Shop Update: New PFD’s Are In!
You probably know that by law, all paddlers (whether stand up, kayak, or canoe) are required to wear a Personal Floatation Device (PFD) but are you familiar with all of your options? Not every floatation device is the same, nor are the needs of every paddler. That’s why at Capital SUP, we have a range of PFDs in our shop to guarantee everyone finds the perfect fit. After all, safety is everything!
NEW PFD SPECS
|Name||Mustang Survival Minimalist Manual Inflatable PFD||Mustang Survival MIT 70 Manual Inflatable PFD||MTI 16g Inflatable Belt Pack PFD|
|Type||V – Pillow||V – Over the shoulder||V – Pillow|
|Buoyancy||15.7 – 18.9lbs||15.7lbs||15.5lbs|
|Best Use/Swimming Level||SUP/very strong – expert||SUP or Kayak/intermediate – strong||SUP/very strong – expert|
|Special Features||Super compact, daisy chain webbing for clipping on gear||Exclusive Membrane Inflatable Technology for extra comfortability||Moveable D-ring attachment, whistle included|
Which PFD is best for me?
Coach Chris Says: “The best life jacket is the one you feel comfortable in. The full size type 3 PFD are great for people who are uncomfortable swimmers. The waist belt PFD is great for SUP paddlers as it has a low-profile design and doesn’t obstruct range of motion in shoulders. The over-the-shoulder inflatable PFD has been a popular choice among the sailing community and becoming more prevalent in the watersport community. Great choice for those looking for the protection of the full size life jacket but the comfort of the inflatable.”
We take safety very seriously at Capital SUP. In accordance with Coast Guard regulations, we require all kayakers to wear full life jackets. All paddle boarders are required to use a leash at all times while on the water – never forget that your leash is your first line of defense if you get separated from your board!