The Best Lifejacket out there.....is a Lifejacket that you wear!
Crewsaver = Only you can use crewsaver parts..
Life Jacket Feature you must get:
- Automatic Activation
- Crotch Strap/Thigh Strap - Double or Single
- Spray hood - Stops you drowning.
- Life Jacket Light
Hydrostatic - good if you going to get soaked constant, downside to rearm, you need to replace a canister with a 1 inch hole in life Jacket - means you really should do a 24hr inflation test after installing, ie useless if it activates on day out, unless you have spare jacket.
Other brands to consider:
What clothing you wearing? If Dry Suit regardless what crewsaver says, you should buy a 275N, if not wearing a dry suit 150N lifejacket is sufficient for most people.
If in doubt talk to your local RNLI Sea Safety Advisor, they should be able to talk you through why i stated the above advice.
But make sure it fits you!