Fishing vests are manufactured similarly to adult vests. However, detailing and embroidery may differ. For example, common designs include the dragonfly and the catfish. Kids fishing vests are also available in colors such as pink and desert camouflage. Front, rear and side pockets are available so young anglers can carry a safety whistle and other fishing tools and lures. Fit your child for the proper size (standard child-sizes apply) and help him decide how much storage capacity he requires when gone for the day or just for the hour. Of course, your little one will be with you, but he'll certainly feel like a true angler if he can hold his lures and equipment inside his very own vest and tackle box.
Kids Fishing Vests
Kids fishing vests feature pockets, loops and rings. These features typically make kids fishing vests interchangeable for other outdoor activities, including hiking, camping and hunting. Vests are made from natural materials such as Nylon, polyester and cotton to allow for breathability, especially during long fishing excursions. Internal mesh linings, internal compartments, zip pockets, magnetic pocket snaps and magnetic plates offer added security and protection against loss. Additional features may include an adjustable front buckle and an integrated safety whistle on a vest buckle or front pocket.
Kids Fly Fishing Vests
Child-size fly fishing vests are designed specifically for young anglers. Generally made from cotton and polyester fabrics, fly-fishing vests offer multiple zipper and Velcro-closed pockets for easy storage of lures, thermometers and other fishing tools. Of these, fly box pockets, inside pockets, rear pouch, rib-knit collar and rod holders--which are generally located in front to free your child's hands--are available. Adequate pocket space is especially important for older children who require tools for tying knots and dressing flies. Side entry also provides storage of bulky items such as a camera, lunch bag or a pair of gloves.
Kids Mesh Fishing Vests
Kids mesh fishing vests are typically made from 100 percent quick-dry polyester mesh material. A knitted collar also increases comfort and allows for a greater level of breathability. Mesh fishing vests are typically more compact than standard fishing vests. Standard designs feature external and internal zip and Velcro-close pockets and zippered compartments as well as front, rear and side pockets. Because of its compact design, mesh fishing vests can be worn alone during high temperatures or with layers during low temperatures.