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Old 03-25-2009, 11:19 AM
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After reading, thrown out of a boat, got me thinking, I need a couple of good life jackets. I know Lifeline are the best ,but just need a good jacket to run and play in. Any suggestions from you poker runners,or racers.
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What speeds we talking?
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I like the "Mustang" types as they are very efficient and non abtrusive like the life jackets from days gone by.

You can get the Mustangs in "auto-inflate" which has a water sensor that goes off when you fall in, or just an ordinary inflate cannister that is deployed manually with a drawstring.

Great jackets... I have four of them.

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I like the "Mustang" types as they are very efficient and non abtrusive like the life jackets from days gone by.

You can get the Mustangs in "auto-inflate" which has a water sensor that goes off when you fall in, or just an ordinary inflate cannister that is deployed manually with a drawstring.

Great jackets... I have four of them.

http://www.mustangsurvival.com/produ...uct.php?id=509
Those are probably the most convenient/comfortable ones overall, but they are only good for slow speed incidents. They tear easily, and don't have any way of staying on your body properly if you go in sideways, or some other un-natural position.

If you're not going to get Lifelines, which you can buy used from people for better pricing, I'd make sure to get some that have the leg straps. There are other brands out there that have this feature, and aren't as costly as lifelines.
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I use the lifeline poker run jackets and dont go over 80 or Run in Rough water with passengers in the back seat!!
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I use lifeline poker run jackets most of time when on plane.
I've had them for three years.....Can't beat them for safety & comfort. Leg straps are a must.
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I have one Mustang auto inflatable for sale. Been worn once. Let me know if you want more details.
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SRP jackets are also good
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Jeff,
When I bought this one last year I asked about that problem and I was told that rain would not make it inflate for some reason. Never had it out in the rain though?????
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I have 3 LIFELINE RACE JACKETS for sale !! Used but ok.
How much for these three? Any more specifics?

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