MTI Junior Type III Youth Life Jacket

MTI Junior Type III Youth Life Jacket
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Price: $55.00
Manufacturer: MTI
Shipping Weight: 7.00 lbs

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Description

MTI Junior kid's type III kayak lifejacket. Along with the two type V kid's vest we carry for whitewater, we also stock this very comfortable, high quality type III for kids who will not be doing serious whitewater (see next paragraph). This small scale pfd has most of the same features as the adult MTI's, like six side & shoulder adjustments, whistle & lash D-rings, two mesh pockets, and even a knife patch. Of course, whether your child should be carrying a knife is another matter....

Since this pfd only has about 2/3 the flotation of the Safeguard and Canyon (type 5) Youth's, it is best used for kids up to 90 pounds who are paddling in the ocean, lakes, or easy rivers. If you do plan on having your child wear this for real whitewater, you should only be using it if they weigh between 50 and 70 pounds. In other words, the flotation of the Junior is not sufficient for kids above 70 pounds in intermediate and advanced level rivers. Even then, on some rivers you may find rangers or other law enforcement officials who mandate the use of type V lifevests. Your son or daughter may not be able to go down the river at all without the correct vest. Better to go with MTI's Canyon Youth vest if whitewater is really in the game plan.

Check your child's maximum chest measurement- this vest is designed for sizes between 24" and 29", though this one can go about an inch smaller. $55, in mango or blue.

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