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Being I already had one, I knew I liked the fit. I think it's important to find one in a store first to try before you buy any PFD online.
I like the clasp inside the pocket. I use it to clip my hat's chin strap to so when I'm not wearing it, the loop under my chin does not strangle me w/my hat hanging off my back.
I like the half mesh back which clears the seat of my sit on top and it keeps you cool.
I give it a 9 because I don't know if it's over padded in front. It's still comfortable.