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Best Looking Athletic US Coast Guard Certified Lifejackets

SAN DIEGO, California - We’ve shown you boards, we’ve shown you paddles, and now it’s time we show you one last thing to complete your SUP trio - lifejackets. Here’s the 2017 USCG Approved Lifejacket Guide below.

Women

 

1. Astral Linda

best looking coast guard certified life jacket astral linda
“The Linda is a beautifully designed, feature-rich women’s life vest utilizing our Thin-Vent™ back. This design is the best answer to today’s high seatback recreational and fishing kayaks.”

Gender: Women’s
Best Use: Paddling
USCG Classification: Type III
Flotation: 16 lbs
Retail Price: $99.95

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2. MTI Spirit

best looking coast guard certified life jacket mti spirit
“The MTI Spirit PFD is beautifully designed to combine the support women want with the comfort of a vented highback-style PFD.”

Gender: Women’s
Best Use: Paddling
USCG Classification: Type III
Flotation: 16 lbs 11 oz.
Retail Price: $79.95

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3. NRS Siren

best looking coast guard certified life jacket nrs siren
“The NRS Siren PFD, with its women-specific 6-panel design, effortlessly wraps around your body while soft, anatomically sculpted foam accommodates your curves.”

Gender: Women’s
Best Use: Paddling
USCG Classification: Type III
Flotation: 16.5 lbs
Retail Price: $109.95

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4. Astral GreenJacket LE

best looking coast guard certified life jacket astral green jacket
“The GreenJacket LE9 is a tribute to our heritage; while at the same time marking a new chapter in our evolution at Astral. We have incorporated an array of colors found on Astral’s original rescue PFDs, and the pocket liner has a unique pattern of the lotus petal.”

Gender: Unisex
Best Use: paddling
USCG Classification: Type V
Flotation: 16.4 lbs
Retail Price: $285

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Men

 

1. Stohlquist Edge

best looking coast guard certified life jacket stohlquist edge
“This innovative PFD offers high-mobility, low-profile performance for kayaks, canoes and SUPs. It’s shaped torso ensures a great fit for all-day comfort.”

Gender: Unisex
Best Use: Paddling
USCG Classification: Type III
Flotation: 15 lbs 8 oz.
Retail Price: $99.95

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2. NRS Ninja

best looking coast guard certified life jacket nrs ninja
“Originally designed for freestyle kayakers, the NRS Ninja PFD has an athletic, low-profile design that stays out of the way and off your mind for comfortable paddling or rowing in any craft.”

Gender: Unisex
Best Use: Paddling
USCG Classification: Type III
Flotation: 16.5 lbs
Retail Price: $129.95

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3. Stohlquist Keeper

best looking coast guard certified life jacket stohlquist keeper
“Designed for the kayaking angler, the Stohlquist Keeper PFD offers plenty of pockets and attachment points for your fishing gear and a thin, padded back panel for easy comfort with taller seat backs.”

Gender: Men’s
Best Use: Paddling, Fishing
USCG Classification: Type III
Flotation: 17.5 lbs.
Retail Price: $149.95

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4. Kokatat OutFIT Tour

best looking coast guard certified life jacket kokatat outFIT tour
“The Kokatat OutFIT Tour PFD is designed to keep you comfortable during your next on-the-water adventure.”

Gender: Men’s
Best Use: Paddling
USCG Classification: Type III
Flotation: 16 lbs. 5 oz. - small, medium / 16 lbs. 10 oz. - large / 17 lbs. - x large
Retail Price: $160

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Kids

 

1. Stohlquist Escape Youth

best looking coast guard certified life jacket stohlquist escape youth

“An economical, entry-level PFD for youths that love the water but can't quite fit into adult sizes. The Stohlquist Escape Youth PFD combines the comfort and safety of an adult PFD in a size for kids.”

Gender: Kids’
Best Use: Paddling
USCG Classification: Type III
Flotation: 12 lbs.
Retail Price: $59.95

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2. Astral Otter

best looking coast guard certified life jacket astral otter

“Keep your little water lover afloat on paddling adventures in the Astral Otter PFD, which has foam and organic kapok panels and a kid-specific fit for comfortable flotation and plenty of mobility.”

Gender: Kids’
Best Use: Paddling
USCG Classification: Type III
Flotation: 11.5 lbs.
Retail Price: $130

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Do you have a USCG Approved Lifejacket that looks awesome and isn’t listed here? Let us know about it in the comments below!

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