Wednesday, June 11, 2014
Stop and Think Before Buying One of These Jackets
The problem there is that the c02 cartridge below costs between $20 and $25 (more online if you're paying exorbitant shipping for a hazardous material). Every time you go in the water, you have to buy a new cartridge. That's a problem. It's one I just had because I fell out of my kayak in the Roanoke River Monday--in two feet of water.
I spent a good portion of yesterday evening and most of this morning trying to find the cartridge and finally located one at Sportsman's Warehouse. I would have thought it would have been readily available, but it is not.
So, the lesson here is: think about how you're going to use the jacket and if the cost is worth the comfort (and it is, indeed, much more slim, light and comfy than its alternative.