Kids' Life Jackets
Anaconda's PFDs meet all the safety requirements - colour, shape & material. Ensure the safety of your kid or toddler with a life jacket, vest or PFD!
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Anaconda's kid's life jackets meet all the safety requirements - from color, shape to material. Australian standards for life jackets are designed to encourage safe water sports activities for people of all ages, and kid's life jackets are no exception. Check out the Anaconda range of inflatable life jackets, life vests and other inflatable flotation gear that meets the highest standards of safety equipment for kayaking, water skiing, canoeing, sailing and boating.
WHAT ARE SOME IMPORTANT CONSIDERATIONS FOR KID'S LIFE JACKETS?
The first factor to consider is the life jacket fit. If a life jacket, life vest or other flotation safety equipment doesn't fit properly, it won't provide adequate protection. Evaluate the fit of a kid's life jacket by its weight and chest size to ensure you purchase a life jacket that is not too small or too big for your child. Kid's grow up fast, so ensure their life jacket fits properly before heading out onto the water. Inflatable life jackets are the safe way to have wakeboard, kayak and dinghy fun, and are an essential piece of equipment to be carried in all boats.
WHAT ARE THE DIFFERENT TYPES OF LIFE JACKETS?
Life jackets have a number of features designed for different types of water sports. These include attachments and fastenings such as crotch straps, one-way inflating valve, a whistle, waist strap and waterproof qualities.
Newton rating - The Newton rating determines the buoyancy of a life jacket or other personal flotation device (PFD). Ten Newtons equals one kilogram of flotation. This calculation includes the weight of the wearer, the life jacket itself, and the water the jacket is used in. Check regional Australian safety standards to ensure your kid's life jackets are up to code in your area.
Crotch straps - This feature provides additional peace of mind in knowing the life jacket won't slip off while you are in the water. Inflatable life jackets are important safety equipment for people of all ages, and Anaconda is proud to offer kid's life jackets that meet the highest Australian standards.
Harness - Some life jackets are equipped with special clips to fasten yourself to your boat, kayak or dinghy. Water sports are fun for people of all ages, and waterproof life jackets are part of the bigger picture.
Reflective tape - Most life jackets are now equipped with some reflective tape. The life jacket tape becomes highly visible when in range of a flashlight or boat light. Reflective tape increases visibility of the wearer.
Flare - The flare is a feature of life jackets used for deep sea adventures. Flares on a personal flotation device enable you to signal any nearby vessels that you are in trouble. Life jackets with flares should be worn by adults accompanying small children.
Light - Some life jackets have a strobe or a flashing light built-in to increase visibility and improve rescue outcomes in Australian waters.
WHAT DIFFERENT TYPES OF INFLATION ARE AVAILABLE FOR LIFE JACKETS?
Inflation for life jackets can be manual or automatic. With the manual version, you usually have to pull a cord to make the life jacket inflate. The automatic inflation will start to work as soon as life jacket hits the water. In addition, you can choose foam life jackets, neoprene life jackets, life vests and more inflatable jacket options, all available in the Anaconda range of life jackets. Marine safety is a big deal in Australian waters, and a high quality kid's life jacket provides the peace of mind required for enjoying your day on the water.