How to Choose a PFD Life Jacket?

WHAT IS A PFD? WHY HAVE ONE?

INCREDIBLE FUN WITH THE RIGHT LEVEL OF SAFETY

Water is incredibly fun to be around but it can be dangerous. A personal flotation device unlocks a whole new world of fun experiences, allowing you to do them safely. Not only is it sensible, it is also the law to be suitably protected when on the water.

Check your local state regulations for what type, where and when PFD's must be worn.

NSW | VIC | QLD | WA | TAS | SA | ACT

Boy with Paddle on Riverbank

IMPORTANT

Do try them on and check they fit. Then try to do the actions you will be doing for your chosen sport to check for potential rubbing or chaffing. e.g. Sit in one of our kayaks and check you can paddle comfortably.

Boat in rough seas

LEVEL 150 (TYPE 1)

Level 150 PFDs provide greater buoyancy support when a higher level of performance is needed.

Designed to keep you in a "face up' floating position. Suitable for offshore and general boating.


Family on boat wearing Type 1 PFD

LEVEL 100 (TYPE 1)

Level 100 PFD's are designed to keep you in a "face up' floating position.

These are the minimum requirement for offshore use. Can be used for general boating.


Man on Kayak Wearing Type 2 PFD

LEVEL 50 (TYPE 2)

Level 50 PFD's have less buoyancy than a PFD Type 1 or Level 100.

Normally used for sailing, waterskiing, kayaking, canoeing, wind surfing & personal watercraft.


Woman in Kayak with Type 3 PFD

LEVEL 50S (TYPE 3)

Level 50 PFD's have similar buoyancy characteristics to the Level 50 type 2 PFD's but are manufactured in a wider range of colours than a PFD Type 1.

Favoured by water skiers, wake boarders, kayakers & canoeists.


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