Bullet proof lifejacket

sarabande

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as here

http://www.mby.com/gear/bulletproof-lifejacket-debut-seawork-show-47232



That looks like the most cumbersome piece of safety equipment I have seen. How does the wearer manage to see in front of himself, and it looks as if the bulkiness of the inflated sections will prevent him from either grabbing a safety line or climbing up a ladder. Does it also look as if the structure in front of his face is designed to channel breaking waves over his mouth ?
 

Norman_E

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Not very bullet proof once inflated! One shot and it will deflate, with the weight of the body armour sinking the victim.
 

colind3782

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It's a solution to a non-existent problem. What's wrong with wearing a lifejacket over your body armour? As has been pointed out, the lifejacket isn't bullet proof anyway.
 

Ric

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Even better, wear your body armour over your lifejacket:)
 

afterpegassus

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"What’s more, the lifejacket features a self-righting design to ensure that the wearer’s airways remain above the surface of the water while they are afloat."

I see they've come up with some clever ideas as well..............................
 
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