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fish hawk
Posted: Nov 05, 2018 - 07:43 am


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QUOTE (Mjack7 @ Nov 02, 2018 - 09:10 pm)
Mustang is the only manufacture making cdn approved floatation suits. Salus and helly Hansen no longer makes a 1 price float suits.  For non approved nothing beats a Striker.












I Have Icerider made by Mustang
( and it is top of the line) and the sticker inside clearly says it is not currently Transport Canada or US Coast Guard approved.

Otherwise I think it is one of the best and comfortable suit out there for riding snowmobile and ATV on the Ice.

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Posted: Nov 05, 2018 - 10:35 am


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I have MUSTANG MC5445 Catalyst Flotation Coat/Suit (Model Number: MC5445), and the label inside does say "Approved by Transport Canada."

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QUOTE (xiaolu @ Nov 05, 2018 - 10:35 am)
I have MUSTANG MC5445 Catalyst Flotation Coat/Suit (Model Number: MC5445), and the label inside does say "Approved by Transport Canada."



Maybe it's approved because it's a one piece Flotation Suit?

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Posted: Nov 05, 2018 - 10:53 am


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It's approved because the manufacturer went through and passed the certification process with this model.


Just because it's not approved doesn't mean it floats any worse, just that they didn't go through the certification.

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Posted: Nov 05, 2018 - 12:50 pm


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QUOTE (fish hawk @ Nov 05, 2018 - 10:43 am)
QUOTE (xiaolu @ Nov 05, 2018 - 10:35 am)
I have MUSTANG MC5445 Catalyst Flotation Coat/Suit (Model Number: MC5445), and the label inside does say "Approved by Transport Canada."



Maybe it's approved because it's a one piece Flotation Suit?

No, The one I have (MUSTANG Catalyst Flotation Coat, shown above: Model/Style: MC5445) is just the top. No pants.

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Posted: Nov 19, 2018 - 03:05 pm


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Shameless plug here. If you’re still looking I have a brand new striker hardwater suit posted in the buy and sell section. Size xl

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Posted: Nov 20, 2018 - 09:15 am


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Well Cabela's Black Friday sale starts tomorrow, and they have $50 off the Mustang suit, so I am kinda convinced. Plus I have a $100 gift card to use.

Think I am going to get the Mustang. I think I'd be a medium (5'6" - 170 lbs)
Have to get online though, I don't want to drive all the way to Barrie (plus I don't think they have my size in stock)

Anyone have anything else to offer before I purchase?

I appreciate everyone's input!

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Posted: Nov 20, 2018 - 03:16 pm


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I would get a large. I am 5.7 180ish and always wore a large, the old camo mustang i had un high school was a xl.

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Posted: Nov 20, 2018 - 03:57 pm


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Which one is the best is the original question? The one you wear and brings you home. Whether it’s my “cheap a float” or a $triker. Whatever keeps us safe. That being said I like the 2 pc. It allowed me to take off the coat but still have the bibs, just in case while being comfortable.

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GrandRiverWill
Posted: Nov 27, 2018 - 08:45 am


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Well I got my suit in the mail yesterday

Ended up going with the Mustang 1 Piece that's on sale at Cabela's right now.

Bring on the ice!

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Posted: Nov 27, 2018 - 09:34 am


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QUOTE (WTFish @ Nov 05, 2018 - 03:53 pm)
It's approved because the manufacturer went through and passed the certification process with this model.


Just because it's not approved doesn't mean it floats any worse, just that they didn't go through the certification.

Exactly....i wouldn't put any more trust in something because it's been approved by a useless government agency...go with whatever is most comfortable

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