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Last Updated: 11/20/2018

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  #1

Stearns Puddle Jumper Deluxe Child Life Jacket

Asin: B01FMFIMC0

Featuring a colorful, kid-friendly design, the Stearns Puddle Jumper Deluxe Child Life Jacket is a great way to help children play safely and have fun in the water. Specially fitted for children weighing between 30 and 50 pounds, this premium life jacket for kids is made from soft woven polyester for less chafing and features a comfortable design that offers kids more freedom to swim and play. Great for helping beginners learn how to swim, this child life vest has an adjustable buckle on the back that makes it easy to get your little one in and out of the life jacket and helps ensure a secure fit for fun in the water. This child life jacket is US Coast Guard approved.

Features

  • US Coast Guard-approved Type V/III life jacket for kids
  • Premium soft woven polyester construction for all-day comfort
  • Colorful, kid-friendly design
  • Adjustable buckle at the back offers a secure fit
  • Designed for children weighing 30 to 50 pounds
  • Certified for use on boats
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Package Dimensions: 2.99 x 12.52 x 15.98 inches (7.6 x 31.8 x 40.6 cm)

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  #2

Body Glove Paddle Pals Learn to Swim Life Jacket - The Safest U.S. Coast Guard Approved Learn-to-Swim Aid

 PartNumber: 18293 CHILD   |   Asin: B01N9N4MCZ

Features

  • PADDLE PALS - Safest Patented U.S. Coast Guard Approved "Learn to Swim" life jacket with attached arm bands for teaching kids to safely learn to swim
  • SAFETY SHOULDER HARNESS - Prevents children from removing the vest without parental help and keeps the vest from sliding off during use
  • SUPERIOR COMFORT - Prevents chafing, made with a durable polyester material and multi panel design for superior comfort
  • FEATURES - Fits Children (30-50 lbs.) adjustable chest strap with quick release rear safety buckle, Approved Type III Child's PFD for recreational boating
  • KIDS LOVE IT - Kids love Paddle Pals, fun unique graphic designs, comfortable fit and feel, safely keeps their heads above water while learning to swim
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Brand: Body Glove   |   Manufacturer: Body Glove

Item Dimensions: 6 x 7 x 11 inches (15.2 x 17.8 x 27.9 cm)   |   

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  #3

Onyx MoveVent Dynamic Paddle Sports Life Vest

Model: 122200-200-060-14-P   |    Mpn: 122200-505-060-14   |    PartNumber: 122200-505-060-14   |   Asin: B00TB00STI

The Onyx Outdoor Movevent Torsion Vest comes in Orange and Aqua. This vest fits your body like a glove, yet innovative vented channels help keep you cool during movements. SOLAS grade reflective material gives better visibility. The sculpted and flexible design conforms to you and stays in place. Shoulder adjustments are made with neoprene comfort pads. The vest has an adjustable side belt; strong durable zipper closures; and a zip assist loop at the zipper base to keep the vest in place when you need it. Bubble foam on inner back for added comfortExpandable zippered pockets with mesh drainageDrying loop on back; attached whistle for safetySet includes: vestBrand: Onyx OutdoorModel: 122200-505-040-15Materials: Polyester KnitColor: Aqua, OrangeDimensions: 26 inches long x 23 inches wide x 3.5 inches highModel number: 122200-505-040-15

Features

  • Bubble foam on inner back for added comfort
  • Expandable zippered pockets with mesh drainage
  • Drying loop on back; attached whistle for safety
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Brand: Onyx   |   Manufacturer: ONYX

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  #4

Stohlquist Toddler Life Jacket Coast Guard Approved Life Vest for Infants

 PartNumber: 5223   |   Asin: B076F15KY5

Unique wrap-around flotation turns a child face up. Dual support collars cradle the head. Front zipper entry and adjustable crotch strap secures the jacket in place.

Features

  • 200D Nylon outer shell. 200D Nylon liner. Quick-release buckle over entry zipper for added security.
  • Adjustable crotch strap. Convenient grab handle. Infant: Type II PFD with sea level buoyancy of 7 lbs., 6oz..
  • U.S. Coast Guard Approved. Transport Canada Approved Weight: 20-31 lbs.. Imported.
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Brand: Stohlquist Waterware   |   Manufacturer: Stohlquist

Package Dimensions: 4 x 14 x 18 inches (10.2 x 35.6 x 45.7 cm)

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  #5

O'Neill Men's Superlite USCG Life Vest

 PartNumber: 4723-CK3-S-A   |   Asin: B078XXCGJX

O''Neill designs these vests providing the best fit in the industry. O''Neill USCG vests continue to set new standards of expectations for all wake and waterski athletes.

Features

  • USCG Approved Personal Flotation Device; Perfect For Wake Sports, Waterskiing, Tubing, And Swimming
  • Minimal Bulk Design Allows Full Mobility
  • Durable Coated Polyester Shell Creates A Strong Exterior
  • Lightweight Polyethylene Foam Is Soft and Comfortable
  • Our Most Relaxed Fitting Vest, For A Wide Variety Of Body Types
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Brand: O'Neill Wetsuits   |   Manufacturer: O'Neill

Item Dimensions: 3 x 12 x 17 inches (7.6 x 30.5 x 43.2 cm)   |   Package Dimensions: 3 x 12 x 17 inches (7.6 x 30.5 x 43.2 cm)

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  #6

Stearns Adult Classic Series Vest

Model: 2001   |    Mpn: FBA_354749   |    PartNumber: FBA_354749   |   Asin: B000H1K2XW

Enjoy a comfortable day on the boat in a Stearns Adult Classic Series Vest. The US Coast Guard-approved PFD is designed with three adjustable chest belts that help make a day on the water a comfortable one. With webbed 1-in. straps, a durable nylon shell and PE foam inside, this life jacket is sure to be on the boat with you season after season. An all-purpose polyester vest for boating, tubing or swimming

Features

  • Sizing: Adult Universal is 30"-52"(76-132), Adult Oversized is 52"-62"(132-157).
  • Nylon construction
  • Three buckle design
  • Size: oversize
  • Oversized: chests 52-62
  • Durable nylon
  • Open-sided design
  • 3-buckle boating vest
  • Coast Guard approved
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Brand: Stearns   |   Manufacturer: Stearns

Package Dimensions: 4.8 x 13.5 x 19 inches (12.2 x 34.3 x 48.3 cm)

First Available: 2007-11-15

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  #7

Stearns Child Classic Series Vest

Model: SCCBV   |    Mpn: FBA_3000001302   |    PartNumber: FBA_3000001302   |   Asin: B00364AFIO

Whether they're on a boat, a tube, water skis or a personal watercraft, your children will have a blast in Stearns Child Classic Series Vest. They're specially fitted for children 30-50 lbs. The US Coast Guard-approved life jacket is designed with open sides and three adjustable chest belts for a tight fit and better movement. A leg strap keeps the vest from riding up in the water. Durable nylon construction and PE flotation foam, along with 1-in. webbed straps, will allow you to use this vest season after season.

Features

  • For children 30-50 lbs.
  • Durable nylon construction
  • Secure 1 webbing
  • Open-sided vest
  • Leg strap so vest stays in place, even in the water
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Brand: Stearns   |   Manufacturer: Stearns

Package Dimensions: 4.5 x 12 x 13 inches (11.4 x 30.5 x 33.0 cm)

First Available: 2010-01-01

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  #8

Stearns Infant Classic Series Vest

Model: 2000004167   |    Mpn: 2000004167   |    Ean: 0750109522407   |    PartNumber: 2000004167   |   Asin: B00364AKJ8

A Stearns Infant Classic Series Vest helps protect little swimmers at the beach or on the boat. The US Coast Guard-approved design is specially-fitted for infants under 30 lbs. A rescue handle allows adults to easily move the infant from the water or the boat, and it has one adjustable chest belt, a zipper and an adjustable leg strap for a tight and secure fit. Durable nylon construction and PE flotation foam, along with webbed straps, will allow you to use it season after season.

Features

  • For infants under 30 lbs.
  • Durable nylon construction
  • Secure 1 webbing
  • Open-sided vest
  • Leg strap and grab handle for extra safety and security
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Brand: Stearns   |   Manufacturer: Stearns

Item Dimensions: 2 x 14 x 13 inches (5.1 x 35.6 x 33.0 cm)   |   Package Dimensions: 5 x 10 x 12 inches (12.7 x 25.4 x 30.5 cm)

First Available: 2010-01-01

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  #9

NRS Chinook Fishing PFD

Model: NRS   |    Mpn: 40009-02-105 - Parent   |    PartNumber: 40009-02-105 - Parent   |   Asin: B07C1XKGYY

NRS Chinook Fishing Lifejacket - The NRS Chinook PFD is designed with anglers in mind. With multiple pockets for your tackle, attachment points for your tools and an integrated rod holder, it makes you more effective on the water. Kayak anglers attest, no other life jacket can match the comfort and utility the Chinook delivers.

Features

  • 200 denier urethane-coated ripstop nylon and mesh lower back
  • Type III - medium profile, 16.5 lbs design flotation
  • Front zip entry, 7 various sized pockets, 8 adjustment points
  • Coil tool retractor, rod holder loops, net attachment D-ring
  • Strobe holder loop, Multiple D-rings and attachment loops
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Brand: NRS   |   Manufacturer: NRS

Item Dimensions: 6 x 23 x 21 inches (15.2 x 58.4 x 53.3 cm)   |   Package Dimensions: 6 x 21 x 23 inches (15.2 x 53.3 x 58.4 cm)

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  #10

Absolute Outdoor Onyx A/M-24 Automatic/Manual Inflatable Life Jacket

Model: 132000-500-004-15   |    Mpn: 132000-500-004-15   |    PartNumber: 132000-500-004-15   |   Asin: B012BJRBH2

The Onyx Outdoor A/M-24 Automatic/Manual Inflatable Life Jacket is U.S. Coast Guard approved Type V life jacket with Type III performance. It has utility pockets for a space Co(2)cylinder, waterproof camera or other gear. It converts from automatic/manual to manual only inflation. It is made from heavy-duty denier nylon ripstop and denier nylon oxford on pockets and protective cover. It has a padded, fleece lined pocket for sunglasses; and has padded air mesh for additional comfort on lower panels, back and straps. There is a D-ring attachment for small accessories; Use the A/M-24 Rearming Kit.Convertible from automatic/manual to manual only inflationLow profile design keeps you cool in warm weatherProtective cover uses 200 denier nylon ripstop and 200 denier nylon oxfordSet includes: vestBrand: Onyx OutdoorModel: 135200-701-999-12Materials: Polyester KnitColor: Blue, PinkDimensions: 22.00x13.50x2.50Weight: 1.5

Features

  • Convertible from automatic/manual to manual only inflation
  • Low profile design keeps you cool in warm weather
  • Protective cover uses 200 denier nylon ripstop and 200 denier nylon oxford
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Brand: Absolute Outdoor   |   Manufacturer: Absolute Outdoors

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  #11

ONYX MoveVent Curve Paddle Sports Life Vest

Asin: B01DSUL43U

Moves easy, cools perfectly.The most comfortable vest ever! Finally a life jacket that won't hold back your paddlesport enjoyment! Onyx's revolutionary MoveVent Torsion Life Vest is sculpted to give you total freedom of movement as you paddle plus is crafted to maximize venting so you can stay cool through the most strenuous exertions. It fits like a glove, floats like a life preserver and cools like central air! U.S. Coast Guard Approved; Flotation foam plus Bubble Foam on inner back; Shoulder adjustments with neoprene pads; Adjustable side belts; Mesh in lower back; 200-denier nylon ripstop and nylon oxford; SOLAS grade reflective material; Size XS / Small: Fits chest sizes 28"-36". For people 90 lbs. or more; Size Medium / Large: Fits chest sizes 36"-44". For people 90 lbs. or more; Size XL / 2XL: Fits chest sizes 44"-56". For people 90 lbs. or more; Onyx 1222 Aqua MoveVent Curve Type III PFD Life Vest

Features

  • Size: X-Large/2X-Large. Weight: 90 lbs. and over
  • Chest Size: 44 - 56. MoveVent - A vest that conforms to your body like a glove, yet its innovative
  • Soft, lightweight flotation foam. 200 denier nylon outer shell
  • Provides excellent mobility for recreational paddle sports (canoe, kayak, SUP). Ventilation in front
  • Mesh in lower back fits high back seats and sit-on-top kayaks Sculpted and flexible design conforms
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Brand: Onyx   |   Manufacturer: Onyx

Item Dimensions: 3 x 14.5 x 21 inches (7.6 x 36.8 x 53.3 cm)   |   Package Dimensions: 3 x 14.5 x 21 inches (7.6 x 36.8 x 53.3 cm)

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  #12

Yoko Unisex Premium Hi-Vis Waistcoat Vest/Jacket

Asin: B07CM3L7LX

Conforms to EN471 Class 2 in Hi-Vis Yellow and Orange. 100% polyester fabric with touch fastening. 50mm width reflective tape around the body and each shoulder. Also available in Childrens, code HVW100CH. *Small and 4XL only available in Hi-Vis Yellow and Orange. Fabric: See Bullets. S (36-38: To Fit (ins)). M (40-42: To Fit (ins)). L (44-46: To Fit (ins)). XL (48-50: To Fit (ins)). 2XL (52-54: To Fit (ins)). 3XL (56-58: To Fit (ins)). 4XL (60-62: To Fit (ins)).

Yoko International - a comprehensive range of great value, high visibility, safety garments

Features

  • Conforms to EN471 Class 2 in Hi-Vis Yellow and Orange.
  • 100% polyester fabric with touch fastening.
  • 50mm width reflective tape around the body and each shoulder.
  • Also available in Childrens, code HVW100CH.
  • *Small and 4XL only available in Hi-Vis Yellow and Orange.
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Brand: Yoko

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  #13

Puddle Jumpers Stearns Life Jacket Kids Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle Blue

 Ean: 0044411034162   |    PartNumber: 3000005121   |   Asin: B07JR9RPXT

Features

Brand: Puddle Jumpers   |   Manufacturer: Stearns

Package Dimensions: 5.59 x 13.98 x 15.28 inches (14.2 x 35.5 x 38.8 cm)

Amazon Price: $27.99 | as of 11/20/2018(11:10am pst)
Availibility: Usually ships in 24 hours
List Price: $27.99

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  1. Onyx MoveVent Dynamic Paddle Sports Life Vest
  2. Stearns Puddle Jumper Deluxe Child Life Jacket
  3. NRS Chinook Fishing PFD
  4. Body Glove Paddle Pals Learn to Swim Life Jacket - The Safest U.S. Coast Guard Approved Learn-to-Swi...
  5. O'Neill Men's Superlite USCG Life Vest
  6. Stohlquist Toddler Life Jacket Coast Guard Approved Life Vest for Infants
  7. Stearns Adult Classic Series Vest
  8. Absolute Outdoor Onyx A/M-24 Automatic/Manual Inflatable Life Jacket

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  1. Onyx MoveVent Dynamic Paddle Sports Life Vest
  2. Stearns Puddle Jumper Deluxe Child Life Jacket
  3. Stohlquist Toddler Life Jacket Coast Guard Approved Life Vest for Infants
  4. Stearns Adult Classic Series Vest
  5. Body Glove Paddle Pals Learn to Swim Life Jacket - The Safest U.S. Coast Guard Approved Learn-to-Swi...
  6. ONYX MoveVent Curve Paddle Sports Life Vest
  7. Stearns Infant Classic Series Vest
  8. Absolute Outdoor Onyx A/M-24 Automatic/Manual Inflatable Life Jacket

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  1. Stearns Puddle Jumper Deluxe Child Life Jacket
  2. Body Glove Paddle Pals Learn to Swim Life Jacket - The Safest U.S. Coast Guard Approved Learn-to-Swi...
  3. Onyx MoveVent Dynamic Paddle Sports Life Vest
  4. Stohlquist Toddler Life Jacket Coast Guard Approved Life Vest for Infants
  5. O'Neill Men's Superlite USCG Life Vest
  6. Stearns Adult Classic Series Vest
  7. Stearns Child Classic Series Vest
  8. Stearns Infant Classic Series Vest



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