For a short recreational paddle or float on flat water, a PFD (Personal Flotation Device) is still necessary. It's kinda like buckling your seatbelt every time you leave the driveway; whether you're going 20-feet offshore or 200, always wear a life vest. Harmony's Universal is a basic PFD, designed simply to keep you afloat should you go in the drink. Two encircling body straps adjust to fit adults over 90 pounds with a 30" - 52" chest. A tough nylon outer shell ensures the Universal will last the years.