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Watersports Clothing Buoyancy-Aids White-Water Nevis PFD Palm
Nevis PFD

The Palm Nevis is possibly the best whitewater kayaking pfd out there. This PFD for kayaking features a new style design from Palm called delta fit; this is combined with an over the head design for the best le...

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Watersports Clothing Buoyancy-Aids White-Water Extrem PFD Palm
Extrem PFD

The Palm Extrem, a high performance PFD for whitewater kayaking. This PFD was designed to offer the highest levels of safety and performance. The Extrem PFD features a front opening design that's easy to get on...

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Watersports Clothing Buoyancy-Aids White-Water Extrem Women's PFD Palm
Extrem Women's PFD

The Palm Extrem Women's PFD is one of the best choices out here for the female whitewater kayakers. This women's kayaking pfd is built to the highest possible standards and offers the highest levels of safety a...

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Watersports Clothing Buoyancy-Aids White-Water River Wrap PFD Peak UK
River Wrap PFD

The Peak UK River Wrap is a whitewater kayaking PFD with an added twist. This PFD has all the styling of an overhead design but in fact it’s a front opening PFD. This offers the best of both! The River Wrap has...

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Watersports Clothing Buoyancy-Aids White-Water River Wrap Women's PFD Peak UK
River Wrap Women's PFD

The Peak UK River Wrap Women's PFD, a front opening PFD for whitewater kayaking. With a design heritage that dates back to the 2012 London Olympic Games, this is a great option for the female kayaker who wants ...

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Watersports Clothing Buoyancy-Aids White-Water Extrem Palm
Extrem

The Palm Extrem is a top end PFD that is ideal for white water kayaking. The design of the Extrem is based around a 3D cut and it is easily accessed through the front opening system. Palm have packed the extram...

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Watersports Clothing Buoyancy-Aids White-Water Extrem Womens Palm
Extrem Womens

The Palm Extrem Womens is a high specification womens white water PFD from the Palm Equipment 'Gear for Women' Range. It features a velcro front opening that's held together by four 25mm buckles, making it easy...

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Watersports Clothing Buoyancy-Aids White-Water FXr PFD Palm
FXr PFD

The Palm FXr PFD is a great option to consider when you’re progressing into whitewater kayaking. This whitewater kayaking pfd has been packed with lots of great features and certainly offers you some great leve...

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Watersports Clothing Buoyancy-Aids White-Water River Guide Women's PFD Peak UK
River Guide Women's PFD

The Peak UK River Guide Women's PFD, one of the top choices for the female whitewater kayakers. This PFD for whitewater kayaking has an over head design with a tough durable construction. The foam in this PFD f...

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Watersports Clothing Buoyancy-Aids White-Water River Guide PFD Peak UK
River Guide PFD

The Peak UK River Guide is a great PFD for white water kayaking. With a design heritage that goes back to the London 2012 Olympic games, this has a great performance cut. This PFD is easily put on over the head...

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Watersports Clothing Buoyancy-Aids White-Water Amp Palm
Amp

The Palm Amp is a top specification PFD that is ideal for white water kayaking. It is based around an over the head design. The main design feature of the amp is the 3 dimensional cut for an enhanced fit. The o...

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Watersports Clothing Buoyancy-Aids White-Water FXr Palm
FXr

The Palm FXr is a PFD for white water kayaking. This kayaking PFD is particularly well suited towards white water and also water rescue. The Palm FXr features an over the head design. When on the paddlers torso...

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?

All the buoyancy aids in this section are aimed towards white water river paddling, whether in Kayaks or Canoes.

Whitewater PFDs tend to be vest style, over the head entry, meaning less can go wrong in an emergency. Having said that, you can find front opening river BA's, generally designed with no zips, which can be easier to put on with rear entry drysuits.

Those designed mainly for river running will have a lot more buoyancy than the minimum required - aerated white water is less dense and you sink further. The foam will can also wrap around the torso more to give protection against hitting rocks. The BA generally have the ability to use a chest harness, either fitted or as an optional extra (you should attend a WWSR course before using one), as well as pockets to hold slings and karabiners.

The BA's designed for playing at the local playspot, or for slalom,  will have some of these features removed, meaning these vests are less bulky and restricted - thats not to say the river running BA's are cramped - they are all designed and cut with high degrees of freedom of movement and flexibility.

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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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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