what is the difference between the basic kids puddle jumper and the deluxe version?
I was told back when I bought the Puddle Jumper 2 years ago that the difference was the fabric. The deluxe version has a more comfortable feel to it. Since the difference was minor, I went for it. The odd thing is, however, is that this info came from Leisure Pro, a clerk with a biblical name is all I remember. I guess they forgot.
I believe that the deluxe is made from a softer fabric which is better on the skin (less irritation). We have been thoroughly pleased with the deluxe version!