Which Wearable Life Jacket Type is Right For You
Which Wearable Life Jacket Type is Right For You

You should wear a life jacket whenever you travel in sea or in air. This is because it will save your life at any emergency. Though there will be many coast guards to help you during an emergency, if you know completely about the life jackets and use of it then it will help yourself in any kind of drastic situation.

Being smart will make you safe wherever you go. But water accidents may happen often. So in order to be safe personal floatation device is must during the travel. So now let's know which wearable life jacket type will be suitable for you and their advantages. 

Different Types of Life Jackets:

 

Type I : Inherent and Inflatable type Personal Floatation Device

  1. They are used in offshore, in rough waters, open waters, for general boating, during coastal cruising.

  2. This type of personal floatation devices are suitable for all types of waters.

  3. Most unconscious persons will turn conscious in the water.

  4. Highly visible colouring for this types of inherent and inflatable type personal floatation devices.

Type II : Inherently Buoyant type II Personal Floatation Devices:

  1. This type of life vests can be used in the inland waters where fast rescue is possible and easily adaptable.

  2. This type of Personal floatation devices gives more comfort for the people who are wearing it.

  3. This will easily fit for any type of ages as there are different type of PDF available for each and every boating activities.

Type II: Inflatable Buoyant type II Personal Floatation Devices:

  1. This type of life vests are suitable for open or rough waters.

  2. Turns unconscious people to face up in the water

  3. More comfortable personal floatation device.

Type III: Inherent and Inflatable Type Personal Floatation Devices:

  1. Through this life jackets life rescue can be done very easily.

  2. Mostly in calm waters or inland waters.

  3. If you are going to travel continuously, then it's the opt personal floatation device for you.

  4. Lot of different styles of life jackets are available.

  5. This type of personal floatation devices Comes in different colours and sizes.

Type V: Inherent and Inflatable Type Personal Floatation Devices:

  1. This type of life jackets are used mostly for some special purposes regarding the backwaters or in any type of waters.

  2. Designed for special activities including paddlers, watersports, commercial vessels, recreational vessels etc.

Now we can see how much buoyancy is required for each different types of personal floatation devices. Here is a article link for knowing all differet types of life jackets with their plus and minus. If you have more buoyancies then more you will be able to lift wearers.

  1. Type I : Inherent buoyancy will need 22 pounds and inflatable buoyancy needed is 34 pounds.

  2. Type II : 15.5 pounds for inherent and 34 pounds for inflatable.

  3. Type III : 15.5 pounds for inherent and 22.5 pounds for inflatable.

  4. Type IV : 16.5 pounds for inherents

  5. Type V: 18 pounds for inherent personal flotation devices.

  6. Similarly it ranges may vary for hybrid.

This range is only the minimum one, it may vary for the other type of personal floatation devices. Hope you got some idea on choosing the right wearable life jacket for you. Here is a YouTube Video link for the clear understanding of wearing the right life jacket for the right activity. Send us your ideas and tips on these life jackets in the comment section below.

 
 

 

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