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Offline don519

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Are the uscg appoved float suits worth the extra $$$
« on: Dec 23, 2018, 04:43 PM »
I got a little money left over from xmas after working a ton of o/t that ruined my deer season so i want to try and make ice season as good as possible and want to invest in a float suit since i live in ny and have to have uscg appoved floatation on while im out fishing out in thd boat after nov 1i thought id dbl down and get a float suit and those little reflectors add a couple hundos and i dont need it but does anyone know of any reason other then the uscg appoved tag are they worth spending the extra money when i can just buy one for less and just throw on a life vest

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Re: Are the uscg appoved float suits worth the extra $$$
« Reply #1 on: Dec 23, 2018, 04:48 PM »
Just bought the Clam Ascent float suit... it' isn't CG approved but it will keep me a float. That's all I care about!

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Re: Are the uscg appoved float suits worth the extra $$$
« Reply #2 on: Dec 24, 2018, 12:48 AM »
Thats what i was looking at today

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Re: Are the uscg appoved float suits worth the extra $$$
« Reply #3 on: Dec 24, 2018, 01:27 AM »
Just bought the Clam Ascent float suit... it' isn't CG approved but it will keep me a float. That's all I care about!

don't know if you heard about it or not but Clam is giving a free pair of the new Sub Zero X boots with the purchase of the Ascent & Rise Suits. there is how ever a 19.95 shipping charge. so you might spend $19.95 but the boots are valued at $180.00 this offer only applies to in store purchases only not valid for online orders.


Promo goes until the end of Jaunuary 2019 now. You will need to send in your receipt with this so make a copy to keep for your self as only originals will be excepted. all the details are on the form.

here is the form you will need to fill out and send in :

 www.clamoutdoors.com/bootoffer
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Re: Are the uscg appoved float suits worth the extra $$$
« Reply #4 on: Dec 24, 2018, 01:31 AM »
Thats what i was looking at today

the Ice Armor by Clam floating suits are not coast guard approve and neither are the Striker brand suits. only certified suits would be the ones from Frabil or going with one of the Mustang suits.
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Re: Are the uscg appoved float suits worth the extra $$$
« Reply #5 on: Dec 24, 2018, 08:01 AM »
As mentioned the striker which u have is not uscg approved, but will float you long enough to get out if anything happens !!

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Re: Are the uscg appoved float suits worth the extra $$$
« Reply #6 on: Dec 24, 2018, 08:05 AM »
My Frabill I float bibs seemed to work last year for me when I went through. Was able to get out unassisted and get back to my truck to dry off and warm up
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Re: Are the uscg appoved float suits worth the extra $$$
« Reply #7 on: Dec 29, 2018, 07:12 AM »
I have used Arctic Armour Plus and now Striker Climate neither of which are USCG approved. Both work to keep you on top if you fall in. I like the quality and additional warmth with the Striker. A buddy has the Ice Armour Clam Lift and says he isn't impressed.
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Re: Are the uscg appoved float suits worth the extra $$$
« Reply #8 on: Dec 29, 2018, 07:55 AM »
don't know if you heard about it or not but Clam is giving a free pair of the new Sub Zero X boots with the purchase of the Ascent & Rise Suits. there is how ever a 19.95 shipping charge. so you might spend $19.95 but the boots are valued at $180.00 this offer only applies to in store purchases only not valid for online orders.


Promo goes until the end of Jaunuary 2019 now. You will need to send in your receipt with this so make a copy to keep for your self as only originals will be excepted. all the details are on the form.

here is the form you will need to fill out and send in :

 www.clamoutdoors.com/bootoffer

Thanks... sent in the required paperwork and money, now I'll wait.

Offline Owentstr

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Re: Are the uscg appoved float suits worth the extra $$$
« Reply #9 on: Apr 11, 2019, 08:25 AM »
Man, too bad I missed this.

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Re: Are the uscg appoved float suits worth the extra $$$
« Reply #10 on: Apr 11, 2019, 09:56 AM »
I had a Frabill CG approved coat, and while it was probably a great life jacket, it suffered as a coat. The insulation was stable of foam, which did not conform and keep me warm like my Striker. There were also places between sheets of foam that had little or no insulation. I switched to a down parka when it was cold. Be sure to try it on, and make sure it is enough coat for the temperatures you expect to encounter.

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