Out in Dangerous Waters? Time to get a Bullet Proof Lifejacket

Wednesday, 27 May 2009
The Armour Float Ballistic VestIf you find yourself out canoeing or kayaking dangerous waters, you might want to consider bringing along the Armour Float Ballistic Vest by Arotech Corporation.

Not only will this keep you afloat when you are out practising your rescues, it will keep you safe when your frustrated paddling partner pulls out his gun and tries to shoot you.

Why you ask? Built into the flotation is lightweight, hard-plate armour is designed to defeat most assault rifle threats--with no negative effect on the vest's buoyancy.

It's certified by the US Coast Guard and comes with several pockets big enough to hold ammo clips and shotgun shell holders.

Great quote from Richard Karst, representative from Arotech Corporation: "Commercial ship liner sailors are now exposed to hazards similar to Navy sailors, and our ArmourFloat vests can help protect their lives."

To be honest, my guess is that they weren't thinking about canoes and kayaks then they built this puppy.

Also, if you are looking for a great family outing this weekend, you can arrange for a shooting and floatation demonstration of the lifejacket by contacting the manufacture directly. Demonstrations take place in Alabama and Los Angeles. You can find the contact information on their press release. Now that's family bonding...

More info: cnet.com
Press Release: arotech.com
Photo Credit: arotech.com

David Johnston

David Johnston

David Johnston has been introducing people to the sport of sea kayaking for the past 15 years. He is a senior instructor trainer with Paddle Canada and teaches for several paddling schools in Ontario, Canada. Full Bio.

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