Most drownings in Canada have one thing in common: the victims were not wearing personal flotation devices, or PFDs. This was somewhat more understandable a few decades ago, when life vests were bulky and uncomfortable.
These days, though, there’s no excuse when you’re on the water for not wearing one of the many foam or inflatable PFDs designed for safety and comfort. Here are some of the best new offerings for anglers and hunters of both sexes.
ELITE 28 INFLATABLE/BASS COMPETITION ($329.99)
Key features: Shape reduces drag at high boat speeds; wide shoulders to eliminate neck fatigue; sleek inflation handle to prevents snags.
The promise: “Won’t pop prematurely from rain, spray or humidity.”