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Watersports Clothing Canoe-Cags Topdecks Racer ST Short Peak UK
Racer ST Short

The Peak ST Racer is the latest competitive racing Top Deck, providing the lightest and most streamline fit for top performance slalom athletes. It is lightweight with a neoprene deck, neoprene arms and a buoya...

£116.05 (inc Vat)
Watersports Competition Buoyancy-Aids Polo-PFD Polo Custom Peak UK
Polo Custom

The Peak UK Polo Custom is the top end option for canoe polo PFDs. They are made to order and you get to choose exactly what’s on them! They start life as a basic template that's plain white in colour. You then...

£116.05 (inc Vat)
Watersports Competition Buoyancy-Aids Polo-PFD Polo Vest Peak UK
Polo Vest

The Peak UK Polo Custom is the top end option for canoe polo PFDs. They are made to order and you get to choose exactly what’s on them! They start life as a basic template that's plain white in colour. You then...

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Watersports Competition Buoyancy-Aids Racing-PFD Marathon Racer Vest Peak UK
Marathon Racer Vest

The Peak UK Marathon Racer Vest is a great PFD for Sprint kayaking or where you want one of the lightest PFDs available. This kayak racing PFD features an overhead design to keep the weight low. It incorporates...

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Watersports Competition Buoyancy-Aids Slalom-PFD Ace PFD Palm
Ace PFD

The Palm Ace PFD, a low profile kayak slalom buoyancy aid that features an over the head design. The Ace PFD features a very simple design which has been cut to give the best levels of freedom. There are then 3...

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Watersports Competition Buoyancy-Aids Slalom-PFD Racer Pro PFD Peak UK
Racer Pro PFD

The Peak UK Racer Pro PFD, a low profile high performance white water racing pfd. This competition kayaking PFD is also ideal for kayak slalom. The Racer Pro PFD has a simple design which incorporates an over h...

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Watersports Competition Buoyancy-Aids Dragon-Boat-Racing Dragon Palm
Dragon

The Palm Dragon a low profile buoyancy aid that has lots of freedom of movement. Designed for use in the sport of Dragon Boat racing, this is a great basic entry level option; it’s equally at home for use in a ...

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Watersports Clothing Buoyancy-Aids Competition Dragon PFD Palm
Dragon PFD

Buoyancy Aid or Life Jacket?

What's the difference between a life jacket and a buoyancy aid? Both are PFD's (Personal Flotation Devices), but a life jacket will turn an unconscious swimmer on their back to keep their mouth and nose out of the water. The downside is that a life jacket makes it much harder for a  conscious swimmer to swim on their front. A buoyancy aid will not turn the wearer face up, but its primary purpose is to support a conscious swimmer and make it easy for the wearer to swim in a normal and powerful fashion when required (like when you've really got to make that eddy!). They also provide some welcome body armour on certain trips!

We do stock a range of life jackets, which we recommend for use by people who may have trouble swimming. They are also suitable for sailing, and we have models for children and babies.

For those of you who would like to take your four legged friends out on the water, check out our range of Pet Buoyancy Aids.

Which Buoyancy Aid?

Competitive Buoyancy Aids need to comply with the rules and regulations set down by the governing bodies, such as the ICF.

For Canoe Polo, the BA's need to be reversible, with different colours either side. The foam also needs to be a minium thickness and height on the paddler, and extend around the side of the torso.



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