Selecting a properly fitting life jacket or personal flotation device (PFD) for kayaking or canoeing is crucial for any time spent on the water. Although it may not be necessary in the majority of situations, having it on hand ensures safety and readiness for the rare occasions when things go awry. The decision of which life jacket to opt for depends primarily on your specific activities and personal comfort.
It is mandatory by law to wear a life jacket when operating a kayak, canoe, stand-up paddleboard, or any similar small watercraft. Choosing a well-fitted and comfortable life jacket is simply a wise choice.
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- What Other Features Should you Consider
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