It is important that you pick the correct CE Category to suit your type of activity and experience.
Lifejackets and Buoyancy Aids are tested and rated to specific European Standards and split into CE categories. These are the universal criteria that define each product and the environment they are suitable for. These are split into four CE categories: 275N, 150N, 100N and 50N.

 275 Newtons
 150 Newtons
 150 Newtons
 50 Newtons

275 Newton
Inflatable 
Lifejacket

150 Newton
Inflatable/Air Foam 
Lifejacket
100 Newton
FOAM Buoyancy Aid
50 Newton
FOAM Buoyancy Aid
Yachting
Sportsboat
Powerboat
(including RIBs)
Yachting
Sportsboat
Powerboat
(including RIBs)
Dinghy Sailing
Sportsboat
Powerboat
(including RIBs)

Mainly used for active surface watersports eg:
Dinghy Sailing
Canoeing
Kite Surfing

Swimmers
Non-swimmers
Swimmers
Non-swimmers
Swimmers and Non-swimmers in Inshore & Coastal waters Only suitable for competent swimmers
A high performance device for offshore and severe conditions, when maximum protection is required or where heavy waterproof clothing is worn. For use in all but the most severe conditions They give a reasonable assurance of safety from drowning in relatively calm waters Sheltered water use where help is close at hand.
They give improved assurance of safety from drowning to people who are not capable of helping themselves. They give reasonable assurance of safety from drowning, to people not fully capable of helping themselves. They give a reasonable assurance of safety from drowning in relatively calm waters Sheltered water use where help is close at hand.
While they cannot be guaranteed to self-right an unconscious user wearing heavy waterproofs, the buoyancy they provide should ensure they will, in the great majority of cases. May not immediately self-right an unconscious user wearing heavy waterproof clothing. Equivalent performance to previous BSI Approved Lifejackets.  Not guaranteed to self-right an unconscious user wearing waterproof clothing and should not be expected to protect the airway of an unconscious person in rough water. Only provides support to conscious people who can help themselves.
 EN 399 (ISO 12402-2)  EN 396 (ISO 1240-3)  EN 395 (ISO 12402-4)  EN 393 (ISO 12402-5)

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