The PFD in a Bag backpack kit contains everything needed to be in compliance with new Coast Guard regulations.
The kit includes: 1 adult sized Coast Guard approved type II PFD, safety whistle and hardware to attach to a Stand Up Paddle board in a beach friendly backpack.
The United States Coast Guard now classifies stand up paddle boards as a vessel, as they do kayaks and canoes. Therefore, this classification requires, by federal law, that each person must have a personal flotation device (PFD) and safety whistle “on board” while paddling outside surfing and swimming zones. The enforcement of this law began on May 1, 2011 with $250 violations being cited by Lifeguards. The PFD in a Bag backpack is a simple, quick, easy and inexpensive way to adhere to this mandate. Designed with stand up paddlers in mind but can be used by canoeists kayakers and boaters alike.