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Life Jackets and PFDs

How to Select a Life Vest

Selecting the best life jacket for the boating activities that you enjoy can be a daunting challenge when you enter a West Marine store. There are a wide variety of different life jackets, but that’s a good thing, because there are a wide variety of types of boating.


At West Marine, we believe safety when boating should be your first priority. This starts with having the right life jacket. We are here to help. West Marine offers life jackets for everyone. We stock pet life jackets, infant life preservers, kid’s life jackets, youth PFDs, and adult life jackets in XS, small, medium, large, extra-large and XXL life jackets, 3XL and 4XL. West Marine stocks adjustable and fitted life jackets for every water-based activity. View our selection of neoprene, nylon and polyester life jackets, day sailing life jackets, manual and automatic inflatable life jackets, fishing life jackets, sailing life jackets, cruising life jackets, inshore and coastal life jackets and offshore life jackets. We even carry float coats and work suits.