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Mustang Classic Industrial Flotation Vest
Mustang Classic Industrial Flotation Vest
Uses Solas reflective tape in front and rear, with tug-tite adjustments for precise sizing. Zipper will not corrode.
Starting at: $44.34
List price: $52.16
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Mustang Fishermans Neopreme Manual Inflatable PFD w/ Sailing Harness; 34-52" Chest
Mustang Fishermans Neopreme Manual Inflatable PFD w/ Sailing Harness; 34-52" Chest
Excellent for fishing in warm weather, the Mustang Inflatable Fishing Vest is comfortable and lightweight - so you might forget you're wearing a PFD. …
Starting at: $209.07
List price: $245.97
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Mustang Accel 100 Fishing Vest, Red/Black, Sm-XXXL
Mustang Accel 100 Fishing Vest, Red/Black, Sm-XXXL
Designed and tested by professional anglers, the Accel100 leads speed-rated flotation into a whole newlevel of quality and comfort. Designed …
Starting at: $94.02
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List price: $110.61
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Mustang 4-Pocket Flotation Vests
Mustang 4-Pocket Flotation Vests
D-Rings provided for lanyard attachments Short Waisted for use with sidearms SOLAS reflective tape Four pockets wit full Velcro™ closures Tug- …
Starting at: $49.30
List price: $58.00
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Industrial Mesh Floatation Vests - Mustang Survival
Industrial Mesh Floatation Vests - Mustang Survival
Features: SOLAS reflective tape on front and back Mesh shoulders offers mobility and comfort Large front pockets with Velcro™ closure Side …
Starting at: $52.30
List price: $61.53
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WORK VEST W/SOLAS TAPE ADULT U - Mustang Survival
WORK VEST W/SOLAS TAPE ADULT U - Mustang Survival
SOLAS reflective tape on collar front and back. Fast tab to attach required equipment. Mesh lining enhances comfort. Side adjustments for universal …
Your price: $66.97
List price: $78.79
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4430 INFL SOS SPTMN CHSTPK ORG - Sospenders
4430 INFL SOS SPTMN CHSTPK ORG - Sospenders
30-52 (76.2-132.08) Fits adults over 90 lbs. (40.82 kg) Nova™ 16 Gram Inflatable Chest Pak life jacket has adjustable belt and back strap with ' …
Your price: $97.64
List price: $121.99
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Type I Merchant Mate Ii™ Vest (Stearns)
Type I Merchant Mate II™ Vest (Stearns)
USCG approved. A Type I offshore PFD. 22.5 lbs. minimum performance. Features a foam filled collar and hinged back panel for extra comfort, …
Your price: $52.86
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List price: $62.19
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Classic Sport Vest™ (Stearns)
Classic Sport Vest™ (Stearns)
Features four pockets D-ring and adjustable sides. Deep cut neckline and open sides for cool comfort. Zipper front closure. Approved Type III device.
Your price: $34.54
List price: $43.69
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Comfort Series™ Mesh Sportsman's Vests (Stearns)
Comfort Series™ Mesh Sportsman's Vests (Stearns)
Comfort Series Life Vest - Tan - Size Small Adjustable waist belt, side adjustments Zipper front Durable Crosstech flotation foam Comfortable mesh …
Starting at: $26.30
List price: $38.99
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Kent Mesh Search and Rescue SAR Commercial Vest - Medium
Kent Mesh Search and Rescue SAR Commercial Vest - Medium
Mesh Search and Rescue SAR Vest Features: Soft and comfortable floatation form Durable 200 denier nylon construction Mesh shoulder, back and sides …
Your price: $59.55
List price: $69.99
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Kent Search and Rescue SAR Commercial Vest - Large
Search and Rescue SAR Commercial Vest, Large - Kent
Search and Rescue SAR Vest Features: Strength tested at 100 MPH; not tested for personal protection from impact Soft and comfortable floatation form …
Your price: $68.05
List price: $79.99
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Mustang High Visibility Industrial Mesh Vest - XXL/XXXL - Yellow/Black - Minn Kota
Mustang High Visibility Industrial Mesh Vest - XXL/XXXL - Yellow/Black -Mustang Survival
High Visibility Industrial Mesh Vest Yellow/Black Our Industrial Mesh Flotation Vests offer maximum visibility, mobility and comfort. Recommend for: …
Your price: $105.45
List price: $124.05
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Mustang High Visibility Industrial Mesh Vest - SM/MED - Yellow/Black - Minn Kota
Mustang High Visibility Industrial Mesh Vest - SM/MED - Yellow/Black - Mustang Survival
High Visibility Industrial Mesh Vest Yellow/Black Our Industrial Mesh Flotation Vests offer maximum visibility, mobility and comfort. Recommend for: …
Your price: $95.95
List price: $112.79
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Mustang High Visibility Industrial Mesh Vest - L/XL - Yellow/Black - Minn Kota
Mustang High Visibility Industrial Mesh Vest - L/XL - Yellow/Black - Mustang Survival
High Visibility Industrial Mesh Vest Yellow/Black Our Industrial Mesh Flotation Vests offer maximum visibility, mobility and comfort. Recommend for: …
Your price: $95.95
List price: $112.79
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PFD ALL ADVENT SHOAL YEL 2X/3X - ONYX
PFD ALL ADVENT SHOAL YEL 2X/3X - ONYX
USCG Approved Type III Multi Sport Vest can be used for boating, PWC, kayaking, canoeing, Stand-Up-Paddleboarding, and watersports Lightweight, …
Your price: $34.05
List price: $46.19
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Camo Adult Boating Vest - Stearns
Camo Adult Boating Vest - Stearns
Enjoy a comfortable day on the boat in a Stearns ® Adult Classic Series Vest. The Coast Guard-approved PFD is designed with three adjustable …
Starting at: $20.43
List price: $31.89
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Comfort Boating Max 5 Vest - Stearns
Comfort Boating Max 5 Vest - Stearns
Stearns Comfort Series Vest with a convenient, breathable design. Two large zippered front pockets that pull double duty as handwarmers. Mesh …
Starting at: $54.52
List price: $84.89
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Max 5 Hunt Vest - Stearns
Max 5 Hunt Vest - Stearns
The low-profile design makes maneuvering a boat easy, and the fleece-lined collar and hand-warming pockets will help keep you warm while you wait …
Starting at: $72.23
List price: $112.49
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2220 GEN CMF SER BTVS SM BCH
These vests offer two slip pockets and mesh for ventilation and freedom of movement. Features a D-ring for clipping on items that might come in handy. …
Your price: $32.40
List price: $38.39
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Commercial All Purpose Type III - Flowt
Commercial All Purpose Type III - Flowt
The ocean can be an unforgiving place. You need to know your flotation will perform when necessary while providing the maximum mobility and comfort …
Starting at: $28.59
List price: $34.54
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Commercial Comfort Mesh Deluxe Type III - Orange; Large/X-Large
Commercial Comfort Mesh Deluxe Type III - Flowt
The ocean can be an unforgiving place. You need to know your flotation will perform when necessary while providing the maximum mobility and comfort …
Starting at: $40.59
List price: $49.04
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Commercial Off-Shore Jacket Type I - Flowt
Commercial Off-Shore Jacket Type I - Flowt
For extended survival in rough waters where rescue may be slow in coming, this life jacket is required on commercial craft. This type is designed to …
Starting at: $44.93
List price: $54.28
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Commercial Off-Shore Performance Type I - Flowt
Commercial Off-Shore Performance Type I - Flowt
The ocean can be an unforgiving place. You need to know your flotation will perform when necessary while providing the maximum mobility and comfort …
Starting at: $52.51
List price: $63.43
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Commercial Off-Shore Type I - Orange; Universal Adult
Commercial Off-Shore Type I - Flowt
The ocean can be an unforgiving place. You need to know your flotation will perform when necessary while providing the maximum mobility and comfort …
Starting at: $44.47
List price: $53.72
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Fishing, Angler - Camo; Oversize Adult
Fishing Vest, Angler - Flowt
D-ring attachment for small accessories and kill switchUniversal Adult fits 90 lbs. and over, chest size 30"-52"; Oversize Adult fits chest size 52"- …
Starting at: $24.88
List price: $30.06
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Fishing, Mesh - Green; 2X-Large/3X-Large
Fishing Vest, Mesh - Flowt
Tan and green vests feature dual belts and dual pocketsChest Sizes: SM/MED - 32"-40"; L/XL - 40"-52"; 2X/3X - 50"-60"
Starting at: $41.30
List price: $49.89
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Elevate Universal PFD - Extrasport
The Elevate PFD is light weight and is available in an one size fits all. This PFD features the baja back, which makes any kayak seat a bit more …
Starting at: $59.49
List price: $69.99
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Evolve Angler PFD, Moss - Extrasport
The AirComfortSystem makes the Evolve Angler PFD fit comfortably when out on the water. This PFD has adjustable waiste belt, shoulder straps and side …
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List price: $109.99
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Elevate Angler PFD, Universal, Tan - Extrasport
This PFD came straight from a fisherman's dream with oversized pockets that allow you to wear your tackle box and keep it right at hand, all in an …
Your price: $67.99
List price: $79.99
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Fishing & Work PFDs How-To's

Selecting the best life jacket

How To Select the Best Life Jacket

This video will explain how to choose a life jacket depending on what type of watersport you are participating in. ... read more



Video Transcript

Rob Nelson: Hey, it’s Rob Nelson here with boat-ed.com. Now did you know that there are a lot of different life jackets you can choose depending on where you’re going? If you’re going out to sea, if you’re near shore, if you’re skiing. I mean, all kinds of different ones. We made a little video to show all the different types of lifejackets and their intended use, check it out.

Female: Life jacket, intended use.

Rob Nelson: There are different types of personal floatation devices, what most call life jackets. They are all designed for specific uses. So refer to the label and match it to your activity. And if you are ever in doubt go to the US Coast Guard’s website to double check.

Now, let’s go through the main types you’ll see out in the water. Off-shore, for use in rough, remote waters. This off-shore life jacket is super buoyant and keeps your face out of the water. If you’re boating in remote areas where rescue may take a while, it’s best to use this type.

Near-shore, this near-shore vest will turn most people face up in the water but it’s not a guarantee so it’s best used when rescue is quick.

Inflatable, some inflatables are designed to inflate on contact with water or when the user pulls the cord. This should be used for near-shore pleasure boating, fishing, and some paddle sports. They come in two different styles; either as a normal vest or as a waist pack.

Wearable flotation aid, for use in water sports like skiing or wakeboarding where rescue would be quick. This wearable lifejacket works in calm waters but depending on their design, might not turn your face up if a person is unconscious. We also have special-use vests. These special-use flotation devices are designed for specific activities like wind-surfing or white water boating or rafting. Throwable device, intended use? Thrown to someone in trouble. Throwable floatation devices are throwable cushions or rings. Depending on the size of your boat, you’re also supposed to have at least one of these on board.

And this? Seriously, no, just no.

Now if you like that little clip then you’re probably going to want to see the whole video which you can see at boat-ed.com. It’s a site where you can get certified in boat safety. And of course, leave your comments, we’d love to hear from you and we’ll see you next time.

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