Average Customer Review: based on 8 reviews.Rating: Snorkelling Confidence Restored
I am an adult male 59" tall and 190 lbs. I usually wear XL for shirts but can wear some in L, most are a tight fit. I have a wide torso with no belly, what size will fit me best? Thanks, Bob
Hello Bob, Thank you for your inquiry! The LARGE Innovative Jacket Style Snorkeling Vest should fit you just fine. The waist and crotch strap are very long to support your measurements. http://www.scuba.com/scuba-gear-5/004417/Innovative-Jacket-Style-Snorkeling-Vest.html If you have any questions or wish to place an order, please call us at 1-800-247-2822 or 949-221-9300.
I am 63" wt 270 lbs will the xl fit or do you have and other suggestions . it is used in warm waters of the costal Bahamas
I am 56" tall, weigh 190lbs. And 67 years old. I have snorkeled once and loved it. We are planning a trip to the Caribbean and decided to invest into snorkeling equipment. What size would I need in a snorkeling jacket and/or vest. Thank you in advance. Linda
Does the snorkle safety vest type that looks like a jacket, ride up because of no crotch strap? Is it more comfortable or encombering to wear than the single piece vest with the hole in the middle and the crotch strap?
My son is 9.5 yrs old and 88.8 lbs. It seems that he is very close to needing the 100lb adult vest instead of the child vest. My daughter is 8 yrs old and 83.4 lbs. Which do you recommend that I order for both children?
My understanding is that the keyhole style vest allows one to float easily face down. Does the jacket style work the same as the keyhole or does it tend to keep the user upright? What makes it more comfortable than the traditional styled vests? Without a crotch strap, what keeps the jacket from floating up?
Im confused when I read the q&a. Some replies says this one has a crotch strap some replies says it doesnt. Does this vest come with a Crotch strap? What size for female 56" 200 lbs?
I am going to be taking a trip with my four year old son to Bermuda. Obviously he is not a strong swimmer but he is capable of floating and swimming in the pool. He loves to dive for objects while wearing goggles so I know he will love to snorkle. Does this adequately keep a child upright while still being able to lay flat? We do not have plans to take him out but in the shallows with a parent next to him I want to be sure this investement works the way I think it does.
Am 5 ft 97 lbs. should I use child or adult. There seemed to be mixed advice when I read on this product. Child vs adult size.
Hi - I am not a good swimmer and not real comfortable in deep water!! But I am going to snorkel in Bonaire and want to purchase a life jacket. I am torn between the one that just fits over your head with a crotch strap or the other one that is more like a full life jacket. What would you recommend? I like the full looking life jacket by Innovative but it seems it lacks a crotch strap....can one be added?? Thanks for your help.
Both types work very well. It mainly boils down to a matter of comfort for the user. The jacket style can be a little bit bulkier where as the over the head vest style is more streamlined when not in use and not nearly as much in the way. The jacket style can "feel" more secure for a person who is uncomfortable in the water as the air wraps around the user allowing them to float upright on the surface as opposed to laying back.
what is the big difference in this type vest and the 14.95 ones that just slip over your head ? I am a fairly good swimmer and have snorkeled many times, but i tire out easily. My husband does not swim well at all, but willing to try with a little help. Suggestions
Both styles will fit well and work for what you describe. This one fits more like the jacket/vests you see road construction workers wearing. It is a bit more cumbersome but will help keep the wearer vertical on the surface of the water when fully inflated, as opposed to laying on their back.
Where is the jacket shipped from?
Hello Rita, this item would be shipping from Irvine, Ca. If you go to this: http://www.scuba.com/resources/ioc.aspx. That would give you our address and if you are local to us. We have a retail showroom that you can come in and look at items and try them on.
SN0405 - Deluxe
Jacket Style Snorkel Vest
The latest innovations in snorkel vest fit, comfort and styling are all incorporated in our Deluxe Jacket Style Snorkel Vest. We incorporate a neoprene style cummerbund with a neoprene back panel to the 210 denier urethane coated nylon vest baffles. The combination produces a vest that is comfortable to wear, stays in place and looks sharp! We also designed a 5 x 5' pocket on the back of the vest to hold waterproof valuables (or valuables sealed in Innovative Scuba 200' rated dry bags). Available in 3 sizes with or without shop logo!