Looking for a light and simple PFD design, preferably incorporating water bladders and/or bottles that I already carry. Intended for "just in case" use on a short, calm river crossing, Class I at most. Seems I saw something on here a year or so back, but can't find now.
Have checked with rangers and I won't be required to carry anything (Coast Guard approved or otherwise). Just trying to be careful.
Any ideas/experience? My first thought was something like the basic orange type II vests, using a couple 2 liter platys for the front, and a gatorade bottle behind the head. Shell could be 30D nylon or tyvek or such, with pockets for bladders and simple strap.
Problems with this?