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NRS cVest

Sea kayaking & Touring buoyancy aid

Popular buoyancy aid with high mesh back for minimal interferance with kayak seats. Multiple pockets and gear attachment points.

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NRS cVest

The NRS cVest is a sea kayaking and touring buoyancy aid designed for comfort and safety and features a high back to work in harmony with the high back seats found on most sit on tops and touring kayaks.

The cVest's flotation/buoyancy is concentrated up front and behind the shoulders, with a mesh lower back that lets you recline and relax and will not interfere with your seat. The six adjustment points ensure a snug and secure fit while the large openings on the cVest allow for unobstructed movement when paddling.

The cVest is a front entry PFD with a classic cut, loaded with storage and features such as the two large pockets and two smaller pockets. Accessory lash tabs on the buoyancy aid are fitted for attaching a rescue knife, strobe, whistle and other accessories too.

We recommend the NRS cVest for Sea Kayaking, Touring, Kayak Fishing, Canoeing and Sit On Top Kayaking.


  • The NRS cVest is a Type III, medium profile life jacket with 16.5 pounds of flotation.
  • Designed specifically for touring, the high-back flotation accommodates most sea kayaking seats and the mesh lower back adds welcome ventilation during long days on the water.
  • Two lash tabs and numerous d-rings offer endless opportunities for attaching a rescue knife, strobe, whistle and other accessories.
  • Reflective patches on the upper back are also attachment loops.
  • Two large zippered pockets and two small, dual-entry clamshell pockets provide multiple storage options.
  • Six adjustment points for a customizable fit and front-entry zipper for easily slipping the jacket on and off.
  • 400 denier ripstop nylon fabric resists tears and abrasion.
  • 3M reflective accents throughout the jacket for added visibility in low-light conditions.
  • The cVest carries the US Coast Guard Certification through testing by Underwriters Laboratories (UL).

Sizing Guide

NRS Buoyancy Aid Size Guide



Nationwide delivery available for the NRS cVest. Delivery price will be shown in the shopping basket prior to checkout. For full details on delivery please see: Delivery Information

Click & Collect - Stores Nationwide

Nationwide Click & Collect available for the NRS cVest. Collection for orders placed online can be made from any of our Canoe Shops UK Stores. For full details on our Click & Collect service, please see: Nationwide Click & Collect

Give us a call on 01726 862798 if you have any questions about the NRS cVest.