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Watersports Clothing Buoyancy-Aids Rafting Highside Rafter Palm
Highside Rafter

The Palm Highside Rafter is a PFD for rafting. This white water rafting PFD features a tough and durable construction that is designed and built to survive in the toughest of environments. It features an over t...

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Watersports Clothing Buoyancy-Aids Rafting Centre Pro Peak UK
Centre Pro

The Peak UK Centre Pro is a great PFD for rafting, due to the high levels of buoyancy. This buoyancy aid also features a very tough and durable outer which incorporates plenty of adjustment. The design of the C...

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Watersports Clothing Buoyancy-Aids Rafting Centre Pro Collar Peak UK
Centre Pro Collar

Peak UK Centre Pro Collar - Hard wearing and slimline Peak UK Centre Pro Collar is a great choice for centres, schools and clubs

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?

Rafting PFD's for commercial use need to have a collar to comply with the various pieces of legislation. They'll generally be built around a Centre Spec Buoyancy Aids.

For personal use, many white water kayaking BA's are suitable.

There are several other styles of buoyancy aid on offer and they are suitable for either sea and touringentry level recreational use, as well as the competitive disciplines. If you are looking for buoyancy aids for outdoor centre or group work we have a range of Centre Buoyancy Aids.

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