Does anyone have any experience with the Force 6 PFD's? Rescue PFD's from Canada, very high float, and the only other high flotation rescue PFD seems to be the Extrasport Fury or a NRS one. I've not heard great things about the fury, and the NRS has only 22 lbs, whereas the Force 6 has 26.
And many outfitters will require guides to have some rescue cert, so for the originator of this thread a rescue vest is probably a good idea. I think you can remove the belt until you get experience with it.
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