Originally Posted by BigAl.NZ
We are going to be doing some offshore
sailing in the S Pacific soon.
I need to upgrade my life jacket so are looking at the Spinlock 5D 170N but I see they have the VITO out which was designed for the Volvo
Would seem to be a product that has all the features of the 5D but is cheaper.
Anyone know more?
I own a 5D and I love it. Make sure that you get an Hammar Hydrostatic system. Less chances of an accidental inflate. They also don't have to be changed has often as the water
I don't know the price
of the VITO. Looks good.
If you buy a tether, buy a Y ( 3 POINTS ). This allows you to always be clipped in when moving around.
Both have crotch straps, and do wear them.
Do buy the additional side packs, chest pack or belt packs. They will allow you to carry a VHF
and other useful things.