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PFD Preferences

I am thinking of replacing my current PFD with one that is a little
more comfortable. I currently own an older model of the Serratus
Pro PFD (see web link). There are a number of things that I like
about this PFD (pockets, whistle, towline) but it is somewhat bulky.

I was wondering what other people preferred in a PFD as far as brand
names, features, etc. One requirement I do have is that it must be
Canadian Coast Guard (DOT) approved and this does tend to leave out
some of the newer US PFD's as it seems to take longer for the Canadian
DOT to approve a PFD than their US counterparts.

I would appreciate any input anyone might have on this.

Thanks very much,