Just recently, I received the opportunity to get my hands on an inflatable, belt-style personal floatation device called the Onyx M-16 Low Profile Personal Floatation Device (PFD). This unit is rated by the U.S. Coast Guard as a Type V PFD, but it can function very well as a comfortable floatation aid or Type III device. The most important part I recognized immediately was the small, lightweight design.

Read Onyx M-16 Belt Pack PFD Review on the 1800Gear Blog.