Best Kayak Life Jackets of 2017 – Top Rated PFDs

Best Kayak Life Jackets of 2017 – Top Rated PFDs

A life jacket is the most important piece of equipment when you are kayaking.  Safety first whenever you are on the water.  It is important to choose a jacket that you are really going to wear and not just throw in the kayak.  This means choosing one that is first Coast Guard approved and then choosing one that will be comfortable and affords adjustability so that wearing it comes as naturally as putting on your swimsuit.  The following are top rated, adjustable, and have numerous hidden features to make your kayaking experience a pleasant and safe one.  All come in a variety of sizes to insure the correct fit for the ultimate safety. Here’s our list for the best kayak life jackets of 2015!

ONYX MoveVent Dynamic Paddle Sports Life Vest

  — with over 40 positive reviews this is a top seller and affords the comfort of mesh and and adjustability making your kayaking experience a safe and comfortable one.  Comes in two colors and assorted sizes for the best fit possible.

  •     Soft, lightweight flotation foam
  •     Attached whistle for safety
  •     Strong, durable zipper closure
  •     SOLAS grade reflective material for visibility
  •     Expandable zippered pocket with mesh drainage


ONYX MoveVent Curve Paddle Sports Life Vest, Yellow

  –This vest provide excellent mobility for kayaking including  stand up paddling. Comes with ventilation panels to keep you cool while having wonderful foam to hold the vest in place.  With over 56 reviews this is a vest you can rely on.  

  •     Soft, lightweight flotation foam
  •     Ventilation in front and back to keep you cool
  •     Mesh in lower back fits high back seats and sit-on-top kayaks
  •     Shoulder adjustments with neoprene comfort pads
  •     Strong, durable zipper closure


MTI Adventurewear Solaris PFD Life Jacket

  –For the kayaker who wants a high back jacket this one is ideal.  It allows comfort when you enjoy being able to lean back and paddle.  Not only comfortable but versitle in many ways with multiple compartments for storage (keys, lotion, etc) and even a tether for a whistle.  Six different points of adjustibility allow for the utmost comfort while also providing the utmost safety.  

  •     High Back design with mesh lower section works exceptionally well with higher seat backs found on many recreational and sit-on-top kayaks
  •     Two large expandable bellows front pockets and small zippered pocket offer storage for day use essentials
  •     Center buckle closure with adjustable sides and adjustable shoulder straps to dial in the perfect fit
  •     Hat hanger loop behind your neck to secure your hat and key retainer clip in front pocket
  •     Reflective striping front and back add visibility in low light conditions


MTI Adventurewear Women’s Moxie PFD Life Jacket with Adjust a Bust System

And now here’s one specifically for the woman kayaker.  More adjustability for a women’s figure allowing more comfort and ease of wearing.  Front buckles allow for more support and a higher back makes this vest a godsend for a woman.  Comes in two colors and multiple sizes.   

  •     A women’s specific high-back life jacket at last; MTI’s High Back design with mesh lower section works exceptionally well with higher seat backs found on many recreational and sit-on-top kayaks
  •     MTI Adjust-a-Bust fit system provides support for women’s bodies; two memory foam pads positioned under the bust offer superior support and pressure distribution
  •     Two generous zippered bellows front pockets offer plenty of room for day-use essentials
  •     Reflective trim front and back, tethered whistle, and hat holder loop add safety and convenience
  •     Three-buckle front closure, two side adjustments, and adjustable shoulder straps provide perfect fit


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