Hi. Wondering what other folks do about kid’s pfd’s for rafting and sit-on kayaking, in waters including some decent recreational rapids although not full technical stuff. Kids are 10 and 12 and decent but not highly experienced swimmers. And both light at 55 and 60 pounds,
Seems like there’s a wide range in the class III spectrum, from the wedge type with lots of arm space to a more restrictive looking ski vest style. There’s not a lot of information provided with PFDs online about their buoyancy or ability to orient heads-up.
And how many people go ahead and chose a class V? I mean, they wear it all day for multiple trips and its just an inconvenience, but the one time they actually really need it, you want it to be a class V, right?
Thoughts and recommendations please. Thanks.
I got a Cabellas lil sport, but I think they will be bothered by the collar. http://www.cabelas.com/product/boating/life-jackets-vests/kidspets-life-jackets/pc/104794380/c/104741280/sc/104411880/cabelas-lilsport-vest/1160347.uts?slotId=5
I’m looking at the MTI Bob https://www.amazon.com/MTI-Adventurewear-Bob-Life-Jacket/dp/B007X0R68E
I’m wondering about the NRS Big Water V https://paddling.com/gear/nrs-big-water-v-youth-pfd/