A Type III PFD has a zippered or buckled front closure and provides a minimum of 15.5 lbs of flotation. They are intended for general use near shore by a conscious person. A Type V lifejacket is a catch-all category reserved for “special uses” (for example work vests, pullovers,etc.) The GreenJacket, YTV, and AirBelt are examples of Type V lifejackets manufactured by Astral.