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Touring & Sea Kayaking Buoyancy Aids & PFDs

Wearing a buoyancy aid (sometimes called a personal floatation device) is always recommended when canoeing or kayaking, whatever the environment or weather. As well as helping to keep you afloat in case of submersion, they also provide additional warmth. Please note that lifejackets, which provide buoyancy for the head as well as torso, are not the same thing as buoyancy aids.

The Buoyancy Aids listed below are great for touring and sea kayaking use. Some have a more streamlined design with a few pockets for storage, others have lots of pockets and storage space. They feature multiple adjustable straps and closed cell buoyancy foam to provide a comfortable fit for long periods on the water.

Palm Kaikoura

Palm's top-end sea kayaking buoyancy aid, packed with features with a performance fit.

Palm Peyto PFD

A feature packed PFD with a sleek, lightweight and comfortable design. Great for touring, sea kayaking, kayak fishing, SUPing and more!

NRS Clearwater high back buoyancy aid cornwall

NRS Clearwater

A stylish buoyancy aid with a high-back design suitable for the backrests found on sit-on-top kayaks. Features pockets and multiple adjustment straps. Also great for touring and sea kayaking.

Yak Xipe PFD for kayaking

Yak Xipe

Great for general touring and recreational use. This PFD features a slimline design with handy pockets.

NRS cVest touring and sea kayaking pfd cornwall

NRS cVest

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

NRS Odyssey Touring PFD

NRS Odyssey

A thin-back style PFD with front zippered pockets that will accomodate a VHF radio and small safety essentials. Comfortable for long days paddling on open waters.

NRS Chinook Fishing PFD

NRS Chinook

A buoyancy aid designed for kayak anglers but also great for touring and sea kayaking. High-back design with multiple adjustment straps for excellent comfort, and plenty of storage pockets for gear!

NRS Raku Fishing PFD

NRS Raku

A thin-back style buoyancy aid stacked full of features for kayak anglers but also great for touring and sea kayaking use. Features multiple pockets and gear attachment points with front zip entry..

Palm Peyto Womans PFD

Palm Peyto Womans PFD

A feature packed PFD, sleek and comfortable designed specifically for women paddlers. Great for touring, sea kayaking, kayak fishing, SUPing and more!


Touring Buoyancy Aid Accessories

Palm Hydration Bladder

Palm Hydration Bladder

Stay hydrated whilst on the water with the Palm Hydration Bladder. Compatible with the Palm Extrem, Kaikoura, Peyto and Hydro PFDs as well as other brand Buoyancy Aids with a Hydration Bladder pocket.