Mustang Life Jackets, PFDs, and Vests

Bringing safety and comfort to the great outdoors, Mustang® is the name you need to know when shopping for marine wear, outerwear, and other equipment. 

Headquartered in beautiful British Columbia, Canada, Mustang Survival has been saving lives on the water since 1967. Specializing in USCG type I to V PFDs, inflatable and manual PFDs, life vests, life jackets, water rescue equipment, and accessories, the performance and impermeability of these products are what makes this brand such a significant player on the market.


With their HQ located at the edge of both fresh (Fraser River) and salt (Pacific Ocean) bodies of water, the Mustang Survival engineering team can craft products and develop marine gear using real-world testing that meets the conditions of life on the water.

Mustang Survival has a motto that allows them to stand behind their high-quality: Float, Dry, Enhance. First, the product must meet world-class safety and performance in terms of flotation. Next, the product must keep people dry in all types of marine situations. Lastly, the performance of the product must go above and beyond. This means the material needs to be breathable, moisture wicking, light, durable, stretchy, and comfortable. Each garment is tested for safety, leaks, and strength before it leaves our facility.

What does the “PFD” in Mustang PFD stand for? 

A Mustang PFD is a personal floatation device manufactured by the Mustang Survival brand. 

What types of PFD does Mustang make?

A personal floatation device (PFD) is a form of vest or suit that a user wears to prevent the wearer from drowning in a body of water. Not only are PFDs a great safety feature on board a watercraft, but they are also a legal requirement for each person. Since there are many Mustang PFD options available, take the time to peruse our selection before placing your order.

  • Mustang Life Jacket: Life jackets are layered PFDs that have many similarities to a standard outdoor jacket but with added safety floatation features. Offering comfort and a wide range of motion, the Mustang Life Jacket is a great choice for long days on the water.
  • Mustang Life Vest: The most popular form of PFD is the Mustang life vest. This inflatable sleeveless jacket is worn to keep a person afloat when in danger of drowning. They even make Mustang life vests for kids!

What’s the difference between an inflatable PFD and a life jacket?

While both an inflatable PFD and life jackets will assist users in staying afloat during emergency situations, there are reasons to choose one over the other.

  • The inflatable PFD is more comfortable for long-term wear
  • The inflatable PFD is only approved for users who are at least 16 years of age (Mustang child life vests are available)
  • Life jackets are more appropriate for certain activities such as water-skiing 
  • The inflatable PFD often costs more
  • The inflatable PFD is more lightweight and compact
  • Both will help an unconscious person to remain upright for easy breathing

Are Mustang life jackets reliable?

Whether you’re shopping for Mustang life vests for kids or life jackets for adults, reliability is not something that you need to confirm. All Mustang products meet the safety and performance requirements and feature buoyancy and thermal protective certifications. This means that each piece of equipment has undergone testing to ensure its reliability. They are also military and coast guard approved!

Reasons to wear an inflatable PFD or life jacket

Whether you’re a fisherman, boat enthusiast, or prefer other to ride other water vessels like the canoe, kayak, or stand-up paddleboard, there is a universal rule that applies to all: wearing an inflatable PFD or life jacket may save your life one day. 

Wearing an inflatable PFD or life jacket:

  • Can prevent a boat-related drowning
  • Reduces the initial impact when falling into the water, which helps to prevent hypothermia

Things to keep in mind before purchasing

There are so many types of Mustang products, so how do you pick the best one for you? Here are some questions to ask yourself:

  • What activity/activities will I be using it for? 
  • What size do I need?
  • Do I want added features such as pockets or specifications like colour?
  • Is this product for an adult or a child?
  • What season is this product needed for?

As you consider which item is right for you, keep in mind that the most important thing is that you wear one. Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you need help selecting the perfect Mustang PFD or life jacket.

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