Posted by: winged1 on Aug-11-13 1:49 PM (EST) Category: Kayaks
bought my first kayak yesterday 14 ft wilderness tsunami after renting for 4 years. REI had limited selection of PFDs so I did some research and purchsed the MTI Helios Inflatable PFD and it's USCG type III. Any one use this PFD?
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Posted by: g2d on Aug-11-13 2:26 PM (EST)
tell us about it.
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Posted by: scupperfrank on Aug-11-13 6:15 PM (EST)
...on how it works for kayaking! This is the first case I believe I've come across a paddler using an inflatable PFD.
Posted by: winged1 on Aug-11-13 10:47 PM (EST)
no rolling for me. I'll be on the really calm ponds and lakes-maybe should of specified that- Until I get used to my new kayak and take the advanced classes I'll be staying above water.
Posted by: ShadyClip on Aug-11-13 9:59 PM (EST)
I have a non-automatic Mustang inflatable PFD, pretty much the same as yours. I generally only wear it on peaceful lakes and canals -- the places you are tempted to skip wearing a PFD in the first place but they are so comfortable there is little reason not to wear one.
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Posted by: winged1 on Aug-11-13 10:50 PM (EST)
thanks for the feedback and will def be on the search for a regular PFD-it's end of season here so not a lot much selection. I'll be sticking to the quiet ponds and lakes for now.