I got a new PFD last year from MEC. It's great for trips because POCKETS! But it's very bad for rolling. Dubside hates it--he kept calling it "that bulky thing" all week LOL. Without it I can lie down flat on the deck but with it, there is so much back padding that I can't get my head back on the deck because the foam is holding me up. Before you all day, "Tuilik"--I know, I know. Can't afford one. And at symposia they always want you in a PFD. I shouldn't have sold my old one, but I was raising money for my Pilgrim Ex and pretty much sold everything that stood still long enough. So I am looking for a CHEAP PFD that is ultra low profile (as little foam in back as possible and still be called a PFD). Dubside has a Mizfit--his is so ancient it would be flat anyway LOL. But would that be a good choice? And what if I put the back under a piece of plywood and some concrete blocks for a few days?