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Old 01-23-2004, 04:40 PM
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What does a new certified life vest go for? $400?
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Old 01-23-2004, 06:31 PM
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What is your life WORTH!!!!!!!
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What is your life WORTH!!!!!!!
I knew it wouldn't be long before someone said that. You have a VERY valid point. However, we are not talking about some high tech device that took 1000's of engineers a lifetime to develope. I can't see the materials involved being very expensive either. I think $400 for a life jacket is a little crazy.
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I think that every time I look at a performance vest.

What is the safety comparison to a jet ski or wakeboard vest?

I know the material looks thicker and a little tougher on the performance vest but it has about half the thickness of foam.

Other than the option of custom sewing what are we paying for?
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for kids that wear them all teh time.. spend the money and get something good.. on lakes where you can swim to shore.. no big deal.. get the cheap ones that will help you float in.. but if your going 20-30 miles offshore.. then you should get the Stay Alive jackets.. they have everything you need.. mirror, flag, flares, etc etc all inside the jacket.. think they are 200usd
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Old 01-24-2004, 12:50 PM
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here bro.. one of the best jackets on the market and only 200usd
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http://www.stayaliveinc.com/index.php?sc=6
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Depends what you are going to use it for....I payed $500. ea for my Lifelines in custom colors with logo's. I wanted a quality vest that would take an impact, and roll me over if I was ejected from the boat.

I bought them when I had my second cat, and was regularly running over 100 mph. I now pretty much only use them on poker runs, or if we are running in rough water.

They are a proven vest. I think the money was well spent to protect my other 1/2 and myself.
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BTW: Lifelines are not CG certified because of the cost of certification.
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