One of the biggest dangers for anglers and hunters is drowning, typically because they aren’t wearing a PFD. And that’s sort of understandable, since traditional PFDs are often awkward and uncomfortable. That’s why we at Outdoor Canada now have inflatables—and wear them, too (below).
A couple of good choices include the high-end Elite 28 HIT (top left), which is comfortable, slim and a favourite among active, mobile anglers. The auto/manual MIT 100 Inflatable PFD (top right), is ultra-light, easy to refold, making it good for first-time inflatable users. It’s ideal for inshore or calmer water. More info: www.mustangsurvival.com