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Last Updated: 04/18/2019

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  #1

Stearns Puddle Jumper Kids Life Jacket | Life Vest for Children

Asin: B07PVD785R

The fun face of water safety, Puddle Jumpers have a unique shoulderless design that provides kids with a free range of motion and greater stability while helping to build confidence in the water. The Puddle Jumper Cancun Series is made with a durable Crosstech flotation foam, surrounded by nylon. USCG approved type V with type III performance. For 30-50 lb. children.

Features

  • Excellent range of motion
  • Helps build confidence in the water
  • Crosstech foam surrounded by nylon
  • USCG approved
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Brand: Stearns

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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

Stearns Kids Puddle Jumper Life Jacket

 PartNumber: 300000   |   Asin: B073QR85MM

Keep the young ones safe and having fun with Stearns Puddle Jumper Original Series Kids Coast Guard Approved Type V/III Life Jacket for children. When worn, this can substitute for a type III life jacket. The vest is made from durable nylon fabric shell for durability and PE foam this comfortable life jacket has adjustable buckle and snaps in the back so it's hard for the youngsters to remove while they are wearing it keeping them safer in the water. The comfortable design also allows children to move and swim freely in pools and lakes and at the beach, without the life jacket riding up around their necks. The Kids Puddle Jumper is great for water fun at the lake, pool, beach and is a wonderful learn-to-swim" life jacket. The design gives superior-stability and confidence for children weighing from 30 to 50 lbs. (13.64 to 22.73 kg). With great graphics, this life vest will keep the kids swimming safe and having fun. The fun lasts longer for kids in the water with a Stearns Puddle Jumper Original Life Jacket.

Features

  • Stearns Kid Puddle Jumper Original Series
  • Fun Graphic Design
  • Durable Nylon Fabric Shell for Long Life
  • Floatation: PE Foam
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Brand: Stearns   |   Manufacturer: Coleman - DROPSHIP

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  #5

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

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  #6

Onyx Adult Universal Type 2 USCG Approved Life Jacket

Model: 102000-200-004-12   |    Mpn: 102000-200-004-12   |    PartNumber: 102000-200-004-12   |   Asin: B07BZ3RNT3

The U.S. Coast Guard approved Type II Life Vest is designed for inland water near shore, where chances of immediate rescue is likely. It is constructed of heavy-duty nylon, and brightly colored orange fabric for better visibility on the water. The vest is lightweight and easy to store, and has minimal bulk for improved comfort. The product is designed specifically to provide minimum buoyancy and will turn most unconscious persons face up in calm water situations. The adult universal keyhole fits adults 90 lbs. and over (30"-52" chest)

Features

Brand: Kwik Tek   |   Manufacturer: Kwik Tek

Package Dimensions: 2 x 9 x 16 inches (5.1 x 22.9 x 40.6 cm)

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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

O'Neill Men's Superlite USCG Life Vest

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

Minimal bulk design. Four safety buckle closures. Strategic armhole size. Mesh provides quick drainage. Overlock stitching and strong, hardy seams. Zipper safety tab. 100% polyester. Hand wash cold. Hang dry. Imported. If you're not fully satisfied with your purchase, you are welcome to return any unworn and unwashed items with tags intact and original packaging included.

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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  #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 21 x 24 inches (15.2 x 53.3 x 61.0 cm)   |   Package Dimensions: 6 x 21 x 24 inches (15.2 x 53.3 x 61.0 cm)

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  #10

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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  #11

Onyx Curve MOVEVENT Paddle Sports PFD

Model: 122000-300-020-14   |    Mpn: 122000-300-020-14   |    PartNumber: 122000-300-020-14   |   Asin: B07NCNVBXD

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

Stearns Infant Classic Series Vest

Model: SICBV   |    Mpn: FBA_2000004167   |    PartNumber: FBA_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

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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  #13

Stearns 2000019828 PFD 5402 Hydro Infant Pnk/Purp

Model: 2000019828   |    Mpn: 2000019828-STE   |    Ean: 0190283717921   |    PartNumber: 2000019828-STE   |   Asin: B00VGWKCNG

Help the littlest swimmers stay safe while they have a blast in the water with the Stearns Puddle Jumper Infant Hydroprene Life Jacket. Specially fitted for infants weighing less than 30 pounds, this baby life jacket features a Heads-Up oversized head support that works like a pillow to encourage face-up flotation. The super-soft Hydroprene material is designed for comfortable all-day wear, and durable Crosstech flotation foam stands up to regular use at the beach or on a boat. A buckled side opening, zippered back, and two leg straps provide a secure fit, while a rescue handle on the back of the vest allows adults to easily pick an infant from the water or a boat if necessary. This flotation vest is US Coast Guard approved.

Features

  • US Coast Guard-approved infant life jacket
  • Oversized head support encourages face-up flotation
  • Made with a soft Hydroprene shell and durable Crosstech flotation foam
  • Leg straps and grab handle for extra safety and security
  • Designed for infants weighing less than 30 pounds
  • Certified for use on boats
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Brand: Stearns   |   Manufacturer: Stearns

Item Dimensions: 3 x 12 x 18 inches (7.6 x 30.5 x 45.7 cm)   |   Package Dimensions: 2.5 x 13.7 x 17.5 inches (6.4 x 34.8 x 44.5 cm)

Amazon Price: $28.99 | as of 04/18/2019(6:29pm pst)
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  #14

Zeraty Life Jacket Adult Impact Vest for Outdoor Floating Swimming Ski|CE Proof 50N

Asin: B07MYSTYBW

Adult Float Vest

Package:
1 X Adult Impact Vest


Size-------Bust(cm/inch)-----------Length(cm/inch)-----------Weight(Kg/Lb)
M-------91-96cm/35.83-37.80"---------55cm/21.65"---------50-65 kg/110.23-143.30 lb
L-------96-101cm/37.80-39.76"--------57.5cm/22.64"-------55-70 kg/121.25-154.32 lb
XL------101-109cm/39.76-42.91"-------60cm/23.62"---------60-75 kg/132.28-165.35 lb
XXL-----109-114cm/42.91-44.88"-------64cm/25.20"---------70-85 kg/154.32-187.39 lb

Notice:
1. The size of the bust should be 3-5 cm larger than the actual bust size.
2. All data are measured by hand,please allow a slight measurement deviation.
3. Please do some measurement before ordering.

Material: Neoprene


Swim jacket Fixed Float Neoprene Jacket With Unique Safety Strap Swimming Training Aid Swim Jacket Swim Vest

Features

  • Large arm holes, allow maximum movement; Easy to store and pretty light for taking abroad. Gives people confidence to learn swim and play in the water.
  • Equipped with high density tear-resistant Neoprene, extremely lightweight and comfortable.
  • Safeguard for water recreation, get more confidence when swimming, kayaking, canoeing, snorkeling, swimming training,water park,beach holiday or sea surfing,etc. holiday or sea surfing,etc.
  • It is never easy to choose the right size, so our last photos is created to help you make the right decision on which size is right. Please do some measure before ordering to help you get a nice snug fit.
  • If for any reason you are not totally satisfied, just send us an email and we will either make it right for you or we will refund you immediately. If you are satisfied with our product and service, we will be very appreciated that you could give us an evaluation on the product page. help you get a nice snug fit.
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Brand: Zeraty   |   Manufacturer: Zeraty

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  #15

Little Fin Swimmer Float Vest for Pool, Blue, Aqua Kids Life Jacket from 30 to 50lbs, Toddler Swim Vest with Arm Wings Boys NOAH Swimmer

 Ean: 0860001344318   |    PartNumber: lf-noah-01   |   Asin: B07PGDQJS7

Finally a designer float vest for toddlers, and kids that is high fashion and is functional! Most life jackets and float vests may help keep the little ones afloat but lack in an aesthetic design. We made it our goal to bring cute options to products that everyone needs, but won't photo bomb your beautiful vacation photos! These are designed to assist children from 30 to 50lbs. This is a Swim floatation Vest with Arm Wings and is not a life saving device. Introducing the Boys blue "NOAH" Little Fin Swimmer!

Features

  • Floatation vest for toddlers and kids learning to swim
  • High quality design and materials made to last!
  • Cute products we stand by! If you have any issues we will replace or refund no hassle!
  • Little fin is a small USA business started by women to bring designer fashion to swim vests
  • Not a life saving device. These are to be used under supervision of adults at all times.
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Brand: Little Fin   |   Manufacturer: Little Fin

Package Dimensions: 7.2 x 8.3 x 11.5 inches (18.3 x 21.1 x 29.2 cm)

Amazon Price: $24.95 | as of 04/18/2019(6:29pm pst)
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  #16

O'Brien Infant Biolite Life Jacket

Asin: B07QJCX888

The O'Brien Infant Life Vest is made of BioLite that dries much quicker than neoprene. Lightweight and environmentally friendly, this vest resists mold and mildew. Zip closure and belt with quick-release buckle provide a secure fit. Wide arm holes increase mobility and comfort. Infant Vest comes with a crotch strap and grab strap for extra safety. USCG approved type II. Fits infants up to 30 lbs.

Features

  • Dries quicker than neoprene
  • Comfortable and breathable
  • Zip closure, belt, crotch strap, and grab strap
  • USCG approved type II
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Brand: O'Brien   |   Manufacturer: O'Brien

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