What to Wear for Jet-Skiing: A Beginner's Guide to Essential Clothing

What to Wear for Jet-Skiing: A Beginner's Guide to Essential Clothing

Are you ready to hit the waves and experience the adrenaline-pumping thrill of jet-skiing? Whether you already own a jet ski or are thinking about getting started with this exciting water sport, it's crucial to gear up with the right clothing for a safe and enjoyable experience on the water. In this guide, we'll walk you through the essential clothing items recommended for jet-skiing, to help you stay comfortable, protected, and stylish while you ride the waves.

  1. Wetsuit top or thermal top for jet-skiing

As a beginner jet-skier, investing in a high-quality wetsuit top or thermal top is essential. These garments provide both insulation in cooler waters and protection against sunburn. Look for a wetsuit or neoprene top specifically designed for water sports, ensuring a snug fit that allows freedom of movement. Vaikobi’s hydrofleece top will wick away any sweat you build up on a mild day, or go for a FlexForce Neoprene top if you need superior protection from wind and cold.

  1. Rashie or sun shirt for jet-skiing:

If the apparent air temperature or water is too warm for a wetsuit, opt for a UPF50+ rash shirt or sun top that can get wet. That way you won’t need greasy slippery suncream, and you’re guaranteed to block the sun’s rays out and avoid sunburn. Stay out jet-skiing all day knowing you’ll be protected in a long sleeve rash shirt, a lycra rashie, or a stylish lightweight hooded tech top for jet-skiing.


  1. Neoprene Shorts or Leggings for jet-skiing:

Pair your water sports top with neoprene shorts or watersports leggings to protect your lower body while jet-skiing. Not only do water sports shorts offer added warmth in chilly waters, but they also provide a layer of insulation and protection against potential scrapes or abrasions on the seat of the jet-ski. Vaikobi offers a soft watersports legging for men and a women’s watersports legging that you can get wet!

  1. PFD or life jacket for jet-skiing:

Safety should always be a top priority when jet-skiing, especially for beginners and always when you are jet-skiing solo. Wear a personal flotation device (PFD) at all times while on the water. Look for a PFD specifically designed for water sports to ensure maximum comfort and mobility, and check out a life jacket with impact protection if you’re new to jet-skiing and are likely to fall off and hit the water

  1. Shoes for jet-skiing:

Opt for lightweight, quick-drying water shoes with a non-slip sole to provide traction on the jet-ski and protect your feet from any sharp or rough surfaces when launching your jet ski. Water shoes also offer protection from the hot surfaces of the jet-ski itself, enhancing your overall comfort and safety.

  1. Sunglasses for jet-skiing:

Shield your eyes from the sun's glare and protect your face from harmful UV rays with a pair of polarized sunglasses. Not only will they provide crucial sun protection from glare on a sunny day, but Vaikobi polarized sunglasses will also enhance your visibility - helping you negotiate choppy waves and respond to the conditions.

By wearing the appropriate clothing for jet-skiing, you can fully enjoy the thrills while ensuring your safety and comfort. Remember that preparation and proper gear play a key role in your overall enjoyment of the sport of jet-skiing. Gear up with these essential jet ski clothing items from Vaikobi - and get ready to make a splash!

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