I have to confess that unpacking, test inflating (24 hours), and repacking lifejackets is one of my least favourite chores—getting them back together all nice and smooth with no lumps is just one of the many tasks I’m not naturally gifted at.
We go through this process once a year, at the beginning of the sailing season. Here’s a good instructional video for the 6D.
One piece of good news, one of the many improvements Spinlock have made to the new Deckvest 6D is that it’s easier to repack neatly than the older 5D—I will be writing more about the 6D in a future full article.
- Much more on lifejackets and why we use the Spinlock inflatables.