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Life Jackets

A life jacket is the most important piece of gear for anyone spending time on the water. Shop our selection of great fitting and durable life jackets and PFDs for adults and kids.

Life Jackets, Buoyancy Aids, & Inflatable PFDs

Sailing life jackets are an essential part of your apparel kit and the one piece of gear that can truly save your life. The importance of a life vest, especially for kids, is obvious and cannot be taken lightly by anyone who gets on a small sailboat. Be safe and enjoy your time on the water with these comfortable and stylish life jackets. We carry US Coast Guard approved life jackets as well as CE approved Buoyancy Aids and Inflatable PFDs. Options available for men, women, and kids in a variety of styles, colors, and price points, so we have something for every budget.

Life Jackets

These are US Coast Guard approved life jackets (sometimes called personal floatation devices or PFDs), and meet all requirements for US Sailing.

Buoyancy Aids

Popular in Europe, buoyancy aids are typically lighter and more slim fitting than USCG approved PFDs.

Inflatable PFDs

Designed for larger boat sailing, these vests automatically inflate in water. Popular among keelboat and offshore sailors.

Pinnies & Spandex Vests

Typically worn over a life jacket or buoyancy aid, these stretchy spandex tops help prevent snags. They are often decorated for team sailing.

Expert Advice & Sailing Apparel Resources

  • Not sure what gear you need? See our What To Wear Guides for recommendations. (opens in new window)
  • Need sizing help? Check out our Size Charts (opens in new window)