The Deck Hand™ Flotation Life Jackets
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STEARNSThe Deck Hand™ Flotation Life Jackets

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Product Overview

Not for sale online in California.

The Deck Hand from Stearns protects you while providing lightweight comfort.

Stearns encased this heavy-duty life jacket with nylon outer shell that is durable and tough. Full mesh shoulders and back provide comfort and cooling for hot days on the water. Underneath the rugged exterior, you will find light yet durable Crosstech® flotation foam to keep you buoyant. The 1” encircling body belt and side adjustments provide a secure fit while the heavy-duty Vislon® zipper is rustproof. The Deck Hand features SOLAS grade reflective material and the distinct orange coloring increase visibility in murky conditions.

Key Features

  • Full mesh back and shoulders for cooling
  • SOLAS grade 3M™ Scotchlite™ reflective material for increased visibility
  • Side adjustments for a customized fit


  • USCG Approval Type: Type III
  • Intended Use: Industrial, recreational, all-purpose
  • Buoyancy: 15.5lb.
  • Flotation Material: Crosstech® flotation foam
  • Shell Fabric: Nylon Oxford
  • Straps: One body
  • Closure: Heavy-duty zipper; one buckle
  • Warranty: Limited


More information

For more information on USCG approval types and why you should always wear your life jacket when you are on a boat, see “Think Safe Choose the Right Personal Flotation Device (PFD)”.


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