Swimming jackets come in different shapes, sizes and colours. It is therefore important that you know what to look out for when purchasing it. Safety on the water is a priority that you should definitely take seriously, and safety vests come in handy here.
In addition to the safety that a swim jacket must offer, wearing comfort is also an important factor to take into account. Pay attention to the size, material and buoyancy. This way you can be sure that you will experience a comfortable and safe feeling while exercising on the water. Take a look at our range below and find the vest that fits your situation!
Swim jackets are essential for safety on the water while performing any water activity. During activities such as wake boarding, surfing, supping, canoeing and sailing, a safety vest can come in handy.
A swim jacket helps you stay afloat on the water. However, you do need to be able to swim well, since you do not stay completely afloat without doing anything. Therefore, the vest serves mainly as an aid to stay above water.
For example, sometimes you might hit the water hard and end up underwater. It could happen that you lose your orientation and do not know where the surface of the water is. In that case a safety vest is good to have on, because it will already pull you partially to the surface.
How is it different from a swim jacket?
The terms "swim jacket" and "life jacket" are often confused. This is partly because they look a lot alike. But nothing could be further from the truth, as there is indeed a difference between these two types of vests.
A swim jacket is purely designed to save lives in emergency situations and are identified by the large collar. The collar ensures that during a fall into the water you are turned onto your back and stay with your head above water. Should you (in the worst case scenario) end up unconscious in the water? Then a life jacket will keep you afloat and allow you to breathe at all times.
In contrast, a swim jacket can be seen more as an aid to stay afloat better and to help with confused orientation underwater. Therefore, the auxiliary vests are widely used while performing water sports and activities.
Choice of various types
If you take a look at our assortment you will see that there are differences between some swim jackets. Mainly they differ in material, color or appearance, but there are also different types of vests available.
For example, there are vests made of a solid material and special inflatable swim jackets made especially for children. So there is a suitable safety vest for everyone, with which you can safely go out on the water.
Swim vests made of solids
In practice, we mainly see swim jackets that are made of a solid material containing foam. Thanks to the foam, you have better buoyancy and stay afloat at the surface of the water more easily.
This type of vest is available in different buoyancy ratings which is indicated in Newton (N). The higher the number of Newton, the higher the buoyancy. Hereby, a vest with a buoyancy of 50N is perfect for performing water activities and sports.
Inflatable swim jacket
When we talk about an inflatable swim jacket, the link is already often made to automatic swim jackets. However, there are also some swim jackets that are inflatable. Mainly, these vests are made for children so that they can play safely in the water.
Moreover, such vests are also frequently used to teach children how to swim. You may be asking yourself, "Is there also an inflatable swim jacket for adults? I'm sure there are, but in general you don't come across this very often. In most cases, this involves a swim jacket, which is slightly different from a swim jacket.
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Looking for cheap swim jackets or even swim jackets on sale? Then be sure to take a look at our wide range of safety vests. We offer a variety of different types and brands available in various colors, styles and sizes. As a result, you are guaranteed to find a suitable vest for your water sports activities.
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