After sailing offshore with the Mustang EP 38 inflatable ocean racing vest for six days and nights, we found plenty to like, but as in life, nothing's perfect. Let's start with the positive: This is one of the most comfortable vests I've worn. Its weight is placed on the shoulders, rather than the back of the neck like most other less technical inflatable PFDs. Sail with it all day and you'll forget it's there. It also fits snug to the body — much like a standard life jacket — so it doesn't impede activities such as grinding winches or moving about in confined spaces below deck. However, to don the vest, you need to pull it over your head. I don't have a particularly large head, but it's still a snug fit. If you're wearing a hat or sunglasses, those have to come off first. If your jacket has a hood, you must pull the hood over your head before putting the vest on or it will get bunched up inside the back of the vest. When you take off the vest, it's sunglasses and hat off, hood up, then remove.