Brands:Brand: O'Neill Wetsuits
For safety and security, a US Coast Guard approved PFD is necessary when boating or enjoying watersports. Help prevent accidental drowning with a comfortable, easy to wear nylon life jacket from O'Neill. Features: USCG Approved Type III Nylon PFD. Rated for youth weighing 50-90 pounds. Size recomendation: chest 24 inches to 26 inches (may not fit all children in the weight range). Coated nylon outer shell for light weight and comfort. Anatomically cut closed cell marine foam flotation. 4 heavy-duty 1.5 wide webbing belts with quick release. Delrin buckles allow for an adjustable fit and easy fastening. Strategically placed drain holes keep the vest from retaining water.
I carefully measured my son's chest and weight. He weighs 70lbs and his chest is 27 inches. That puts him exactly in the middle of the weight and chest range for this vest. We can't buckle the top strap with it fully adjusted. Don't buy this vest if your child's chest is greater than 26 inches.
Fits my tall 8 year old perfect, but snug. This was my 3rd try at ordering a life jacket for her. Worth the few xtra dollars for thisbrand also, was delivered promptly. Just in time for our boat trip.