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    I'm looking for a new life Jacket at Canadian Tire (Mostly because I have a crap load of Crappy Money). Are the neoprene Life Jacket better at minimum they seem to fit better at least when I tried them on I am looking at these ones or are the nylon ones just as good.

    Never use to wear a life Jacket much but not as good as a swimmer as I was 30 years ago.

    What do you wear.

    http://www.canadiantire.ca/en/pdp/fl...2168p.html#srp

    http://www.canadiantire.ca/en/pdp/bo...1881p.html#srp
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    I use 4 buckle Mustang that work well for me. I'm in the same boat...not a spring chicken anymore,either. Make sure it fits comfortably and has the DOT or USCG certification number on it. Pick a color and you're gtg,preferrably a drab color,so,you don't scare the fish.........not that it ever helped me,though. LOL
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    Trimmer I also wear it when I am swimming because I occasionally get severe leg cramps, I currently have a 2 buckle and when I am in the water it seems to pull up around my head. Do the 4 buckles work better?
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    Quote Originally Posted by greatwhite View Post
    Trimmer I also wear it when I am swimming because I occasionally get severe leg cramps, I currently have a 2 buckle and when I am in the water it seems to pull up around my head. Do the 4 buckles work better?
    Before you posted this, I would have recommended the inflatable models. They are comfortable and not too hot to wear. I have the automatic inflating model.

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    I did think of those it would be more comfortable but I like to be out in the water with my son swimming and since at times I can get major leg cramps I wear a life jacket when I am in deep water as well it;s just relaxing to lay there and float.

    I still might by one of those in the future as they would definitely be more comfortable in the canoe.

    Quote Originally Posted by rick_iles View Post
    Before you posted this, I would have recommended the inflatable models. They are comfortable and not too hot to wear. I have the automatic inflating model.
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    I think the full vest type would eliminate your problem of the jacket riding up on you providing it fits properly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by greatwhite View Post
    Trimmer I also wear it when I am swimming because I occasionally get severe leg cramps, I currently have a 2 buckle and when I am in the water it seems to pull up around my head. Do the 4 buckles work better?
    I have a 4 buckle model and found they ride up as well. What i did start doing was wearing swim trunks with belt loops, I wear an old belt and have attached the bottom chest strap from the pfd to the belt via some extra quick clips I got off of an old back pack. Works great, pfd stays down and shorts stay up.

    The pic shows a fire rescue pfd but basically my setup is the same. I go through the waist belt rather than between the legs as it is more comfortable.

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    When I wear a non-inflatable I use a paddling style vest.
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    Finally! Someone using common sense planning to wear a PFD?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bushmoose View Post
    Finally! Someone using common sense planning to wear a PFD?
    Better safe than sorry!

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