Loaner Life Jackets

2020 Kern River and Lake Isabella Program Information

100% FREE

No deposit required. No credit card on file necessary. Just return them when you’re done.

We have life jackets available for river or lake use. There is no time limit on use. If you are here for a week, you may borrow our life jackets for the week. Reserving a life jacket is fast and easy.

How to make a reservation

  1. Complete the free online reservation form, select a date and time for pick up and then meet us at our Rafting Center.
  2. At our Rafting Center, we’ll have you complete a short waiver.
  3. We will then show you how to properly fit your life jacket and can answer any questions about where it is safe to enjoy the water.
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Yes. Our universal life jackets can fit someone with a chest size of 30 to 52 inches. If they are smaller than that, we will fit them in a youth life jacket.

Our address is 6602 Wofford Blvd, Wofford Heights, CA 93285. Or, enter “Kern River Outfitters” into your Google Map.

We have many life jackets and will try our best to accommodate any amount requested. For inventory planning purposes, we ask that you call us in advance if you will need more than ten life jackets. Our phone number is 1-760-376-3370.

This loaner life jacket program is run by Kern River Outfitters, a whitewater rafting company on the Kern. For questions about the program, please contact Matt Volpert at