearing them and wonder just what is the best from both a safety and comfort viewpoint.
"if at first you don't succeed....Redefine success"!