Palm Kaikoura


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Sea Kayaking Buoyancy Aid or Expedition Buoyancy Aid

The Palm Kaikoura buoyancy aid is a high specification buoyancy aid that is perfect for sea kayaking trips. It offers lots of adjustment and it is also very well loaded with features, it is also very easy to see how much attention was paid to all the fine detail during the design process. 

Palm Equipment have developed the Kaikoura buoyancy aid to incorporate their 3 dimensional cut which enhances the fit of the buoyancy aid. The 3d cut starts at the base of the buoyancy aid with the 25mm waist belt. When putting the kaikoura onto the paddlers torso you need to secure the 25mm waist belt just below the rib cage and then tension it to a comfy level. You then can work up to the 38mm tension strap that is secured on each side, once this is adjusted you can then make the final adjustement to perfect the fit by securing the adjustable shoudler straps. 

Carrying on the design and performance of the Kaikoura buoyancy aid, Palm Equipment created this from a preshaped flex formed foam to make sure that the garment fits in a more natural style and then in order to further enhance the comfort to the end user they also used a highly breathable mesh lining for greater levels of comfort.   

The kaikoura is loaded with lots of features and this starts with the two main front pockets that are located on either side of the zip front access. Each pocket has a fleece lined handwarmer pocket behind it and then on the front of each pocket there is a further smaller pocket, both of which contain an anchor point for items such as car keys. Within the main pockets there  is a d ring anchor point and then smaller mesh panels that are ideal for the storage of smaller items and also prevention of items falling out. The right hand pocket also has a small velcro secured opening  that is desigend for the aerial of a VHF Radio such as the ICOM M23. On each of the shoulders there is then a small panel that has reflective detailing that gives enhanced visability at night. The right hand shoulder also featues another small pocket that includes another anchor point and also a whistle that is included. The left hand shoulder than has a lash tab that is perfect for securing a strobe light to. On the inside rear panel of the kaikoura there is then another pocket that is ideal for the storge of documents such as a passport, once again this is fitted with an anchor point. The final pocket is then located on the rear of the Kaikoura buoyancy aid and this has been designed for the storage of a hydration bladder. The drinks tube of the hydration system is able to be channeled through the flap so that it is easily guided over the left hand shoudler through the red shock cord loops to the correct area so it is easy to use while paddling.

Just in case you have lost count by now, the Palm Kaikoura has 7 pockets, yes thats 7 pockets!   

South Wales Sea Kayaking specialist Up and Under Watersports also has a vast range of other items to compliment the Kaikoura. Some of these other items include paddles such as the Shuna and the Little Dipper. Safety equipment that includes items such as a kayak pump and a selection of towlines such as the 10m Ocean or the Peak 15m Towline. Finally we offer a large selection of clothing for sea kayaking in the form of drysuits such as the Palm Aleutianand the Peak UK Adventurer, Cags such as the Alaska and the Adventure Single and a wide range of other buoyancy aids that includes models such as the Peak UK Adventure Zip.

  • General Features
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  • Pre shaped Front Panel.
  • 3D Cut for a better fit.
  • Neoprene Lined Arm openings to stop rubbing.
  • Breathable Mesh Liner.
  • 7 Pockets.
  • Multiple Anchor Points.
  • Whistle.
  • Front Lash Tab.
  • Rear Lash Tab
  • Reflective Detailing.
  • Adjustable Sides
  • Adjustable Shoudlers.
  • Front Zip Entry.
  • Tough Cordura Construction.


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