Temperatures are rising, and (for many) life beyond lockdowns is beginning - it's a great time to buy a new life jacket. Maybe your old life vest has seen better days, or you're new to water sports or just looking for a fresh new look this season; either way, a correctly fitted life jacket allows you to get the most out of your day on the water. With so many great colourways and styles, your choices are endless. However, sometimes getting a comfortable fit can be challenging, so we have done some hard work for you and tried on a few of our favourite life jackets. But first, let's discuss some general fit and sizing advice.
With Summer around the corner and (for many) easing of restrictions on the horizon, it is a great time to invest in a new life jacket. Maybe your existing life jacket has seen better days, you're looking for a more 'relaxed' fit after months of hibernation, or you're new to water sports; a correctly fitting life jacket is essential for a safe and fun day on the water. And with so many great styles and colourways, you're spoilt for choice. However, sometimes getting the correct fit can be difficult, so we have tried our best to provide a guide to the sizing and fit of a few of our most popular life jackets. But first, we take a quick look at some general fit and sizing advice.
Water sports and leisure activities such as wakeboarding, wakesurfing, waterskiing, tubing and jetskiing are great ways to spend a summer's day. However, being around water poses a risk to you and your loved one's safety. That's why it's essential to get a correctly fitting life jacket. Below, we will discuss the Australian life jacket classification system, life jackets typically used in watersports and preview some of the top life jackets from Follow and Jetpilot. Finally, we will answer some common questions about life jackets.