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Old 30 April 2016, 04:48   #1
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Hi I am looking for three kids life jackets and two adults jackets.
The kids are 2years old 6 years and 8 years, the adults are "medium."
It would be nice if the kids jackets were adjustable to allow for growth
but I am aware it may not be possible.
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Adults are you wanting inflation? Auto?

Kids jackets do have some adjustment but they are bouyancy to weight based and you cannot add extra bouyancy.

Kids that age are you wanting foam? Are you wanting lifejackets or bouyancy aids? What's the boating plan?
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auto inflation for adults foam for kids.
Boating is nothing to adventurous with kids estuary and river fun
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auto inflation for adults foam for kids.
Boating is nothing to adventurous with kids estuary and river fun

Personally, I'd buy new auto jackets for the adults & second hand PFDs for the kids. Auto jackets can be had for under 100 & they will be good for a couple of years before needing a service. If you buy second hand they will need servicing unless you can drop on some that are either nearly new or just been serviced. A service will cost you about 40 each, so by the time you've allowed for this, new looks a better deal.


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Personally, I'd buy new auto jackets for the adults & second hand PFDs for the kids. Auto jackets can be had for under 100 & they will be good for a couple of years before needing a service. If you buy second hand they will need servicing unless you can drop on some that are either nearly new or just been serviced. A service will cost you about 40 each, so by the time you've allowed for this, new looks a better deal.


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I agree.
If you Can wait till the Boat show they always do some stonking multi buy deals....always worth asking if you can't!!
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I buy my kids ones from trago, I think we paid about 25 each for them.

Decathalon is a good buy for both kids and adult ones - LJ900 150N Life Jacket - | Decathlon
https://www.decathlon.co.uk/100n-jr-...d_1895039.html

I did see these cheap on ebay - but I'm not always sure cheap is best when your life may just depend on it. Automatic/Manuel Auto Inflate Inflatable Survival Buoyancy PDF Life Jacket Vest | eBay

I think the chap down on the Torrignton road may have some kids ones in the shop.
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