Let’s get to the PFD. Officially, it’s the Khimera Dual Flotation PFD. The dual part starts with the vest’s slim foam panels, which delivers minimal bulk and excellent range of motion. The stated floatation of the panels alone is 7.5 pounds, which is half that of a Type II or Type III PFD. Theoretically, it’s enough bouyancy to keep your head above water, and also makes it easier to swim and/or climb back into a capsized dinghy, or swim out from beneath a turtled small craft.