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Informational: How to Fit a Life Jacket

How to Fit a Life Jacket Choosing a life jacket, or personal flotation device (PFD), that fits well for all-day wearing comfort is one of the most important water safety decisions you make. In this video we show you how to fit a life jacket and tighten the straps to ensure it won’t ride up…

Informational: Is Your Life Jacket Safe?

Is Your Life Jacket Safe? The U.S. Coast Guard sets standards that life jackets, or Personal Flotation Devices (PFDs), must meet in order to be sold with a Coast Guard Approval Number. In order to obtain that approval, manufacturers submit samples to a testing laboratory where they are required to…

Informational: Life Jacket Fiction and Fact

…a person face up are generally too bulky to be comfortable for paddlesports. We use the term “life jacket” because it contains the word “life” and we hope that reinforces in boaters’ minds that these are life-saving devices. Words have power. Personal Flotation Device

Informational: ABCs of PFDs

…there’s a good fit for all body types and builds. Even if you’re a good swimmer, a life jacket (often referred to as a PFD, for Personal Flotation Device) gives you that extra margin of safety while boating. Especially in aerated whitewater or when the water is cold, a properly chosen…

Informational: Don't Boat Without Number Two

…Let’s talk about the second most important safety item you should have on when you go boating. That’s your life jacket, or Personal Flotation Device (PFD). This piece was inspired by photo submissions from you. We got some really good ones; some with boaters in NRS gear…but they…

Informational: Let's Stop the Senseless Loss of Life

…jackets”… they save lives. I think that we somewhat diminish that message when we use the Coast Guard term – Personal Flotation Device. None of the excuses for not wearing your life jacket are valid: “I swim like a fish; I don’t need a PFD.” BS. Michael…

Informational: When the PFD Fits... Wear it! Part II: Kids

When the PFD Fits... Wear it! Part II: Kids In When the PFD Fits… Wear It!, we discussed selecting, fitting and adjusting personal flotation devices, or PFDs, for adults. Now we’ll discuss how to find the right PFD for the child or youth in your life. We’ll also show you how to…

Informational: Boating Safety for "Man's Best Friend"

…Just as the life jacket, or Personal Flotation Device (PFD), is the single most important safety article for people, so it is for our canine companions. The Life Jacket There are a number of them on the market. We make an excellent one, the NRS Canine Flotation Device (CFD). We’ve sold it…

Informational: When the PFD Fits... Wear It!

…We’ve said it before, and we’ll say it again: when you’re on the water, wear your life jacket – also known as a Personal Flotation Device (PFD). Year after year, dozens of people lose their lives while boating. And year after year, statistics show that many of these tragedies…

Informational: Basic Gear for Kayak Fishing Safety

…helps us stay safe while fishing from a kayak. More important than the tackle you use, more important than the kayak you paddle, is your personal flotation device, or PFD. It’s inevitable — if you spend any time in a kayak, you will at some point end up in the water. A swim might be…

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