The Mariner

The Mariner Podcast #21: Why I Only Use the ‘Team O Back Tow’ Life Jacket.

November 9, 2020

In this episode we take a deep dive on modern lifejackets- how they have evolved, the design features that make modern jackets so good and I introduce the life jacket I use and is used throughout all of Spartan Ocean Racing's events- the 'Team O Back Tow' life jacket.

If you are thinking of buying a new jacket- looking to upgrade to a better jacket for the new season or a just interested to find out more about this crucial piece of life saving equipment - jump in and enjoy 90 minutes of informative and entertaining banter.

To learn more about the Back Tow Life Jacket go to:

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