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FLOAT TUBE FISHING FORUM » Fishing Tactics, Tackle, and reviews » Float Tubes, Pontoons, and Equipment Reviews » Life Jackets or PFD's what do you wear and do you like it?

Life Jackets or PFD's what do you wear and do you like it?

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jeffcpr

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One of the most important things on your float tube sessions is or should be your PFD (life vest).

This is something we here at the FTFF believe always wear your life vest you are worth more than the gear you have.
So what do you use I started out with your regular sky vest zipper front and had a few different types? None of them worked well for me most often I felt that they pushed me forward in the float tube. The cushion in the back hit the seat cushions this just sucked. I recently went to an inflatable style life vest and found a good deal on Amazon $54 free shipping. I am not recommending this vest but I like the fact it was $54 because the cost of the vests always kept me from being able to get one.

Why do I like these types of vest, simple low profile, and comfort? what do you use and why or why not should others look at getting it?
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I have the ‘full vest’ purchased from Costco (about $40) and to be honest it’s too bulky, somewhat uncomfortable, and gets warm when the sun appears. I need to buy one like you are showing here...

SP Dan

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I really like my 24/7 ONXY auto/manual, it's thin, it's light weight and it's not bulky.
Most of the time, I totally forget that I'm even wearing it because it's so comfortable.
I have also customized my PFD a bit to carry my Kangaroo braid cutting scissors, my emergency/warning whistle and an emergency strobe flashing beacon. (just in case!  Starwars )[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]
I never go fishing without wearing my PDF ... never! Thumbs Up

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jeffcpr

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[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] wrote:I really like my 24/7 ONXY auto/manual, it's thin, it's light weight and it's not bulky.
Most of the time, I totally forget that I'm even wearing it because it's so comfortable.
I have also customized my PFD a bit to carry my Kangaroo braid cutting scissors, my emergency/warning whistle and an emergency strobe flashing beacon. (just in case!  Starwars )[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]
I never go fishing without wearing my PDF ... never! Thumbs Up

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Now that is a setup of its own Thumbs Up


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I use the old style fishing vest/PFD. I don't have to test it or worry that it might not expand if I end up in the water, and it was less than 30 bucks at Wallyworld.

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It is cut shorter in the back and clears the seat to my kayak and pontoon so no comfort problems there. It does need a little adjusting in my Cumberland to get comfy. It is a bulky and can feel warm in the summer sun at Lake Perris, like MarkG mentioned. Right now I have no plans to replace it.

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It has pockets and attachment rings for a lot of junk. I keep my scale, my line cutters, gloves, whistle, a bandanna or two, and a Power Bar in the pockets or hanging from it.

I hope this helps.


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SP Dan

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A fine PFD Sir!
I like the fact that you have all of the compartments and pockets on your vest to help to store all of your personal gear and snacks. Nice! Thumbs Up
That is the down side of my PDF, no pockets for stuff.


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Kathy

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I use the lighter PFD in my tube as it is lighter and allows me movement.. I wear my kayak vest on my pontoon boat..

jeffcpr

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As longs as you stay safe when you are on the water.  I really like my inflatable.


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