Top 10 Life Vests for Kayaking – Life Jackets & Vests

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1. Onyx


Medium/Large, Aqua, ONYX MoveVent Dynamic Paddle Sports Life Vest

Onyx #ad - Attached whistle for safety. Expandable zippered pocket with mesh drainage. Solas grade reflective material for visibility. Mesh in lower back fits high back seats. Shoulder adjustments with neoprene comfort pads. Zip assist loop at zipper base u. S. Heavy duty nylon fabric; soft, lightweight flotation foam. Expandable zippered pockets with mesh drainage. Coast guard approved type iII Life Jacket / Personal Flotation Device PFD. Double crimp, funnel entry. 200 denier nylon ripstop and nylon oxford.
BrandOnyx #ad
ManufacturerGun Accessory Supply #ad
Height36 Inches
Length24 Inches
Weight1 Pounds
Width2.5 Inches
Part Number122200-505-040-15
WarrantyManufacturer Warranty

2. Stearns


Blue, Universal, Stearns Adult Classic Series Vest, 3000004475

Stearns #ad - Webbed straps. Chest size. Designed for adults weighing 90 pounds or more; fits 30- to 52-inch chests. And 30-52 in. Us coast guard-approved life jacket.

Made in the USA. Durable construction: Nylon shell, Crosstech Flotation Foam, two 1-in. Great for boating, tubing, and swimming. Open-sided design and 3 adjustable buckles for breathability. Soft polyester shell and durable Crosstech flotation foam. Great for a day on the boat or beach and in the pool or lake. Nylon construction. Three buckle design. Us coast guard-approved adult life jacket. Universal size, for adults over 90 lbs. Two adjustable straps and open sides for better fit. For use on a boat, a personal watercraft or for tow sports.
BrandStearns #ad
ManufacturerStearns #ad
Height3 Inches
Length21 Inches
Weight0.04 Pounds
Width20 Inches
Part Number3000004475



Seachoice 86020 Type II Personal Flotation Device Yellow Adult

SEACHOICE #ad - Coast guard type II PFD. Fits adults 90 pounds and up, with 30 to 52 inch chest. Bright yellow color provides enhanced visibility. Size: Adult. Color: Yellow. U. S.
ManufacturerSeachoice #ad
Height20.5 Inches
Length3.3 Inches
Weight0.75 Pounds
Width12.5 Inches
Part Number50-86020
WarrantyNot Applicable



STEARNS Adult Watersport Classic Series Life Vest, Blue

STEARNS #ad - Us coast guard universal sizing 30-50” chest and weigh 90 pounds or more. Open-sided design and 4 adjustable buckles for breathability. Soft and durable 200D nylon shell and lightweight PE flotation foam. Great for wakeboarding, water skiing, and tubing. Us coast guard-approved adult life jacket.
BrandSTEARNS #ad
ManufacturerColeman #ad
Height3.1 Inches
Length17.7 Inches
Weight0.04 Pounds
Width18.9 Inches
Part Number3000000000

5. Onyx


Onyx 121900-100-004-17 Universal Paddle Vest, Red

Onyx #ad - Coast guard approved type iiI Life Jacket / Personal Flotation Device PFD. Included components: onyx 121900-100-004-17 Universal Paddle Vest - Red. Low profile, lightweight, compact design. Material type: Nylon. Six adjustment straps to cinch vest up to fit snug; Comfortable neoprene shoulder pads. S. High foam back accommodates high back seats; Breathable mesh lower back. Large front pocket. U.
BrandOnyx #ad
ManufacturerOnyx #ad
Height1 Inches
Length1 Inches
Weight1.3 Pounds
Width1 Inches
Part Number121900-100-004-17

6. Stohlquist Waterware


Stohlquist Fit Life Jacket/Personal Floatation Device, Blue/Black

Stohlquist Waterware #ad - Thinner back panels help eliminate interference with seatbacks. Sculpted foam paneling for higher mobility. Sea level buoyancy youth lg/Adult XS - 16 lbs. Adult universal fits adults greater than 90 lbs. 30"-52" chest. Uscg approved. Easy to adjust, three buckle front entry. 200d nylon outer shell & liner with convenient hanging loop for drying and storage.
BrandStohlquist Waterware #ad
ManufacturerStohlquist #ad
Height5 Inches
Length20 Inches
Weight2.14 Pounds
Width21 Inches
Part Number523514
WarrantyStohlquist products (excluding drywear) are warranted to the original purchaser for the reasonable lifetime of the product against manufacturing defects and workmanship. Stohlquist is not responsible for products that are abused or show normal wear and tear over time. Please see care instructions for the product you are purchasing so as to maximize the life of the product.

7. Absolute Outdoor


ABSOLUTE OUTDOOR Onyx A/M-24 Automatic/Manual Inflatable Life Jacket

Absolute Outdoor #ad - Soft neoprene neckline for all day wearing comfort. This item is not for sale in Catalina Island. Lightweight, comfortable, slender design keeps you cool in warm weather. Inflates with manual movement of T-cord or automatically upon immersion in water. Durable fabric resists tears and punctures.
BrandAbsolute Outdoor #ad
ManufacturerOnyx Outdoor #ad
Height0.05 Inches
Length20 Inches
Weight1.52 Pounds
Width12 Inches
Part Number3200BLU99
WarrantyComes with Manufacturer Warranty.

8. Hardcore Water Sports


Hardcore Water Sports High Visibility USCG Approved Life Jackets for The Whole Family

Hardcore Water Sports #ad - Designed for general boating including water skiing, canoeing, fishing, hunting, kayaking, etc. Includes 1" adjustable straps and quick-release buckles. This vest is truly the most versatile versatile floatation device on the market today, used often as a fishing vest, wakeboarding life jacket, kayaking PFD, or sim.

Hardcore water Sports flotation aids are made for comfort and durability. Ideal for calm inland waters. The youth size is coast Guard approved for kids between 50-90 lbs. We provide our customer service here in California and our goal is always for 100% happy customers. Open sides provide for a breath-able fit and provide superior benefits in paddle sports mobility. Style - hardcore water sports is known for it's distinct style on all liquid surfaces.

Quality - ul listed life jacket is made from high quality polyester cordura fabric and closed cell pE foam. Safety - ul listed and us coast guard approved type iii pfd. Although the vest is made in China, it is designed in the US by an American company. Color - high visibility white color stripes make the user highly visible in all water situations. Size - this is the perfect extra vest for when your older kids bring their friends on your boat.
BrandHardcore Water Sports #ad
ManufacturerHardcore Water Sports #ad
Height3 Inches
Weight0.86 Pounds
Width14 Inches
Part Number24841 Youth HC105 Jacket_White
Model24841 Youth HC105 Jacket_White



SALVS Automatic Inflatable Life Jacket for Adults | PFD for Fishing, Kayaking, Sailing | Life Vest for Men & Women | Red

SALVS #ad - Universal comfort fit for men and women; fully adjustable along the waist and back weighing less than 2lbs. Life vest will self inflates when submerged in water; reuse by installing a re-arming kit B07DPDTRBH. Automatic or manual Inflatable life jacket; full mobility without compromising safety. Our pfd is perfect for Kayaking Fishing Sailing and any watercraft offshore. 100% satisfaction guarantee; our life preserver is back by our manufacturer 30 day money back guarantee.
BrandSALVS #ad
ManufacturerSALVS #ad
Part NumberSAL-M3

10. O'Brien


Purple, Medium, O'Brien Women's Impulse Neo Life Vest

O'Brien #ad - Coast Guard approved. 1. 5mm neoprene outer for comfortable fit. Multiple hinge point on front & back. Zippered Front Closure. Zip closure and 2 belts for security.
BrandO'Brien #ad
ManufacturerMotion Water Sports Inc. #ad
Height3 Inches
Length21 Inches
Weight1.75 Pounds
Width18 Inches
Part Number214176