Shop our picks for Boat Safety – from life jackets of all sizes to boat security products and insurance programs, we’ve pulled together some of the best options for boaters.
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Life Jackets - Infants
O'Neil Infant Life Jacket - Navy/Pink (Amazon)
For infant under 30 lbs. USCG Approved Vest for infants. Features: Head Support Panel with Safety Loop, Adjustable Safety Belt between legs, Lightweight Fluid Foam Neoprene Shell, Quick Release Dual Safety Buckles. In a variety of colors. Available on Amazon.
Stohlquist Unisex Infant Life Jacket (Amazon)
For infants less than 30 lbs. Unique wrap-around flotation turns a child face up. Dual support collars cradle the head. Front zipper entry and adjustable crotch strap secures the jacket in place. Convenient grab loop stays open in water for quick location with Stohlquist’s addition of floating beads around neck collar grab loop. In orange, blue or yellow. Available on Amazon.
MTI Infant Life Jacket with Collar (West Marine)
For infant less than 30 lbs. The softest foam and top-quality fabric assures comfort and an excellent fit. Collar design stays out of the way while providing head support when needed. Includes adjustable crotch strap, plus bright grab loop that can support the full weight of the child. Designed to turn baby face-up within seconds.
O'Neil Infant Life Jacket - Blue (Amazon)
For infant less than 30 lbs. USCG Approved Vest for infants. Features: Head Support Panel with Safety Loop, Adjustable Safety Belt between legs, Lightweight Fluid Foam Neoprene Shell, Quick Release Dual Safety Buckles. Available on Amazon.
Life Jackets - Kids
O'Brien Child Neoprene Life Jacket - Pink (Amazon)
For 30-50 lbs. This vest features increased stretchability and wide armholes to provide your little one with a better fit and a comfortable fit so they can enjoy their favorite water activities. Also has a padded neoprene leg strap for additional security. Available on Amazon.
O'Brien Child Neoprene Life Jacket - Blue (Amazon)
For child 30-50 lbs. By using a technology called BioLite, this jacket is lighter than neoprene making it just a little bit more cozy for the young one as well as more resistant to mold and mildew for those times you toss it in the garage or keep it on the boat. There is a grab handle if you need to pull them into the boat and a Padded Leg Strap so they don’t squirm out. The Wide Armholes are great for their mobility so your child doesn’t feel constricted inside their Life Jacket. Available on Amazon.
Kid's Character Life Jacket - Pixie (West Marine)
For child 30-50 lbs. Bright, fun characters your child will love to wear. Lightweight, durable foam doesn’t hinder your child’s mobility. Adjustable belts, chest strap, and leg strap keep this life jacket from riding up or shifting. Available on West Marine.
Kid's Character Life Jacket - Rescue (West Marine)
For child 30-50 lbs. Bright, fun characters your child will love to wear. Lightweight, durable foam doesn’t hinder your child’s mobility. Adjustable belts, chest strap, and leg strap keep this life jacket from riding up or shifting. Available at West Marine.
Stearns Kids Puddle Jumper - Variety of Styles (Amazon)
For child 30-50 lbs. U.S. Coast Guard Approved, give kids confidence when learning to swim. It’s made of soft, durable woven polyester, which prevents chafing. The Puddle Jumper® fits comfortably over the child’s chest with a strap that buckles behind the child’s back to hold it in place. Arm pieces offer excellent stability and free range of motion in the water. In a variety of designs for boys and girls. Available on Amazon.
MUSTANG Lil’ Legends Youth Life Vests (West Marine)
In 3 Sizes: Infant under 30 lbs, Child 30-50 lbs or Child 50-90 lbs. Features include reinforced construction and shaped, segmented mobility panels for maximum freedom of movement. The ventilated mesh back panel with cooling channels ensures youngsters won’t overheat. Resilient AirSoft™ flotation foam adds to comfort. A buoyant head pillow and handy grab strap round out this kid-friendly design. Available on West Marine.
MTI Adventurewear Youth Bob Mariner PFD Life Jacket (Amazon)
For child 50-90 lbs. The MTI BOB Mariner is an outstanding performance PFD for Youths 50-90 lbs with grown-up fit and features. Easy over-the-head entry with single side clip-closure cinch down for a secure hold. Soft shoulder straps are buckle-free yet micro-adjustable with the new tuck-away shoulder strap management system. Sculpted low profile foam body with the mesh PORTHOLE on the back is cool in more ways than one. Generous reflective panels and trim with great Mariner red/white/blue colors. Handy cargo pocket for collecting “treasures” and a soft fleece hand warmer tunnel pocket to keep hands warm. Available on Amazon.
MTI Adventurewear Crotch Strap Set for PFD Life Jacket, Universal
Ideal for youth life jackets that don’t have a crotch strap, but kids still need extra security to hold life jacket on them (without sliding up in the water). Includes 2 nylon webbing straps with buckle clips and loop ends for attachment – usable for child, youth, or adult PFDs. Available on Amazon.
Life Jackets - Adults
Inshore Inflatable Life Jacket (West Marine)
Designed to automatically inflate when immersed in water, these versatile vests easily convert to manual-only inflation with oral inflation backup. With a wide neckline, this lightweight, low-profile design maximizes mobility and range of motion. Reflective graphics boost visibility. 25.5lb. of buoyancy. USCG Type V. Colors: Blue/Gray, Red, Lavender. Available at West Marine.
Men's Watersports Life Vest (West Marine)
Constructed to provide a relaxed fit and easy adjustability. Features “Rapid Dry” technology so you won’t feel soggy, or bogged-down with added water weight. Adjustable belts to keep vest from riding up or shifting. Lightweight, durable foam for a secure fit that won’t hinder your mobility. Available at West Marine.
Women's Watersports Life Vest (West Marine)
Great for the active watersports enthusiast looking for style, comfort, and value. Constructed to provide a relaxed fit and easy adjustability. Features “Rapid Dry” technology so you won’t feel soggy, or bogged-down with added water weight. Adjustable belts to keep vest from riding up or shifting. Lightweight, durable foam for a secure fit that won’t hinder your mobility. Available at West Marine.
O'Neil Wake Waterski Men's Superlite Vest (Amazon)
The soft and comfortable O’Neill Superlite flotation vest features closed cell PVC marine foam for optimal buoyancy while minimizing bulk, as well as a durable coated nylon shell that will hold up to years of heavy outdoor use. Quick release buckles make for easy on-and-off, and the vest is United States Coast Guard (USCG) certified. Available on Amazon.
O'Neil Wake Waterski Women's Superlite Vest (Amazon)
Soft and comfortable personal flotation vest Closed cell PVC marine foam for optimal buoyancy while minimizing bulk Durable coated nylon shell will hold up to years of heavy outdoor use Quick release buckles; United States Coast Guard (USCG) certified Available on Amazon.
Runabout Life Jacket 3-Pack (West Marine)
This convenient pack includes three adult universal Runabout vests in a durable nylon storage case for easy transport and storage. These affordable, high-quality general boating life jackets are a great choice for boating, fishing or relaxing on the water. The nylon shell is rugged and quick drying. The Crosstech Flotation Foam is not bulky and conforms to your body’s shape so it won’t hinder your movements. Three adjustable belts offer a secure, personalized fit. Available at West Marine.
Life Jackets - Pets
Neoprene Pet Life Vest - Variety of Sizes (West Marine)
Specially designed for man’s best friend, this flotation device helps provide swimming endurance for Fido. Abrasion-resistant neoprene is soft and comfortable for your pet. Features include a handler’s strap for easy recovery and with SOLAS reflective surfaces for nighttime visibility. In variety of chest sizes Small to X-Large. Available on West Marine.
Paws Aboard Designer Doggie Life Jackets (Amazon)
In a variety of dog sizes, these doggie life jackets offer bright designer colors and unique designs – from polka dot to nautical prints. Features: Handle on top for quick and easy grabbing, Adjustable nylon straps and quick-release buckles, Heavy-duty yet more comfortable velcro fastening system around the belly and neck to keep securely fastened. Available on Amazon.
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