I absolutely love this life jacket. Most life jackets I have had are very bulky and get in the way constantly. This life jacket is sturdy and well designed. It is very lightweight and I can swim in. It easily without being hindered by wearing it. It is not bulky so it does not interfere with paddling. This is made out of very comfortable material that does not chafe or irritate my skin which is very nice. I would definitely reccomend this vest.