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Everyone needs a life jacket on the kayak

by | Aug 29, 2018 | 0 comments

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Onyx A/M-24 Automatic/Manual Inflatable Life Jacket

Dave kayaking with life jacket
  • Overall 90% 90%
  • Sensitivity to water 90% 90%
  • Comfortable to wear 100% 100%
  • Cost to rearm 85% 85%
Automatically inflating life jackets are a must in cold water environments and for folks who might have trouble finding an inflator cord to pull if the situation required. We chose these Onyx A/M 24 life jackets because these are self-inflating, low profile, and very comfortable to wear for hours at a time. We also liked how we could get different colored vests for each person for easy identification. We tested the vests out and these vests work great and are very fast inflating. The other great thing about these low profile vests is they are comfortable to wear even in warm weather and do not get in the way of paddling or photography activities.

On the negative side, rearming kits are not inexpensive, running around $15-20 each. Also, since the vests automatically inflate, this might not be the best choice for white water conditions. Though, the automatic inflation feature can be disabled if the need arises.

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*Disclosure: I only recommend products I use myself and all opinions expressed here are our own. This post may contain affiliate links that at no additional cost to you, I may earn a small commission for qualified purchases.

Written By Denise Barlock

After four years, we now call the entire United States our “home.” Since transforming our retirement into a country-trotting journey, we have traveled more than 54,000 miles across the U.S. and have driven as far north as Alaska.

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