Lifejackets are a vital piece of safety equipment for any recreational boater, and they’re not the bulky, cumbersome style of jacket you might think. Better design and technology has led to a range of lifejacket styles that look good, are easy to wear and don’t get in the way of your favourite activity on the water. In fact, there’s a style of jacket for just about every activity and body shape, including convenient inflatable models. Not wearing a lifejacket can have serious consequences. Sadly, 8 out of 10 people who drowned in NSW while boating were not wearing a lifejacket. It is strongly recommended that you always wear one.