PFD Types—TYPE III: Flotation Aids
These PFDs are generally considered the most comfortable and come in a variety of sizes, styles, and prices. They are typically used for water sports, and some Type III PFDs are designed as inflatable devices. These vests or full-sleeved jackets are good for calm waters when quick assistance or rescue is likely. They are not for rough waters since they will typically not turn an unconscious person face up.