We’ve compiled a nice looking chart to help you sort through the best snorkel vests that are available. We’ve compiled this list base upon safety, visibility, size availability, and price. You don’t have to break the bank buying a snorkel vest but it’s always smart to err on the side of caution and make sure that you have a product that will stand up to the elements and work when it needs to.
Best Snorkel Vest Analysis Chart
Adult Snorkel Vest
||*Quality brass inflator and made with quality and pride. It's a premium quality snorkel vest for an economy price from a trusted brand.||Available in Yellow and Orange (below)||Fits most adults ranging from 100 to 180 lbs. |
Phantom Aquatics Adult Snorkel Mask-Orange
|*Quality brass inflator and made with quality and pride. It's a premium quality snorkel vest for an economy price from a trusted brand.||Available in Yellow (above) and Orange||Fits most adults ranging from 100 to 180 lbs. |
Promate Snorkel Vest
||Over the head, horse neck collar design with an oral inflator tube for easy and quick use. Straps on waist and crotch keep it secure while in use.||Yellow||Junior/Small
ScubaPro Cruiser Snorkeling Vest
||Oral inflator tube and the high-viz colors come with a convenient pocket for phone and sea shell storage 🙂||Orange and Yellow|
- extra small
ScubaPro Snorkeling Vest with name box HOT PINK
|Hot Pink color for high-viz and style. Oral inflator and removable straps. ||HOT Pink||Fits adults 100 to 200 lbs.|
Zip Front, Comfort Snorkel Jacket
||Zip front design with plactic zipper, high-viz colors. Adjustable waste cinch and two convenient side pockets for a camera or sea shells.||Neon Green/Yellow||Not specified on sales page but comments/reviews show that it will fit UP TO a 6', 200lb man. Adjustable to smaller sizes as well.|
Snorkel101 Adult Orange Snorkel Vest (NEW)
||Newly improved with d-rings, crotch straps for security, and comfort waste for ease of use. Hihg-viz and oral inflator.||Orange||Fits adults from 100 to 180 lbs.|
Snorkel101 Blue Vest with whistle
||Newly improved with d-rings, crotch straps for security, and comfort waste for ease of use. Hihg-viz and oral inflator.||Blue||Fits adults from 100 to 180 lbs.|
National Geographic Yellow Snorkel Vest
||Comes with a free mesh storage bag and has adjustable straps for comfort and security.||Yellow/Orange||Fits adults from 100 to 190 lbs.|
Zip Front, Scuba Max Snorkel Vest
||High viz and durable materials. Rolled edge collar and adjustable straps for a great time snorkeling in comfort. ||Neon Yellow||Small and Adult|
What To Look for in the Best Snorkel Vests:
- Size-it has to fit and fit correctly in order to function the way it’s supposed to.
- Easy Inflation-My favorite snorkel vests are the ones that I blow up via the oral inflator and then can take the air out of it and fold it away when I’m done.
- High Viz-Some people recommend actually dropping a snorkel or dive flag when you’re out int the water. Depending on where you’re at and the activity around you this may be necessary but most of the time a high-viz vest will be fine.
Safety Note: Snorkel Vests are NOT MEANT TO BE LIFE VEST/LIFE PRESERVER. They are merely snorkeling accessories to help you float easier. They reduce effort and stress on the body and conserve energy. They can be used to help those who aren’t as confident as others in the water but they are not meant for.