Amyot Vest

Amyot Vest

“Salus Marine Wear Amyot”
Adventure Kayak Magazine
Fall 2005

You couldn’t blame Francis Amyot for feeling like he was shortchanged after winning a gold medal in the 1,000-metre sprint at the 1936 Berlin Olympic Games. Despite being the only Canadian to bring home gold, he had to pay his own way to the Olympics. Amyot was clearly a guy who needed performance-oriented equipment on a budget.

It was no coincidence that Salus Marine Wear should pay late tribute to him with their new Amyot PFD. The “high-back vest” keeps the bulk of the flotation high between the shoulders above obtrusive back bands and results in a better floating angle. Amyot would also no doubt approve of the shoulder and side adjustment straps to help the contoured flotation panels hug his torso and the generously sized pocket for his watch.

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