Uses & Advantages of Inherently Buoyant, Hybrid or Inflatable PFD’s

  Use Advantage
Inherently Buoyant
(Foam PFD's)
For swimmers and non-swimmers
Available in adult and child sizes
Low maintenance
Air or CO2
(Inflatable PFD's)
For swimmers only
Adult sizes only
Requires regular user checks
Not for use in personal watercraft or sports
such as waterskiing
Best comfort in warm weather
Compact size and maintenance
High performance
(PFD made with a combination of buoyant material and an inflatable bladder)
For swimmers and non-swimmers
Adult and child sizes
Requires regular maintenance
Best comfort for non-swimmers
High performance