Which Wearable PFD Type is Right For You?

  Use Advantages
Type I
Inherent and Inflatable Type PFD's Off-Shore
Open or Rough Waters
Coastal Cruising
General Boating
Best for all waters
Will turn most unconscious wearers face up
Highly visible coloring
Type II
Inherently Buoyant Type II PFD's Inland waters or calm waters where fast rescue is likely Comfortable
Inflatable Type II PFD's Also suitable for open or rough waters Will turn most unconscious wearers face up
Type III
Inherent and Inflatable Type PFD's Inland waters or calm waters where fast rescue is likely. Generally the most comfort for continuous wear
Many styles available.
Type V
Inherent and Inflatable Type PFD's Special use - see PFD label Designed for specific activities