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Old 29 February 2024, 21:01   #1
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Life Jackets for the larger gent

Any of you larger guys wear a life jacket (not buoyancy aid).
If so….which one?

Recently bought a seago seaguard up to 55” 140cm chest.
But had to return it because it was a bit too tight with a couple layers below

Unfortunately it wasn’t very thick layers either
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Old 01 March 2024, 17:52   #2
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Hi Brian, long time since we've heard from you!

If you can't get a larger (more comfortable) size, perhaps a few inserts sewn into the webbing might help.
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Hi Steve……Yeah been having a bad time of it health wise, but still lurking about occasionally.

Did think about that but on the few sites that I’ve seen that do mention sizes, it seems there can be a significant difference from manufacturers. So just thought I’ld ask here for experiences of brands.

So far it seems the crewsaver crewfit range appear to be quite a bit larger, at least on paper.

Hope to get out on the sib first week of April while having a family get together over on the west……weather and health allowing.
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Hope it's nothing to serious Brin. I have a crewsaver crewfit which is supposedly adjustable from 75cms to 155cms. Max adjustment is huge on me. I'm 16st - 44 chest, however, although max chest would probably fit I think the over shoulder straps may be a bit short.
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When I say "over shoulder straps", I mean the yoke that goes around your neck.
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When I say "over shoulder straps", I mean the yoke that goes around your neck.
Ahh…..was just away to click the order button on the crewsaver 165n sport….but never thought of that!
So you mean the part where the inflatable bladder, gas etc sits might be too short from back, over the shoulders,to the buckles? Which would normally sit at bellybutton/below rib cage height….
But with me it might be above my moobs…..so only help keep my chins afloat

6ft2 and ballooned to 21 stone
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Maybe this measurement will give you a better idea.
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Ok....cheers Steve that should help me decide.
Out in shed away to service the Suzy for the first time myself before our trips, so will look on pc later ( eyesight going like everything else)
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