i swim mostly in the caribbean...i have little fat and it is difficult for me to float...also i get chilled...would this item give me warmth and also bouyancy? any other comments?
thank you for your time...
I use this basically to pad my torso whilst scuba diving and for a bit of core warmth retention (at least in my imagination). Not sure if it will provide noticeable bouyancy - it's pretty thin - and I would get a vest with a zipper as this is a hassle pulling off if you're by yourself.
John, definetly warmth and slight boyancy. I use this exclusively for carribean waters and as an underlayer for colder waters. You may be cold after your first dive and may consider a level or 2 up given body fat. item is great for light travel.
John, to answer your question. I also have little body fat and I bought this vest and wear it under my shorty wet suit to keep warm when swimming in what other people consider warm water. Get a shorty wet suit and you will be a lot happier. It is more for someone sitting on a surfboard waiting for the next good wave.