I have two of them: old style and the new incarnation. They are not USCG certified; from my understanding, the certification process was extremely lengthy and costly.
That said, this is a superb product. Minimalist perhaps, but only in the best sense of the word. It is nothing like the CO2 vests sold by West Marine, etc. The Mocke pfd fits exceptionally well; the arm cutaways do not chafe or bind, and the vest form fits, and does not rise up around the ears as many vests do. It seems to have just the right amount of flotation, low profile and unobtrusive.
The neon orange mesh fabric is extremely cool, and highly visible from afar. The single pocket in the front is large and secures well. It accepts a small drinking bladder held in the pocket on the back.
This one's a winner.
Touring Kayak Paddles
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