Pants PFD

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Tue Aug 25, 2015 10:24 am

I remember doing this back at school but can't say I've done it since. Would work really well with paddle pants though with them being waterproof!

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Who needs a life jacket when you've got a good set of pants on? Michael Carr demonstrates the lost art of turning clothing into survival gear (in under a minute). (Note: of course, I am not advocating for not using a life jacket while boating. Life jackets always work better than pants.

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Tue Aug 25, 2015 11:00 am

I had to have a laugh because I tried to run that scenario through my head. I struggle to get my paddle pants off my feet with the tight seal at the ankles. I reckon I would drown attempting that plus leashes and line wrapped around my neck - a bloody train wreck is what pops to mind :lol:

But good to always have a back up!!!! :?:
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Tue Aug 25, 2015 11:17 am

kiwiladbrad wrote:I struggle to get my paddle pants off my feet with the tight seal at the ankles.
My first thought too, I have fallen over attempting to get dry pants off with tight ankle seals, so doubt I'd get them off without sinking.

However if practiced, and used in conjunction with a pfd, could make floating a lot easier if you were in a situation where you may be in the water for some time as most pfds will only aid in keeping you afloat with lower boyancy ratings than a true "lifejacket"
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Tue Aug 25, 2015 11:33 am

I like others struggle to take them off on land :lol: but at the end of the day if that is all you have available to you it'd be better than nothing or as PL said it may even make a good addition to your PFD too! :y:
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