Originally Posted by Katboater
I was wanting to get opinions on what rescue pfd to buy. I am a big guy and weigh 230 lbs so am a little concerned about the lower flotation of the pfds like the green jacket. Does anyone around my size have any input on rescue jacket they like. I am getting into a lot of early season rafting, meaning a lot of big water. Thanks for any responses.
I have the Astral 300, Extrasport Universal, Stohlquist Extract and the Astral greenjacket. I haven't spent a lot of time in any of them, but have spent the most time in the Extrasport and the Greenjacket. I weigh 190. Overall, I like the greenjacket best. It's comfortable, easy to adjust, easy to get into and out of, and everything is accessible. I find the flotation adequate, but not as reassuring as the Extrasport. but it is a lot easier to swim in. It seems to just fit really well, I actually sometimes forget I'm wearing it.