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:

Feelfree Buoyancy Aid

Feelfree Buoyancy Aid Perfect For Recreational Paddlers as a Budget PFD


Yak Kallista

Yak Kallista buoyancy aid in red


Peak Racer Pro

Peak UK Racer Pro Low Profile Racing Buoyancy Aid


NRS Clearwater

The NRS Clearwater High back Canoe and Kayak Buoyancy aid or PFD


Yak Xipe

Yak Xipe General Paddling Buoyancy Aid



NRS Ion Low Profile Buoyancy Aid PFD

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Peak Marathon Racer

Peak Marathon Racer Buoyancy Aid PFD


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.

Palm Peyto

Palm Peyto PFD is perfect for sea/touring, canoeing, and fishing


Palm Peyto Womens

Palm Peyto Womens Buoyancy Aid


NRS cVest

NRS cVest Type III


Astral V-Eight

Astral V Eight Buoyancy Aid


Peak Explorer Zip

Peak UK explorer Zip


Palm Kaikoura

Palm Kaikora Touring PDF


Peak Ocean Wrap

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


NRS Chinook

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


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 Nevis

Palm Nevis Revolutionary Buoyancy Aid PFD for Whitewater Kayakers and Canoeists


Palm Extrem

Palm Extrem The Most Popular Whitewater Buoyancy Aid PFD for Whitewater Paddlers


Palm FXr


Peak River Guide

Peak River Guide White Water Safety and Rescue PFD


Palm FX

Palm FX Buoyancy Aid


Peak UK River Vest

Peak UK River Vest Rescue PFD


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NRS Zen Rescue

nrs zen rescue


Peak River Wrap

Peak UK River Wrap Whitewater Buoyancy Aid PFD


Lifejackets & Buoyancy Aids for Kids & Pets

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

Yak Kallista

Yak Kallista buoyancy aid in red


Peak Kidz Zip

Peak UK Kidz Zip Lifejacket


Feelfree Buoyancy Aid

Feelfree Buoyancy Aid Perfect For Recreational Paddlers as a Budget PFD


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