Established in 1986 when the demand for high-quality advanced wetsuits, vests and apparel for personal watercraft racing was growing, Jetpilot quickly rose to become the premier jet ski accessory brand. Jetpilot went on to create some of the personalities in jet ski racing that we still know today, such as Jeff “The Jammer” Jacobs, who has 10 world titles on a stand-up watercraft under his belt.
Jetpilot’s key event sponsorships
Jetpilot was originally established in 1986, creating a name for itself for the most technically advanced wetsuits, life jackets, vests and apparel across the watersports industry.
Jetpilot first got involved in the wakeboard industry in 1995, when they noticed the growing sport as an opportunity to evolve their brand. Jetpilot then began their contribution to the industry through sponsoring a wide variety of sporting events:
In the late 90s, Jetpilot was an active sponsor of the freestyle motocross series in the USA, and have continued to sponsor US and Australian motocross riders with clothing since.
In the late ‘90s, Jetpilot were the lead organisers of the freestyle motocross (FMX) in the Australian X Games. Jetpilot was also the organisation which introduced FMX to the games.
In the late ‘90s, Jetpilot and Rick Roy started their very own Freeride Watercraft Tour which single-handedly shifted freeriding all over the world. The tour travelled across countries such as South Africa, Australia, Mexico, Brazil, Hawaii, Canada and more. Collectively, the team created a host of show-stopping moments, including the very first backflip on a stand-up watercraft — The Rickster Back Flip.
In 1996, 1997 and 1998, Jetpilot sponsored the Wakeboard Tours. This allowed additional exposure in the Mastercraft US Masters, and Wakeboard World Finals.
Fast forward to today and Jetpilot has become one of the leading accessory brands in the watersports marketplace. They pride themselves on their close work with some of the biggest names in watersports, such as Alex Graydon, Cory Teunissen, Tony Iaconni, Lewy Watt, Zahra Kell, all of which wear their signature Jetpilot life jackets.
Offering a wide selection of Jetpilot life jackets and jet ski accessories, TROJAN WSS is your one-stop shop for all the Jetpilot products you need.
Getting fitted for a Jetpilot PFD
When trying on a Jetpilot PFD, it’s important that it fits tight to the skin — just not so tight that it’s difficult for you to breathe! Although your Jetpilot PFD may feel uncomfortable at first, once you get the jacket wet it will make much more sense and feel more comfortable. If you’re not stretching it to get the zipper done up, there is a chance that the vest will become too big and result in it moving once you’re in the water. This isn’t just a matter of possibly getting wet, either — an ill-fitting jacket can take away from the safety features.
Picking the right Jetpilot jet ski life jacket
Jetpilot life jackets come in a great range of colours, sizes and fits, so it’s important to pick one that suits your specific needs. When you’re choosing your life jacket, there are a few key points to keep in mind:
You want a jacket that fits tightly but comfortably — this will ensure that when you get in the water and use it, it won’t move around on you.
When sizing a life jacket, the most common rule of thumb is to measure around the thickest part of your chest and match it to the vest’s measurement specifications.
You want a jacket with the right features for its use. For example, if you’re using a sit-down jet ski, a jacket with handles will give any passengers something to hold onto, helping ensure their safety too.
If you can put more than 3 fingers in the gap between your shoulders and the vest, the life vest is too big. If it’s too big, then the vest won’t keep your head above water in an emergency.
Make sure the neck section or collar does not sit up around your head — it should sit just above your shoulders, to ensure that you’ll be able to float properly if necessary.
If you’re planning to use the life jacket at night, it’s essential that you get one with reflective tape, so that you’re visible in the water.
Here at TROJAN WSS, we stock an extensive range of life jackets, suitable for men, women and children alike, with a huge array of colours and styles. If you’ve got questions about which Jetpilot life jackets are right for your specific needs, make sure that you get in touch with the team at TROJAN WSS today — we’re dedicated jet ski fans ourselves and will be more than happy to help you find the right fit for you.
Jetpilot ski tubes
Jetpilot also has a range of inflatable ski tubes, suitable for people of all ages. The largest is the Jetpilot JP4, which is able to seat up to 4 riders. Ideal for bigger boats or people who want to be able to tow multiple passengers, it’s a great addition to any day on the water.
However, if you’re looking for something smaller, there’s also the 3 seater version, called the JP3, and a 2 seater version, called the JP2. Both of these tubes are ideal for smaller boats or even jet skis. Jetpilot also has a range of small, single person tubes, which are great for use behind a jet ski. These include both the JP1 and the Vortex.
Beyond the range of Jetpilot life jackets, there are also a huge range of Jetpilot accessories, available to enhance your next jet ski experience. Here at TROJAN WSS, we stock everything you need, from goggles to anchors to PWC fenders. With Jetpilot’s commitment to quality, you can be sure that you’re buying the best.
Shop the full Jetpilot product range with TROJAN WSS
As an independent store since 1984, at TROJAN WSS we’re dedicated to bringing you the best possible range of Jetpilot products and high-quality watersports equipment. With fast and free shipping around the country, we can help you get the equipment you need, when you need it. To find out more, visit us in-store at Vineyard, NSW, or email us at email@example.com. Alternatively, give us a call on (02) 4577 5333 — we look forward to hearing from you soon!