Does anyone know where you can get a MANUALLY inflatable PFD? I’m not that interested in the CO2 versions, they are kind of overkill for my use. I mainly use my raft for trapezing around Southeast Alaska and just need something incredibly light that I can inflate to cross lakes and short fjord crossings. Tried the therma-rest under the rain coat (too uncomfortable) and a kayak foam vest (too bulky to pack). What I would really like is a simple, vinyl PFD that I can inflate before I get on the water and then roll up and stow on the opposite bank.
I’ve often dreamed of a horse-shoe shaped PFD mad of the same material as my packraft with the same inflation valve as my raft… I wonder if the wonderful vanguards of practical inventiveness at Alpacka have ever considered creating such an accessory?