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You are about to buy a, “big purchase item”. You are about to buy the most advanced watercraft on the planet with design that is years ahead of most vessels on the water. You are about to buy a stunning Sea-Doo watercraft. Are you really going to wear a PFD (personal floatation device) that is anything less advanced and stylish? Don’t be, “that guy” or “that girl” wearing an old mildewed, straight out of the ’90s, no style PFD while riding a work or art. Be the guy or girl who is wearing the most advanced, cool gear to match the most advanced, cool watercraft.

Wearing the right gear may raise your fashion status but the truth is, good gear provides the proper protection. An old PFD may have lost some of its buoyancy while other poorly constructed PFDs may come apart when forcefully entering the water. The right gear should be both fashionable and functional and wearing a PFD is required by law for all Sea-Doo drivers and riders when on the water.

An additional requirement for Sea-Doo drivers is the attachment of the D.E.S.S. key or Sea-Doo lanyard to the driver’s PFD. This is a safety requirement in case the driver were to come off of the vessel, as this immediately stops the watercraft engine. All Sea-Doo PFDs come standard with an integrated D-Ring for your Sea-Doo key connection, again part of the smart design of matched gear.

There are many types of PFDs on the market. When making a decision on what PFD to choose you should take a few things into consideration. To help you select the one that best suits your needs, Sea-Doo offers a wide selection of PFDs for all riding styles and all personal preferences.

The first question is Nylon, Neoprene, or Ecoprene?

There are differences in all. It’s important to think about how you are going to ride, where you ride and what will the weather be like at that moment.

Nylon – A PFD that combines great value with high quality components that won’t compromise look, safety, comfort and functionality. Easy fitting so it can be shared by a wide range of people, and versatile so it can be used for a variety of water sports.Your PFD needs to dry fast so it can be worn multiple times during the course of the day, making it perfect for the whole family.

  • Dries faster than neoprene
  • Lightweight
  • Low water absorption
  • Usually lower priced
  • Perfect for sharing

Neoprene – A personal, “athletic” PFD just for you, that matches your active riding style, can handle rugged daily — and all-day — use and adds warmth when needed. Snug fitting to intuitively shadow your body’s movements, and roomy where it counts not to hinder your mobility, your PFD will allow you to express yourself on the water.

  • Fitted
  • Warm again the skin
  • Increased level of comfort
  • Ease of movement

Ecoprene – The ultimate PFD that blends the functional attributes of nylon and performance features of neoprene, and also makes you feel environmentally green when surrounded by blue. PVC-free and sustainable. Your PFD will feel light even when wet and maximize air flow, because the more comfortable you are, the better and longer you will ride.

  • Dries as quick as nylon
  • Low water absorption
  • Added ventilation
  • 30% lighter than neoprene when wet

Super Duty Nylon PFDs – Built to last and styled to impress, designed to enjoy light and versatile comfort, safety and style. Nylon are best suited for hotter climates while equally functional in cooler climates with additional riding gear. 

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  • Polyethylene foam inserts
  • 4 woven straps with quick-release buckles (3 buckles on Canadian ladies’ PFD).
  • Armholes cut large for riding comfort
  • Segmented foam at back bottom for increased comfort while seated (on men’s PFD only).
  • D-ring for lanyard connection.
  • D-ring at back neck for goggle-to-PFD attachment cord.

Ultra Durable Neoprene PFDs – Form-fitting flexibility
and performance that moves with you and for you. Neoprene is preferred in cooler climates as it holds the heat in and is form fitting yet flexible. 

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  • Ideal for young riders weighting between 50 lbs. – 90 lbs.
  • Enhanced comfortable fit.
  • Ultra-durable neoprene outer shell.
  • Soft, beveled PVC and polyethylene foam inserts.
  • Segmentations at front and back for better comfort and ease of movement.
  • Side panels in stretch lining fabric for improved comfort.
  • 2 Woven straps hidden at back with quick-release buckles.
  • Strategically-placed mesh drain panels.

Sporty & Athletic: Freedom PFD

  • Screen Shot 2015-12-02 at 3.23.33 PMEnhanced comfortable fit.
  • Ultra-durable neoprene outer shell.
  • Soft, beveled PVC and polyethylene foam inserts.
  • Segmentations at front and back for better comfort and ease of movement.
  • Side panels in stretch lining fabric for improved comfort.
  • 2 Woven straps hidden at back with quick-release buckles.
  • Lumbar comfort zone inside the PFD.
  • Strategically-placed mesh drain panels.
  • Armholes cut large for riding comfort.
  • Heavy-duty front zipper.
  • D-ring for lanyard connection.
  • D-ring at back neck for goggle-to-PFD attachment cord.

The Racer: Force Pullover PFD

  • Screen Shot 2015-12-02 at 3.28.03 PMUltra-durable neoprene outer shell and lining
  • Soft PVC foam inserts.
  • Anatomical cut with large armholes and strategically placed mesh drain panel for riding comfort.
  • Heavy-duty side zipper and two woven straps with quick-release buckles for easy ingress/egress.
  • D-ring for lanyard connection.
  • D-ring at back neck for goggle-to-PFD attachment cord.

Airflow Plus Ecoprene PFDs – Ride the next wave with comfort, agility and great-looking sustainability. Ecoprene is the most advanced PFD material that adapts well to both warmer and cooler climates and offers great comfort. 

Luxury, Comfort & Top-of-the-line: the Airflow PFD

  • Screen Shot 2015-12-02 at 3.31.42 PMSofter, lighter, more durable vest interior constructed of 100% PVC-free Biofoam.
  • Made of GAIA foam that is lighter than conventional PVC foam, wet or dry, and the ecoprene shell is faster drying than neoprene.
  • 3 Side panels in stretch lining fabric for improved comfort.
  • Armholes cut large for riding comfort.
  • 2 woven straps with quick-release buckles.
  • Heavy-duty front zipper.
  • Interior EVA molding that keeps the PFD surface away from the skin.
  • Lumbar comfort zone inside the PFD.
  • Strategically-placed mesh drain panels.
  • D-ring for lanyard connection
  • D-ring at back neck for goggle-to-PFD attachment cord.

Wearing a PFD is mandated but the style of PFD that you choose can help you express your personal style and provide safety while out on the water. Visit your local dealer, or shop our online store, to choose your perfect PFD.