Wetsuit and Buoyancy Vest

Navy SEALs started using buoyancy vests in combination with their wetsuits in the 1980s. 

The vests kept around twenty-five pounds of buoyancy, served as shock absorbers, and provided some warmth in cold waters. 

This particular vest was customized by Steve Fitzgerald, CAPT, U.S. Navy Retired during his service. He added pouches on the left side of the vest for better access to his radios. The pouches located high on the vest were designed by him to carry signaling devices used to quickly mark positions using infrared technology.

On Loan from Steve Fitzgerald, CAPT, U.S. Navy Retired


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