Lee Arbach

Waterkeeper

Safegard Youth Type V lifejacket

Safegard Youth Type V lifejacket
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Price: $89.00
Manufacturer: Safegard
Shipping Weight: 9.00 lbs

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Description

Made in USA. Safegard Youth type V lifevest. If you are shopping for a youth-size jacket right now your two best bets are the MTI Canyon youth and the Safegard Youth. The Safegard is rated for chest sizes between 24" and 29" though a kid who is 30" can squeeze it on with the straps let all the way out. It has a lot of foam, and actually exceeds it's rated floatation. It weighs less than two pounds and has bigger arm holes than a Stearns youth or the discontinued America's Cup version.

The lowest strap on the Safegard model is below the foam, not over it, so you can cinch it up around your child's waistline securely with very little ride-up. This one is slightly less comfortable than the MTI Canyon Youth due to the use of stiffer foam, but is also a stronger jacket. The outer shell is considerably thicker than any other kid's vest, and the collar to body attachment is also far stronger than others. If you need to pull your young swimmer back into the raft by the collar, this detail of course becomes very important. In orange-blue two tone (not the yellow-blue shown) now with reflector tape. $89

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