A life vest can only do its job if you’re wearing it. These lightweight, potentially life-saving inflatable life vests remove just about every excuse commonly used to not wear a flotation device while on the water.

Value-Focused Performer

No-frills safety. Amazon

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If you’re looking for an entry-level offering into the world of inflatable life jackets, the Eyson basic Is worthy of consideration. It’s CE certified and SOLAS approved and features durable, lightweight construction with an adjustable belt suitable for adults and youth. It has a buoyancy rating of 150N and the manual inflation system is rechargeable and reusable. It comes in a dozen color options as well.

Sturdy Flotation

A serious performer for survival situations. Amazon

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With a tough 500 denier Cordura shell and 100N buoyancy, the M.I.T. 100 is a serious tool for extreme conditions where submersion is likely. The vest boasts a see-through panel for easy inspection of the inflator system which is rechargeable. The vest is designed for a lightweight, flexible fit.

Top-End Offering

This one is super lightweight, comfortable, and not too bulky of a design. Amazon

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The A/M 24 offers the option to use an automatic inflatable or manual-only when wearing in heavy rain or spray to prevent unwanted inflation. The vest is fully reusable and rechargeable and features a comfortable, low-profile design that’s easy to wear.