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Watersports Clothing Buoyancy-Aids Sea-and-Touring Kaikoura PFD Palm
Kaikoura PFD

The Palm Kaikoura

£135.31 (inc Vat)
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Watersports Clothing Buoyancy-Aids Sea-and-Touring Ocean Wrap PFD Peak UK
Ocean Wrap PFD

The Peak UK Ocean Wrap, a high performance PFD for sea kayaking that's highly versatile and exceptionally comfortable. This PFD for sea kayaking features a front opening design so its easy to get on and off, th...

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Watersports Clothing Buoyancy-Aids Sea-and-Touring Ocean Wrap Women's PFD Peak UK
Ocean Wrap Women's PFD

The Peak UK Ocean Wrap Women's PFD, a buoyancy aid for sea kayaking that is designed for the female form. This sea kayak pfd features a front opening design, however rather than a central opening joint, it open...

£117.85 (inc Vat)
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Watersports Clothing Buoyancy-Aids Sea-and-Touring Explorer Zip Women's PFD Peak UK
Explorer Zip Women's PFD

£117.85 (inc Vat)
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Watersports Clothing Buoyancy-Aids Sea-and-Touring Explorer Zip PFD Peak UK
Explorer Zip PFD

The Peak UK Explorer PFD is the Peak's best selling PFD for sea kayaking and touring. It has a range of large pockets that are compatible with radio, flares and hydration pockets.

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Watersports Clothing Buoyancy-Aids Sea-and-Touring Peyto Women's PFD Palm
Peyto Women's PFD

The Palm Peyto Women's PFD

£94.60 (inc Vat)
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Watersports Clothing Buoyancy-Aids Sea-and-Touring Peyto PFD Palm
Peyto PFD

The Palm Peyto

£80.17 (inc Vat)
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Watersports Clothing Buoyancy-Aids Sea-and-Touring Xipe B/Aid Yak
Xipe B/Aid

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Watersports Clothing Buoyancy-Aids Sea-and-Touring Hydro Palm
Hydro

A Zip front buoyancy aid that is ideal for sea kayaking, coastal touring and kayak fishing. It features two front pockets and a large rear poket There are adjustable shoudlers and also adjustable tensioning str...

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Watersports Clothing Buoyancy-Aids Sea-and-Touring Hydro PFD Palm
Hydro 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?

Sea and Touring buoyancy aids will tend to have front zip opening, jacket style entry, although vest styles are available. At the top end you'll generally be getting lots of pockets, helping to keep your items for a long day on the water compartmentalised, with the ability to hold VHF's, PLB's, flares, whistles and sweets among other items, as well as space for a drinking water reservoir. They should be comfortable for wearing all day, with a number of straps for adjustment. There will also be plenty of reflective detailing for those times when you are paddling at dusk/dark.

There are several other styles of buoyancy aid on offer and they are suitable for either white waterentry 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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Environmental Responsibility

As an outdoor retailer we're aware that our business relies on the manufacturing, transportation and consumption of gear and related products. In an attempt to reduce our environmental impact, we're making a concious effort to implement sustainable change throughout the business. See what our store is doing and what some of the brands we carry are doing to make a difference.
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Sweet Promotion

Temporary overstock promotion on Sweet Protection helmets, get in quick before they go back to normal price! Sweet helmet sale includes Sweet Rocker, Rocker Fullface, Sweet Strutter and Sweet Wanderer with savings between 19 and 26% off RRP.
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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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