Hi @simonsaysfoto.The variety of available PFD’s has definitely expanded from the bright orange life jacket! We have a great article called How to Choose PFD’s that explains some of the differences between Standard PFD’s vs. Inflatable PFD’s. Once you decide which route you want to go there are also different strap/zipper style options that can be largely based on personal preference. Some of them even have zip pockets for snack storage! When choosing a size, you will want to take your chest measurement and compare that to the sizing charts on the PFD’s information page. Without knowing your chest size it’s difficult to recommend one that would work for you. That being said you can call our Customer Service at 1-800-426-4840, Live Chat, or stop by a store to get more personalized fit information. Happy paddling, we look forward to helping you stay afloat!