Ever since we built our first ski, it has been our mission to create products that maximize fun on the water. Our passion for watersports has revolutionized all facets of the watersports industry: waterskis, wakeboards, wakesurf boards, SUPs, tubes and life jackets. Countless hours are spent designing, testing and perfecting each product to meet your needs and those of our athletes. Because of this, we know that you will love O’Brien products just as much as we do.
O'Brien Men's Traditional Life Jacket
U.S. Coast Guard Approved Type III Life Jacket
The O’Brien Traditional is a comfortable, neo-syle life jacket that will have you loving your time on the water. The BioLite construction adds breathability for faster drying and makes it lighter and more environmentally conscious than traditional neoprene, while still providing exceptional comfort. Segmented panels and the wide armholes minimize any hindrance in range of motion, while the front zipper and two adjustable belts dial in that snug fit to keep you safe on the water.
BioLite construction - Neoprene alternative that is soft, lightweight, breathable and eco-conscious
Front hinge and wide armholes for enhanced range of motion
Zip closure with 2 adjustable belts for security
PWC lanyard attachment ring
Variety of color options
U.S. Coast Guard Approved Type III Personal Floatation Device (PFD) (Approval # 160.064/4720/0, by U.S. Coast Guard, October 2016)
Neo style life jackets are designed to stretch and provide a snug fit. Before using the life jacket try it on (zip it up, buckle the belts and cinch them down) and test to make sure it fits properly. Pull up on the shoulders of the life jacket and if it slides up to your chin or ears then the life jacket is too large and should be returned in exchange for the appropriate size.
Find Your Size
It’s important to note that your ideal life jacket size may not be the same as your favorite t-shirt. Take the time to measure your chest circumference and use this sizing guide to find the O’Brien life jacket size that should work best for you.
Measure Your Chest
Use a tape measure to accurately determine your chest circumference. While keeping your arms down by your side, measure around your upper body, under your armpits and over the fullest part of your chest and shoulder blades.