FAQs | FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

If you can't find the answer you need below, please contact our helpful team here.

How do I choose the best life jacket or PFD for me?

All Vaikobi PFDs are super lightweight and comfortable, but to choose the best ones for your needs, please check out our youtube video guides for the VXP, VX, and V3.

What is the difference between a life jacket and a PFD?

We;re glad you asked. Essentially, nothing, but please read our article that explains the differences between a PFD and a life jacket.

Can I return my product?

We always aim for make sure our customers love their Vaikobi products, but if you do need to return an order, we’re happy to help. Just email us directly and we’ll take you through the process.

Do you ship overseas?

Yes, we ship to ocean addicts all over the world. Shipping costs apply to orders under $100 AUD, $100 USD and 100 EUROS. Read more about our shipping policy here.

How long will it take to get my order?

The time it takes to receive your Vaikobi order depends on where you live. Please check the tracking number provided in your confirmation email. For a list of approximate delivery times click here.

What shipping carriers do you use?

We use all major carriers, and local courier partners. You’ll be asked to select a delivery method during checkout.

What's the best gear to wear sailing in winter?

Vaikobi's range of sailing gear is designed to let you sail in any condition or season. Please read our article on what to wear sailing in winter.

What do I wear paddling in very cold conditions?

Please take a look at our online gear guide, which explains which Vaikobi gear is best in all conditions. Link here.

UNISEX / MENS - METRIC SIZES

Size HEIGHT (CM) WEIGHT (KG) CHEST (CM) WAIST (CM) HIPS (CM)
XXS   161 167  54 58 76 81 62 66 78 82
XS   165 172  56 63 82 87 66 70 82 89
S   169  176  61 68 88 96 71 76 90 96
M   174 181  66 73 97 104 77 85 97 102
L   178  185  76 85 106 114 86 95 103 108
XL   183  190  86 95 116 122 96 105 109 115
XXL   187  194  96 105 124 132 106 114 116 122

UNISEX / MENS - IMPERIAL SIZES

Size HEIGHT (Feet + Inches) WEIGHT (Pounds) CHEST (Inches) WAIST (Inches) HIPS (Inches)
XXS   5'3"  5'6"  119 128 30 32 24.5 26 30.5 32.5
XS   5'5"  5'8"  123 139 32 34.5 26 27.5 32.5 35
S   5'7"  5'9"  135 150 34.5 38 28 30 35.5 38
M   5'9"  5'11"  146 161 38 41 30 33.5 38 40
L 5'10"  6'8"  168 187 41.5 45 34 37.5 40.5 42.5
XL 6'  6'3"  190 209 45.5 48 38 41.5 43 45.5
XXL 6'2"  6'4"  121 232 49 52 41.5 55 45.5 48

YOUTH - METRIC SIZES

Size

HEIGHT (CM)

WEIGHT (KG) CHEST (CM) WAIST (CM)     HIPS     (CM)
Y-S 132 139 30 34 60 65 56 61 68 72
Y-M 140 148  33 39 65 71 61 68 72 78
Y-L 147 155  40 47 70 76 67 73 77 84
Y-XL 152 162 47 54 75 82 72 79 83 89

 

YOUTH - IMPERIAL SIZES

Size

HEIGHT (IN)

WEIGHT (LB) CHEST (IN)

WAIST (IN)

    HIPS     (IN)
Y-S 4'3" 4'8" 66 75 24 26 24 26 27 28
Y-M

4'5"

4'8"  73 86 26 28 26 28 28 31
Y-L

4'8"

5'  88 104 28 30 28 30 30 33
Y-XL 5' 5'4" 104 119 30 32 30 32 33 35

Fit Tips

If one of your body measurements is in between two sizes, order the smaller size for a tighter fit or the larger size for a looser fit. If your body measurements for hips and waist correspond to two different suggested sizes, order the one indicated by your hip measurement.

How To Measure

WAIST: Measure around the narrowest part (typically where your body bends side to side), keeping the tape horizontal.
HIPS: Measure around the widest part of your hips, keeping the tape horizontal.
CHEST: Measure the fullest area of your chest. Stand up straight and breath normally.

 

 

Vaikobi size guide