Buoyancy Aids for Canoeing & Kayaking

Buoyancy Aids are an essential item of safety equipment and we recommend always wearing one when using any type of canoe or kayak. There are 3 main types of buoyancy aid which we sell:


General Purpose Buoyancy Aids

Our most popular buoyancy aids suitable for Sit On Top Kayaking, Canadian Canoeing, Touring & Sea Kayaking. These are generally fairly basic but do exactly what they need to:

Yak Kallista

Yak Kallista buoyancy aid in red


Peak Racer Pro

Peak UK Racer Pro Low Profile Racing Buoyancy Aid


Touring & Sea Kayaking

These bouyancy aids are more technical and have more features than general purpose buoyancy aids, generally they are front zip entry for ease of access and will often have lots of pockets for storing on the water essentials. Quite often these buoyancy aids will also have a hydration bladder pocket in the back to help keep you hydrated on those longer sea paddles.


NRS Ion buoyancy aid perfect for kayaking and canoeing a great low profile pfd


NRS Chinook

NRS Chinook high back buoyancy aid perfect for fishing sit on top kayaks














NRS C-Vest

NRS cVest Type III


Palm Peyto

Palm Peyto PFD is perfect for sea and touring kayaking as well as canoeing and kayak fishing


Palm Kaikoura

Palm Kaikora Touring PDF


Peak Ocean Wrap

Peak Ocean Wrap Sea, Toruing, Ocean Touring PFD Bouyancy Aid


White Water & Surf Kayaking

White water buoyancy aids generally include features such as rescue harnesses and additional safety features such as rescue points and knife pockets.

Palm FX

Palm FX Buoyancy Aid


Peak River Guide

Peak River Guide White Water Safety and Rescue PFD


Palm FXr


NRS Zen Rescue

nrs zen rescue


Palm Extrem

Palm Extrem The Most Popular Whitewater Buoyancy Aid Among White Water Paddlers


Peak River Wrap

Peak UK River Wrap Whitewater Buoyancy Aid PFD


Lifejackets & Buoyancy Aids for Children & Pet

Children should wear a lifejacket until they are competant swimmers and weigh more than 30kg.

Peak Kidz Zip

Peak UK Kidz Zip Lifejacket


Yak Kallista

Yak Kallista buoyancy aid in red


Gumotex Inflatable Canoes and Kayaks In Stock
We sell THULE Car Roofracks

Opening Hours

09:30 - 17:30

09:30 - 17:30


09:30 - 17:30

09:30 - 17:30

10:00 - 17:00


10:00 - 16:00








Bank Hols:

Need assistance?

For help or advice,
call us on

01202 625256


Click & Collect

Buy online and collect

instore from our

nationwide stores.


Store Locator

Find your nearest
store within The
Canoe Shops

Delivery Information

We offer a nationwide delivery service.

About Us

Check out our showroom and meet our staff.


Bournemouth Canoes (Poole) - Part of The Canoe Shops Group - The Leading Supplier of Canoes & Kayaks

Unit 4, Stepnell Reach, 541 Blandford Road, Hamworthy, Poole, Dorset, BH16 5BW

Over 150 Canoes & Kayaks in Stock from the leading brands!

0 Items | £0.00

View Basket / Checkout