Mailport February 2013 Issue

Mailport: February 2013

Firstwatch Buoyancy

PS reviewed the Firstwatch float coat (above) and bomber jacket in the December 2012 issue. According to Firstwatch, the coats' actual buoyancy is 16 to 20 pounds.

Thank you very much for the excellent review of the Firstwatch Flotation Bomber and Coat (PS, January 2013). I apologize that I did not provide Practical Sailor the design buoyancy of our coats. I provided the 15.5-pounds minimum buoyancy requirement of the USCG Type III standard, but the Firstwatch coats’ actual production buoyancy ranges from 16 pounds (size small) to 20 pounds (size XXL).


Ross Johnston

General Manager, Firstwatch Gear

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