The Coast Guard says you need a life jacket onboard (except when surfing). Make sure it's a comfy, low-profile one like this waist-belt personal flotation device. [$120; quiksilver.com]
The 2014 Adventure Issue
From Iceland's Highway 1 to Utah's Canyonlands, an epic itinerary for modern explorers.
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