The Perfect PFD Fit Buckeye AZ

You wouldn't wear a cocktail dress that is too small for you, so why would you wear the wrong sized personal floatation devise? Use this guide to find your perfect fit.

New Life Center
(623) 925-0965
116 E Western Ave
Goodyear, AZ
 
Old Navy
(623) 935-6641
I-10 And Estrella Pkwy
Goodyear, AZ
 
Old Navy
(623) 936-3643
10025 W Mcdowell Rd
Avondale, AZ
 
Marshalls
(623) 936-0637
10130 West McDowell Road
Avondale, AZ
Hours
Sun: 11a - 8p
Mon-Sat: 9:30a - 9:30p

Kohl's
(623) 536-2700
1611 N Dysart Rd
Avondale, AZ
Hours
M: 8am-10pm
TU: 8am-10pm
W: 8am-10pm
TH: 8am-10pm
F: 8am-11pm
SA: 7am-10pm
SU: 9am-9pm

Goodwill Store
(623) 932-1990
211 N. Litchfield Road
Goodyear, AZ
 
Sport Chalet #71
(623) 536-8103
15277 W Mcdowell Road Goodyear Centerpointe
Goodyear, AZ
 
The Sports Authority #693
(623) 907-2183
10050 W Mcdowell Rd Avondale
Avondale, AZ
 
Salvation Army Family Store
(623) 932-1991
203 N. Dysart Rd.
Avondale, AZ
 
Childrens Orchard
(623) 535-4009
5115 N Dysart Rd Ste 200
Litchfield Park, AZ
 

The Perfect PFD Fit

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The Perfect PFD Fit

Safety-first fashion

Once you've decided which type (or types) of PFD suits your needs, make sure you get a good fit. A life jacket won't keep you afloat if it's hanging off your shoulders. While it's not the sort of tailored look you want for officewear, if you plan to spend a lot of time on the water, make sure your life vest is snug and comfortable. After all, it's the most important fashion statement you'll ever make.

  • Try, try, try before you buy: Check out different models in the categories you need. Then try them on wearing different clothing - you won't always be boating in a T-shirt. How does the PFD feel with a light sweater or jacket under it?
  • Flexible fit: Find a model with adjustable straps. Not only will it allow you to add or subtract layers of clothing, it'll accommodate growing children (to a degree) and can be lent to someone of a similar size.
  • Snug as a bug: PFDs must fit snugly in order to work. Try on the PFD to ensure it's the right size: Working from the bottom up, tighten all the straps and close all the zippers. With your arms raised above your head, have someone lift the PFD by the shoulders. If the life jacket moves freely or if the main zipper touches your nose, it's too big.
  • Get movin': Once you've found a PFD that fits snugly, try out some moves. If you're going to canoe, sit down and pretend to paddle, or cast an invisible line for fishing. It's important that you are able to move in the jacket, otherwise you're less likely to wear it out on the water.

Fit Kids

It's doubly important that a child's life jacket fit snugly. Since children often panic in traumatic situations, a loose PFD may slip off when it's needed most. Yes, we're repeating ourselves, but it's an important detail that's tempting to overlook when fitting a wiggly or stubborn child.

Buying a PFD for a child can also be a challenge, since they grow so quickly. Regardless of growth spurts, buy for the size the chil...

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