I had an order pending with Cascade Designs and when I called to check on the status I spoke with a very knowledgeable salesperson. She addresssed all my concerns; Buoyancy, weight, durabilty, and I ended up ordering a pair of Dynelites. The cost was still a concern but I'm saving on shipping since it will go with my other order
What sealed the deal for me, was learning that the Dynelite CAN be repaired, depending on the extent of damage. And, I will have them before next weekend!