So, what is the difference between a buoyany aid and alifejacket? And does it really matter?
Well the difference is small, but it matters a lot. Abuoyancy aid is just that. An AID. It will help you to float when you are in thewater, but it won’t do it all for you. If you’re conscious and treading water, a buoyancy aid, if correctly fitted and weightappropriate, is a brilliant help and an important safety device.
A lifejacket,however, will save your life. Again ifcorrectly worn and weight appropriate, a lifejacket will not only keep youafloat but turn you onto your back. This will keep your face out of the waterand help to keep you alive, even if you are not conscious.
Therefore it is always important to make sure you have thecorrect device for your activity, and always stay safeThe most important thing about the three smallest sizes for babies, toddlers and children is they feature the crotch strap to ensure the lifejacket stays firmly in place in the worst case scenario of the baby going into the water. The collar will support their heads and keep them afloat to allow for rescue.
- Material 100% Polyester ISO- EN20471
- High Visibility
- Light PE foam filling
- Reflective panels
- Baby -Junior sizes have crutch straps
- Adjustable waist belt, zip, ties top and bottom.
- Signal whistle
- ISO 12402-4 (international safety standard number)
- Buoyancy 30N