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 Blaze

Yak Blaze kayaking buoyancy aid


Palm Quest

Palm Quest Rec Buoyancy Aid or PFD For Canoeing and Kayaking


Yak Kallista

Yak Kallista buoyancy aid in red


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 cVest Type III

NRS cVest Type III



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


Yak Xipe 60N

YAK Xipe is popular with sit on tp kayak fishermen


Palm Kaikoura

Palm Kaikora Touring PDF


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


NRS Zen Rescue

nrs zen rescue


Palm FXr


Palm Extrem

Palm Amp Whitewater Buoyancy Aid


Palm AMP

Palm Amp Whitewater Buoyancy Aid


Lifejackets & Buoyancy Aids for Children

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

Crewsaver Life Jacket

Crewsaver Spiral Children's Lifejackets


Yak Blaze

Yak Blaze kayaking buoyancy aid


Yak Kallista

YAK Kallista multi purpose buoyancy aids.


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