Life Jackets for Angling and Hunting
Today's life jackets may not be what you think-many are made specifically for anglers and hunters: they're lightweight, easy to move in, have multiple pockets for bait or ammunition, and even come in camouflage. Outdoor sports enthusiasts can even be sure their trusty companions are safe on the water, as there are even life jackets for hunting dogs! Click on a jacket to find out more about it and get tips on proper fit. Click here for life jackets that are best for general boating.

mesh camo life jacket float coat life jacket Inflatable Fishing Vest Just for Dogs
Mesh Camo
for hunting
Float Coat
for hunting
auto inflatable life jacket Belt Pack Inflatable
Auto Inflatable
for general recreational boating
Belt Pack Inflatable
for general recreational boating

The U. S. Coast Guard requires recreational vessels to have a wearable life jacket for each person aboard. These life jackets must be:
  • U. S. Coast Guard approved
  • The proper size for the intended wearer
  • In good and serviceable condition
  • Properly stowed (readily accessible)
All persons under 13 years of age in a boat 26 feet or less while underway on the waters of California shall wear a United States Coast Guard-approved personal flotation device.

Note: Boating out-of-state? There may be a different age requirement. Check with that state's boating authorities before heading out on the water.

The U.S. Coast Guard has more life jacket information here.


Cal-Boating
National Safe Boating Council
Boat US Foundation
U.S.Coast Guard