Life Jacket & Wakeboard Vest Size Chart and Buyer's Guide

Buying Guide
evo Size and Buying Guides - We have one of the largest selections of wakeboard vests on the web, a super knowledgeable staff and expert guides.

How do you pick a wakeboard vest (life jacket)?
Pick a wake vest that is right for you. Consider size, type of vest and vest material. Wakeboarding vests are easy and comfortable to wear. It is nice to keep your head above water.

How do you size a wakeboard vest?
One size does not fit all.  Wake vests come in many sizes. Determine your correct wake vest size by measuring around the thickest part of your chest and checking the specific vest sizing chart. Since most wakeboard vests are form fitting be sure that men and women have their own vests.

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What type of wake vest is right for you?

US Coast Guard (USCG) Approved Vests
Federal regulations in the United States require that all passengers on the boat have a USCG approved life jacket. The vest must be in good serviceable condition and the appropriate size for the intended user.

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Competition Vests or Comp Vests
These vests are lighter weight, super flexible, will float you but don’t always keep your head completely out of the water. Comp vests are not US Coast Guard approved.

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Vest Materials

Nylon vests are cheaper and more adjustable for different sized people.

Neoprene vests are form fitting, softer, allow for more mobility and are warmer than Nylon.

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Learn more with our other wake guides below:

Wakeboards – How to Choose & Size Chart
Wakeboard Boots & Bindings – How to Choose
Wakeboards & Wakeboard Bindings – Compatibility Guide
Wakeskates – How to Choose
Wakesurf Boards – How to Choose
Wakesurfing – Boat Setup / Safety
Wakeboard Ropes & Handles – How to Choose


This is evo. We are a ski, snowboard, wake, skate and clothing online retailer with physical stores in Seattle and Portland. Our goal is to provide you with great information to make your purchase easy.

Shop our wake store here including: wakeboards, wakeboard packages, wakeboard bindings, wakeskates, wakesurf boards and wakeboard vests.
We carry top watersport brands: 
Hyperlite, Ronix, Liquid Force, CWB, Byerly Wakeboards, Straight Line, Proline, O’Neill, XCEL as well as others.

Still have questions? Please give our customer care team a call at 866-386-1590, Customer Care Hours. They can help you find the right wake vests to fit your needs.