Stay safe on the water with these comfortable inflatable life vests

Light, unobtrusive protection.

man in a kayak with life vest
Float on.Pete Nowicki via Unsplash

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.

Eyson inflatable basic vest
No-frills safety.Amazon

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.

SALVS automatic inflatable life jacket
Auto-inflating vest that won’t blow your budget.Amazon

The SALVS automatic vest is unobtrusive, light and self-inflates when submerged for hassle-free, reliable safety on the water. The vest weighs less than two pounds and is easily recharged for repeat use. Its fully adjustable to fit men and women.

Mustang Survival M.I.T. 100 Inflatable PFD
A serious performer for survival situations.Amazon

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.

Onyx A/M 24 inflatable vest
Automatic inflation with manual backup.Amazon

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.