what is the diference between the basic and deluxe?
BRIAN B Hi Angelica
The difference is the fabric used. Since I was looking for another relative I came across the deluxe and I found an explanation from Stearn's - they thought polyester would be more comfortable (softer), and they "upgraded the graphics and include the print on the arms. I bought 2 of the basic for my great niece and nephew and they love them. The are very durable and lasted all last year in the pool, water parks and lakes. I don't think there is any other safety benefits to the deluxe...again just the fabric and updated graphics. Hope this helps!