Rescue Vests

Rescue Vests

Life jackets are not only a must-have accessory for water adventures, but can be life-saving in the event of an accident on the water. Read more

Whether you're sailing, boating, fishing, canoeing or just relaxing by the water, a life jacket should be your trusty companion on any water journey!

Our selection of life jackets includes high-quality models that have been tested and approved according to strict standards. Some of our products offer advanced features, such as an integrated safety harness, reflective strips for better visibility, or a whistle for emergencies. For more details about the individual features and their application, we recommend you to read through the product descriptions of our life jackets.

But we have thought not only for you! Our range also includes life jackets for children, specially designed for their comfort and safety. So you can be sure that your whole family is equipped for fun and safety on the water. Click here to go to our water safety for kids category.

Set your sights on safety and invest in the well-being of you and your loved ones by securing a life jacket from our store today! Your safety is our top priority.

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Crewsaver Rearming Kit for Lifejackets 38g (180N & 190N)
The Rearming Kit for lifejackets with automatic release is suitable for "size" 180N & 190N lifejackets. The spare pressure bottle can be exchanged by few handles if necessary.
52,00 EUR
incl. 19% tax excl. Shipping costs
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FAQs about Rescue Vests

What are the best rescue vests?

The "best" rescue vest depends on individual needs and activities. Popular and highly rated brands include Crewsaver and Secumar.

What types of rescue vests are there?

There are several types of rescue vests, including solid foam vests, inflatable vests, buoyancy aid vests, and specialized vests for various water sports and professional activities.

Can you swim with a rescue vest?

Yes, it is possible to swim with a rescue vest, although it is intended to keep you afloat rather than enhance swimming ability. Some rescue vests are designed to facilitate swimming, while others may make it more difficult.

What does 150N mean in rescue vests?

150N refers to the buoyancy capacity of the rescue vest. 150N is sufficient to keep an average-sized adult with clothing safely afloat.

How long does a rescue vest last?

The lifespan of a rescue vest depends on its quality, maintenance condition, and intensity of use. Generally, they should be replaced every 5-10 years.

What does 100N mean?

100N refers to the buoyancy of the vest. A 100N vest is usually intended for individuals who can swim and are in protected waters near the shore.

How does an automatic rescue vest work?

An automatic rescue vest inflates when it comes into contact with water. This is done through a mechanism that punctures a CO2 cartridge to inflate the vest.

How do I find the right buoyancy aid?

The right buoyancy aid should fit well, have the appropriate buoyancy for your activities and weight, and be suitable for the type of water you will be in.

What is the difference between a rescue vest and a buoyancy aid?

Rescue vests are designed to keep a person in an upright position above water, even if they are unconscious. Buoyancy aids, on the other hand, only provide buoyancy and are intended for use by individuals who can swim.

Which is better, a buoyancy aid or armbands?

For children learning to swim, armbands are often more suitable as they restrict arm movements less. However, for safety on the water, buoyancy aids are preferred.

What is the safest flotation aid?

For non-swimmers and children, rescue vests or buoyancy aids are generally the safest flotation aids as they provide consistent buoyancy and cannot be accidentally removed.

Which rescue vest is suitable for non-swimmers?

For non-swimmers, it is recommended to wear an incapacitation-proof rescue vest. These vests have high buoyancy and are designed to automatically turn a person onto their back.

Which buoyancy aid is suitable for non-swimmers?

Non-swimmers should wear a high-buoyancy buoyancy aid that keeps them afloat and prevents accidental removal.

What is an incapacitation-proof buoyancy aid?

An incapacitation-proof buoyancy aid is designed to automatically turn a person onto their back and keep their head above water, even if they are unconscious.

What types of rescue vests are available?

There are various types of rescue vests, including solid foam vests, inflatable vests, buoyancy aid vests, and specialized vests for water sports and professional activities.

When should children wear a buoyancy aid?

Children should always wear a buoyancy aid when near water, especially if they cannot swim or are in deep water.

Who maintains rescue vests?

The maintenance of rescue vests can be performed by qualified professionals, manufacturers, or authorized service centers. It is important to follow the manufacturer's maintenance requirements and intervals to ensure the functionality and safety of the vest.

How much do rescue vests cost?

The price of rescue vests varies depending on the type and brand. Basic buoyancy aids can be available from around 20 Euros, while inflatable rescue vests and those with special features often cost more.

How do I care for my rescue vest?

Rescue vests should be rinsed with fresh water after each use and stored in a cool, dry place. It is also important to regularly check them for any damage or wear.

When should a rescue vest be replaced?

A rescue vest should be replaced if it shows visible signs of damage or wear, has been subjected to a severe impact, or has been found to be faulty during an inspection.

How do I properly wear my rescue vest?

Ensure that your rescue vest is properly adjusted and fastened to ensure optimal performance. It should fit snugly but still be comfortable and should not ride up on your body when you are in the water.

Do I always have to wear my rescue vest?

It is strongly recommended to always wear a rescue vest when you are on or near water, especially if you cannot swim or are in deep or fast-flowing water.

Which buoyancy aid is best for kayaking?

For kayaking, a buoyancy aid with high mobility and comfort is recommended. Many kayak-specific vests have additional features such as pockets and attachment points.

Is it okay to buy a used rescue vest?

It is possible to buy a used rescue vest, but it is important to carefully inspect it to ensure it is in good condition. Look for signs of wear or damage and have the vest checked by a professional if necessary.

Are rescue vests legally required on all boats?

In many countries, rescue vests are legally required on boats. However, the exact regulations may vary depending on the country, body of water, and type of boat.

How often should I check my rescue vest?

It is recommended to check your rescue vest for obvious damage or issues before each use. A more thorough inspection and maintenance should be performed at least once a year or according to the manufacturer's instructions.

Can a rescue vest prevent drowning?

A rescue vest can help reduce the risk of drowning by keeping the wearer afloat and assisting in easier breathing. However, it cannot eliminate every risk and does not replace the need to be able to swim safely and behave responsibly near water.

Are there rescue vests available for pets?

Yes, there are specially designed rescue vests available for pets that can help increase their safety when they are near water.

What is a manual rescue vest?

A manual rescue vest requires an action (usually pulling a cord) to inflate. They are usually lighter and less bulky than automatic vests but require the wearer to be conscious and able to perform the inflation action.

What does the CE marking mean on rescue vests?

The CE marking on a rescue vest indicates that it complies with the relevant EU standards for safety, health, and environmental protection.

What is a rescue vest with an integrated lifeline?

A rescue vest with an integrated lifeline is a rescue vest that includes a rope or line that allows the person wearing the vest to be attached to a boat or another fixed point.

Are inflatable rescue vests safe?

Inflatable rescue vests are considered very safe and often provide higher buoyancy than other types of rescue vests. However, they should be regularly maintained and checked to ensure they function properly.

Are rescue vests available for babies?

Yes, there are rescue vests specifically designed for babies and toddlers. It is important to ensure that the vest fits well and that the baby is constantly supervised while wearing it.

How should a rescue vest be stored?

Rescue vests should be stored clean, dry, and in a well-ventilated place. They should not be stored under heavy objects that could damage them, and they should be protected from direct sunlight, which could weaken the material over time.