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Waterskiing and Wakeboarding Life Jackets and Vests

Whether you're involved with water sports as a professional or you're an enthusiastic amateur, a life vest is going to be one of the most important items in your kit bag. Essential for your safety on the water, life vests are recommended for everyone who takes part in these sports and this collection of waterskiing and wakeboarding life jackets is extensive.

It includes a wide variety of different brands and designs, as well as dedicated life jackets for children and adults. Whatever your requirements, you're sure to find exactly what you need in this range. As a product that might be responsible for saving your life one day, it's worth doing some research to ensure you buy exactly the right vest.

Popular life jackets and vests

From O'Neill and Jobe to Follow and Mystic Star, some of the world's leading brands are included in this collection, offering high tech safety solutions that are both comfortable and stylish. Neoprene life jackets are one of the most popular styles, although many other materials can also be found depending on your preference.

Get the right fit

When it comes to the fit of your life jacket or life vest, be sure to have your measurements to hand. Make sure it's tight to the body to help prevent it from riding up and while you're waterskiing or wakeboarding always have all straps and fastenings tightly but comfortably secured. They should fit the body closely, as a snug fit is safer than a loose one, and also remember that they tend to 'wear in' and become slightly looser over time.

The same rules apply to life vests and jackets for children who are involved in water sports. As these items can even help to protect from injuries caused by strong impact, it's essential to choose the right piece of kit. Younger children may be less inclined to wear items that aren't comfortable so the way the jacket fits is vitally important, whilst older children will likely want to combine a fashionable item with one that has all the necessary safety features.

Popular styles of vests are usually those that zip up, offering a secure and close fitting design. Some may have external straps and padding, such as a foam sailing life jacket , whilst others are made with in built shock absorbers. A lot depends on personal preference and comfort when it comes to choosing the right one.

Be sure to consider colours as well, some parents prefer their children to wear bright or fluorescent colours so they can be easily spotted in the water. Professionals on the other hand may prefer a more subtle black or grey or even a vest that matches their team's colours.

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