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Watersports Clothing Buoyancy-Aids Recreation Kidz Zip Peak UK
Kidz Zip

The Peak UK Kidz zip is a great children's PFD, featuring stylish colour ways that are fun for the child to wear. This children's buoyancy aid is made to the same high standards as every other Peak UK product. ...

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Watersports Clothing Buoyancy-Aids Recreation Meander Palm

The Palm Meander is a front access buoyancy aid for kayaking. It has a 3D cut which helps to offer a snug secure fit, it also incorporates lots of adjustment. The PFD is easy to put on and off due to the front ...

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Watersports Clothing Buoyancy-Aids Recreation Meander Women's Palm
Meander Women's

The Palm Meander Women's PFD, not just another PFD in a girly colour! It's fully designed and shaped for the female form. It also forms part of the Palm Equipment Gear for Women Range. The Meander Women's featu...

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Watersports Clothing Buoyancy-Aids Recreation Sport 50N Crewsaver
Sport 50N

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Watersports Clothing Buoyancy-Aids Recreation Universal Palm

The Palm Universal is a basic entry level PFD that is ideal for adults and children. The adults will generally fit the majority of paddlers due to the vast amounts of adjustment. There are then two smaller size...

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Watersports Clothing Lifejackets Spiral Crewsaver

The Crewsaver Spiral if a foam life jacket that is rated to 100N. It is ideal for Children who are partaking in Watersports who have limited or no swimming experience. In the event that they end up in the water...

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Watersports Clothing Buoyancy-Aids Recreation Yalu Wave Typhoon
Yalu Wave

A basic entry level buoyancy aid that is ideal for use with sit on top kayaks.

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Watersports Clothing Buoyancy-Aids Recreation Quest Palm

The Palm Quest, a basic entry-level buoyancy aid for kayaking. It's available in several different sizes that are suitable for adults and children. There are three adults sizes and two children sizes. The Quest...

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Watersports Clothing Buoyancy-Aids Recreation Response 50N Crewsaver
Response 50N

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?

Our Recreational Buoyancy Aids are aimed at intermediate and entry level paddles, and are suitable for a mix of craft, whether sit in or sit on top kayaks, canoes, SUPs or even sailing and other watersports use. The cheaper end will give you enough buoyancy for your journeys, but with no frills such as pockets or reflective details. As you move through the ranges you'll find these and more, including greater adjustablity with more straps and more flexible or formed foam panels.

There are several other styles of buoyancy aid on offer and they are suitable for either sea and touring use,  river paddling, 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. Centre Spec buoyancy aids need to be durable and easy to adjust. They all have clean simple lines, do not offer options of pockets and also come in bright colours for easy recognition and safety.


Sweet Protection - The Iconic Logo!

Sweet Protection has had a classic logo since the launch of the Strutter all that time ago back in 1997. The Sweet Kayak helmet brand is well known for that big shiny "S". Sadly, this year it is going to change.
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White Water Consultancy (International) Ltd

White Water Consultancy has been a popular name in the world of Canoe and Kayak retail for many years now. Sadly, with the excessive floods that were seen in Llandysul and Bronwydd in late 2018, they've had to close their doors for the final time.
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Baileys is closed down... but we're still here!

Sadly, Baileys The Army Store in Cardiff has closed down. Thankfully, we're here to fulfil all your bushcraft needs!
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