Rated 4 out of 5 by ARCT Looks nice, but too big for my almost-7-year-old
My son turns 7 in a couple of months. He is about 45 pounds and about 46 inches (so smallish and slim). The vest is too big for him this year, but we will keep it for him to grow in to it.
January 24, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by GetoutsideNic Great youth PFD for sailing/kayaking and swimming
My girls were heading off to sailing camp for the second year and I figured it was time to get them more appropriate lifejackets. They have ski lifejackets but those have limited range of arm movement and tend to come up high around their throat when they sit.
I purchased these to avoid that while they are sitting on the boat all day.
These were perfect. Pocket for sunscreen stick. They could zip and buckle easily.
They were able to perform in the sailboat and move around with ease. The lifejacket adjusted to each of them depending on size (9/11 years) and gave them ease of movement.
June 17, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by ICYB Best in all areas
Have looked for something like this for a long time. It's always a fight to get my grandson to put on a jacket; he HATES wearing one because they all push up into his neck and armpits when he sits. This one does not!! Also, the adjustable straps will allow him to wear this size for several years.
I will buy more, for guests, and I am looking for this in adult sizes:)
August 13, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Nahantsailor Great junior life jacket
This is the second one I have bought. The first has been worn for two years by my now 10 year old grandson for sailing school, kayaking, crewing on our yacht and jumping off the town wharf. He has found it comfortable and has never even paused to question wearing it even though he is a good swimmer.
The most recent was bought for my 7 year old granddaughter who also found it comfortable for many hours of wearing.(She is tall for her age and just into the weight range but in the tightest settings it stayed on.
July 31, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5
by FitGram Super Jr Watersports Jacket
I have purchased 3 of these jackets for our grandchildren. Highest quality and super fit appropriate for sailing and kayaking.
July 10, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by NCPaddler Comfortable and A Great Fitting PFD
My 5 year old daughter loves this PFD. We have used several types over the years and it has been tough because they are usually uncomfortable. Since we purchased this PFD, she doesn't mind wearing it at all. In fact, when we beach the canoe to explore the shoreline, she doesn't want to take it off. We haven't tried it swimming yet, but the design looks like it would work well and won't ride up too much.
March 11, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Snoopy25 Life jacket
Without having yet used the above item with my grandchildren, I cannot give it an excellent rating as of yet. I will however say that it is very well made and I hope it lives up to its expectations.
February 26, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by BassDontVote Correctly sized for Juniors
Junior size is meant to be 50 to 90 lbs. After reading many negative reviews of other manufacturers Junior size PFDs not fitting from 70 to 90 lbs I was happy to read a good review of this one. My granddaughter is 54 in tall and 80 lbs and it fits well now and with plenty of room left. It's well made and she says it was comfortable.
September 18, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by hockeyguydc Great PFD
I bought this for my nephew and he wore it kayaking - had no complaints. I like the bright yellow color, as you can easily see someone if they should fall in the water.
September 18, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Skelley Discovery Jr. PFD
Very happy with the two Discovery Jr. PFDs. I purchased them for my 9 and 10 year old boys, 70# and 80#. Fit very well with extra room to grow too. The yellow is an excellent visible color. The PFDs were also (very importantly) comfortable at the armholes, shoulders and neck so the boys wore them for hours without complaints of rubbing and chafing as with other PFDs we have had. The one thing I cannot comment on is durability as they have only been used twice, but I feel confident that we will be able to use them for several seasons as the weight limit allows.
August 21, 2013