The Perfect PFD Fit Sheridan WY

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.

CORRAL WEST RANCHWEAR
(307) 672-5622
150 NORTH MAIN STREET
SHERIDAN, WY
Departments / Services
work, cowboy hats, hats, apparel, work wear, wear, cowboy, cowboy boots, western, clothing, work boots, boots, Western wear, jewelry, boot, hat
Hours
44.798890 -106.955842

2 Bit Swap Shop
(307) 672-7186
530 N Main St
Sheridan, WY
 
Salvation Army Family Store
(307) 672-2901
956 Coffeen Avenue
Sheridan, WY
 
JC Penney
(307) 672-2891
234 N Main St
Sheridan, WY
Hours
Mon-Fri 10:00-7:00
Sat 9:00-6:00
Sun 11:00-5:00

CORRAL WEST RANCHWEAR
(307) 789-4778
1850 HIGHWAY 30
EVANSTON, WY
Departments / Services
clothing, hat, western, boot, wear, cowboy hats, work, hats, boots, work wear, jewelry, cowboy boots, Western wear, apparel, work boots, cowboy
Hours
41.267948 -110.931965

DANS WESTERN WEAR
(307) 672-9378
226 NORTH MAIN STREET
SHERIDAN, WY
Departments / Services
western store, Work Boots, Western Hats, cruel girl jeans, Montecarlo, construction boots, cowboy belts, Scully, Coat, Boots, Rocky, Lawman, packer boots, cowboy buckles, Moccasins, Bailey Hats, Cowboy, Stetson hats, minnetonka, Western Fashions, clothing western, insulated coveralls, lee jeans, Carolina, Resistol Cowboy Hat, Shoes, Shoe Stores, CINCH, leather hats, Hiking Boots, mens, sheridan wyoming, pacs, Work Wear, cowboy boots, ladies western wear, dan post, durango boots, Resistol Western
Hours
44.799905 -106.955820

Big Horn Mountain Sports
(307) 672-6866
334 N Main St
Sheridan, WY
 
Sheridan Sport Shop
(307) 672-5356
208 N. Main St.
Sheridan, WY
 
HASCO INDUSTRIAL SUPPLY
307-347-6158, 800-734-3881
P.O. BOX 729,
WORLAND, WY
Departments / Services
WYOMING, saddle accessories, extremes, carhartt, CLOTHING, TSURUMI PUMPS, EXISS, DISCOUNT, SANDSTONE, watches, coats, DRESSEN, bib, FEDERAL MOGUL, VELTS, HONDA ENGINES, NFR, MILWAUKEE, resistant, jackets, wear, KLEIN TOOLS, SOG, NORWESCO TANKS, RIVERTON, SHEAVES, KNIVES, fire retardent, PRCA, Silversmith, AMERICAN, western accessories, fire, LEATHER TRIM, shirts, TRSURUMI, GEORGIA BOOTS, IMPORTING, jewelry, JET TOOLS, HAULMARK, buckles, GATES HOSES, DENIM, EARTH, CATALOGS, KIDS, dickies, ELECTRI
Hours
43.940039 -107.982426

CORRAL WEST RANCHWEAR
(307) 856-6156
727 NORTH FEDERAL BOULEVARD
RIVERTON, WY
Departments / Services
work wear, cowboy boots, jewelry, hat, apparel, boot, Western wear, clothing, cowboy, cowboy hats, work, western, work boots, hats, boots, wear
Hours
43.030886 -108.380630

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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