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Boating Equipment

TYPE I: OFFSHORE LIFE JACKET

 

This is the most buoyant life jacket option. Type I’s are designed to turn an unconscious wearer face-up in the water. You should wear this type of life jacket if you’ll be paddling in rough water conditions, if you’ll be far from shore, or if you’ll be in a location where a quick rescue might not be immediately possible.

Advantage

  • The high level of buoyancy increases the likelihood of your survival during an overboard emergency. 

Disadvantage

  • This is a larger, heavier vest than the other life jacket types and can be less comfortable to wear while paddling.

 The Type I’s available include:

  • Inherently Buoyant Type I PFDs - SOLAS Service.
  • Inherently Buoyant Type I PFDs - U.S. Service.
  • Inflatable Type I PFDs - SOLAS and Domestic.
  • Hybrid Type I PFDs – U.S. Services.

 

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Boat in the water with people sitting aboard
Hunter with a bow in tall grass at dusk
Man on yellow ATV riding through dirt tracks
Person on snowmobile riding through snowy trail
Person paddling in white water rapids
Three individuals backpacking across a yellow, grassy plain

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