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:
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.
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.
Lifejackets & Buoyancy Aids for Children
Children should wear a lifejacket until they are competant swimmers and weigh more than 30kg.