This is the type of PFD that the guides on the San Juan provide guests. In New Mexico, you are required to wear a PFD if in(on) a paddle craft. If on a craft that has an electric or gas motor, you are only required to have PFD on board. The guides provide this type because it is so easy to wear. Don't know how effective they are but they pass the law test.
Congrats on the pontoon, I really like my X5 from NFO.