Life jackets come in many shapes, colors and materials. Some are made rugged to last longer while others are made to maintain body heat in cold water. No matter which life jacket you choose, get one that is right for you, your planned activities and the water conditions you anticipate. Spending a little time now can save your life later.
Always look for the United States Coast Guard approval number before you purchase any lifejacket and make sure you understand the regulations and requirements in the state you are in. Also ensure you properly maintain whatever lifejacket you choose.