Buying a Life Jacket (PFD)

by Sherri ~ March 7th, 2010. Filed under: Kayaking Equipment, Paddling Safety.

Rather than trying to reinvent the wheel, I am going to suggest that you read an excellent blog post by Derrick Mayoleth, a fellow ACA instructor, who wrote a very comprehensive article on what to look for in a PFD and how to properly fit it.  Your life jacket is a very important piece of gear, as Derrrick says, and something that you should take adequate time in choosing.  Don’t go for cheap, go for fit, comfort, and features.  Expect to pay anywhere from $75 to $200 for a decent life jacket, but if you take care of it, it should last you many years.


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