Eco-chic Flotation from MEC

Many who make high performance sporting gear worry less than they should about making it green. At Mountain Equipment Coop, it is part of their mandate. One new product is their PVC-free PFD- they say:" As the first PFD manufacturer to use our new soft, cross-linked PE foam, we invested considerable time and money to get it approved for use. It was worth it. The foam meets all UL and ULC testing standards, and exceeds many of them. It's lighter, more buoyant, better aging, and, best of all, more friendly to the environment than traditional PVC foams. (We think that last benefit is such a good thing that we're making the PE foam available to any other manufacturer who wants it.)" The next time we eddy into the Karnali, we are wearing this. ::MEC via ::Cottage Life